Portland’s Green Loop: The New Central City Rising

Monday, April 24, 6 to 7:30 pm
The Redd
831 SE Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97214

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 Seattle—are filling DWP’s Headquarters with an interactive exhibit of their work so far.

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


The Post Office Blocks Redevelopment: Kimberly Branam, executive director, Portland Development Commission; Kathy Berg, design partner at ZGF

The Portland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion–Brian Ferriso, executive director, Portland Art Museum

Oregon Health Science University’s South Waterfront expansion: Brian Newman, Vice President of Campus Development, OHSU

Zidell Yards: Charlene Zidell

OMSI Redevelopment: Carol Gossett, development manager, OMSI; Snohetta

The New Bike Bridges of I-84, I-5, and I-405: Art Pearce, Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Rose Quarter Futures: Rukaiyah Adams, chief investment officer, Meyer Memorial Trust; Zari Santner, former director, Portland Parks & Recreation

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


For Information about this competition and to view all of the submitted projects click HERE.