The Metro Council approved a new district map that balances the constituencies of elected leaders in the wake of the 2020 Census.
The map keeps the same rough outline of Metro Council districts: District 1 in east Multnomah County, Boring and parts of Happy Valley; District 2 in north-central Clackamas County and parts of Southwest Portland; District 3 in urban Washington County south of the Tualatin Valley Highway; District 4 in urban Washington County north of TV Highway and Canyon Road; District 5 in Portland north of US 26 and I-84 including the inside of the downtown freeway loop; and District 6 in Portland south of US 26, I-405 and I-84.
Here’s what changed from the old map:
- Portions of the Gateway district moved from District 6 to District 1. This area is bordered by Halsey Street, 122nd Avenue, Division Street and 112th / Cherry Blossom / 102nd.
- A small area near the Brookside Wetlands in East Portland was moved from District 1 to District 6.
- Portions of Happy Valley along 172nd Avenue were moved from District 2 to District 1.
- A small area near Carver was moved from District 1 to District 2.
- A small area near the 217-26 interchange north of Barnes Road was moved from District 5 to District 4.
- An area between Canyon Road and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway moved out of District 4. West of 87th / Birchwood / Laurelwood, the area is now in District 3; east of there, the area is now in District 6.
The districts take effect immediately. With the district boundaries set, the council will now focus on filling the vacancy in District 6. Applications for that vacancy are now being accepted.