Services and Information for Community education and outreach

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The City of Portland’s 311 program improves access to information and services by providing a single point of contact – in person, online or over the phone.
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About the Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
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If you have a project that benefits your community and the environment, you can apply for a Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) grant of up to $12,000. The two-page pre-application for projects is due by 4 p.m. on the first Friday of February each year.
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Mini-grants are available from the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP). These grants provide gift certificates for native plants that benefit the watershed. They are available to community groups or individuals. We accept and review applications year-round. Download the application here.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues PARK(ing) Day permits to allow residents, designers, businesses, students, community organizations and artists to temporarily transform parking spaces into public spaces. This international event takes place the third Friday in September.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) encourages people to create new public space by closing a portion of the street to vehicles. Pedestrian plazas may occur on any street type that is next to or in close proximity to a partnering business or organization.
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Help take care of Green Streets in your neighborhood. It takes only a few minutes to sign up and find available Green Streets to adopt. Thank you for helping us keep our rivers and streams clean.
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With the help of our partners at The Street Trust, Safe Routes to School provides pedestrian and bicycle safety instruction at schools throughout the Portland area.
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These events offer neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for proper disposal of bulky household waste that may otherwise be disposed inappropriately.
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Parks and recreation support the health of our communities, and contribute to the economic and environmental well-being of our city. A robust parks and recreation system is a key ingredient to making Portland a great city.
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New features, tweaks of existing items, and the first exclusively live content on Portland.gov.
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To testify regarding an issue on the City Council agenda, use one of the options below.
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Receive trainings, resources, and services regarding crime prevention and public safety. Note: not for reporting crimes.
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Full scholarships are available to Portland residents for "Portland Traffic & Transportation," a noncredit course at Portland State University sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Registration is based on lottery due to popularity.
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Learn how to navigate Portland by foot like a pro. We tailor our in-person trainings to meet your group's needs.
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Order FREE Vision Zero materials from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to help educate family, friends, neighbors, your school, or your organization about Vision Zero, Portland's commitment to eliminate serious and fatal traffic injuries in Portland.
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With Greenbucks, Portland sewer customers can make $1, $3, or $5 contributions to help pay for the maintenance of green stormwater management facilities on public school properties throughout Portland. Whether you're a sewer customer or school district, register here.
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