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17.43.020 Pedestrian Plaza Defined.

Pedestrian plazas are places designated by the City of Portland as unique places where licensed businesses and pedestrians come together.  They are not parks.  Therefore, sitting or lying down is not allowed.  Travel through pedestrian plazas should be unfettered, however, conduct incidental to travel, such as speech or expression, is allowed if it is performed in a reasonable amount of time that does not detract from the enjoyment of the plaza by all persons and if it is done in a manner that is consistent with the use of the plaza as a unique place conducive to pedestrian enjoyment.