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Phone: 503-823-5185

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South Portal Project

The South Portal Partnership Project

The purpose of this project is to plan transportation improvements for the South Portal area of South Waterfront that improve mobility, minimize costs and impacts and meet the needs of future development.

The South Portal Partnership plan will ultimately recommend transportation improvements for the study area that replace the South Waterfront South Portal Recommended Alternative adopted in 2006.


South Portal Partnership Project Materials

Summary of project background information (not available on line)

Project constraints and issues map:

Macadam / Bancroft Concept map (not available on line)

Also see additional materials presented at 11/19/14 open house below


November 19, 2014 Open House

Thank you to those who attended our open house on Wednesday, November 19th at Umpqua Bank. Your feedback and input are important to us, so if you were not able to attend the open house, we would still like to hear from you; please contact Project Manager Andrew Aebi.  Maps and materials presented at this open house are provided at the links below.

Large map:

Small map:



Contact Us

Andrew Aebi, South Portal Partnership Project Manager

Portland Bureau of Transportation
(503) 823-5648

TTY: (503) 823-6868


Background Information

  • The South Waterfront area plays a vital role in Portland’s economy. It is an opportunity for future job and residential growth within the Portland core.
  • The current road network does not have the capacity to support anticipated growth.
  • The adopted South Portal Study addressed this problem, but it includes several high-cost, high-impact solutions.
  • This effort will explore alternatives to the most expensive and high-impact elements of the plan: the extension of SW Bond Avenue south of SW Bancroft Street and the reconfigured Interstate 5 undercrossing at SW Macadam Avenue/SW Hood Avenue/SW Bancroft Street.


Public Involvement

  • The project team will work with the affected property owners, businesses and other stakeholders to identify viable and acceptable alternatives.
  • Project staff will develop a set of recommended improvements for the Council’s review. The recommended improvements will require approval by the City Engineer.


Previous planning documents :

South Waterfront District Transportation Improvements Evaluation, 2004 (not available on line)

South Waterfront South Portal Transportation Analysis, 2006 (not available on line)

South Waterfront District Street Plan, Criteria and Standards, 2009: