Reaching out to local businesses — it’s business time!

Reaching out to local businesses — it’s business time!

NW 13th
It has been so much fun getting to know the businesses on NW 13th! While an initial visit to the street might make someone think that it’s dominated by major businesses like Keen, Safeway, and 24 Hr Fitness, there are over 70 businesses of all shapes and sizes. Some are retail, some beauty and fitness, some are restaurants, and many others are creative firms. Some have their storefront on the street, others are hidden within the many historic buildings like the Gadsby Building. We have been very well received by local businesses, who have been very excited to share their thoughts. Long term parking for employees? Shutting down the streets to cars? Making events easier to implement? Check! Everyone has ideas and opinions about the street and we've been steadfastly working to…
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Observing the people who use NW 13th

Observing the people who use NW 13th

NW 13th
As we begin the process of better understanding NW 13th, we are excited to share images of our initial steps to gain insight into the particular experiences of users of the street. In doing this we sought to acquire knowledge about the relationship between people and space so we decided to leave the office, get out, and observe. As we witnessed the daily activities and circumstances of people on the street, we recorded textually and visually how individuals enact space. At the end of the day, this was helpful in beginning to understand what people do on NW 13th and what their needs are. Sometimes, you just gotta go and live the street. [photo_gallery_wp id="2"]
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Welcome to RethinkStreets.com!

Welcome to RethinkStreets.com!

Website
Welcome to our brand new website! RethinkStreets.com is our new home to share all the information regarding our projects. As we take on rethinking NW 13th Ave. in Portland, OR we encourage you to follow along with our progress here on our website as well as through this blog. We'll be sharing meaningful findings, insights, best practice research, and community engagement events. In the future we'll share our results with the community through this website as well as any other projects we may take on in the future. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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