South Waterfront is a model of green building and planning techniques. Environmentally friendly transit options like the Aerial Tram, Portland Streetcar, pedestrian and bike paths, and public buses ensure convenient access to the OHSU campus, the city center and beyond. Because of our leadership in restoring the Willamette River, South Waterfront is the first urban neighborhood in Oregon to be certified Salmon Safe. In 2009, the City of Portland and Portland Sustainability Institute targeted the South Waterfront as an EcoDistrict in order to accelerate neighborhood-scale sustainable development. The EcoDistrict concept brings community together to solidify a shared sense of purpose and partnership.
SOUTH WATERFRONT COMMUNITY RELATIONS
South Waterfront Community Relations' mission is to develop and promote community building activities in Portland's South Waterfront, which will mitigate community deterioration and benefit the community as a whole. Community Relations also works with residents and employees to encourage transportation options and promote smart land use development through its Transportation Management Association extension.
Over the past 5 years, South Waterfront Community Relations has facilitated a broad range of activities allowing strangers to become neighbors, and supported new residents in getting to know one another through their involvement in community events and issues.
The community building activities of the South Waterfront are made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:
The John Ross
Riva on the Park