Starting March 2, Portlanders have an opportunity to shape the City's strategies for the future at four upcoming Portland Plan Fairs. These fairs will offer residents a range of experiences and opportunities to learn about and comment on three integrated strategies and an Equity Initiative to ensure that Portland is a thriving and sustainable city, with health and opportunity for all.
Portlanders say that equity, living wage jobs, student success and a healthy environment are their top concerns. In response to this community input, the Portland Plan combines these priorities with extensive research and national best practices to develop an overarching Equity Initiative and three draft strategies for Portland's future:
2. Economic Prosperity and Affordability
3. Healthy Connected Neighborhoods
In addition to breakout discussions for each one, the fairs will feature local food, music, booths, presentations, exotic animals (at the Zoo) and community exhibitors. Mayor Sam Adams will be talking with community members and free childcare will be provided at all locations.
At the first fair on Wednesday evening in Southeast Portland, artists from Colored Pencils Art and Culture will be performing throughout the evening, including local favorites Parfait Bassale, a well-known singer and songwriter from Benin (West Africa); singer/songwriter Randa Benaziz from Morocco; Vietnamese Group Singers Vu Tran, Khanh Nguyen and Thai Bui; story tellers from Nepal Anouksha Garner and Kunga Lama; and poet Ronault "Polo" Catalani. We hope you'll bring your family and friends to one or more of the fairs below.
It's your future. It's our city. Let's make this plan together.
The Portland Plan Fairs
Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Hosford Middle School, 2303 SE 28th Place
TriMet #4, #10
Sunday, March 6, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road
TriMet #63, MAX Red + Blue
Thursday, March 10, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
De La Salle North Catholic High School
7528 N Fenwick Avenue
TriMet #4, #6, #75; MAX Yellow
En Espanol, tambien!
Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 NE Glisan Street
TriMet #15, #19; MAX Green + Blue
Community public engagement is especially critical at this point in the Portland Plan process. After the fairs and follow-up outreach efforts, the draft strategies will be revised based on input from the community, Portland Plan partners and national experts. These revised strategies will be the core of the City's strategic plan, which will be available for comment and review this summer and will be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission this fall.
For more information, please call 503-823-2041.
The Portland Plan team will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.