HQ: Portland’s Green Loop: The New Central City Rising

Imagine a verdant, 6-mile loop for pedestrians and bicycles connecting the Pearl District, West End, Cultural District, PSU, South of Market, South Waterfront, the Central Eastside, Lloyd District, and Rose Quarter.
Now imagine the bolder, taller, more urban Portland rising along it.

Last year's Design Week Portland featured an international design competition for a strategy to bring the Green Loop to life. This year, the winner - Untitled Studio, a collective from Portland, New York, and San Francisco - is transforming DWP's Headquarters into an interactive exhibit of their work so far.

Join Green Loop competition director, Randy Gragg, as he hosts a fast-paced evening of presentations by the civic leaders building a bold new Portland destined to rise along this city-shaping work of infrastructure.


Portland's Green Loop-A Status Report:
Susan Anderson, Director, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, outlines the vision-and steps ahead-to make the Loop a reality.

The Post Office Blocks Redevelopment:
Kimberly Branam, Executive Director, Portland Development Commission
Kathy Berg, Design Partner at ZGF, on the City of Portland's largest redevelopment site.

The Portland Art Museum's Rothko Pavilion:
Brian Ferriso, Executive Director, Portland Art Museum, on a new connection between the museum's past, present, and future.

Oregon Health Science University's South Waterfront expansion:
Brian Newman, Vice President of Campus Development, OHSU, on the future of the university's waterfront expansion.

Zidell Yards:
Charlene Zidell on the history and future transformation of one of Portland's great waterfront industrial sites.

OMSI Redevelopment:
Carol Gossett, Development Manager, OMSI, on Snohetta's master plan for 16 acres of prime, Central Eastside, waterfront land.

The New Bike Bridges of I-84, I-5, and I-405:
Leah Treat, Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation, on the proposed new bridges connecting the Green Loop.

Green Looping the Future Food Economy:
Nathan Kadish, Ecotrust
Franklin Jones of B-Line bike transport on The Redd's food hub and the growing economy of pedal-powered goods.

Rose Quarter Futures:
Rukaiyah Adams, Chief Investment Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust
Zari Santner, Former Director, Portland Parks & Recreation on how history must be, both, respected and made in the Rose Quarter.

The Green Loop Ahead:
William Smith and Courtney Ferris, Untitled Studio, winner of the LoopPDX competition in 2016.