Recent research indicates not all city residents have consistent access to nutritious, affordable food.

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability does not currently have a defined, stakeholder-supported vision for food access and it needs such a vision in order to evaluate the current state of food accessibility across the city, and to develop the goals, policies, and implementation strategies necessary for achieving the vision.

Community Food Concepts, a group of six graduate students from Portland State, worked on behalf of BPS from March to May 2009, to begin this process of defining a vision, and in the process developed a series of maps measuring existing conditions- we are calling this the “Foodability Score.” Click on theĀ  “The Foodability Report” link above to view our final report.

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