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New zoning in Portland

Venture Portland DOZA Design Policy: Help Shape Your City WebinarLearn how you can help retain the identity and character of Portland’s neighborhood business districts as our City grows.          What is DOZA & Why is it Important? The City of Portland is changing the rules that govern the design of new commercial buildings through updated design standards and guidelines, and a Design Overlay (“D-Overlay”). The policy process is called the Design Overlay Zoning Amendments (DOZA). To find out how DOZA will affect your district, please join us on April 30, 12-1 pm. Learn how you can help influence this critical policy and ensure Portland grows smart, without losing its unique identity.          The DOZA Citywide Design policy is scheduled for a first City Council hearing on May 12th and this is an opportunity to testify and advocate for our business districts. Many communities and business districts are unaware of the policy and significance of this 30-year overhaul to our city’s design approach.          Venture Portland is collaborating with PDX Main Streets to host a webinar to discuss what this means for our business districts, discuss key issues, priorities and concerns, and to share PDX Main Streets draft recommendations for input and advocacy. Urban Designer Heather Flint Chatto, Director of PDX Main Streets, will discuss design standards and strategies that will help keep our neighborhood business districts diverse, walkable, human-scale, affordable, and architecturally, historically and culturally significant.RSVP for our DOZA Design Policy Webinar on 4/30 from 12-1pm
 Venture Portland Since 1986, Venture Portland has supported Portland’s unique and thriving neighborhood business districts through grants, training and technical assistance.
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Hello everyone,
It’s Michael from the Portland Harbor CAG. Click the hyperlink header above for our latest newsletter. We are aiming to make it a minimum quarterly publication via PDF link through our listserv host. There is lots of news in the current Willamette Insider, hope you enjoy as much as we did. 

Please join us and *RSVP Now!*  for the March 10th Virtual First” Quarterly Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group Meeting (with support from the CAG): We are excited to announce and have our first Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group Meeting. We have been working for 2 years to get to this moment of a Working Collaborative!!  Please read below for how to submit an RSVP (required) for this event and initial materials, including a final agenda!Date: Wednesday, March 10thTime:  Starts at 5:00pm Pacific (optional activities occurring between 4:30-5pm (for Collaborative members) and 7-8pm (for Collaborative members and non-members/observers))Location:  Online only.RSVP:  To automatically receive webinar connection information, please submit an RSVP as soon as possible at  An RSVP is required to attend the 3/10/2021 Public Forum. You will automatically receive an e-mail with webinar connection information from Triangle Associates.**Please check your spam and junk mail and make sure
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Virtual meeting invitation

Please Join Our Virtual CAG Meeting.
Wednesday January 13th At 6:30 p.m. Pacific
Click Here For The Zoom Link  Happy New Near Everyone, 
2021…WOW…it’s here! I am hoping that later in this year we can possibly gather as close as the cormorants in the Columbia Sough picture above. 

Please join us for our virtual Portland Harbor CAG Meeting on Wednesday January 13th. We will be having a dissuasion about the fuel tanks in the Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub and its relations to risk management within Portland Harbor and the Willamette River. We are revisiting this topic of the CEI risk because of the importance for community to know how it relates to the clean up effort, risk and responsibilities, and protocols in the event of human caused damages to the Willamette River in Portland Harbor Superfund. 

Date: January 13th 2021
Time: Start at 6:30 pm Pacific 
Location: Online Only
 *   Meeting ID: 923 1444 8438
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Guest speakers will be:
*Susheela Jayapal – Multnomah County Commissioner
(, 503-988-5219) 
*Jonna Papaefthimiou- Planning, Policy, and Community Programs Manager Portland Bureau of Emergency Management 
(, 503-823-3809)
*Caleb Shaffer, EPA Region 10 Portland Harbor Team Lead (, 503-326-5015)
*Lauren Wirtis Oregon DEQ’s Regional Public Affairs Specialist (, 503-229-6488)  **Please check your spam and junk mail and
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Please be safe and lets fight the rapid spread of COVID-19 together.
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September 22, 2020 14:46

The Portland Police Bureau is preparing for a variety of mass gathering events being planned for Saturday, September 26, 2020. At this time, one group has been announced they will hold an event at Delta Park at noon. Another group is planning an event at Peninsula Park from noon until 3 p.m. These parks are geographically separated by over three miles.

Based on publicly available information, these events are being promoted by individuals or organizations with differing ideologies. Numerous past mass gathering events in the City of Portland, involving individuals and groups with differing ideologies, resulted in criminal behavior by some participants, including but not limited to assaults, vandalism, weapons violations, as well as a recent homicide following a rally. Some incidents have resulted in arrests; others remain under investigation.

“We are working closely with the Mayor’s Office and other local and regional partners and we will deploy our collective resources based on the latest information we have,” said Chief Chuck Lovell. “Across our region we have witnessed devastation and loss of life from COVID to wildfires to gun violence. It is up to all of us to make sure we do not have an event where further loss of life results. Lawful engagement in First Amendment rights is acceptable; attendance with the intent to harm or intimidate others is not appropriate or safe for anyone.

“Due to the heightened rhetoric and many recent events where crimes occurred, we are developing a thorough plan to do everything possible to keep everyone safe. It is crucial for anyone who plans to attend to refrain from engaging in criminal activity, report dangerous or criminal conduct to the police, and adhere to lawful orders given by public safety officials. We will continue to keep the public informed and ask for the public’s help in keeping us informed so we can work together to have a safe day.”

The Portland Police Bureau’s liaison team attempts to work with all event organizers to establish an environment where community members may safely practice their First Amendment Rights of speech and assembly. The Police Bureau Liaison Team is available to assist event organizers in planning a safe event for participants, Portland community members, and businesses. Liaison Officers may be contacted at: or through its Twitter account: @PPBLiaison

Prior events resulted in traffic and public transportation disruptions and delays. The Portland Police caution drivers that roadways may be impacted on Saturday, including I-5, which is already affected due to the northbound span I-5 bridge closure. For more information about the bridge closure, visit: To check traffic, visit:

TriMet may adjust service if an area becomes unsafe, blocked or is closed. TriMet riders should check ahead of time to see if their bus or MAX line is detoured or disrupted. Users of the Portland Streetcar should check

The Police Bureau encourages demonstration event organizers and organizations to follow established guidelines for obtaining a permit to use a federal or City of Portland park and/or use City of Portland streets for protest events.

Anyone with information about individuals planning to commit criminal activity at any of the September 26 events is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to

For persons requiring anonymity, information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

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Expect more information to follow in the coming days. To stay informed of these updates, follow us on Twitter (@PortlandPolice) or sign up for our press releases at or check for posted press release updates on our website at