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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Urban Design and Neighborhood Character

Five Pattern Areas

recognizes these distinct areas within Portland: Inner, Eastern and Western neighborhoods, the Central City, and the Industrial and River areas

Corridors and Connections

Provides examples, including before-and-after images that show how Portland could be enhanced through improvements to these systems

Types of Centers

Describes the scale and uses for the four types of centers identified in the draft Comprehensive Plan

Centers: Anchors to Complete Neighborhoods

Defines the characteristics and benefits of developing centers in Portland

Eastern Neighborhooods

Key characteristics of Portland's eastern neighborhoods

Inner Neighborhoods

Key characteristics of Portland's inner neighborhoods

Western Neighborhoods

Key characteristics of Portland's western neighborhoods