1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
December 30, 2004 00:00
The largest event planned in the city is the New Years Eve party in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Police will block the nine square block area surrounding the Square. There will be specific points of entry for members of the public who wish to participate in the festivities. • SW Broadway at SW Alder • SW 6th at SW Alder • SW Broadway at SW Taylor • SW 6th at SW Taylor • SW Park at SW Yamhill • SW Park at SW Morrison • SW 5th at SW Morrison
The gates will open to the public at about 8:00 p.m. Some items will not be allowed into the event. Those items will be listed on signs posted at access points. Prohibited items include but are not limited to all weapons, alcohol, explosives including fireworks, drugs, animals, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, blankets, and chairs.
Police also remind people that DUII laws will be enforced. Thousands die in alcohol related crashes each year in this country, so plan now for a safe, sober ride home. Consider calling a cab, walking, taking mass transit, calling a tow, or planning to have a sober friend do the driving. Encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Sgt. Pete Simpson