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 walkability and accessibility in the community of the Jade District in outer southeast Portland … Read more

Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative

The Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative has built 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 composed 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

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 design … Read more

Levee Ready Columbia

Levee certification standards increased with the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The loss of the US Army Corps of Engineers certification of the Columbia levees risked the loss of levee accreditation under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program for forty-five miles of levees along the Columbia River serving the Portland … Read more

North Portland – Swan Island Neighbors

Over a number of years, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 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 summer 2013. Oregon Solutions was asked by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek to help convene an ongoing forum to improve … Read more

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. … Read more