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Portland City Council agrees to focus on safety, housing and economy as city faces historic challenges
Shared priorities will shape the Portland City Council’s budget and policy decisions during 2021.
Use outdoor space like a parking lot to help with social distancing and safety. Get zoning and other city code information to use parking lots for outdoor customer seating, services, and to sell merchandise. Use these social distancing guidelines for your outdoor seating, outdoor booths and more.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation launches the Safe Streets|Healthy Businesses program to help local businesses operate safely as Portland gradually reopens
Program makes it simple for businesses to apply to use space on sidewalks and streets to make physical distancing easier for customers and staff Bureau also releases strategic framework for adapting streets as city restarts public life.
Portland Creative Laureate, Oregon Poet Laureate launch crowdfunding campaign to support artists affected by COVID-19
Emergency relief fund for artists receives more than $65,000 in donations, 250 applications for support in first two days
Portland does better than average in booms, worse in recessions, says Portland City Economist Josh Harwood