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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Northwest in Motion

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Northwest In Motion will engage the community to identify a five-year active transportation implementation strategy that will provide walking, bicycling, and transit improvements in the Northwest District town center, a rapidly-growing housing and jobs center in inner NW Portland. The plan will identify, develop, and prioritize multimodal transportation investments to provide safety for vulnerable roadway users, reduce conflict between modes, and give people living and working in the district more transportation options. Major outcomes include:

  • A prioritized list of walking, bicycling, and transit projects to guide investment of parking meter/ permit revenue and other funding
  • A feasible strategy for upgrading existing neighborhood greenways in NW to meet established neighborhood greenway guidelines
  • Changes to street classifications and designs to clarify modal priorities and support the overall goals of the project


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Area Overview

The project area includes the inner Northwest neighborhoods bounded by Hwy 30, I-405, Burnside, and the West Hills. Located on the west side of the Willamette River it is within a mile of downtown Portland. The area is home to some of the oldest and most densely populated portions of the city with a diverse mix of single family homes and apartments, commercial, residential, and industrial uses, as well as numerous regionally important religious and community organizations. The heart of the neighborhood is the Alphabet District, a local and national historic area centered around  NW 23rd Avenue, a major shopping and dining destination for the region.

Maps of the study area

  Questions? Contact: or Francesca at 503.823.5282

Community Advisory Group

Kick off meeting: AGENDA HERE!

Monday, May 14th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Legacy Good Samaritan Trustee Board Room, Room 300, on the third floor, in the main hospital. Guests will enter the hospital through the main entrance on NW 22nd at NW Marshall. Upon entry, there is a spiral staircase on your right. Slightly behind that staircase on the right is a single elevator that will take guests to the 3rd floor. It is also marked for the Trustee Board Room.

Members of the public are always welcome to attend!

Thank you to the following community members who will be helping us: 

Community Member Affiliation
Phil Selinger Northwest resident
Jim Kennett NW International Hostel

Reza Farhoodi

Bruce Levy (alternate)

Pearl District Neighborhood Association
Rick Michaelson NW Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Piseth Pich Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Julie Gustafson Pearl District Business Association
Scott Kocher Oregon Walks, NW resident, children in NW schools
Kyle Chown Chown Hardware, President
Josh Kashinsky Congregation Beth Israel
Kaylin Dugle PSU student living in NW, manages NW apartments for Bristol Urban
 Kari Lorz New Season's Market
 Stephen Gunvalson PedPDX (Portland's Citywide Pedestrian Plan) Community Advisory Committee, NW resident
 Alexandra Zimmermann  Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee, NW resident
 Sky Colley  Goose Hollow resident and bicycle commuter
 Yashar Vasef  United Nations Association of Portland, NW resident
 Katya Ortega-Schwartz  Core Power Yoga (NW 23rd)
 Matthew Horn ESCO Corp.
 Mike Uhrich  St. Mary's Cathedral
 Daniel Hough  NW resident and bicycle commuter
 Harold Gaskin  Home Forward Resident Advisory Council member, NW



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Page updated: 05/07/18

NWIM Timeline

Version 05.09.18