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17.92.030 Designation of Streets, Avenues, Boulevards and Drives.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinances 161984, 177028 and 191452, effective October 20, 2023.)

  1. A. All streets within the corporate limits of the City running in an easterly and westerly direction shall be designated with a "street" street suffix and all streets running in a northerly and southerly direction shall be designated with an "avenue" street suffix.
  2. B. Streets in Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, or Southwest Portland lying between two consecutively numbered north-south streets shall be designated with a "place" street suffix and shall take the underlying name of the street closest to the Willamette River.
  3. C. Streets in North Portland lying between two consecutively named north-south streets shall be designated with a "place" street suffix and shall take the underlying name of the street closest to Williams Avenue.
  4. D. Streets in South Portland lying between two consecutively named north-south streets shall be designated with a "place" street suffix and shall take the name of the underlying street closest to Naito Parkway or to View Point Terrace.
  5. E. Streets lying between two consecutively named east-west streets shall be designated with a "court" street suffix and shall take the underlying name of the street closest to Burnside Street.
  6. F. The street suffix "drive," "lane," "terrace" or "way" may be used to designate winding or circuitous streets.
  7. G. Scenic, arterial or greenscape streets may be designated with a "boulevard" street suffix or with a "drive" street suffix in lieu of a "street" or "avenue" street suffix.
  8. H. All streets shall be designated by one name for the entire length.

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Ordinance 191452

Effective Date