What the Muck?

The Portland Harbor is a toxic embarrassment. And there’s plenty of blame to go around.

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In any good monster movie, the initial terror comes from knowing there’s something awful out there—even though you don’t get a good look at it.  It lurks in the shadows or just bene   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 AARON MESH

It's a River Par-tay: University of Portland Willamette River Fest April 15

Ah, the mighty Willamette, lifeblood of Oregon. Who can bike along its banks in the height of summer without thinking of its beauty, its majesty...how likely it is that a stray splash will cause a rash, or perhaps a more permanent skin condition... We have a vested interest in maintaining the welfare of this river. That's why the University of Portland's Ecology Club, crew team, and others will ...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Adrienne So

Here's What Portland's Newest Bridge Looks Like

Portland's Willamette riverscape is slotted to get its first major bridge makeover in 36 years. And beginning this Tuesday through the rest of this month, the public may check it out by going to City Hall to view a model of the stylish upgrade. The Architecture Foundation of Oregon, the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Portland Spaces Magazine are presenting the model ...   More
Monday, April 6, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

The Original Floating Party

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

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

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

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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