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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Livable Streets: A Strategy for Portland

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The Livable Streets Strategy was adopted unanimously by the Portland City Council on October 25, 2017 - PBOT prioritizes people by encouraging the use of the right-of-way for community gathering spaces, placemaking and programming. 

Portland in the Streets encourages people to get creative and re-imagine their streets, parking spaces, plazas, and alleys as places to enjoy and engage the surrounding community. Portland in the Streets includes, block parties, street paintings, play streets, street fairs, street seats, pedestrian plazas and so much more!! Check out Portland in the Streets to see some examples in action. 


For more information contact Sarah Figliozzi, project manager, at 503-823-0805 

Stay updated on the Livable Streets Strategy development - sign up here

Why Portland in the Streets? The program aims to empower communities across Portland to create and activate their own spaces:

  • Develop space for community gathering
  • Promote healthy and active lifestyles
  • Build community identity
  • Activate underutilized space
  • Celebrate and interact with neighbors
  • Generate local business activity