Regions Archives: Portland Metro

Jade Greening Project

During early 2016, Oregon Solutions interviewed stakeholders from a wide spectrum of interests to explore aspirations, concerns, and opportunities to address air quality issues. A need to raise awareness around environmental health disparities stemming from exposure to air toxins, lack of walk-ability and accessibility in the community of the Jade District in outer SE Portland was conveyed by […]

Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative

  The Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative will build a foundation for improving community stability, equity, natural resource restoration and economic growth in flood-prone areas of the Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are comprised of largely under-served communities. For over 75 years, considerable employment and residential development has occurred in Johnson Creek’s 100-year […]

Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative

The Historic Columbia River Highway continues to grow in popularity as does the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in general. The Historic Highway and supporting infrastructure, including parking areas on the Historic Highway and on I-84 at Multnomah Falls, have a limited capacity which is often reached.  This Oregon Solutions project was designated by […]

Salmonberry Trail

The core leadership group for the Salmonberry rails and trails project, including the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the Port of Tillamook Bay, Tillamook County, and Washington County recognized that with the final draft Salmonberry Corridor Concept Plan release in November 2014, the related efforts were at a critical juncture. […]

Greater Portland Area Traffic Incident Management

Planned and unplanned traffic incident response can benefit from greater coordination among agencies. Incident clearance times can be improved by responders working together to align priorities and debrief response efforts. Moving incidents off the road faster leads to safer conditions for incident responders, reduced congestion and quicker movement of people and goods, and reduced greenhouse […]

NAYA Generations

The Oregon Solutions NAYA Generations project was an innovative integrated inter-generational housing and learning community.  Its residents comprise of some of the Native community’s most vulnerable elements: Children in foster care/child welfare; elders; and early learners.  NAYA Generations project was culturally –based and helped guide the delivery of services to residents, learners, and visitors. From […]

Levee Ready Columbia: Flood Protection for the Portland Community

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) certification of the levees in Multnomah County Drainage Districts (MCDD) Peninsula #1 and Peninsula #2 expired in August 2013.  The loss of the Corps certification risks the loss of levee accreditation under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program.  Levee certification standards increased with the […]

North Portland- Swan Island Neighbors

Over a number of years, Oregon DEQ  received complaints from North Portland residents about the odors emanating from the Swan Island industrial area.  Neighbors for Clean Air organized an initial meeting in the Summer of 2013. Oregon Solutions was asked by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek,  to help convene an ongoing forum to improve communication between […]

Clackamas County ONEStop

The ONEStop has been conceived as a virtual public, private, non-profit and academic partnership in support of the metropolitan region’s foodshed vision. The vision of this project was to advance local economic development and job creation in the emerging food system cluster while fostering sustainability co-benefits such as public health, food equity and environmental stewardship. […]

Beaverton Community Health Collaborative

The Beaverton Community Health Collaborative is a shared vision of the City of Beaverton, Community Action, Lifeworks NW, Pacific University, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Washington County Public Health. The groups had operated from separate facilities scattered throughout the Beaverton area that were overcrowded due to high demand. The partners frequently saw the same at-risk clients […]