Ankeny Square

Ankeny Square is part of the North Park Blocks in Portland, Oregon. The square is south of Burnside.

Ankeny Square
Ankeny Square is located in Portland, Oregon
Ankeny Square
LocationPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Coordinates45°31′22″N 122°40′43″W / 45.52278°N 122.67861°W / 45.52278; -122.67861Coordinates: 45°31′22″N 122°40′43″W / 45.52278°N 122.67861°W / 45.52278; -122.67861

HistoryEdit

In 2014, the square was home to a food car pod called "Grubbin'". The pod emerged from plans by Portland Parks & Recreation (PPR) to revitalize the square.[1][2] In 2016, Amanda Waldroupe of Street Roots said the park, "for decades, has had a seedy reputation and attracted drug use, loitering and vandalism, as it fell into neglect and disrepair".[3] PPR also announced plans to start accepting business proposals,[4][5] and proposals for community projects.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ankeny Square revamped into Grubbin' food cart pod with stage and seating". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on 2016-10-09. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  2. ^ "Once dangerous Portland park becomes newest food cart pod". KGW. Archived from the original on 2016-11-10. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  3. ^ a b "The new face of Ankeny Square". Street Roots. Archived from the original on 2020-12-16. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  4. ^ "City seeks business proposals for Ankeny Square". KGW. 2016-04-06. Archived from the original on 2016-06-13. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  5. ^ "Ankeny Square Activation Opportunity - North Park Blocks ~ PDX". Northparkblocks.org. 2016-04-04. Archived from the original on 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2017-07-12.