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 the … 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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more