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Planning and Sustainability

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Green Spot

green spot brand

A sustainable community feature that nurtures healthy, connected neighborhoods
Portland’s neighborhoods integrate people and the built and natural environments to form a resilient cityscape. As the city grows and develops, these Green Spots are essential to maintaining a prosperous, healthy and connected city.

Green Spot was a showcase of sustainable community features along the Sunday Parkways Southeast Portland route on August 25. 


Solar Forward

The sun is shining on this bright spot
More than 17,000 households have already taken advantage of Oregon’s most abundant renewable energy resource – the sun. Even if solar doesn’t work on your own roof, now everyone can support community solar.  Visit


Build small, live large
Adding an accessory dwelling unit onto your property can provide a residence – and in some cases – additional income.  Visit the BDS website for details.


Save energy, live better
By providing low-cost, long-term financing on energy upgrades, a more efficient and comfortable home can be yours. Payments are easy to manage through your utility bill. Visit

Be Cart Smart

Be cart smart
By tossing food scraps into the green roll cart and recycling more, Portlanders have reduced more than a third of residential garbage headed to the landfill!  Visit

Be Resourceful

Be Resourceful
Whether books, tools or extra vegetables, more Portlanders are discovering the community-building power of sharing. Visit

Healthy Food

Find your farmer or grow your own
Sprinkled all over Portland are 47 community gardens with plots that provide fresh, healthy food as well as a little physical activity and community engagement. Or find a farm “CSA” that delivers fresh healthy food every week. Visit



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