Over the past few months, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has been sharing a series of videos about making great places, how Portland is growing and what makes a vibrant, safe and healthy community. The videos were developed to help explain what is at the heart of the city's new Comprehensive Plan: growing in centers and corridors.
But growth, however well planned, can result in some growing pains. People are concerned about traffic and parking, new building designs and compatibility, and gentrification and displacement. And some of them have even made movies about their issues and wishes for the future of Portland.
So they're putting on a film festival to showcase all the ideas and feelings out there in the community about how Portland is growing and changing. This will be a fun and lively event celebrating Portland's successes and acknowledging our growing pains. Come see films from local filmmakers, neighborhood activists, city planners, and Portland celebrities.
Portland is Growing: A Festival of Local Films
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
McMenemin's Kennedy School Gymnasium
5736 NE 33rd Ave
Light refreshments served; movies begin at 7 p.m.