East Of 82nd
East Portland is home to 40 percent of the city's youth. In our series, we explore what's available for them there. Where can they play? How safe is it for them to walk? What food is near home?
According to the U.S. Census, East Portland is the fastest growing part of the city. Many of the area’s youngest residents live there. Only a quarter of the population lives in East Portland, but it’s home to 40 percent of the city’s children.
OPB’s radio series looks at the resources available for kids in East Portland. In our series, we take broader look at this community by highlighting the voices, places, and people who live East of 82nd Avenue. Read through many of the responses that came to us via OPB’s Public Insight Network, or share your own story on our tumblr page.
OPB | Jan. 30, 2014 4:09 p.m.
Portland Parks and Recreation announced Thursday that it will build two new parks in outer east Portland. The parks are in two neighborhoods where green spaces are sparse.
OPB | June 27, 2013 5 a.m.
There are nearly 12,000 acres of parks in Portland. A little more than 1,700 of those park acres -- or just about 15 percent -- are located East of 82nd Avenue.
OPB | June 25, 2013 5 a.m.
Only a quarter of Portland's population lives in East Portland, but it's home to 40 percent of the city's children. What food resources are available to kids in this part of the city?
OPB | June 26, 2013 6 a.m.
East Portland is home to some of the most dangerous streets for pedestrians in the city. This area has seen nine pedestrian fatalities in the last two-and-a-half years.