Walklandia 11/9/2013 Farmers Market to Saturday Market on Flickr.
It has been two years since Portland closed SW Ankeny between 3rd and 2nd and made it a car-free plaza. The number of restaurants and bars and food establishments (including Voodoo Doughnuts) have exploded since then, but it still has a temporary feel to it, unfortunately. In addition, it feels like much of it is private property managed by the restaurants, as opposed to a great public space. I’d love to see the City do more with this space, but it’s still better than reopening to cars.