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River District

Home to the Pearl District, Old Town/Chinatown and swaths of grittier, industrial properties, the River District URA has experienced phenomenal growth since 2001. Projects focus on the area’s capacity for continued growth as a high-density, mixed-use urban neighborhood.

Urban Renewal Area (URA) Fast Facts

Created: June 1998

Total Acres: 351.2

Last date to issue long-term debt (?): June 2021

Boundaries: View the River District URA boundaries.

What's New

  • Mayor Hales announces two cornerstone projects in NE Portland
    August 17, 2015
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  • Portland's vision for Pearl District post office could include skyscrapers, Union Station plaza
    August 04, 2015
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  • Three questions with Willy Myers, PDC Commissioner
    July 31, 2015
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URA Contact

Sara Harpole
email or 503-823-3337

Upcoming Events

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  1. Open House: Broadway Corridor Framework Plan

    Tuesday, September 08, 2015