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Building community through repair

Get your repairable items fixed at a neighborhood Repair Café!


Does your fall coat need mending? Is your bike begging for working fenders? Fall is a great time to round up the items in your home in need of repair. Repair PDX has several upcoming community events that bring together handy volunteers who like to fix things with people who have items in need of repair. At most events, repair volunteers fix small appliances, bikes and mend garments.

Join us at a Repair Café near you and learn do-it-yourself (DIY) tips to get your items back in use again!

Tuesday, September 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Repair Café at the North Portland Tool Library
2209 North Schofield St

Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Repair Café at Portland Community College Southeast Campus
2305 Southeast 82nd Ave

Thursday, October 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Repair Café at Southeast Portland Tool Library
1137 Southeast 20th Ave

BPS sponsored Fix-It Fairs begin again in November! There will be a Repair Café at each community fair. Join us on Saturday, November 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Ron Russel Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Ave.

Find more reuse and repair events and tips at!

PSC News: September 26, 2017 Meeting Recap

2035 Comprehensive Plan Map Refinement Project — briefing; Transportation System Plan Stage 3 — hearing


  • 2035 Comprehensive Plan Map Refinement Project — briefing
  • Transportation System Plan Stage 3 — hearing

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

For background information, see the PSC website at, call 503-823-7700 or email

Meeting playback on Channel 30 are scheduled to start the Friday following the meeting. Starting times may occur earlier for meetings over three hours long, and meetings may be shown at additional times as scheduling requires.

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Public invited to provide testimony on Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft

Planning and Sustainability Commission to hold public hearing on October 24, 2017

The Map Refinement Project follows the Comprehensive Plan Update, refining the new zoning map to ensure it is in alignment with the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan Map and guiding land use policies.

The Map Refinement Project Discussion Draft was released in June 2017, prompting 53 comments from individuals and organizations. Project staff used this feedback to create the Proposed Draft, which was released on Sept. 12, 2017. Public notice about the Proposed Draft and public hearings will be mailed to affected property owners and occupants, as well as neighborhood associations and other organizations, starting on Sept. 14, 2017.

Read the Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will consider formal public testimony on the Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft. Community members are invited to submit their written testimony to the PSC until October 24, or in person at a public hearing on Oct. 24, 2017.The Commission may amend the proposal and will subsequently vote to recommend the changes and draft plan to Portland City Council.

Summary of potential map changes

Many of the items in the Map Refinement Proposed Draft reflect simple map corrections to the Comprehensive Plan Map land use designations and/or Zoning Map base or overlay zones. This will ensure that regulations are implemented in alignment with policy direction in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Highlights include:

  • Exhibit O – Further Refinement Directive, dated December 2016
  • Reconciliation of Bureau of Development Services land use reviews between January 2013 and August 2017
  • Reconciliation of nonconforming development, as appropriate, constructed between January 2013 and August 2017
  • Technical and policy priority map changes (e.g., affordable housing, City bureau coordinated, nonconforming commercial uses, overlay zone modifications, split zones)

How to Testify

You can provide testimony for the Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft in the following ways:

In person: Before the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC), Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 5 p.m., CH2M Building: 2020 SW 4th Ave, Lincoln Room (1st floor), Portland

Email: with subject line “Map Refinement Project Testimony”

U.S. Mail

Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
Map Refinement Project Testimony
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201

Map App: View proposals in our interactive Map App and use the comment tab to provide your testimony.

What is the difference between the Zoning Map and the Comprehensive Plan Map?

Next Steps

The PSC will consider public testimony and then forward a recommendation to City Council for consideration and additional public review. After public hearings, Council will vote to adopt the Map Refinement Project early next year.

For more information, visit

City Council begins hearing testimony on Recommended CC2035 Plan (updated 9/15/17)

Hearing continued until September 20 (see updated schedule below).

On Thursday, September 7, City Council held its first public hearing on the Central City 2035 Plan. The hearing began with a brief presentation by City staff about the project schedule and the relationship to the Comprehensive Plan

Then Mayor Ted Wheeler introduced a package of amendments that was published on August 29. He highlighted two amendments, including his suggestion that Council reconsider whether the Salmon Springs view of Mt Hood should be protected. He also described a proposed amendment to expand the view corridor from the Japanese Garden. Commissioner Amanda Fritz followed with a summary of her amendment to lower heights at the Morrison Bridgehead. Finally, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly offered two amendments: one increasing the required ecoroof coverage on buildings from 60 to 100 percent and the other to rezone an area on the northwest end of the Central City riverfront from residential to commercial to enable active use of an existing but unused dock.

Invited testimony
Council then heard testimony from four city commissioners: Thuy Tu, Forestry Commission; Kristen Minor, Landmarks Commission; Julie Livingston, Design Commission; and, Andre Baugh, Planning and Sustainability Commission. After that, the Mayor opened testimony from the public.

About 140 people signed up to testify on the CC2035 Plan, and Commissioners heard from roughly 50 of them. Around 5 p.m., Council closed testimony on the main components of the Plan so they could hear testimony about early implementation of height and FAR on the U.S. Post Office site.

Those who signed up to testify but were not heard on September 7 will be called to testify at the next hearing on September 14 after Council hears testimony during hearings #3 and #4 (see schedule below).


September 14, 2 – 5:30 p.m.

September 15 (updated)

  • 5 p.m. – Written record closed for New Chinatown / Japantown Historic District Design Guidelines and scenic and environmental resources outside the Central City

September 20, 3 p.m., time certain (updated)

  • Final hearing on main CC2035 package

September 22, 5 p.m. (updated)

  • Written record closed on main CC2035 package

September 28 (updated)

  • 3 p.m., time certain – U.S. Post Office Early Implementation hearing
  • 4 p.m., time certain – New Chinatown / Japantown Historic Guidelines

October 18

  • 2 p.m., time certain – Council amendments about the main components of the plan (more information to come)

November 2

  • 2 p.m., time certain –  Scenic / environmental outside the Central City and the main components of the plan (more information to come)

December 6   

  • 2 p.m., time certain – Council session (if needed)

January 18, 2018

  • 2 p.m., time certain – Council hearing on amendments (amendments package to be published prior to the hearing)

March 2018 (anticipated)

  • Council vote (The CC2035 vote must follow the Comprehensive Plan effective date, which is currently anticipated to be March 2018) 

April 2018 (anticipated)

  • Effective date for CC2035 (30 days after the Council vote)

PSC News: September 12, 2017 Meeting Documents and Information

PSC Commission Retreat


  • PSC Retreat & Work Session

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

For background information, see the PSC website at, call 503-823-7700 or email