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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

Eastbank Esplanade Re-Opening Celebration

April 5, 2019

This afternoon, Nick spoke at the re-opening of the newly restored Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade.

It underwent eight weeks of repair and maintenance work that included:

   • Replacing broken sidewalk sections

   • Repairing lights for improved safety

   • Removing graffiti and trash

   • Removing invasive plant species and planting natives

   • Restoring public art installations

The project will benefit the thousands of users who enjoy the Esplanade every day.

The project was completed on-budget and ahead of schedule.

Special thanks to our partners at Portland Parks & Recreation, the Bureau of Environmental Services, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.