01/15/19

BPS Releases Draft Report of 82nd Avenue Study

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has released a draft report titled 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development. According to a post on their website, the goals of the study are to:

  • Update our understanding of 82nd Avenue as a “Civic Corridor.”
  • Identify the most strategic locations for public action or investment support for businesses and property development on 82nd Avenue.
  • Generate policy recommendations to address physical and social needs in the corridor, and address barriers to development while managing equity and social issues.

Many of the recommendations are related to code adjustments, but one of the key near-term action items listed is “Jade District and Montavilla should be highest priorities for placemaking investments. They have some market momentum for the development types envisioned in the Civic Corridor concept (recent and proposed development), including adaptive reuse projects.

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10/9/18

Around the World in 82 Dishes

Get your eat on, Portland!

Grab your passport and take the food tour of a lifetime. From Saturday 12- to Sunday 21-October, you can sample delicious dishes and drinks (for just $5!!!) from across the globe at restaurants on Portland’s most diverse street – SE 82nd Avenue.

Hungry yet?

Sample German spaetzle, Mexican seafood, Japanese crepes, Thai noodles, Vietnamese soup, Fijian curry or other delicious dishes and drinks! Collect Passport stickers as you sample and earn the chance to win a gift card for $25, $50 or $100.

Here’s how it works:

Participating restaurants (and a couple non-restaurants) will be offering $5 specials during the 9-day promotion. Customers use a passport (supplied at all participating businesses) to collect stickers as they sample food at the various stops along the way. One sticker is earned for purchasing a $5 special; an additional sticker can be earned by buying something else from the regular menu. The more stickers one collects, the more you can win in prizes. Returned passports will be used to raffle off gift certificates at the end of the promotion.

Click here for more details and to see a full list of participating establishments.