Please spread the word about the first ever regional meeting on age-friendly cities and communities here in the Metro area.

Date: Thursday, November 8th

Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon

Location: Monarch Hotel, 12566 SE 93rd Avenue, Clackamas, Oregon


Please join us on August 8 at Metro for a presentation about age-friendly issues in the Portland region.

What: Brown bag presentation and discussion at Metro

Where: Metro Council Chambers, 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland

When: Wednesday, August 8 at Noon


You are invited!

Please join us for a presentation of Toward and Age-Friendly Portland, with Orca Planning, a Portland State University MURP student workshop. 
What: Brown Bag presentation & discussion
When: Tuesday, June 12th, 12pm-1pm
Where: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 SW 4th Ave, 7A, Portland, OR

ORCA Planning presented Age-Friendly Portland in a poster session at the American Planning Association Oregon Chapter conference "Planning for Real Sustainability: Sage Advice from the High Desert" in Bend, OR this weekend. #OAPA


ORCA Planning is looking for your feedback on two documents our “Draft Vision for an Age-Friendly Portland” and our “Preliminarly Policy Ideas.”  Please review and download documents using the links below and complete the accompanying surveys.

1. Draft Vision for an Age-Friendly Portland

The Draft Vision for an Age-Friendly Portland, was prepared by ORCA Planning for the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability with the support of the PSU Institute on Aging.

Want to give your feedback? Take our Stakeholder Feedback Survey.

2. Preliminary Policy Ideas

Interested in Age-Friendly Portland Preliminary Policy Ideas? Check out ORCA Planning’s Preliminary Policy Ideas

Let us know what you think about policy concepts, potential impacts and implementation feasibility via the Preliminary Policy Ideas Survey.


Hello All! Two workshops scheduled for next week. We need your input, what makes or what could make Portland age friendly? Join Us!


The Orca Planning Team presented the Vision for an Age-friendly Portland workplan overview to our client, BPS, our classmates, and their clients. Here is Colin and Ali in action!

The Vision: The City of Portland committed to make Portland a better place to live for the city’s increasingly older population. Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) will start to work on a comprehensive plan update later this year. The comprehensive plan update represents a unique opportunity for the City to coordinate age related livability improvements to the built environment with other city services and investments; however, recent planning efforts to inform the comprehensive plan do not articulate a vision or policy direction for an age-friendly Portland.
Who we are: We are a group of Portland State University graduate planning students collaborating with BPS to complete an age-friendly visioning and policy plan that can inform the upcoming comprehensive plan. We plan to articulate a Vision for an age-friendly Portland through a public involvement effort. Our end product will be a final written document containing The Vision for an Age-Friendly Portland, and some policy recommendations. The vision and policy recommendations will be designed to inform the City of Portland’s comprehensive plan update and other City policies and actions. We are Orca Planning.