Publications & Links
- To find out how the City of Portland's Bureaus are working on our rivers, click here
- To learn which organizations manage or work on our rivers, click here.
- To find out how to get in, on, or along our rivers, click here.
- For more information on the character and condition of Portland's Rivers, click here.
Collected editions of the Digests which catalog news and information up and down our rivers.
There’s a wealth of information on the City of Portland and the Willamette River. The Rivers Office has selected and organized a few publications for ease of browsing. If you spot something that’s missing, or would like us to add something new, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Excerpts from Central City 2035 Plan (Sept. 2012)
Presentation by Chris Prescott, BES, October 16 2012
November 2012 presentation by Lorrie Epstein about Columbia Riverkeepers' strategies and programs.
An aerial overview of some of the historic sites between Ankeny Plaza and Salmon Springs in Waterfront Park.
A slideshow describing City of Portland efforts to restore the Island, including by "releasing" oaks through removal of over-topping Douglas firs.
A succinct overview of the Portland Harbor Superfund history, status, and next steps.
A presentation to City Council made in March 2012 that describes Portland Harbor's history, current status and next steps.
2012 study relating to short-term impacts of cleaning up Portland Harbor.
A 2010 river corridor plan for the Willamette River from about the Broadway Bridge to the mouth.
A sampling of Willamette River activities in the Portland area
This brief report provides an overview of Rivers Office activity in 2010 and early 2011.
Summarizes activities from April 2011 to April 2012.
A slideshow presentation by Dr. Derek Booth highlighting the challenges and opportunities for innovative stormwater management in the coming years.
A listing of a few events to get you on or next to our rivers this summer.
A 2011 presentation by Ken Bierly of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board on the how the state and its partners are investing in restoring floodplain function to the mainstem Willamette.
A Rivers Office summary of what's good about the River--and where we still need to work hard.
A concept test for boater information.
Nearly 1,600 people took the City of Portland's Willamette boating survey. This is an initial summary of responses.
Results from the on-line survey the Rivers Office posted in late 2011 for the community to give feed-back on the draft Willamette River Recreation Strategy.
An August 2012 illustration of activities relating to river recreation in Portland.
The Strategy focuses on public boating facility improvements over a 15 year period and identifies other actions to enhance boating education and enforcment.
Selected highlights from City of Portland survey on local boating use on the Willamette.
A tool designed to foster creativity and innovation in developing an urban river's edge that improves conditions for fish, wildlife, and people.
A slideshow describing the efforts of Metro and its partners to plan and build a system of trails along our rivers and waterways.