Category: Planning

September 21, 2016

Building a Culture of Health? This Prize Has Your Name on It

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking for communities in Oregon and nationwide that through powerful partnerships and commitments are building a culture of health—places where all residents, no matter who they are or where they live, can thrive. If your community is engaged in this work, RWJF’s short video explains more, including details about the $25,000 prize.

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February 22, 2016

Native Americans, through Different Lenses

Now through May, The Portland Art Museum is showcasing the work of Edward Curtis, a famous non-Native photographer of Native Americans in the early 1900s. The exhibition also features contemporary portraits by NativeAmericans, challenging audiences to think critically about how artists portray the Native experience.

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January 26, 2016

Put Oregon on the Nation’s Junk Food Map

PreventObesity.net, a project of the American Heart Association, wants Oregonians to help  show the impact of junk food marketing on U.S. kids and teens. Email your story or upload a photo: It could be the fast-food billboard near your neighborhood school, or that soda promotion that came home in your child’s backpack.

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October 12, 2015

What’s your place in The SE 82nd & Division Story? Find it here.

The neighborhood of SE 82nd Avenue and Division Street in Portland is a fascinating place of diversity, challenges and opportunity. Have memories, stories and hopes for the future of the area? Metro wants to hear—and possibly share—them. Or just get to know the place with videos, photo galleries and interviews with residents.

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October 12, 2015

Have Your Say about the Role of Biking, Walking in Oregon’s Future.

How does the way we get around affect our health? What role should biking and walking play in Oregon’s transportation network? These are the questions at stake as citizens develop a long-term Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, led by the Oregon Department of Transportation. The plan should reflect all of Oregon, from big cities to rural communities. Get involved and make your voice heard.

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