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Building a Better 82nd: April 19, 2024

Construction crews finish concrete ADA curb ramps at one corner of SE 82nd Avenue and Schiller Street.
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Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements

Construction continues on 82nd Avenue Crossings

Initial work is underway to construct new pedestrian crossings on 82nd Avenue, at the intersections of 82nd Avenue at NE Beech, Klickitat, and Schuyler streets; and SE Clinton, Ash, and Schiller streets. In the coming weeks, contractors with PBOT will continue constructing ADA corner ramps and pouring foundations for signal equipment at two intersections. Contractors are currently working at SE 82nd Avenue at the intersections of SE Schiller Street and at SE Clinton Street.

Construction crews finish concrete ADA curb ramps at one corner of SE 82nd Avenue and Schiller Street.

Construction crews finish concreteADA curb rampsat one corner of SE 82nd Avenue and Schiller Street.

Traffic impacts:  

  • Temporary pedestrian walkways – physical barriers will be in place to direct pedestrians around the work zone during construction.  
  • Temporary lane closures – one travel lane on 82nd Avenue will be closed near the work zones.  
  • Road closures of side streets – SE Schiller and SE Clinton streets may be closed to residential vehicles for up to two weeks while concrete cures and pavement is restored.

Learn more about the crossings

18th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

Join us for the 18th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade on Saturday, April 27th! PBOT is proud to be a sponsor of this year's event, presented by the 82 Roses Community Enrichment Coalition. Members of our Building a Better 82nd team will also be along the parade route talking with community members. (You can spot us in our Building a Better 82nd t-shirts!)

  • When: Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m.  
  • Where: Catch the beginning at Eastport Plaza at SE 82nd Avenue and Francis Street or enjoy the parade from anywhere along the route!  
  • Parade route: The Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Eastport Plaza, SE 82nd and Francis Street. The parade rolls from SE Francis Street, then continues north on 82nd Avenue to SE Yamhill, where it turns west into the Montavilla neighborhood. The parade ends at 78th Avenue.

Calling all volunteers 

The 82 Roses Community Enrichment Coalition is seeking volunteers to be a part of the route safety crew. Volunteers can select a location along the route, receive a commemorative t-shirt, coffee and donuts at check-in, access to parade festivities, and much love and appreciation from the community. 

Learn more and sign up to volunteer

Grants and Programs available 

Portland Housing Bureau's Eviction Legal Defense Program

Renters! If you have received a termination notice, housing subsidy termination notice, or eviction court papers, you may be eligible for free legal support though the Portland Housing Bureau’s Eviction Legal Defense Program. To see if you are eligible and to apply, please contact Oregon Law Center at 888.585.9638 or In your message, please include your name, date of birth, and whether you have received a termination notice, housing subsidy termination, or an eviction court case.

Learn more and apply today

ODOT’s Community Charging Rebates Program 

ODOT’s Community Charging Rebates Program, which helps fund Level 2 electric vehicle projects in Oregon’s communities, opened its latest funding round earlier this month.  

The application window will be open through July 3, 2024 or until the funding is exhausted. This is the program’s second funding round, and ODOT has $2.5 million available for projects. Eligible businesses, nonprofits, public entities, Tribes, and owners of multifamily home complexes may apply. 

Learn more and apply today

Prosper Portland’s Scale Up Grant 

Prosper Portland is partnering with Travel Portland to provide up to $25,000 for funding and technical assistance for local Portland events. This grant aims to advance the city’s economic and cultural revitalization, with an emphasis on supporting areas of Portland that have experienced challenges.  

Learn more and apply today

Mini-Grants for non-profit organizations available 

With Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) mini grants, organizations can apply for up to $5,000 for activities that align with goals of addressing climate change and advancing racial and social justice. 

Learn more and apply today

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 7 – 9 p.m. | PBOT staff presentation to Roseway Neighborhood Association | Hybrid MeetingIn person at Recovery Café Roseway (3516 NE 71st Ave, Portland, OR 97213) or online via Zoom.

Thursday, April 25, 2023 | 4 – 6 p.m. | 82nd Avenue Transit Project Steering Committee Meeting | Attend online or in-person Portland Community College, Southeast Campus, Student Commons Room 234 (2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216) 

Saturday, April 27, 2024| 9:30 a.m. - noon | 18th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade | Starts at Eastport Plaza, SE 82nd and Francis (3830 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266) 

See all of our upcoming events