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Public Street Plaza Program Development

Various Portlanders walk through a NW 13th Public Street Plaza on a sunny day
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is developing a permanent program for the emerging public street plaza program. Street plazas give right-of-way space back to pedestrians. They also provide space for more outdoor seating, events, and programming open to the public.

Building on the Healthy Businesses Permitting Program, Street Plazas emerged as a program to provided critical, urgently needed outdoor space for business use and community gatherings. To build on this popular program, PBOT is developing a Street Plaza Program to support the ongoing establishment, management and stewardship of street plaza spaces.

Public Engagement

There are many opportunities to stay informed and get involved.

Street Plaza Program Development Mailing List

Stay informed by joining the PBOT Street Plazas mailing list.

Click here to sign up for email updates

Committee Meetings

Past Events

Sounding Board

PBOT will host periodic sounding board meetings related to this project, with invitation and participation to community organizations, existing street plaza stakeholders, and culturally specific stakeholders to advise on project topics and recommendations. 


Nick Falbo

Senior Transportation Planner, PBOT

Past Events