Things to do and read for urbanists @Portland

Portland Intro ・ Jul 26, 2018

Photo by Anna Holowetzki on Unsplash

Things to do, places/project to check out

  • I love The ReBuilding Center is Portland nonprofit organization, closely working with local communities through creative reuse of reclaimed materials — Similar concept with Austin's Creative Reuse

  • Alberta Main Street has a unique history and seems to have some very active community associations. It would be very interesting to join some of the events by Neighborhood Association.

  • Portland is a cycle capital in the United States and no one should leave the city without experiencing biking. BikeTown is a great sharing bike service and EVERYBODY'S BIKE RENTALS & TOURS is the one I got reccomended by a trustworthy local. Join the occasional Sunday Parkways to bike around the city without being interrupted by cars!

  • Mcmenamins is a great example in the field of adaptive reuse and the company has variety of beautiful buildings that you can visit, such as Kennedy School and Bagdad Theater

  • Portland Night Market

  • Movies in the park is great for summer evening — the events are completely free and you can enjoy the quality of urban life.


Organization, initiative

  • I can't stop admiring this initiative: Immigrant Story. They are based in Portland, collecting stories from immigrants who live in the city.