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Lents Bridge Project

  • Lents Community Footbridge 9359-9399 SE Steele St Portland, OR, 97266 United States (map)

The Lents Community Footbridge links the two halves of the Lents Neighborhood which was unceremoniously bifurcated in the mid-eighties with the construction of the I-205 freeway. Our stair painting is the kick-off to a multi-year project to gather the community in beautifying this throughway, populated with schoolchildren, cyclists, wanderers, families, etc. Currently it is an uninspired piece of urban architecture, inviting litter and general abuse. We will imbue it with art and life as a reflection of the people it serves and inspires!

Join us to paint the panels to be installed on the risers of the west-side access stairs! We will have a beautiful shady work area on the grassy side of the I-205 Multi-Use path stocked with coffee and pastries in the morning and vegetarian chili and cold drinks as we paint into the afternoon. In addition, we will be COVERING the walls of the bridge with sidewalk chalk--a perfect activity for kids (and adults) to start the process of claiming our community space!


Earlier Event: June 8
Jeans Farm