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Willamette River Central Reach Workshop Schedule Agenda

We hope you can join staff and other community members in lively conversations about the future of the Willamette River in the Central City area. Come to one or more of the sessions on December 4 and 5 or drop in at one of the designated times to share your thoughts for a successful riverfront area in the heart of Portland.

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Willamette River Central Reach Workshop
December 4–5, 2013
1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 7A



Workshop Purpose

  • To holistically examine issues and opportunities related to the Willamette River in the Central City, building upon work and comments received to date.

Desired Outcome

  • Develop a Willamette River concept layer to fold into the Central City 2035 (CC2035) planning processes, including revisions to the overall Central City and Willamette Greenway plans and code.
Date Time Event
December 4 7:30–9:30 a.m. Robust River Economy Topic Discussion
Exploring how and where to support and enhance existing and future in-water and rivers-edge businesses   
  10–11:30 a.m. Public drop-in Time
  11:30–1:30 a.m.

Healthy River Topic Discussion

Exploring the integration of habitat restoration with uses, including recreation, boating and development

  1:30–2 p.m. Public drop-in Time
  4–5 p.m. Public drop-in Time
  5–8 p.m. Vibrant Riverfront Districts Topic Discussion
Exploring ways to enliven the riverfront through connections/access, culture/history, attractions and open spaces, and nearby development 
December 5 4–5 p.m. Open House to Showcase Workshop Materials from December 4
  5–7 p.m. Facilitated Conversation Integrating All Topics

Light refreshments will be served at all events. 

For more information on the CRWG and the December 4 and 5 Willamette River Central Reach Workshop, please contact Debbie Bischoff at or 503.823.6946. 

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-7700 with such requests.