The Undiscovered Lands of the Great Willamette River.
Islands are the kind of thing that Jay Z buys Beyoncé for her birthday. Why? Because they are the perfect thing to make people look at you longingly from a distance and softly mumble in jealousy. Whe
Rich English magazine owners agree: Portland is the only barely acceptable place to live in America!
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For the second year in a row, Portland is the only city in the United States that is even basically livable, though just barely, according to Monocle, a London-based culture and global affairs magazine. "Portland has gone from obscurity to an exemplar of US urban good life," writes the magazine for its annual Quality of Life survey, sponsored this year by AKZONobel, a sustainable ...
Not a lot of people went swimming in the Willamette River.
century-old sewers had been designed to let rainwater running off
streets mingle with what gets flushed down toilets. Even
At the south end of the Eastbank Esplanade, people lie in the sun and swim in the river, endorsed by WW. At the north end of the Esplanade, a sign says not to eat fish caught in the river. Who shoul
Can you float against the current in the Willamette?
I recently floated the Willamette from
Oaks Park to the Sellwood Bridge. Soon after, I found myself in a
vicious bar argument with a friend who swears I couldn’t have floated
north to south,
It’s been a holiday tradition: Willamette River boaters within a stone’s throw from Waterfront Blues Festival’s South stage, jockeying for position as they claim their territory for the four-day event. Boats—from yachts to skiffs—sometimes arrive weeks early for the event, trying to hold space at anchor or along the North Breakwater public dock, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.But this ...
What would it take to freeze the Willamette River over?
All this snow and ice reminded me of those old pictures
where people are driving across the Willamette in their Model T’s. How
cold would it have to get for me to drive my Civic across the river
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
Companies expected to pay for a Superfund cleanup of the Portland Harbor have $125,500 less to worry about.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off from fining those companies for dragging their feet on reporting the risk people face by eating contaminated Willamette River fish.The EPA on Monday told the companies it is suspending the fines it began issuing last summer—on the condition ...
It took $1.4 Billion to change our stream from open sewer to clean blue dream.
Stretching out deep underground,
it works to keep our river clean
while swimmers race, tubers chain round:
Willamette’s hero, unheard, unseen.
Now as it helps us enjoy summer
o’er a diseased