AlbeRTa Street Placemaking

Installation at 31st

Alberta Main Street installs new signage at the western and eastern ends of the commercial corridor. The goals of the project are to increase public art, develop an iconic installation that creates a sense of place, and honor the work and legacy of Art on Alberta (former arts / education-focused nonprofit) within the district. Together, the Alberta Main Street Design Committee, community volunteers, generous private partners, and public agencies successfully achieved these goals working with local artist, Ivan McLean.

“We are very pleased to have one of the new placemaking installations in front of Radio Room. We love the artistic signage and see it as another opportunity to welcome people to Alberta Street and honor the creativity and artistic spirit of our neighborhood,” remarked Sarah Betteridge, manager at Radio Room.

As with all AMS projects, we depended on a lot of help from our friends including, Ivan McLean (artist), to Armac Construction for donating the installation work, to Catena for donating the structural engineering, the AMS Design Committee for everything, to Art on Alberta and the Portland Development Commission for funding, to Radio Room and The Sugar Cube for hosting the new installations and to the Portland Bureau of Transportation for helping us navigate the process.

“We are so appreciative of the community for coming together to make this happen. The installations are so unique; they will naturally build a stronger sense of place on Alberta Street. ” said Kristin Slavin, AMS Design Committee co-chair.

“Placemaking strengthens the connection between people and the places they share.” - Project for Public Spaces


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earth Day district Clean Up

Earth DayVolunteer sign up is now available!

Street Seats Arrive on Alberta Street

A Dialogue web

Creating More Public Space and Inspiring Community Interaction
Take a ride or walk down Alberta Street and discover two new public street seats in front of the Tin Shed and Vita Café.

“We are thrilled to be selected as a placement site for one of the public Street Seats. We’ve received so much love from the community over the years and it’s great to be a part of something that continues to grow. The sense of community on Alberta Street is already remarkable; we are thankful to be playing a role to further inspire community interaction ”, remarked Christie Griffin, co-owner of the Tin Shed.  [click to read the full press release]

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business on alberta Street

Opening a Business on Alberta StreetAlberta Street is a vibrant neighborhood business district in NE Portland that is known for its individuality and love of the local. Lined with independently owned retail stores, art galleries, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, Alberta Street caters to residents and visitors who want to experience an authentic piece of Portland. Alberta Street is a great place to open and operate a business. We have created a couple of documents to help you whether you are new to Alberta Street or are looking to grow. learn more