A beach in the middle of Portland? Will Levenson wants
three of them. Until a couple of years ago, it would have been a
ridiculous thought: Regular sewage overflows had Portlanders viewing the
More than 1,400 people took to the Willamette River's east bank near the Hawthorne Bridge Sunday afternoon, clad with floaties, inner-tubes and kayaks to participate in the second annual Big Float to promote recreational use of the city's main body of water. The event—organized by Will Levenson of Popina Swimwear—included a performance from local artist Violet Isle and an attempt to break ...