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What you can do today to make Portland better tomorrow. 

My Portland Plan

The Portland Plan is truly the city's new roadmap to 2035 — created by 20 public agency partners over 2+ years with more than 300+ public meetings and 20,000 comments from residents, businesses, neighborhoods and nonprofits.
But even individual actions can make a big impact on our city — boosting prosperity and educational outcomes, and helping to advance health and equity. In order to turn the plan into reality, everyone’s participation is key — but where do we start?

 

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At home
At work
In your classroom or organization
Thriving Educated Youth
Volunteer with your family.
www.handsonportland.org
Volunteer for the Safe Routes to School program.
www.saferoutesportland.org
Volunteer with the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program.
www.getsmartoregon.org
Become a big brother or big sister.
www.bbbsnorthwest.org
Volunteer with a local Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone (ASPIRE) program.
www.getcollegefunds.org
Champion arts opportunities through the Creative Advocacy Network.
www.theartscan.org
Start an internship program or job shadow opportunity.
www.mayorsamadams.com
Support opportunities for kids to play sports.
www.bgcportland.org
Sponsor a school garden.
www.growing-gardens.org
Prepare young people for success in the global economy through Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington.
www.jaorswwa.org
Support the Cradle to Career strategy.
www.thinkschools.org
Start a community garden at your school or organization.
www.growing-gardens.org
Help students explore music and arts.
www.ethos.org
www.portlandartmuseum.org
Support the Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) Outdoor School through the Friends of Outdoor School.
www.friendsofoutdoorschool.org
“There are daily actions I take that impact our community — such as attending performances to support the arts and composting my food scraps — as well as bigger things like taking public transportation and volunteering for civic organizations I care about.”
Stanley Penkin, Developer and Member of the Portland Plan Community Involvement Committee
 
At home
At work
In your classroom or organization
Economic Prosperity & Affordability
Shop at your local business district.
www.neighborhoodnotes.com
Buy locally-made products even when there are cheaper alternatives.
www.supportland.com
Volunteer for your local neighborhood business association or establish a local networking group.
Help build quality, affordable housing.
www.habitatportlandmetro.org
Participate in local business organizations.
www.apnba.com
If your business is housing or apartment management, consider accessibility upgrades in your rental units. Find local suppliers when possible.
Support employee volunteerism.
www.unitedway-pdx.org
Consider subsidizing or providing childcare as an employee benefit.
Help sponsor a local business idea.
www.kickstarter.com
Become a Wonder Academy Volunteer through the Portland Children’s Museum.
www.portlandcm.org
Support an emergency food pantry through the SUN Oregon Food Bank Emergency Food Pantries program.
www.multco.us
“I've been volunteering at my neighborhood school for five years, doing everything from working at the spring carnival to supporting our school garden staff. Last month I helped students practice reading in a reading group.”
Liz Gatti, Community Activist and Member of the Portland Plan Community Involvement Committee
 
At home
At work
In your classroom or organization
Healthy Connected City
Participate in the city’s annual budget forums.
www.portlandonline.com
Attend a neighborhood association meeting.
www.portlandonline.com/oni/
Walk, bike or take public transportation to get where you need to go.
Enjoy a concert, performance or arts event.
www.firstthursdayportland.com
Clean up rivers or remove invasive plants with a local conservation organization
www.solv.org
Plant a Row for Hunger in your garden and donate to a hunger-relief agency.
www.oregonfoodbank.org
Encourage employees to save time and fuel by working from home.
www.oregon.gov
Support recycling and other sustainable operations. Retrofit your business for greater energy efficiency.
www.sustainabilityatworkpdx.com
Sponsor a bench in one of Portland’s parks.
www.portlandonline.com/parks
Consider sustainable transportation benefits for your employees. Find help with the SmartTrips program.
www.portlandonline.com/transportation
Teach public participation.
www.classroomlaw.org
Plant a rain garden or landscape with native plants.
www.oregonmetro.gov
Involve your school group in an upcoming Depave project.
www.depave.org
“Portland State University students are working with community partners like Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, NAYA and Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. to plant edible and medicinal native gardens throughout the city to increase access to healthy foods and create an urban forest.”
Judy Bluehorse Skelton, PSU Instructor and Member of the Portland Plan Community Involvement Committee

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What you can do today to make Portland better tomorrow.
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