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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 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Northwest in Motion

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Northwest in Motion will help make Portland’s Northwest District safer and more convenient for walking, biking, and taking public transit. It will develop a list of specific projects that we can build in and around the neighborhood over the next five years.

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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Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

If you weren’t able to take the survey, or still want to provide feedback, we’ve got several activities coming up this fall:

CAGCommunity Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting #3

Date: Monday, October 15

Time:  5:30 – 7:30pm
Place: Congregation Beth Israel, Goodman Hall, 1972 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209

Our third CAG meeting will take place in October and members of the public are always welcome to attend. You can learn more about CAG membership and past meeting discussions on the website.

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Weigh in on transportation improvements in Northwest Portland. Staff from PBOT, TriMet and members of the NW Parking District Stakeholder Advisory Committee will be available to hear from you and answer questions.

Thursday, November 15 from 5-7PM

Eleanor Room at Chown Hardware

1605 NW Everett St. Portland, PR 97209

Drop in between 5PM and 7PM to check out info stations featuring projects and plans including:


  • Northwest in Motion
  • Flanders Bridge
  • TriMet Line 24 Extension
  • Zone M Parking Permit Program
  • ...and more!

Download the event flyer for printing or emailing. Help us spread the word!

Online Open House #1 a Big Success!

We’ve officially closed our first online open house; a huge thank you to everyone who participated! Your firsthand experience walking, biking, and taking transit in the neighborhood has really helped us understand some of the barriers to active transportation in Northwest Portland. We are currently analyzing all the feedback and will have a summary available soon!

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Page updated: 08/31/18


Click here to review timeline.

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

Learn more about these area-related projects currently under or soon to be in construction:

Learn more and provide feedback on these projects currently in design:


Click here + scroll to bottom to view project documents.


Updated: 10/12/18

NWIM Timeline

Version 05.09.18