Sunnyside Piazza | Why I Heart Portland

Portland is progressive and green and community-minded and friendly and quirky and walkable and artsy and perfect. The Sunnyside Piazza neighborhood of east Portland is the perfect example of why I would love to live, work, and play in PDX.

Conceived and carried out, in part, by Portland State University service-learning students, this intersection is now known for hyper-color homes, the infamous birds eye view sunflower painted on the street, an information kiosk with advertisements for community happenings, at one time it had a book swap and tea stand on one corner, etc. You get the idea. All of this came about because cars were speeding through the neighborhood and residents were worried about the safety of their children. For those also in love with the recent renovation of SLC's 9th and 9th neighborhood, this should all seem familiar. Community organizing makes my heart sing. So do these colors!
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I can't tell you how joyful it would make me to live in a neighborhood with lime green sidewalks. I'm still mourning the loss of Sugarhouse and I really connected with Sunnyside.

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