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  • Mike Roll Portland District Retiree Portland District bested Seattle and Walla Walla districts’ golf teams at the 2016 annual tournament known as the Castle Cup. CC-X, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the event, was held July 23 at the Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla, Washington. Portland District’s three […]

    Portland District Captures Regional Golf Crown

    Mike Roll Portland District Retiree Portland District bested Seattle and Walla Walla districts’ golf teams at the 2016 annual tournament known as the Castle Cup. CC-X, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the event, was held July 23 at the Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla, Washington. Portland District’s three […]

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  • Tracy Bell Public Affairs Office Retirees and current Portland District employees gathered May 13 at the Oregon State Building in Portland for an afternoon of food, fun and camaraderie. Memories were shared over a lunch of spanakopita and chicken skewers. Afterward, as guests enjoyed their coffee, they were brought up-to-date […]

    Retired Portland District employees reconnect to share food and stories

    Tracy Bell Public Affairs Office Retirees and current Portland District employees gathered May 13 at the Oregon State Building in Portland for an afternoon of food, fun and camaraderie. Memories were shared over a lunch of spanakopita and chicken skewers. Afterward, as guests enjoyed their coffee, they were brought up-to-date […]

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  • By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District Two small U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects recently made big impacts in the Northwest: the Trestle Bay Ecosystem Restoration and the Spirit Lake Tunnel Repair projects. Their impacts weren’t limited to accomplishing the projects’ goals of […]

    USACE experts share how to navigate federal contracting regulations

    By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District Two small U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects recently made big impacts in the Northwest: the Trestle Bay Ecosystem Restoration and the Spirit Lake Tunnel Repair projects. Their impacts weren’t limited to accomplishing the projects’ goals of […]

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  • By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office What costs $5 million, takes 10 semitrailers to transport, and needs two cranes – including a 360-tonner – to deploy, but is still considered “portable”? It’s the Portable Floating Fish Collector, and it’s scheduled to start operations in February for research to support the […]

    $5 million experiment underway at Cougar Reservoir

    By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office What costs $5 million, takes 10 semitrailers to transport, and needs two cranes – including a 360-tonner – to deploy, but is still considered “portable”? It’s the Portable Floating Fish Collector, and it’s scheduled to start operations in February for research to support the […]

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  • By Erica Jensen, Public Affairs Office The Portland District has a legacy of sharing stories and other information with employees, retirees and others through its Corps’pondent printed publication.  The first Corps’pondent was first published nearly forty years ago and has continued its long history of storytelling ever since – sharing […]

    The Corps’pondent moves online!

    By Erica Jensen, Public Affairs Office The Portland District has a legacy of sharing stories and other information with employees, retirees and others through its Corps’pondent printed publication.  The first Corps’pondent was first published nearly forty years ago and has continued its long history of storytelling ever since – sharing […]

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  •   Retired Colonel Robert Friedenwald was Portland District Engineer from June 1982 until August 1985. Friedenwald had courage above and beyond the call of duty. He helped the Pacific Northwest recover from the effects of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption by making bold decisions in a situation never before […]

    In Memoriam: Col. Robert L. Friedenwald (Ret.)

      Retired Colonel Robert Friedenwald was Portland District Engineer from June 1982 until August 1985. Friedenwald had courage above and beyond the call of duty. He helped the Pacific Northwest recover from the effects of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption by making bold decisions in a situation never before […]

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  • Where are we in the review process? We are continuing our environmental assessment of permitting the Coyote Island Terminal shipping terminal project at the Port of Morrow near Boardman, Ore. As we consider direct, indirect and cumulative effects, we may determine that some are likely to have a significant impact […]

    Corps Message: Coyote Island Terminal regulatory permit application review

    Where are we in the review process? We are continuing our environmental assessment of permitting the Coyote Island Terminal shipping terminal project at the Port of Morrow near Boardman, Ore. As we consider direct, indirect and cumulative effects, we may determine that some are likely to have a significant impact […]

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