1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Swimming in the Willamette River is fine most of the time. Bacteria levels were too high on only 1.5% of summer days from 2012 to 2014.
Green infrastructure filters pollutants and helps recharge groundwater. Portland has more than 1,500 green street planters.
None of Portland’s waterways meet all water quality goals. Pollutants like copper from car brake pads can harm salmon.