The Landscape Architect’s Guide to

Portland, Oregon

Introduction to Sustainable Portland


In Portland, we celebrate our creative community. We are a home to all kinds of designers, musicians, writers, artists, and performers. We have cohesive neighborhoods filled with active, informed people.

We make our own beer, spirits, and wine. We grow our own crops. There are farmers markets everywhere. We enjoy fresh mountain water. We use renewable energy. We organically clean our stormwater. We breathe clean air. We continue to control urban sprawl and encourage smart, compact growth.