Regions Archives: Portland Metro

Lloyd Green District

The Oregon Solutions team worked with local and regional government agencies, business associations, and nonprofit organizations to create an implementation plan for a premier sustainable multi-use development district within an urban center. The Lloyd Green District vision is to become a lifestyle community of choice for area residents and a showcase of Portland’s leadership in […]

Green Modular Classrooms

School Districts in Oregon have limited money for capital projects, including major renovations or additions. To deal with fluctuating school enrollment, districts use operating funds to purchase temporary, portable manufactured buildings. These portable classrooms often become permanent structures due to the need for extensive infrastructure investments on-site. Perceived as temporary, these portable classrooms are usually […]

Zenger Farm

Zenger Farm is a 16-acre site located in the eastern portion of the Lents Urban Renewal District in Outer Southeast Portland.  Originally a dairy farm,  the land is one of a few working urban farms in the Portland city limits.  In 1995, citizens and organizations came together to explore the potential of this land as […]

North Portland Diesel Emissions Reduction

North Portland is the hub of distribution for the state and therefore has the highest levels of diesel emissions in the state (estimated at ~20 times the health standard). Community groups, regulators and private and public fleets (operating in or from N. Portland) collaborated to reduce fleet emissions through fuel and equipment upgrade projects. A […]

Camp Odyssey

Camp Odyssey, a week-long teen camp that builds bridges across cultural differences, ran successfully for 12 years through the 1980-90’s. Positively impacted by their camp experience, several camp alumni approached Oregon Solutions to create a sustainable governance structure for Camp Odyssey to ensure its long-term success. The Camp Odyssey/Oregon Solutions team is led by co-conveners Margaret Carter and Tom […]

Farmer’s Irrigation District Fish Screen

This project involved developing, prototyping, and utilizing fish-friendly screens for the irrigation district to help provide long-term sustainability for the orchard industry in Hood River. The project was planned to be accomplished in three phases: field testing of the screens, development and implementation of a business strategy to generate revenue from screen production, and using […]

Columbia River Clean Diesel Project

The Portland/Vancouver region is one of five international gateways on the U.S. West Coast.   The region is well served by major trade facilities in marine, rail, and truck cargo.  Each of these modes uses equipment powered primarily by diesel engines.  The freight moving sector, responding to local, regional, and national air quality concerns, has initiated […]

Humboldt School

The goals of this project were to ensure that efforts in housing, community development, and education are coordinated, creative and positive for the neighborhood and Humboldt School. This Oregon Solutions project leveraged resources to create positive differences in the Humboldt Neighborhood and at the Humboldt School. City agencies looked to Oregon Solutions for help aligning […]

Gateway Green

The Gateway Green project in Portland’s eastside Gateway neighborhood is an outgrowth of several planning studies and the collective grassroots efforts of a growing number of community stakeholders. The project area consists of highly visible but underutilized open space surrounded by the confluence of I-84 and I-205 (35 acres) and the adjoining publicly-owned, but practically […]

Portland Community Gardens

The Portland Community Gardens project sought to increase community gardening opportunities in Portland. A scarcity of community garden space combined with an ongoing interest in food security, self reliance, and sustainability led to an Oregon Solutions project to help boost the ability for Portlanders to grow their own food.