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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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About the Portland in the Streets Program

The PORTLAND IN THE STREETS PROGRAM goals are to:

  1. REDUCE BARRIERS  FOR COMMUNITY-LED PLACEMAKING PROJECTS;
  2. ENSURE CITYWIDE ACCESS TO PROGRAMS AND EQUITABLE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION  OF PLACEMAKING PROJECTS;
  3. ENCOURAGE PLACEMAKING PROJECTS  THAT  REFLECT COMMUNITY NEEDS AND CHARACTER; and
  4. ENCOURAGE EXPERIMENTATION AND INNOVATION.

Each Portland in the Streets program area follows one or more of the following criteria:

  • Develop space for community gathering;
  • Promote healthy and active lifestyles;
  • Build community identity;
  • Re-imagines the potential for city streets;
  • Activate underutilized spaces;
  • Celebrate and interact with neighbors; and
  • Generates local business activity.