The Original Floating Party


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The Labor Day Weekend brought evidence that Captain Jack Stiles may have discovered the best way to party on the Willamette. For more than 20 years, Stiles, whose nickname is “Mad Jack” and is a semi-retired harbor master at the Waverly Marina, has been anchoring a temporary dock, complete with Port-A-Potty and barbecue, in the middle of the Willamette River. "Most of my life has been ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Writing on Water: Paddlesport Enthusiasts Form Giant "350" on Willamette River


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The Willamette River in downtown Portland was just one of thousands of locations worldwide where the climate awareness campaign known as "350 Day" took center stage on Saturday. "350 Day" is the product of a published report by NASA climatologist James Hansen, which concludes that 350 parts per million is the maximum safe level of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere. Portland's most ...   More
 
Monday, October 26, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Read The Letter: Greenbrier CEO Slams City's River Plan


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The Greenbrier Companies' Gunderson subsidiary is one of the largest employers on Portland's industrial waterfront. The Lake Oswego-based outfit builds railcars and barges on 63 acres along the Willamette River, and Greenbrier CEO Bill Furman has been critical of the City of Portland's River Plan. In this April 15 letter [PDF] to Mayor Sam Adams after City Council approved part of the river ...   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Reduce River Pollutants and Win Prizes


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Contest alert: The Oregon Environmental Council has started a Love Your River campaign that aims to encourage Oregon residents to change everyday habits that damage the state's rivers. Participants in what will be a series of monthly challenges will be entered in contests to win stuff from REI and other businesses. For more information, here's the announcement from the OEC: PORTLAND, OR—October ...   More
 
Sunday, October 17, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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