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Congress Square

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Talk now about the future of Congress Square?

If you have ideas for the future of Congress Square, the city of Portland is interested in hearing them. Except, of course, if those ideas include revitalizing the concrete plaza at the corner of Congress and High streets.
 Civic Action
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 19, 2013

Know your history

It’s become a local wedge issue; you’d be hard-pressed to find a Portlander who doesn’t have thoughts about the fate of Congress Square
 Urban Planning
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 06, 2013

Getting Congress (Square) to work

Five years after launching a citywide effort to redesign Congress Square, the city of Portland is launching a citywide effort to redesign the area around and including Congress Square.
 Renovations
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 30, 2013

A proposal for Congress Square

It has been suggested, as an alternative to the warehouse-like "ballroom" proposed by the Eastland Hotel's new owners, that Congress Square and adjacent buildings be redesigned and redeveloped as a "centerpiece" urban plaza.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, July 6, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 06, 2012
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Every Friday there's an art walk

This Friday, as the first Friday of every month, Portland art-lovers will wander the streets, checking out the latest and greatest our galleries, museums, and shops have to offer. Nearby communities have their own versions, too.
Portland’s creativity is on display any time you care to look
By ANNA PEROCCHI  |  August 07, 2009
First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk


  FRIDAY 3 ART & PLAY Unlike the rest of the local scene, the First Friday Art Walk finds itself running on full steam on...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009