Last Thursday has been an event in Northeast Portland for about a decade. The last Thursday of every month the streets, stores and restaurants of Alberta street are flooded with people. It is thought that there are currently around 10,000 people participating in this event each month.
Now it is time to take measures to keep up with growth. Vendors are putting merchandise on the sidewalk, which is already over flowing with pedestrians. There are also some sanitation issues to deal with.
No one wants this to go away so steps need to be taken to ensure safety of participants and those who live in the area. They are even having TriMet re-route some buses. The Northeast Portland area has made great strides in recent years and keeping the community involved will only improve it more.