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 … Read more
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.
The Willamette Falls Locks connect the upper and lower sections of the Willamette River providing the only safe passage for recreational and commercial boats around the 40-foot falls. Operated by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Willamette Locks struggles to stay open due to steep operational costs and inconsistent funding. Oregon Solutions has been … Read more