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2008-09-11 00:00:15

By Sam Bennett Portland's South Waterfront is known for its proximity to nature and its LEED certified buildings. Now the South Waterfront area has become the first urban neighborhood in the United States to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. Salmon-Safe's certification of South Waterfront means that the area exceeds state and federal regulatory commitments to protect the Willamette River and its urban tributaries. Salmon-Safe is a Portland based nonprofit certification organization....

2008-09-10 00:00:13

Ecology group Salmon-Safe, which works to aid in salmon spawning in restored watersheds, has designated South Waterfront as Portland's first 'salmon-safe' neighborhood. The emerging neighborhood received the designation for its developers' efforts to protect the nearby Willamette River and its tributaries. South Waterfront developers Gerding Edlen Development and Homer Williams utilized bioswales and other storm-water management techniques during the neighborhood's development to clean up...

2008-08-26 18:00:49

Pacific Retirement Services, Inc. (PRS), a national, not-for-profit leader in the senior living industry, announced today that the bond closing for the construction of its affiliate, Mirabella at South Waterfront, occurred on August 26, 2008. Mirabella, an award-winning 30-story, not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community by PRS, is under construction now in South Waterfront. Mirabella has entered into an affiliation agreement with Oregon Health and Science University ("OHSU") in...

2008-07-17 09:01:19

A $250 million capital construction budget request for 2009-11 has been approved by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education to finance the proposed Life Sciences building on Portland's South Waterfront. Funding for the 300,000-square-foot project will come from government bonds, private money and lottery funds. The request will go to the legislature this fall for final approval. If it passes, the building could be constructed in four or five years. Oregon Health and Science University...

2008-07-10 12:01:17

By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 8--Unable to finance a waterfront medical campus on its own, Oregon Health & Science University is joining forces with other state universities to request $250 million in public and private money for a collaborative life sciences building on vacant land below the Marquam Bridge. The 300,000-square-foot building would be located on the southwest corner of a 20-acre parcel that the Schnitzer family donated to OHSU in 2004. The...

2007-03-29 12:00:28

By Ryan Frank, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Mar. 29--So how much would you pay to live near Portland's new aerial tram? Three of the tram's neighbors opened their mail this month to find a bill from the city of Portland for the new silver people-mover and said: Not that much. The Oregon Department of Transportation, an industrial engineer and a 31-year-old townhouse buyer objected to the fees the city wants to charge those who own property next to the $57 million tram....


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.