SW Capitol Highway PBOT Open House

Join PBOT staff on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Multnomah Arts Center Gymnasium to learn more about this project!

Project Description: This project will include a 3 inch grind and overlay paving of SW Capitol Highway starting at Multnomah Blvd and extending to Texas St, as well as upgraded ADA ramps for all curbs within the paving area.

What's happening now?: PBOT is  currently making final preparations ahead of paving this summer! 

Total Project Budget: $1,700,000 from Fixing Our Streets. Other funding sources include the Bureau of Environmental Services and collaboration with nearby developers.

ODOT Barbur Crossroads “Jughandle” Safety Project Open House

Join the ODOT project team at a community open house to discuss proposed safety improvements to the Barbur Crossroads area where SW Barbur Blvd, SW Capitol Hwy and SW Taylors Ferry Rd intertwine. Safety improvements including a new wider sidewalk, ADA Ramps, Curb Extensions, new illumination, new bicycle markings, as well as changes to traffic operations to reduce vehicle crashes. 
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm 
Location: Jackson Middle School, 10625 SW 35th Ave

Project Contact: Ellen Sweeney, Community Affairs Coordinator
Email: Ellen.SWEENEY@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 503-731-8230

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1. 

Walking and Rolling Tour West Portland Town Center

Portland, ORE. — As the West Portland Town Center Plan gets underway, This is an opportunity for SW Portlanders to learn and share ideas about desired street improvements, business areas, housing and public spaces in and around The Crossroads (the intersection of I-5, Barbur Boulevard and SW Capitol Highway). 

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Two times: The first starts at 1:30 and the second at 2:30 p.m. 
Location: Markham School (in front of building), 10531 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Walks start and end at this location. 
FREE childcare (age 3 and over) and refreshments.
Interpretation: Walking tours will be held in English, Swahili, Somali and Arabic. Other accommodations available upon request. 
Walking tours are a way to experience a place outside of a car or bus at a slower pace. Planners can hear from community members about the places they live, work and play. These tours also offer residents a chance to meet their neighbors and exchange ideas and experiences. 

Questions or requests? Contact Joan Frederiksen, at 503-823-3111, joan.frederiksen@portlandoregon.gov

National Night Out

Official National Night Out this year is Tuesday August 6th, 2019. Celebrations in the City of Portland can take place throughout the week of August 2nd - 11th. Register your party between April 22nd & July 23rd. For more information and to register in the City of Portland go to: portlandoregon.gov/civic/nno. or call: 503.823.4064

NNO Flyer

Oregon Humanities Conversation Project

Thursday, May 30
7:00-8:30 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Event flyer

What Does it Mean to be Good?
Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression

The City Budget Office's Portland Community Insights Survey

Dear Portland Community Member:

Over the past several months, the City of Portland has been working internally and with community leaders throughout Portland on a new citywide initiative called the Portland Community Insights Survey. We designed the survey to gather insights from all Portlanders to provide local government with data that reflects our diverse city. Read more.

Changes to City Code 3.96

City Code Chapter 3.96 creates a framework by which the people of the City of Portland may effectively participate in civic affairs and work to improve the livability and character of their Neighborhoods and the City. This Chapter sets out the basis for City recognition of Neighborhood Associations and District Coalition offices. It no longer adequately represents the Bureau's current programs, responsibilities, or constituencies. An audit of the bureau highlighted the need to update Bureau practices and City Code to ensure Portlanders have equal access to City decision-making.

City Council reaffirmed its commitment and responsibility to engage ALL Portlanders in efforts to foster and support civic engagement with Resolution 37373 in July 2018.  By July 2019, a Code Change Committee will recommend changes to Chapter 3.96 that reflect: a unified set of culturally-responsive practices for engaging a diverse range of community partners; an updated description of the Bureau's responsibilities; and a set of voluntary guidelines that represent best practices for civic engagement.

More at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/77951