You're invited to share your input at the West Portland Town Center Community Forum

Tuesday, October 27th
6:30 p.m.

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What's the West Portland Town Center Plan?

The West Portland Town Center (WPTC) Plan, currently under development by the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) in collaboration with Southwest Equity Coalition (SWEC) is part of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan aimed at managing growth in ways that will create and maintain inclusive, diverse, and complete communities. The WPTC vision includes a multi-cultural center, affordable housing with co-located human services, and support for minority owned businesses. Click here for more information.

What's the purpose of this community forum? 

Community engagement is at the center of this work. Along with other members of SWEC, Neighborhood House has been working with City Planners to advocate for growing economic opportunity for ​all residents of Southwest Portland. On October 27, Neighborhood House Executive Director Chris Chiacchierini will be joined in a panel discussion by SWEC partners, representatives from BPS and other community leaders, including:


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Rules of the Road Clinic

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View the video from the Know Your Rights Bike Legal Clinic hosted by the SWNI Public Safety Committee on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Know Your Rights Bike Legal Clinic

"Rules of the Road" clinics are free presentations where you can learn everything you need to know about local traffic laws and your rights as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or transit user.

These clinics are hosted by personal injury lawyer Chris Thomas who shares his insights on Oregon laws, how to stay safe on the road, and what to do if you’re in a crash.

Free Trees for Portlanders!

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Trees make a healthier and more livable city for all. But trees continue to come down in Portland due to old age and development. Help grow Portland’s tree cover by planting a tree in your yard!

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is giving away 1,200 trees for Portlanders to plant on private property.

How you can get trees:

Why Trees:
Trees provide essential services like cleaning the air we breathe, keeping us cool during the hot summer months, reducing crime, and improving our mental and physical health. Along with all that, they bring us year-round beauty and a sense of place.

2 trees per address
Trees must be planted inside Portland city limits
Trees may not be used to fulfill the requirements of a permit

For any questions email: or call 503-823-4963.

Protect Yourself and Others When Cleaning Up Ash

photos of wildfire ashDO NOT use leaf blowers to clean up ash!

Cleaning up the ash from our homes, yards, businesses and streets will eventually help clean our air and our community, but it must be done safely. Smoke and ash can be harmful to your health and the health of those around you. The greatest risk is from fine particles that are not visible. 

When you determine it is safe to clean up, PROTECT YOURSELF and remember these three C’s: CONTROL – CONTAIN – CAPTURE

For more great information about safe cleanup of ash, click here to link to the Air Pollution Control District of Santa Barbara County website. 

And, click here for the Multnomah County web page on cleaning up wildfire ash. 

SW Capitol Highway Update: August 2020

Portland General Electric (PGE) is performing the most visible work on the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village – West Portland project right now. Meanwhile, the city project team is finishing up engineering plans and has made a major decision about the construction contracting method.
PGE has been busy along SW Capitol Highway these past few weeks – an obvious fact for those who live, work or travel in the neighborhood. Almost half of the power poles along SW Capitol Highway need to be relocated to better fit with the city’s proposed sidewalks and bike lanes. After PGE is finished, CenturyLink will perform similar work on the east side of the road. Their poles are much smaller, and will be less disruptive to move. Still, expect lane closures during this work. Please obey the flaggers and detours and travel safely through the area.
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