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Have a passion for architecture, development and public spaces? Consider joining the Portland Design Commission

The City of Portland is seeking applications for an interested person to serve a four-year term on the Portland Design Commission. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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September 2022 Newsletter

September updates from the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. N/NE Oversight is recruiting! Next meeting Sept 8, in-person and virtual. Meet the new Neighborhood Housing Preservation Manager. Program updates, spotlight stories, and resources.

Updated Newsletter


Upcoming Events

Portland Freight Advisory Committee (PFC) October Meeting

The Portland Freight Advisory Committee (PFC) serves as an advisory group to the Bureau of Transportation and City Council on issues related to freight mobility. The PFC was formed in February 2003 and includes both community member volunteers and public agency representatives.

7:30 am 9:30 am
Public Meeting
Available Online
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Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)

The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is an advisory body representing those with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. Its meetings are regularly held on the third Thursday of the month from 8 to 10 a.m.

8:00 am 10:00 am
Public Meeting
Available Online

Arbor Day Crew Leader Training

Portland Arbor Day is right around the corner! Trained Crew Leaders are needed to support tree planting and care projects in the park.

12:00 pm 3:30 pm
Volunteer Event
Arbor Day 2022