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Open Hours for the ADUs on the tour are 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 25th
Thank you for registering to attend the 7th Build Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour.
We’re so excited for the ADU Tour this Saturday!
The ADU Tour web page is now available for tour registrants.
The Tour Website is: https://accessorydwellings.org/2022-adu-tour-project-profiles/
The password is: 2022
Using the Google Map on that page, you can navigate by foot, bike, or vehicle to your next ADU tour location.
ADU Tour Booklets and Wristbands
In order to visit the ADUs, you will need ADU tour booklets and wristbands. Volunteers will be checking for wristbands at each ADU. You may not enter the ADUs without them.
You can pick up your wristbands and ADU Tour booklets on the day of the tour, beginning at 9am, at 5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211
When picking up them up, you do not need to print out a physical copy of your ticket. You’ll just need to bring a photo ID. You can pick up booklets and wristbands for others as well– just have the other registrants forward their confirmation email to you.
Routes: You Can Go Your Own Way
Please do NOT visit the ADUs starting at #1 or #13 at 10am, or you will likely be stuck in a large wave of others trying to do the same thing. If you go in order starting at 10am, please start anywhere other ADU #1 or ADU #13.
Count on being able to visit 2 ADUs any hour. So, it is feasible to visit all of the ADUs, but it’s ok to be selective and only visit the ADUs that pertain to your personal interests.
Educate yourself about the ADUs: Read the ADUs profiles available online before the tour so you can use your time effectively. The project profiles and several posters and signage located at each ADU will likely address many of the questions that you have about the ADUs. To make the tour better for everyone, don’t ask redundant questions of the hosts, designers, or builders, that are already addressed directly in the website or in the posters. Ask questions that are more nuanced or aren’t addressed in the tour literature provided.
The Mobile-Friendly Google Map for the ADU Tour
Using the Google Map, you can:
Heat: It’s predicted to be hot on Saturday afternoon. Many of the sites will have shade when you are waiting in a queue, but some will not. Please wear a brimmed hat, and consider bringing a sun umbrella if you are especially concerned about being in the sun.
Masks: Please bring a mask. Some of the hosts will require masks.
Water: Bring a water bottle to fill up along the way. You can fill up your bottle at each ADU, and some of the hosts will provide ice for you to use to keep cool. How cool!
Bike!: We encourage you to ride a bike, if you’re able. Biking will substantially minimize the traffic impact on the neighborhoods that you’ll be visiting this weekend. There will be large bike racks located at each ADU and we encourage you to bike if you’re able. Remember to lock your bikes to the racks. More information is available about biking on the tour page.
Driving: If you’re driving, be aware that parking at each ADU will be limited; expect to walk 1-2 blocks at each location.
Volunteers: At each ADU, there will be a tour volunteer stationed to answer questions, check wristbands, and keep an eye on the bike racks.
Be Respectful: Be respectful of the ADU homeowners, designers, and builders, who have opened up their ADUs for the tour. Some homeowners may ask you to remove your shoes. Some won’t. Be respectful of their wishes.
Bathrooms: There won’t be bathrooms available at any of the ADUs for you to use since the bathrooms need to be kept clean for the other tour attendees to see. So, you’ll have to rely on using restrooms at retail establishments along your tour route.
Other attendees: ADUs are inherently small and this tour will have many attendees. Volunteers will be there to manage a queue outside of each ADU. We will follow state guidance on COVID 19 protocols at the time of the tour.
You must purchase an add-on ticket when you are purchasing your ADU Tour ticket in order to attend the two hour workshop.
Space is limited to 230 people. The standalone registration cost is $30.
When and Where:
This presentation will be held in the sanctuary at Taborspace, located at 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215. Plan to arrive at 5:45pm. The talk will begin at 6pm. It will go to 8pm and will include opportunities for questions and answers.
This workshop will primarily cover the new zoning regulations in the City of Portland, which include two ADUs, as well as cottage clusters. It will also cover the rules for placing and inhabiting a tiny houses on wheels or an RV on residential property. We will review some of the best practices in terms of development and design and cost, referring specifically to the ADUs that were featured in the ADU Tour. This workshop is capped at 230 people.
Have fun! Learn a lot. Get inspired.