Metadata: Centers (Regional, Town and Neighborhood)

Centers (Regional, Town and Neighborhood)

Category Planning
Feature Dataset Name STAND-ALONE
Item Name centers_pdx
Database Type
Originator City of Portland
Bureau Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Publication Date 05/17/2018
Abstract The official centers boundaries.

Part of the preferred growth scenario, CENTERS provide the primary areas for growth and change in Portland overthe next 25 years. They are compact urban places that anchor complete neighborhoods, featuring retail storesand businesses (grocery stores, restaurants, markets, shops, etc.), civic amenities (libraries, schools, communitycenters, churches, temples, etc.) housing options, health clinics, employment centers and parks or other publicgathering places. Centers transition in scale to surrounding lower density neighborhoods using “middlehousing” building types – rowhouses, duplexes, triplexes, etc. – at their edges. Targeting new growth in centersand the inner ring districts helps achieve goals of having more Portlanders live in complete neighborhoods, usemore mass transit and active transportation, reduce their energy use and mitigate climate change. 
Supplemental Information
Last Dataset Update 08/13/2020 07:59
Last Source Update 05/04/2020 19:54
Maintenance/Update Frequency infrequent
Data Type
Shape Type Polygon
Feature Count 33
Horizontal Position Accuracy
Horizontal Position Accuracy Link
North Bounding Coordinate 5719032.9338
South Bounding Coordinate 5692243.5594
East Bounding Coordinate -13635381.5047
West Bounding Coordinate -13666309.711
Theme Keyword(s) urban design framework
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Place Keyword(s) Portland, Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, Oregon
Place Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints Available for Public Use
Use Constraints These data are distributed under the terms of the City of Portland Data Distribution Policy. Care was taken in the creation of this data but it is provided "as is".

The City of Portland cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional accuracy.
Source Dataset Type File Geodatabase
Output Geodatabase EGH_PUBLIC_WGS
Distribution Grid: State plane coordinate system 1983(91).
Units: International feet
Datum: North American Datum of 1983/1991 (HPGN)
Liability: The information in this file was derived from digital databases on the City of Portland GIS. Care was taken in the creation of this file. The City cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional accuracy. There are no warranties, expressed or implied.
Format: Shapefile or File Geodatabase Feature Class - Data will be provided via City of Portland FTP Site.
Online Resource:
Online Instructions: City of Portland Public/Open Data is distributed via the PortlandMaps Open Data Site - Data not available on the PortlandMaps Open Data site can be requested by contacting the City of Portland CGIS Group -
Transfer Size: varies
SPCS Zone Identifier: 5076

Web Services

Service Description Feature Access Layer
BDS_Layers Map layers used to facilatate the permitting process Dynamic Centers
BPS_Thematic_Layers Source data for AGS reference layer map service Dynamic BPS Adopted Centers Boundaries
Zoning Zoning designations (and related layers) for the City of Portland and unincorporated portions of Multnomah County that are administered by the city. Dynamic Centers

Attribute Tables & Domains

Table Description
Table Jurisdiction
Column Sort Column Name Column Alias Column Type Column Size Domain Value(s) Column Description
1 NAME Name String 50
Center name
1 TYPE Center Type String 30
Center type (regional, town, neighborhood)