The 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition invites the public to participate in the 82nd Avenue Community Forum Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Jade/APANO Multicultural Space, 8114 S.E. Division St.

82nd Avenue is one of the busiest streets in Portland, and the effects of changes impacting much of Portland are being felt all along the avenue. In partnership with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon and the office of State Senator Michael Dembrow, people who live, work and visit the area around 82nd Avenue are invited to weigh in on planning and transportation projects that will guide development for decades to come. The event includes opportunities to meet city planners and give public testimony on the city’s mixed-use zoning and employment zones projects, as well as discuss other issues and projects affecting the area, including transportation and transit, housing and small business. In addition, Mayor Charlie Hales will appear and speak to attendees.

The 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition is an all-volunteer organization of local citizens, business owners and groups committed to safe streets, equitable development and a strong business environment on one of Portland’s busiest streets.

For more information, contact John Mulvey at