Grass-roots Main Street Revitalization

The Portland Tribune profiles how a main street can develop without the help of city funding or planning.
June 26, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"28th Avenue, between Northeast Glisan and Southeast Stark -- The stretch of street -- a hybrid of the Kerns and Buckman neighborhoods -- has transformed itself since 1999 into a hub for new and innovative business. Young entrepreneurs such as Birk have flocked to the avenue to set up restaurants, hair salons, interior design shops, vintage stores and a jumble of other small-business ventures... It's a great example of how a main street can develop organically -- without the help of city funding or extensive outside planning..."

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Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 in The Portland Tribune
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