The City of Portland is launching a e-scooter share pilot and may permit scooter companies to operate as early as Monday, July 23. PBOT will kick off a 120 day electric scooter share pilot with up to 2,500 scooters this summer. The pilot will test whether scooter share has a role in meeting City transportation and equity goals.
The city has been planning this scooter pilot for several months and we believe have been very thoughtful in their approach to testing out this new form of transportation in the Portland area. Scooter share is an emergent business; it has generated a lot of ridership and concerns. The biggest concern is sidewalk riding that reduces pedestrian safety and comfort. Riding scooters on sidewalk is illegal in Oregon, and riding in Parks is prohibited by City code. The legal place to ride scooters is in bikeways or the roadway.
For more info see PBOT’s FAQs that explain to how the scooters would operate in Portland as well as some of the possible concerns.
If there are issues that you see with scooters either being used in the wrong manner or being parked in the wrong place you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga in the Park! Thursdays at noon! R2C Group will be hosting the 3rd annual ‘Yoga in the Park’! No sign up necessary, bring a mat, and join us in the North Park Blocks at NW Park and Davis! Feel free to invite friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
We look forward to enjoying the Park this summer! Starting Thursday, June 7th, R2C Group is hosting Yoga in the Park! Olivia Stephens will be leading the group every Thursday (June 7th – August 30th, except July 5th & August 2nd), weather permitting. No sign up required. Bring your own yoga mat.
Big shoutout to our Park Blocks neighbors – R2C Group
The North Park Blocks is proud to serve as the staging area for the “March for Our Lives PDX” Event Facebook Page
On Saturday March 24, student organizers from Portland-area middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities will lead March for Our Lives PDX. Thousands of Portlanders will join more than 500 worldwide events to demand an end to gun violence in our schools and communities.
Supporters will gather at the North Park Blocks at 10:00 a.m. and march to Pioneer Courthouse Square from 10:30 to noon. The Grammy-winning band and Portland-based band, “Portugal. The Man”, will perform a concert in the Square beginning at noon. The event is expected to wrap up by 2 pm.
Event organizers have worked with the police and proper authorities and have permits for the march and gathering at the Square. As of today, 7000 people are signed up to attend.
Marchers are encouraged to use public transportation, expect downtown to be very busy on Saturday.
North Park Blocks is proud to host the 2018 Winter Light Festival. (Feb 1-3) Visitors will see installations at Froelick Gallery, WeWork, RACC, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Blackfish Gallery, PDX Contemporary, PNCA and The Society Hotel. More about installations around North Park Blocks: Hub C
This year, we are honored to present more than 100 artists and organizations from all across the Cascadian region. The 2018 festival is truly citywide, with Festival Hubs and Affiliate Locations showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout Portland.
As always, we are fully committed to keeping the Portland Winter Light Festival family-friendly, free to attend, and open to everyone. So bundle up and celebrate the power of light and community with us!
Why During The Winter?
Inspired by light festivals around the globe, the Portland Winter Light Festival, a Willamette Light Brigade event, aims to counteract the city’s tendency to hibernate during the winter. The festival brightens up the winter skyline and brings warmth to the outdoors with dazzling displays of light, color, and imagination. Bundle up and celebrate with us!
Free, All Ages Event!
The Portland Winter Light Festival is interactive, family-friendly, and designed to inspire adults and kids alike. Combining art and technology, people of all ages will find something to capture their spirit and fill their minds with imagination and wonder.