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All summer long, @PDXParksandRec has Free for All Events around the city. This weekend, join PDX Creative Laureates for Arts for All (Music, Vogue, Folk, Art) at Peninsula Park or catch the Melao de Cuba Salsa Orchestra at Ventura Park. More here:…
Check in now w/friends, family & neighbors who are older or live alone. BEFORE the heat sets in, make sure vulnerable people have access to AC or a way to get relief at a cool space like a library or mall.… The connections you make *could save a life*
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What an amazing day! We hired 16 officers, 1 PS3 and recognized 7 new professional staff. More hiring to come in the following months. If you know someone who would make a great officer, refer them to We need our community’s help to reshape our future.
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Today I announced an Emergency Declaration to help address gun violence and outlined my two-year, evidence-based plan called Safer Summer PDX. Learn more here:…
Congratulations to the new recruits at @PortlandPolice that include Public Safety Specialists, support staff and over a dozen sworn-officers. Restaffing continues to be one of my priorities, while we also work to Refocus and Reform community safety in Portland.
We’ve launched the Portland Small Business Hub, a FREE resource to help Portland households, businesses, and communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic recession. Learn more: #PDX #PDXSmallBiz
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Head over to the South Park Blocks this weekend for the new @paseo_pdx community festival brought to you by @PDXParksFound! This free event will offer music, dancing, yoga, and various other family-friendly activities to enjoy.
Today I am announcing the hiring of a Civilian Dean of Training for @PortlandPolice. Dr. Datro’s experience will enhance our ongoing efforts to reform the system by increasing accountability and transparency. Read more:…
Portland welcomes the international athletes and visitors arriving for @WCHoregon22, July 15-24. We invite you to explore our city before heading down to Eugene for this historic track & field world championship.…
Portland has earned a spot on @TIME's list of World's Greatest Places - and I couldn't agree more!…
Find out why Portland is one of the World's Greatest Places of 2022
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Mama Kat has been living at Multnomah’s Safe Rest Village since July 1. My team has personally worked with her to store her belongings and provide support. She also has an offer from the Hope Housing Grant since the Navigation Team began to work with her many months ago.…
Celebrate the Willamette River this Sunday at @TheBigFloat! Tickets benefit the Human Access Project, a local, volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to helping people connect with their river. Register here - don't forget your float vessel and life jacket:
The Mississippi Street Fair is back this Saturday! Support local vendors, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the summer weather. N Mississippi Ave from Fremont to Skidmore, 10 am - 9 pm.
I am outraged over the bias crime incident that happened last weekend, and the shortcomings of the criminal justice system during what followed.
Happy Fourth of July, Portland! I am grateful we can take a break today with family, friends and loved ones. Please celebrate responsibly!
Shop local this Saturday at a downtown summer popup event with 12+ local vendors. 11 am - 7 pm at SW 10th and Morrison:
Today I am announcing the hiring of a summer ceasefire team. As violence historically surges in the summer months, we must do more to address the problem at scale.…
Get summer started with @PDXParksandRec's Summer Free For All Free Lunch + Play Kickoff event at Kʰunamokwst Park, today at noon:…
Thank you to @PDXFire for protecting our city and for the sacrifices you and your families make every day to keep us all safe. It was my honor to attend today’s memorial.…
We kicked off Heat Week yesterday by commemorating the lives lost during the 2021 heat dome. This week we are hosting a series of events to better understand and help our community prepare for more heat events in the Portland area.
Portland @SundayParkways is back, and this year the City of Portland is promoting intentional shopping and dining in the Cully and Concordia business districts. Look for the green Here for Portland tent along the route to get your gift card.…
We're expecting hot weather this weekend. Try to get prepared now - and don't forget to check on your neighbors too. @multco has air conditioned community centers, libraries and pools open to help you stay cool.…
Here in Portland, we will continue to support reproductive rights and defend access to safe and legal abortions. Read my full statement:
Today City Council voted to approve an ordinance that extends the current caps on the fees that third-party food platforms may charge Portland restaurants. The 8-month extension is needed to continue to protect Portland restaurants from excessive fees.…
@PDXParksandRec outdoor pools open today! And a reminder that our splash pads / fountains are on, if you're looking for non-pool ways to cool down. Find your closest: - pool:… - splash pad:… - fountain:…
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Today we recognize the significance of June 19th and observe this day through a lens of remembrance and action. Thanks to the City African American Network for your work on this proclamation.…
Juneteenth, known as “Freedom Day,” commemorates the abolition of slavery and the freedom of African American slaves. In 2021, it became a federal holiday and this year, it is a state holiday in Oregon for the first time: #JuneteenthOR #PDX #PDXEvents
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Portland is ready for Pride this weekend! Celebrate with citywide events, parades and at the waterfront festival:
“We shouldn’t have to be heart surgeons or save a baby from a burning building to be worthy of dignity and respect.” Dreamers like Karen work every day to make our communities inclusive and Congress must act now to provide a pathway to citizenship for them. #DACADOES
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It was an honor to tour the new @ConstructHope site this week with @CommRubio. The program received a PCEF grant to support pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs in green building trades, and the expanded facility will jumpstart careers for underserved Portlanders.
The Old Town neighborhood has been disproportionately affected by the crises impacting Portland today. We've made a lot of progress - but there's still more work to be done. Thanks to Jessie Burke and to the Old Town Community Association for leading this effort.
While gun violence is a nationwide epidemic, the impacts are happening right here in Portland. We must continue to raise our voices together and demand common-sense gun control.
I applaud the community marches against gun violence today. This action serves as a reminder of the lives behind the statistics—the moms, dads, children and loved ones whose lives have been forever changed by gun violence.
Portland is getting ready for summer! @PDXParksandRec is looking for staff for the city's public outdoor pools. Spread the word about fun, fulfilling jobs in a welcoming and inclusive work environment; anyone age 16 and up is encouraged to apply.…
We’re gearing up for another fun weekend in Portland and this time, it’s full of pride 🏳️‍🌈! Enjoy activities like live music performances, science demonstrations, wine tastings and a bike
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We're getting ready to celebrate at the @PDXRoseFestival Grand Floral Parade this weekend! Rain or shine, @DanRyanPDX and I look forward to commemorating this annual tradition.
This budget takes meaningful and immediate action to our most urgent problems, while supporting our goals to be more equitable, mitigate climate change, and better basic city services.
Today City Council voted to adopt our Fiscal Year 22-23 Budget with a 5-0 vote. Thank you to my colleagues for their thoughtful engagement and collaboration throughout this process.…
Grand Marshal @TheUnipiper is ready for the @PDXRoseFestival @FredMeyerStores Junior Parade! Check us out live at 1 PM on Fox 12 Plus!
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Last weekend I met with @SecFudge at the @usmayors Conference. I took the opportunity to join mayors from across the country to advocate for direct and flexible funding for cities to address affordable housing investment and the homeless crisis. #Mayors2022
I had a great meeting this morning with the Inclusive Economic Development Strategy Leadership Committee. Together, we're charting a new strategy for growth and development in Portland that is more equitable and sustainable. @prosperportland @PDX_BizAlliance @travelportland
Congratulations to AJ Allmendinger on his @NASCAR_Xfinity Series win this weekend. Special thanks to @portlandraceway, @Portland_GP and @sportoregon for their hard work coordinating this fantastic event. Photos courtesy ReelNative Films. #PORTLANDNASCAR
Can you believe it’s June?! Here’s our first weekend event 🏳️‍🌈 roundup. Check it out and see you out and about in the city for parades, bike rides, markets and a drag queen brunch
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🌹Sign up to volunteer at the Portland Rose Festival - Starlight Parade! As a thank you, you will receive tixs to the City Fair, Spirit Mountain Grand Floral Parade seats & a t-shirt (for those helping with clean-up)! Plus you’ll have fun! Sign up…1K
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Tomorrow is the big day! We are privileged to host the @NASCAR_Xfinity Series on the @portlandraceway. #PORTLANDNASCAR / @Portland_GP
My People's Market is back this weekend featuring a food court, beverages, and more than 140+ BIPOC business vendors. No tickets necessary.
I urge all Portlanders to stay engaged in the budget conversation: Submit written testimony by emailing the Council clerk [email protected] or fill out the budget comment form, or provide in-person testimony between 2-5 PM on June 8 at the Adopted Budget Hearing.
Many thanks to community members who joined me over the last few weeks to discuss the critical issues our City faces and my proposed investments to begin addressing them through our FY22-23 Budget. Your input will go a long way and I hope you continue to make your voices heard.
Today Portland kicks off Pedalpalooza and celebrates 20 years of community biking fun. There are over 500 rides listed on the @pedalpalooza calendar, including 100 family-friendly events for you to join over the next three months. #bikesummer…
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