Portland Parks & Recreation offers $1 rent at Ankeny Square

Businesses and organizations can apply to rent retail space in the North Park Blocks for $1 per year for up to two years.

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Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) invites interest from individuals, for-profit and non-profit organizations and businesses to propose business ideas and/or programing activities that will support activation at and provide a unique identity to Ankeny Square, part of the North Park Blocks. Ankeny Square is between SW Ankeny and W Burnside Streets, as attached in Exhibit A. PP&R recognizes that an effective public-private agreement has the potential to not only generate revenue but also positively enhance the experience of park users, businesses and residents surrounding Ankeny Square as well as visitor experience to The North Park Block as a whole.

This Request For Interest (RFI) is encouraging and creating the competitive environment for new agreement(s) to be created. This RFI is designed to give all who may be interested an opportunity to suggest public-private partnerships, including those for permits or lease agreements depending on the nature of the response.


Parks and Rec requires applicants to submit a business plan and an outline of the proposed social, environmental and social impact the organization would bring to Ankeny Square.

The proposal deadline is April 22, 2016 at 4 p.m.

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