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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

PARK(ing) Day is coming!

September 14, 2011

Story by David Nguyen

This Friday, parking spaces across town will transform into urban oases with the addition of turf, carpets, sofas, lamps, mini-fridges, and any number of creature comforts!

The Northwest District Association is planning a park at the intersection of NW Glisan and 21st. Their space will feature container-grown edible plants and will also serve as a donation site for non-perishable food, which will go to Northwest Portland Ministries.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source event where citizens, artists, and activists around the world collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks.

Last year's PARK(ing) Day was sponsored by The Intertwine, a broad coalition of public agencies, private businesses, and non-profits working to celebrate, protect, and improve our regional network or outdoor places and trails.

PARK(ing) Day calls attention to the need for more urban open space in the effort to build livable, beautiful cities worldwide.

Visit for a worldwide map of participating locations.

Photos: 2010 PARK(ing) Day in Portland

"PARK(ing) Day will help us re-imagine public space" - Bike Portland on PARK(ing) Day 2010

Photo: We borrowed this photo from Thank you!