Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub

During summer 2018, the city of Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) requested that Oregon Solutions conduct an assessment to determine potential avenues for collaborative action that might increase resiliency of the Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) hub located in northwest Portland. This request came after several meetings between members of the Portland City Club’s Earthquake Resiliency Advocacy … Read more

Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub Assessment

Photo: Site map of the critical energy infrastructure (CEI) hub on the western bank of the lower Willamette River area in northwest Portland, Oregon. The CEI hub, outlined in red, stretches for six miles. (Source: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Base map, Google Earth.) During summer 2018, the Portland City Club’s Earthquake Resiliency … Read more

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 … Read more

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 100 years, considerable employment and residential development has occurred in Johnson Creek’s 100-year floodplain. … Read more

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, often reach capacity.  This Oregon Solutions project was designated by Governor Brown to identify solutions … Read more

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. … Read more

Levee Ready Columbia-Technical Advisory Subcommittee

Levee Ready Columbia Oregon Solutions Team and Technical Advisory Subcommittee Purpose The purpose of the Technical Advisory Subommittee is to provide technical analysis and recommendations to the OST. It is not the role of the TASC to make decisions. Technical Advisory Subcommittee assists the OST by performing the following functions: Review and assess technical documents … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Levee Ready Columbia

Levee certification standards increased with the flooding caused by hurricane Katrina in 2005. The loss of the Corps certification risks the loss of levee accreditation under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program for 45 miles of levees along the Columbia River serving the Portland region.  Levee Ready Columbia formed as a … Read more