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NW 21st & 23rd Intersection Enhancement Project

The NE corner of NW 23rd Ave and Flanders St is shown with a curb extension, curb ramps, and a person walking by a storefront.
Through this project the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will identify potential improvements at ten intersections along NW 21st and 23rd avenues between NW Johnson and Flanders streets.
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What's happening now

The project survey closed on June 25. A detailed outreach summary including the results of the June 2023 survey are available here:

The project team is preparing project recommendations along with design concepts, which will be published on this web page and distributed to the project email list.

(Last updated September 2023)


Portland Bureau Of Transportation (PBOT) will
identify potential improvements at ten intersections along NW
21st Avenue and NW 23rd Avenue and help prioritize investment
opportunities, in coordination with the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Lower Northwest Sewer and Stormwater Project.

The BES project entails partial reconstruction of five side streets
(Johnson, Irving, Hoyt, Glisan and Flanders) that intersect NW 21st and
23rd avenues. The BES project provides an opportunity to implement some of the recommended intersection enhancements from the 2020 Northwest in Motion plan. The benefits of aligning the intersection enhancement work with the BES project include significantly lower costs for enhancements and the opportunity to combine construction timelines to reduce impacts on neighbors and businesses.

This project is funded, in part, through parking revenue from the Northwest Parking District. 

The project maps shows where the BES sewer project will take place and intersections that are part of the scope of this project along NW 21st and 23rd: Johnson, Irving, Hoyt, Glisan, and Flanders.

Project timeline

The planning and project development phase kicked off in February 2023 and will be completed in summer 2023 with final placemaking design concepts and cost estimates for the ten intersection enhancements. The project will include community engagement with neighbors and businesses, including a stakeholder workshop, an online survey, and door-to-door business outreach. The project will then move into design and construction is planned for 2025 and 2026. 

Recent and upcoming community engagement:

September 20, 2023 | NW Parking District SAC Meeting

August 24, 2023 | NW Parking District SAC Capital Projects Committee Meeting

August 14, 2023 | NW Parking District SAC Capital Projects Committee Meeting

July 13, 2023 | Resident Focus Group at Gallagher Plaza

July 10, 2023 | NW Parking District SAC Capital Projects Committee Meeting

June 21, 2023 | NW Parking District SAC Meeting

June 20, 2023 | NW Parking District Open House at Lucky Labrador

June 7 - June 25, 2023 | Online project survey

Click here to review the results of the survey and other project outreach

May 23, 2023 | NW Parking District SAC Capital Projects Committee Meeting

April 12, 2023 | NW 21st & 23rd Placemaking Workshop for NW Parking District SAC, NW Business Association and NW District Association stakeholders 

Review the Identity and Placemaking Look Book presented at the April 12 workshop. The Look Book is a tool for exploring options and having community conversation. 

April 3, 2023 | NW Parking District SAC Capital Projects Committee Meeting

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