Public Engagement & Involvement

A TriMet bus travels through the New Columbia neighborhood in North Portland. Photo by PBOT.
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Community Engagement Summary #2

The second North Portland in Motion Community Engagement Summary highlights engagement activities and public input received from July – December 2022.

To learn more about what community members shared about project ideas, view the engagement summary appendix to read open-ended responses from the Online Open House. 

Community Engagement Summary #1

North Portland in Motion is guided by community input. Learn about what North Portlanders shared about their transportation needs and priorities during the first year of engagement.

2022 Open House (closed)

Review the 2022 online open house information.

Click here to view the Online Open House (survey closed on October 7, 2022)

2024 Outreach Events:

2022-2023 Outreach Events:

A group of people of all ages are standing with bicycles near a park in North Portland.
North Portland in Motion Pedalpalooza Ride (Aug 2021)
  • Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association Update - October 10, 2023
  • Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Update - August 14, 2023
  • St Johns Neighborhood Association Update - June 12, 2023
  • Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee Update - June 13, 2023
  • Community Advisory Group Meeting #8 - Tuesday, May 23
  • James John Elementary Walk & Roll - Wednesday, May 10th 
  • Kenton Neighborhood Association Update - Wednesday, May 10th
  • Community Advisory Group Meeting #7 - January 31, 2023
  • Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Updates - January 19, 2023
  • Community Advisory Group Meeting #6. November 15, 2022
  • Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee. October 11th, 2022
  • New Columbia Youth Community Ride. Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Presentation. Monday, September 12, 2022
  • St Johns Neighborhood Association Presentation. Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Project Ideas Open House Pop-Up @ St Johns Farmers Market Saturday, August 20
  • Project Ideas Open House Pop-Up @ Kenton Farmers Market Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  • City of Portland Pedestrian Advisory CommitteeTuesday, August 16, 2022
  • St. Johns Pedalpalooza ride Saturday, August 13, 2022
  • University Park, Portsmouth & New Columbia Pedalpalooza ride Thursday, August 11, 2022
  • Kenton, Arbor Lodge & Overlook Pedalpalooza ride Saturday, August 6, 2022
  • Project Ideas Open House Pop-Up @ Our Village Gardens Celebration Saturday, July 31, 2022
  • St Johns Neighborhood Association Presentation. July 11th, 2022
  • Wayfinding Workshop: Portsmouth Tour with Miraflores. July 9th, 2022
  • Focus Group: Renaissance Commons, Kenton. June 29th, 2022
  • University Park Neighborhood Association Presentation. June 13th, 2022
  • Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Presentation. June 13th, 2022
  • Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee North Portland in Motion Tour.  June 12th, 2022
  • Kenton Neighborhood Association Presentation. June 8th, 2022
  • Overlook Neighborhood Association Presentation. June 7th, 2022
  • Community Advisory Group Meeting #4. May 24th, 2022
  • Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Presentation. May 19th, 2022
  • St Johns Neighborhood Association Presentation. May 9th, 2022
  • Tabling Event: Spring Fling / St Johns Farmers Market. May 7th, 2022
  • North Portland Land Use Group Meeting Presentation. April 28th, 2022
  • St Johns Boosters - Board Meeting Presentation. April 20th, 2022
  • Focus Group: Our Village Gardens / New Columbia. April 13th, 2022
  • Community Cycling Center Workshop. March 21st, 2022. 
  • Community Advisory Group Meeting #3. March 1st, 2022
  • Info Session with North Portland Neighborhood Services. February 10th, 2022
  • Focus Group: St Johns Boosters. January 21st, 2022
  • Kenton Neighborhood Association Presentation. January 12th, 2022
  • Issues and Opportunities Workshop with BikeLoud North/Northeast. January 20th, 2022

2021 Outreach Events:

  • Oregon Walks Plans & Projects Committee Workshop. November 1st, 2021
  • Community Advisory Group Meeting #2. October 26th, 2021
  • St Johns Center for Opportunity Board Presentation. October 25th, 2021
  • University Park Neighborhood Association Presentation. October 25th, 2021
  • Community Advisory Group Meeting #1. October 5th, 2021.
  • New Columbia Community Walk / Steptember Event with Oregon WalksSeptember 28th, 2021
  • North Portland in Motion Pedalpalooza Kick-Off Ride. August 29th, 2021
  • Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association Presentation. August 10th, 2021
  • Portland Freight Committee Meeting Presentation. August 5th, 2021
  • North Portland Leadership Forum Presentation. August 2nd, 2021
  • St Johns Boosters Walking Tour. July 30th, 2021
  • Tabling Event: Our Village Gardens Celebration at New Columbia. July 24th, 2021
  • Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Presentation. July 15th, 2021
  • North Portland in Motion Sunday Parkways Virtual Webinar. July 9th, 2021
  • Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Traffic Safety Forum. July 6th, 2021

Project Timeline

The project timeline is just over two years, starting in the summer of 2021, with an anticipated final plan appearing before City Council in the summer of 2023. PBOT is deeply invested in elevating voices from North Portland’s diverse communities, especially those who may have historically been not represented. The community will be engaged throughout the project timeline through a Community Advisory Group, partnerships with several Community Based Organizations, focus groups and workshops, online and in-person open houses, neighborhood walks and rides, and consultation with Neighborhood Associations and other civic organizations.

This image is of the timeline for North Portland in Motion. Building Understanding and Listening and Learning take place from spring 2021 to summer 2022. Identifying investments and Implementation Strategy takes place from winter 2022 through summer 2022. Draft Plan, Final plan, and City Council Adoption takes place from Fall 2022 through summer 2023.

Public Engagement Documents

North Portland in Motion - Online Open House #1 and Comment Map (closed January 31, 2022)

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