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The Portland Open Space Sequence.

A public space celebrating performance art, transformation and community.

The 1960s were a time of transformation, enlightenment — and revolution. During this time of rapid change, leaders in Portland were looking for ways to bring nature back to the heart of the city. Enter Lawrence Halprin — a renowned landscape architect with profound new ideas about how people and parks come together. This revolutionary approach gave life to an urban oasis of interconnected downtown blocks and plazas.

After more than 50 years, these visionary parks are experiencing a second wave of transformation and rebirth as the downtown area's population density continues to grow. Through the combined efforts of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy and the local business community, more than $4 million has been raised to restore the Fountain District to its original glory.

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Learn more about the Portland Open Space Sequence, its significance and how you can be part of the future.

Recent Posts

Changing Places at Keller Fountain

Art, Music and Dance Installation Celebrates Portland’s Fountain District

The Halprin Landscape Conservancy and PLACE present Changing Places, an evening of music, dance, art and community, in the four...


Wayfinding Signs Point the Way to the Sequence

Thanks to community members, neighbors and PSU students, new wayfinding signage will boost awareness of the hidden parks in the...

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Sequence lights up during Portland Winter Light Festival

Celebrate 2017 PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL At The Portland Open Space Sequence Light Installation The Portland Open Space Sequence joins...

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