Bill Ryan, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services chief engineer, stands over a bioswale on a footbridge made from leftover pipe from the bureaus Big Pipe project that limited sewage discharges into the Willamette River. February 2014. (Portland Tribune/Jaime Valdez)

Green streets: Function or frill?

Portland was the early poster child for green street infrastructure around the country. Are its bioswales and related Green Streets projects…

Homeless campers set up the 'Right to Dream' site on Burnside in Portland (KOIN 6 News,. file)

Search for a new R2DToo spot: NIMBY

"The neighborhood, they're not going for it," one man told KOIN 6 News. "I don't think it'd be a good idea to bring that much traffic and th…