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Impact on Local Neighbors

As the producers of the NW Natural Street of Dreams, the goal of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA) is to act as a resource for the neighbors immediately surrounding the development. We understand that there will be an impact on the neighborhood, but we want to mitigate any issues in collaboration with you. The answers to the most commonly asked questions are below, and updates are posted here as details are finalized.

Point of Contact for all Show Needs

Prior to the show, please contact HBA Staff for any questions or issues relating to the show operations or construction:

Mark Bisbing, Event Manager | 503-703-9692 (mobile)
Rachel Trice, VP of Marketing & Events | 503-577-6400 (mobile)

During the show, the City and Happy Valley will operate a Command Center to act as the first point of contact for neighbor issues, such as parking, traffic, signage, etc.

This non-emergency line is (503) 655-8211.

Economic Development & Partnership with the City of Happy Valley

The Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA) is partnering with the City of Happy Valley to promote the beautiful area surrounding the show site and featuring the many amenities and local businesses. This includes partnering with the City of Happy Valley to market the parks, schools and local businesses in the area.

In addition to the general marketing partnership we have forged, Clackamas County and the City of Happy Valley are helping us build relationships with many of the local businesses, creating promotions and opportunities to foster economic development.

Dates and Hours of the Show

The show will run every day, July 29 to August 27, 10 am to 9 pm with ticket sales ending at 7:30 pm.

There will be special events during or immediately preceding the show, with anticipated high traffic:
  • July 26, 6 to 10 pm | Block Party, a charity kick-off celebration for the NW Natural Street of Dreams with live music performances (expected attendance 1,200). This is the largest traffic impact night due to the high volume of people arriving for the VIP party at the same time, during rush hour. Expect traffic congestion and delays from approximately 3:30 – 7:30 pm on this night. This is the worst the traffic congestion should be during the run of this show.
  • July 29-30, 10 am to 9 pm | Opening Weekend (expected daily attendance 1,200)
  • July 31, 10 am to 9 pm | Realtor Day (expected attendance 1,000 realtors + regular traffic)
  • Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 1 pm | Chef Series
  • August 8, 10 am to 5 pm | Celebrate Veteran's, a day dedicated to our veteran's that includes complimentary admission (expected attendance 2,000 + regular traffic)
  • August 15, 6 to 10 pm | Style at the Street, a charity fashion runway event featuring local vendors (expected attendance 500)
  • August 22, 6 to 10 pm | Street of Drams: A Whisky + Wine Event, featuring whisky and wine tastings (expected attendance 500)
  • August 26-27, 10 am to 9 pm | Closing Weekend (expected daily attendance 1,400)

Benefits for Neighbors

We are very excited to be hosting our show this year in Mitchell Park. As a thank you to our gracious neighbors for allowing us into your neighborhood for this month,would like to offer a special discounted ticket to the show neighbors. An exclusive code will be provided to neighborhood residents who contact us via email at sod@hbapdx.org. This promo code will be limited to a certain number of tickets per person and is redeemable online only (not able to purchase at the gate). There is a limited number of tickets available at this rate and these codes will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking Plan

Parking for the 2017 show is across the street from the event site. Parking is free to all attendees. The parking areas of the NW Natural Street of Dreams will be manned by event crew during all event hours. Peak days will be weekends and the dates of special events listed here.

Overflow parking options are still to be determined, but we do not anticipate a major need for additional parking beyond our main lot except on a few key busy days including the Block Party on Wednesday, July 26 and the last two weekends in August, possibly.

"No Event Parking" signs will be posted throughout the neighboring streets surrounding the NW Natural Street of Dreams starting July 24 strategically placed as needed. These are not enforceable by the City of Happy Valley but may deter attendees from parking in unwanted areas. If you are having any issues with attendees parking in front of your home or causing problems, you can contact the City of Happy Valley’s non-emergency phone number or contact Senior Event Manager Mark Bisbing.

Traffic and Directional Signage Plan

Signage directing attendees to parking will be posted in the surrounding areas. The exact location of these signs is to be determined, but the directional routes are outlined in the images on this page.

Security and Maintenance

One security officer will be on the event site at all times starting one week prior to the show opening and running through one week after the show closes. Security will be headquartered at the ticket trailer near the entrance of the event. During normal event hours, security will roam the site as needed, but will be stationed mostly near the entrance of the site to assist the flow of traffic in and out of the event. During non-event hours, security will roam the site at regular intervals to ensure all is well.

Event fencing will be placed in strategic areas around the event site to control admission to the show, as well as limit access to certain areas on the site.

Street sweeping will be done twice a week inside of the event fence, and once a week for the roads outside of the event gates. Onsite event crew will regularly clean the parking lot and site exterior to ensure cleanliness.

Thank you for your partnership! We look forward to seeing you on site this year!
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