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Federal funding will help create permanent plazas downtown, including a segment of the future Green Loop

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will receive a $1.2 million federal grant to create 32,000 square feet of street plazas to promote tourism and the economic recovery of downtown.

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Save the Date! PBOT opens Blumenauer Bridge July 31, with opening celebration & community event space

The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge will provide a valuable car-free connection between two of the Rose City’s fastest growing neighborhoods.

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Portland Sunday Parkways kicks off a summer of free accessible family-friendly activities

Popular all-ages, all-abilities open street events return after two-year hiatus. Kaiser Permanente teams up with PBOT to encourage Portlanders to keep Sunday Parkways spirit alive all summer long.

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City of Portland, Metro team up to explore future of Keller Auditorium

Keller Auditorium, courtesy Jason Quigley

A March 2020 seismic study completed for Keller Auditorium, set to be released right before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered spectator venues and performing arts facilities, outlines the 104-year-old building's structural and practical shortcomings.

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Iconic elk statue will return to downtown Portland

The City of Portland is preparing to bring back the beloved Thompson Elk, which has been safely stored since it was damaged during protests in 2020.

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PBOT cuts the ribbon on Flanders Crossing, Portland’s newest pedestrian and bicycle bridge

The long-awaited connection between two of Oregon’s most densely populated neighborhoods, Northwest Portland and the Pearl District, is now open.

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Reopening community centers and pools – What to expect in 2021

After summer 2021, when public health guidance allows, PP&R will be excited to fully reopen community centers and pools to the public. For now, the bureau is excited to restore summer programming through the Parks Levy.

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PBOT launches new ad campaign to encourage Portlanders to use climate-friendly transportation as the city emerges from the pandemic

Portlanders will be able to travel to new community plazas across the city to socialize and celebrate the city’s recovery.

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