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Levee Ready Columbia at Oregon's Kitchen Table

Levee Ready Columbia - Values and Beliefs

If you live in, work in, or own a business in Multnomah County and the surrounding areas, now is the time to help shape important decisions that will affect our region!Along the Columbia River - from Smith and Bybee Lakes near Historic Vanport to the Portland Airport and to the Sandy River in Troutdale - a levee is protecting us from flooding.

Now a group of over 20 organizations that has been working on making sure the levee system meets federal requirements to prevent flooding, wants to hear from you. From June 3 to July 5th, go to Oregon’s Kitchen Table to let that group, Levee Ready Columbia, know your thoughts about the future of the Columbia River Levee. We will also be holding listening sessions in Spanish, Russian, Somali, Chinese, and Vietnamese during the month of June.  

The areas around the Columbia River Levee are home to neighborhoods, businesses, natural areas, major highways, trails, airports recreation, parks, and one of our region’s main sources of drinking water.  Share your values and hopes for this important part of our region. Your input will help Levee Ready Columbia work with the community to plan the future of the levees.

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Survey responses will be received until July 5, 2019 and compiled by Oregon’s Kitchen Table to ensure their anonymity.  We will share a summary of responses later this summer. So pull up a chair today at Oregon’s Kitchen Table – it will take you less than 10 minutes!  

We also encourage you to share this e-mail or the link widely with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues in the area.  In addition to English, the survey is available in Spanish and Russian.

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Oregon's Kitchen Table
506 SW Mill St PO Box 751
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97201
United States



Survey anyone?

Portland Community Insights Survey


Over the past several months, the City of Portland has been working internally and with community leaders throughout Portland on a new citywide initiative called the Portland Community Insights Survey. We designed the survey to gather insights from all Portlanders to provide local government with data that reflects our diverse city.
Our hope is that this survey provides an opportunity for Portland community members to make their voices heard and contribute in meaningful ways to the City’s budgeting and policy-making processes. Insights from this survey will help us build a stronger and more inclusive Portland.
We want to make sure that you and your community are represented in this survey and represented in Portland’s government decision-making.
Please share the survey link as widely as possible and encourage those in your networks and communities to make their voices heard:
  • The survey will remain open through May 28th.
  • In addition to the online survey, we have a team of student and community leaders conducting in-person canvassing of the survey in underrepresented communities. If you see them in bright blue Community Data Fellows t-shirts – please stop for a chat!
  • The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Russian.
  • The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • The survey is opt-in and available to anyone who lives, works, and/or plays in the city of Portland. 
If you have any additional questions, please contact the City Budget Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you in advance for your support with this important initiative.


Native American talk

Saturday, January 19 at 7 p.m.

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EPA Portland Harbor Open House

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (CAG), invites you to attend the third quarterly Open House/Public Forum on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30-8:30pm at Revolution Hall located at 1300 SE Stark Street, Portland OR.
To RSVP: Please visit: do not need to RSVP to attend, however we encourage you to RSVP to provide us more information for set-up and logistics.
What is the purpose of the Portland Harbor Open House/Public Forum?
The Portland Harbor Open House/Public Forum is an opportunity for community members to meet with EPA and DEQ four times a year to understand and review information and updates about the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. This is also an opportunity to ask questions of the Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs).
The meeting will include two segments: (1) open house tabling, and (2) a public forum. The schedule details for the evening are as follows:
  1. Open House Tabling, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Tables will be set-up to provide information in a creative, interactive, and visual way. PRPs who have signed legal agreements with EPA and Non-PRP agencies and groups working on topics like fish consumption and community outreach will be available.
  2. Public Forum, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Welcome, open house report-outs, Proposed Explanation of Significant Difference (ESD) presentation, question and answer session, and next steps.
When and where will the forum take place?
  • Location: Revolution Hall • 1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214
  • Rooms:
  • Open House: 2nd Floor Hallway
  • Public Forum: Room 101 on the ground floor
  • Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Food: Dinner will be provided by the Pre-Remedial Design Group and River Mile 11 East Group and will include gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options from Miss’ipi Chef, a minority- and women-owned business. The food will be served on a first-come first-served basis.
Public Transportation and Parking Information:
  • Public Transportation – Revolution Hall is on the East Side of Portland and is located within one block of TriMet bus lines 70 and 15, and five blocks from lines 12, 29, and 20.
  • Free Street Parking: Free, non-metered street parking is available starting at SE 16th and Stark, two blocks to the West side of the building.
  • Parking Lots: The Revolution Hall parking lots are only available to the general public after 6:00 p.m. If you arrive after this time, there is a parking lot South of the building.
Additional Information:
  • Proposed Explanation of Significant Difference (ESD): EPA released a proposed Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD)for changes to the Portland Harbor Superfund site cleanup plan for a 60-day public comment period ending December 21, 2018. This 60-day comment period incorporates a 30-day extension. Information and materials from the proposed ESD are below:
  • Review the full proposed ESD slide deck from the in-person session
  • Watch the Proposed ESD webinar recording
Final Agenda: A final agenda for the evening public forum/open house is attached to this email to help provide context about the open house and public forum meeting.
For more information:
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Open House/Public Forum!
Kizz Prusia
Project Associate
Triangle Associates, Inc.
811 1st Ave, Ste. 255
Seattle, WA 98104
Offices in WA|OR|MT
(206) 583-0655 ext 138
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Annie Kilburg, MS
Associate/Oregon Office Lead
Triangle Associates, Inc.
811 1st Ave, Ste. 255
Offices in WA|OR|MT
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