Oregon Convention Center in negotiations for rooftop solar panels

The Oregon Convention Center roof may soon be host to 160,000 square feet of solar panels in what director Scott Cruickshank calls the next big project in the center’s sustainability work.

Officials from the convention center are negotiating with Solar City to install as much as to two megawatts of solar panels, which could supply 25 percent of the center’s annual electricity.
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University of Oregon landscape design students presenting proposal to complete signature regional trail

In 1903, brothers John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., charged with planning a Portland parks system, came up with a novel concept: the 40-Mile Loop.

The city was preparing for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, and the Olmsted brothers envisioned a signature trail around Portland and its suburbs.

More than a century later, it’s still not finished. But that could soon change.

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