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What is Vibrant Streets?
A vibrant retail street is a neighborhood’s core. It is managed, retail-appropriate, mixed, safe, championed, anchored, walkable, and unified. It’s a street that’s treasured by its residents, customers, and retailers whose daily actions ensure its enduring vibrancy. Simple, right?
The Vibrant Streets Toolkit can be used by retailers, businesses, merchants’ associations, government agencies, neighborhoods, and community groups to make incremental, measured improvements in their commercial districts to attract shops and restaurants. Getting started is easy. Make a Vibrant Street happen in your neighborhood!
Street of the Week: 5/12 – 5/31
NW 23rd Avenue is part of Portland’s Northwest District, which is a densely populated retail and residential neighborhood in the northwest section of the city. Old and new buildings are interspersed, and restaurants, bars, and shops are within walking distance. The street itself is also known as “Trendy-third,” and it’s lined with hip boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Fun fact: Portland native Matt Groening named several of The Simpsons characters after streets in the Northwest District.