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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Social Connections

  • A Window into your Portland Inspire connection through colorful collage.

  • Black Lives Matter sign Design a banner for your yard, door, or window to support while home.

  • Cut-out owl for A Window into your Portland project

  • Unique handmade paper flowers

  • This is rock(ing) art! Group demonstrating their fun project.

Across our communities, people are coming up with creative ways to stay connected and express themselves promoting the common good and reducing the feeling isolation.

Community Safety is partnering with the Aging and Disabilities Project team to encourage Portlanders to stay connected with friends, family, and with each other, especially during a global pandemic. It is recommended to keep practicing safe physical distancing while being engaged in positive activities.

A Window into your Portland

Decorating a window can literally frames one’s view, and can represents one's perspective. The window doesn’t have to be an actual window, it can be a door, or even something placed in your yard. For example, many Portlanders have recently added signs in their windows and yards to promote peace, solidarity, justice, and reform.

This project is great for people of all ages, and can include painting a person or a story on your window, creating tissue paper stained glass, hanging fabric or flags on your door, etc. The options are endless! 

Show us your window into Portland on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #KeepConnectingPDX and #WeGotThisPDX. 


Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window Project

How to make your unique design.

Window Silhouettes

Step-by-step tips for fun effects.

Cactus Art Project

Instructions for creating painted rock cactus garden at home.

Crafty Paper Flowers

Brighten up your desk, room, or windowsill.

Easy-to-Make Bird Feeder

See new wildlife in your yard!