The Portland Harbor Partnership is a public-private partnership made up of public entities and local businesses working in cooperation with Portland State University and Oregon State University to support a broad community outreach effort. The purpose of this outreach is to raise awareness about the Superfund Site and to encourage everyone to have a voice in the future of Portland Harbor and the river overall.
The Portland Harbor Partners include the Port of Portland, the Oregon Department of State Lands, Calbag Metals, EVRAZ Portland, Gunderson LLC, NW Natural, Schnitzer Steel, Vigor Industrial and PGE. The Partners are a small subset of the Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. A potentially responsible party is any person, company or public entity that owns property in a contaminated site or may have had some part in polluting a site. There are over 100 PRPs at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. The Partners came together to make sure their community has a voice in the clean-up.
The Partnership is working in cooperation with Portland State University Hatfield School of Government and Oregon State University Extension Service.