PBOT News Blog: Portland in the Streets: Creating community through neighborhood block parties 1


I’ve always said that planning and hosting events is the best way to build community. I love Portland’s transportation dept getting in on the act!  https://bampdx.com

Source: PBOT News Blog: Portland in the Streets: Creating community through neighborhood block parties


About Bridget Bayer

Bridget Bayer is an author and community organizer working to create vibrant main street business districts that support local economies. Bridget believes shared activities are a catalyst for positive change. Her professional work fosters community involvement by creating shared events that enhance communication, develop shared interests and support existing and start-up non-profit organizations.At home, Bridget focuses on innovative ecological practices, hates waste and dependably finds ways to eliminate it. After 25 years in the restaurant industry, she still loves to cook especially with locally sourced veggies including those homegrown from her garden.Bridget, the first mate on Ama Natura, lives on a floating home on the Columbia River in Portland with Peter Wilcox, instigator of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project, and the lovely Luna, her favorite cat.


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  • Moira Green

    I love it that the City of Portland bothered to notice that Block Party permits were under-utilized in certain neighborhoods and did something about it in creative and practical ways. Portland understands the high value — the many benefits — of these parties and actually put money and effort into making more of them happen. What a great success story. Thanks for sharing it, Bridget.