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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Oregon Brownfields in the News

workers remove an underground fuel storage tank from a former gas station

Redeveloping brownfields is a popular conversation right now.  Listed below are some recent articles of interest on projects and initiative in the Portland area.


Portland Tribune, 9/4/14, Our Opinion: Clean up brownfields for right reasons     Read how the City of Portland is trying to address brownfield redevelopment. 

DJC Oregon, 9/2/14, Opportunities in brownfields*     A piece highlighting the “paradigm shift”  in the development community as more people are taking on brownfield cleanups. *(article only accessible to DJC subscribers)

Street Roots, 8/27/14, This land is your land… The efforts to make Portland’s brownfields viable     Find general brownfield information here and read about the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's effort to map former drycleaners. 

DJC Oregon, 8/21/14, Building a treasure atop trash*     Learn about Dharma Rain Zen Center’s work on a former landfill, partially funded by the Portland Brownfield Program with EPA grants. *(article only accessible to DJC subscribers)