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Blumenauer Bridge Grand Opening party
July 31, 2022 – 11:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
We will have a booth for samples and bottle sales alongside other community vendors and groups, as we all get to witness the grand opening of Blumenauer Bridge.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge will provide a valuable car-free connection between two of the Rose City’s fastest growing neighborhoods. In the spirit of how this bridge will bring us together, on July 31, PBOT will host a community gathering to celebrate the formal opening of the new crossing.
The day will include a variety of community-led bike rides. New plazas on the north and south sides of the bridge, as well as nearby destinations in the Lloyd District and Central Eastside, will have pop-up block parties with a variety of local vendors and organizations. The Central Eastside Industrial Council and Go Lloyd, along with The Street Trust and Friends of the Green Loop, are organizing local groups that may want to take part in street fairs and group bike rides the day of the celebration. There will also be a formal program where local leaders, including Congressman Blumenauer and Portland Transportation Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will speak.