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Portland OR
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Type of Municipality City
Date Established February 8 1851
Area 144.98144.98 sq.mi <br />375.497 sq.km <br />92,787.2 Acres <br />
Elevation 5050 ft <br />15.24 m <br />
Population 652503652,503 people <br />
Timezone PST
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Portland is a city of regional importance to the Pacific Northwest and the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon. Within Oregon it is the sub-regional seat of power for Multnomah County, the largest county in Oregon by population. It is also an inland port city in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in Northwestern Oregon. As of 2020, Portland had a population of 652,503 making it the 25th-most populated city in the United States, the sixth-most populous on the West Coast, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle. Approximately 2.5 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States. Its combined statistical area (CSA) ranks 19th-largest with a population of around 3.2 million. Approximately 47% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.

Activities

Trimet.png CIVIC Data Platform
CIVIC is an open data platform to democratize

public information and drive meaningful engagement through neutral, nonpartisan analytics. It's built entirely by multidisciplinary teams of volunteer coders, designers and domain experts using open source technology.

Buckman Resilience600.jpg CIVIC school HUBS
NSF CIVIC grant to incubate the Federal School Infrastructure Toolkit for more resilience Community services. A pilot program with be developed with the BENSON school district in Portland, and woven into the urban/rural network of the Metro regional emergency response.
CovidCalculator.jpg COVID Calculator
The COVID Calculator determines whether you’ll quarantine or isolate, and for how long.
Cascadia-innovation.jpg Cascadia Innovation Corridor
Municipal, academic, corporate and federal smart city activities are being coordinated across Portland, Seattle and Vancouver BC through the integration of several regional initiatives:
  • Digital City Testbed Center (DCTC), based at Portland State University (PSU), is using academic, corporate and nonprofit campuses throughout the region as test sites for evaluating smart city innovation. “Digital Corridors” are being set up on each campus.
  • Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC) is leveraging corporate funding and faculty expertise at UBC, University of Washington and PSU to address data-intensive, policy-relevant social science issues like opioid dependence, housing affordability and transportation access
  • Cascadia Innovation Corridor (CIC) convenes annual summits of business, government and academic leaders to set a rigorous regional economic development agenda, and also has subcommittees that meet quarterly to advance specific topics. Lead organizations are Challenge Seattle, the British Columbia Business Council and the Canadian Consulate in Seattle.
CompleteNeighbourhood.jpg Complete Neighborhoods — Building a Healthy Connected City
The goal of the Healthy Connected Neighbourhood Strategy is to bring complete neighbourhoods to 80% of the city’s population by 2035. The Strategy is integrated into the main Portland Plan, a comprehensive strategic plan to achieve urban equity and sustainability.
PSU Decision Theater.jpg Decision Theatre PSU
Portland State University’s Decision Theater is designed for university researchers and regional stakeholders (i.e. government, private companies) to work on projects that “link data sets, visualization and decisions,” according to a university statement. The space is modeled after Arizona State University's Decision Theater, as well as a similar facility at the University of Chicago.
Dwellingly200.jpeg Dwellingly
Dwelling.ly is an app to improve communication between the landlord providing transitional housing and the social workers who support them.
Daimler-Electric Island.jpg Electric Island
Electric Island is located across the street from DTNA headquarters, less than one mile from I-5, and represents the first location specifically designed for medium- and heavy-duty trucks aligned to the blueprint of the West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative (WCCTCI). WCCTCI’s collaboration between nine electric utilities and two government agencies yielded a strategic plan in 2020 to electrify 1,300 miles of I-5 across the three West Coast states to provide publicly available charging for freight and delivery trucks.
Mobility Hub PGE.jpg Electric Mobility Hub Demonstration
An inviting & equitable community space that showcases electric mobility, integrates the street to the neighborhood, and serves as a model for future hubs.
EtonCollege.jpg Eton College Energy Station
The installation of an innovative renewable "Energy Station" is helping GRAHAM to reduce its carbon footprint and power demands at Eton College.
Go-Green.jpg Go-Green
GoGreen aims to help people understand the impact of small sustainable gestures on their communities through technology. It presents itself as a community rewards system where participating points providers can define actions that support their communities objectives and reward people for taking them. For the users they see a marketplace of options along with rewards based on secure blockchain based smart contracts for supportive behavior.
OMSI exterior.jpg OMSI Development
The OMSI Consortium is soliciting subject matter experts and qualified vendors to participate in a series of short virtual workshops during the months of October-December 2020, culminating in a Q1 2021 Request for Proposal (RFP) to build a showcase integrated district infrastructure solution to serve the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s 23-acre site with the potential to develop up to 3 million square feet of new, low-carbon, mixed-use construction in Portland’s Central City Plan District. Workshop details will be released to confirmed participants.
Open-Data-Streams.jpg Open Data STREAMS
This project involves an evaluation framework for open datasets published by the City of Portland. The goal is to create a data analysis tool which provides quality assurance for datasets made available between bureaus and to the public.
Oregon Digital Safety Net.jpg Oregon Digital Safety Net
Digital communications are necessary to participate in mainstream life today.

Those of us who are fortunate enough to be employed, housed, and reasonably healthy and stable, financially and emotionally, know how dependent we are on our digital devices to navigate our daily lives.

Link-Oregon-Network-Map-Mar-2021-3MB.png Oregon middle-mile fiber broadband network
Link Oregon, the non-profit, middle-mile broadband network serving Oregon’s

public and non-profit sectors, delivered the first two phases of its statewide network backbone in June 2021, having successfully lit nearly 2,000 route-miles of fiber-optic cable and deployed more than 50 service locations across Oregon.

Boys-and-girls-club.jpg PGE Renewable Development Fund
The PGE Renewable Development Fund awards grants for clean energy projects in the community. These are funded by PGE customers who choose Green Future renewable energy programs. 
ParkroseVillage.jpg Parkrose Community Village
WeShine’s first micro-village. Micro-villages are “transitional shelters”, designed to provide safety, privacy, hygiene, and community to people seeking permanent housing. PCV will include paid staff, lockable sleeping pods, laundry, showers, toilets, fencing, and a community building. Volunteers will help with art, gardening, financial literacy, food, pet care, and medical/nursing needs.
PortlandSmartTransport.png Portland Connected Intelligent Transportation
This project focuses on developing a sensor-connected “smart” corridor in Portland where transit data, traffic signalization, and air quality sensing are made available in a data portal with data visualization and analytics to improve transportation options, public health, economic development and civic engagement.
ElectricAvenue.jpg Portland Electric Avenue
Electric Avenue officially opened at the World Trade Center Portland in 2016 and is located on the Northside of Southwest Salmon Street in downtown Portland. It offers street access charging stations to allow visitors to charge their personal electric vehicles while visiting the World Trade Center and neighboring offices.
Portlandmaps.jpg PortlandMaps - Open Data
PortlandMaps delivers site-specific property information, neighborhood crime statistics, aerial photos, school information, and tons of additional map data for the City of Portland and beyond.
RIA Program Header.jpg Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Program
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is one of five organizations awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Bureau Regional Infrastructure Accelerator (RIA) program grant in its first iteration. PNWER will use grant funds to establish a Regional Infrastructure Accelerator for the Pacific Northwest. The RIA will serve as a convener for transportation projects across the five state member region, specifically multistate and multi-jurisdictional initiatives that are needed, but lack funding for completion.
Tanner Springs Park.jpg Resilience HUB - East Multnomah
Resilience Hubs are community-serving facilities augmented to support residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before, during, or after a natural hazard event. They leverage established, trusted, and community-managed facilities that are used year-round as neighborhood centers for community-building activities. Resilience Hubs can equitably enhance community resilience while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving local quality of life for our communities. They have the potential to reduce burden on local emergency response teams, improve access to public health initiatives, increase the effectiveness of community-centered institutions and programs.
RoseCityResouce.jpg Rose City Resource
The Street Roots Rose City Resource (RCR) is a 4’x 4′, 104 page guide that is the most comprehensive, updated list of services for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.
Small Donor Elections Portland.jpg Small Donor Elections
The Small Donor Elections program seeks to reduce the influence of money in politics and encourage election of people to City office who are reflective of and accountable to all Portlanders.
SALMON.jpg SmartGrid Advanced Load Management & Optimized Neighborhood
Situated in Portland’s Overlook/Arbor Lodge neighborhood, this project is focused on a disadvantaged, low and moderate income community that is currently facing gentrification. This project represents a mix of retrofitted residential and commercial buildings that are currently part of a PGE SmartGrid TestBed site. Using DERs as resources in bulk capacity markets as a grid service is novel and will serve as a precedent for nearly 100 utilities in the region.
SmartShuttle.jpg SmartShuttle
Our second autonomous vehicle pilot will build upon the “lessons learned” from our GCTC 2015 “First Mile/Last Mile” study (GCTC Action Cluster SMOOTH). The City of Columbus was recently named one of the seven finalists in the US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge. Our GCTC 2016 project will, therefore, concentrate on a scalable and replicable low speed automated shuttle solution for use in the Smart City of Columbus. This automated shuttle solution will use a small (two-seater) electric driverless vehicle with a scalable and replicable software, hardware control and decision making architecture. The eventual aim of the project is pilot deployment in an urban driving environment with low speed vehicles and intersections at/near the outdoor shopping area of Easton Town Center in Columbus. The scalable and replicable approach will enable the easy adaptation of the same system to other parts of the City of Columbus and to other similar pilot deployment sites in other cities in the US.
UrbanPlatform.jpg Urban Platform
An easy-to-use platform that allows you to manage your city, whether you are responsible for traffic and mobility, safety, infrastructure or high-level decision making.
WilsonvilleESS.jpg Wilsonville Long-Duration Storage System Demonstration
Build a 3 MWh Long-Duration Storage System to demonstrate multiple use cases, including frequency response, contingency reserve, voltage and VAR support, demand response and resource optimization. The project will be located on land adjacent to ESS’ factory headquarters in Wilsonville, Oregon.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.charin.global/media/pages/news/charin-testival-conference-north-america-2022-press-release/86de43bd50-1665072040/charin_testival_2022_na_press-release_final.pdf CharIN launches Megawatt Charging
For the first time in its history, CharIN brings together a dozen medium- and heavy-duty vehicles for an interoperability testing event at DTNA Electric Island in Portland, Oregon giving a strong signal for the expansion of electrification into other duty-cycles.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://northamerica.daimlertruck.com/PressDetail/world-premiere-of-the-new-battery-2022-05-09 Daimler Trucks eCascadia
Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA), today unveiled the new eCascadia at ACT Expo in Long Beach, CA. Built on the best-selling heavy-duty truck platform in North America, the new battery electric Freightliner eCascadia provides customers with a zero-emission version of the industry-leading Cascadia and debuts its innovative safety and connectivity features.
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Portland, Oregon-based Tozny, an identity management and data security company, and OneIDLab, a Zero Trust posture security technology company, announced the companies will merge to form Tozny, Inc.
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Electrify Everything Panel
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://opencommons.org/images/b/bd/PPS+Climate+Crisis+Response+Policy+(2).pdf Portland Public Schools (PPS) Climate Crisis Response
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Public Schools (PPS) has implemented a new climate policy that aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.

On Tuesday night, the PPS Board of Education voted to adopt the Climate Crisis Response Policy. The policy will impact what students learn, how district buildings are constructed and what kind of equipment is used to maintain schoolgrounds.

link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://portlandgeneral.com/about/who-we-are/community/drive-change-fund PGE Drive Change Fund
Drive Change Fund has awarded millions of dollars to projects, including new electric vehicles and chargers, to help electrify transportation in Oregon.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://northamerica.daimlertruck.com/PressDetail/daimler-truck-north-america-nextera-energy-2022-01-31 Accelerating Public Charging Infrastructure For Commercial Vehicles
Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA), NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and BlackRock Renewable Power (BlackRock) today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lay the foundation for a proposed joint venture (JV) to design, develop, install and operate a nationwide, high-performance charging network for medium- and heav-duty battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the U.S. With the goal of accelerating the rollout of carbon-neutral freight transportation, start of operations for the future JV is planned for 2022. Initial funding is expected to be comprised of approximately $650 million divided equally among the three parties.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/daimler-truck-north-america-nextera-energy-resources-and-blackrock-renewable-power-announce-plans-to-accelerate-public-charging-infrastructure-for-commercial-vehicles-across-the-us-301471263.html Charging Infrastructure For Commercial Vehicles
Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA), NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and BlackRock Renewable Power (BlackRock) today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lay the foundation for a proposed joint venture (JV) to design, develop, install and operate a nationwide, high-performance charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the U.S. With the goal of accelerating the rollout of carbon-neutral freight transportation, start of operations for the future JV is planned for 2022. Initial funding is expected to be comprised of approximately $650 million divided equally among the three parties.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.portland.gov/omf/news/2021/12/20/city-portland-expands-electric-vehicle-capacity-new-charging-contract-and-state Portland new charging contract with State Grant
Portland-based OpConnect was selected to install and manage electric vehicle charging stations that will serve up to 360 City vehicles over the next five years. And a $2.6 million state grant will replace eight diesel trucks used by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) with electric vehicles and install specialized charging stations to serve them.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://opencommons.org OpenCommons Launches Smart Cities Collaborative WIKI
OpenCommons in partnership with The Cirrus Group a non profit and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have launched a catalog of smart city projects, resources and organizations.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://northamerica.daimlertruck.com/PressDetail/daimler-trucks-north-america-portland-general-2021-04-21 First-of-its-kind Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Charging Site
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Portland General Electric (PGE) opened to the public today the first-of-its-kind heavy-duty electric truck charging site, called “Electric Island.” Electric Island will help accelerate the development, testing and deployment of zero emissions (tank to wheel) commercial vehicles, like the ones manufactured by DTNA.
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The year since the Commission acknowledged our 2019 IRP has been extraordinarily challenging. Our customers, employees, regulators, and process participants have faced severe tragedies and daily stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic hardship, the ongoing struggle against systemic racial injustice, the worsening climate crisis, and destructive wildfires. The energy industry, already undergoing profound change, is once again adapting to rapidly evolving needs, priorities, operating constraints, and possibilities.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.iotashome.com/ IOTAS Launches New Website
Portland-based leader in smart home technology for multifamily rental properties, launched a new website on Tuesday. Partnering with Denver-based Cohn Marketing for the redesign, the new website blends functionality and design to make a more engaging and user-friendly website. The new site hosts an improved navigation, and offers comprehensive
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://portlandgeneral.com/about/who-we-are/resource-planning PGE Integrated Resource Plan
This is the first plan developed since we made our commitment to cut PGE’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80% by 2050. It proposes measured steps we can take today to address the climate crisis, while allowing flexibility for adjustments as technology and policies continue to evolve.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.streetroots.org/news/2018/02/16/oneapp-oregon-website-promising-portal-low-income-renters OneApp Oregon for low-income renters
Affordable housing advocates hope a new online program can help low-income renters find apartments they qualify for

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Portland is a port city in the Pacific Northwest and the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon. Situated at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Portland is the county seat of Multnomah County, the largest county in Oregon by population. As of 2020, Portland had a population of 652,503, making it the 26th-most populated city in the United States, the sixth-most populous on the West Coast, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle. Approximately 2.5 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States. About half of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.

Named after Portland, Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1840s, near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a major force in the city's early economy. At the turn of the 20th century, the city had a reputation as one of the most dangerous port cities in the world, a hub for organized crime and racketeering. After the city's economy experienced an industrial boom during World War II, its hard-edged reputation began to dissipate. Beginning in the 1960s, Portland became noted for its growing progressive political values, earning it a reputation as a bastion of counter-culture.

The city operates with a commission-based government, guided by a mayor and four commissioners, as well as Metro, the only directly elected metropolitan planning organization in the United States. Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and Portland has been called the "City of Roses" for over a century.