PORTLAND — The stretch of Baxter Boulevard between Vannah Avenue and Payson Park will be closed to vehicular traffic from noon to 3 p.m. for the Back Cove Block Party.

The stretch of the boulevard will be open for local residents to enjoy the Back Cove without the disturbance of traffic. The Back Cover Neighborhood Association will provide refreshments, but picnic lunches or potluck-style desserts are welcome.

The association will be set up near the Vannah Avenue intersection on Baxter Boulevard.