Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen completed his M.A. in history at Portland State University. His current research focuses on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest and on Portland's transportation history. He currently works on transportation management and policy development at the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Author's Entries

  • Critical Mass in Portland

    Critical Mass is a monthly event that asserts bicyclists' right to ride in the streets and celebrates the bicycle as a form of transportation. The idea is for riders to take over city streets, with anywhere from a handful of cyclists to hundreds participating. In Oregon, the phenomenon is concentrated …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Crooked River

    The Crooked River Basin lies in the heart of central Oregon, east of the Cascade Mountains and Deschutes River and south of the John Day River. The appropriately named Crooked River, fed primarily by mountain creeks and springs, twists and turns for 155 miles before emptying into the Deschutes River …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Crooked River Project

    In 1956, with the help of Oregon senators Wayne Morse and Richard Neuberger, Crook County landowners and officials persuaded Congress to authorize and fund the Crooked River Project. The project's main component, Bowman Dam (named for A.R. Bowman, a Crook County commissioner and chief project booster), along with pumping stations …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Portland Bridge Pedal

    Bridge Pedal is an annual bicycle event in Portland, Oregon, that offers cyclists the opportunity to bike across the city's bridges while they are closed to automobile traffic. In 2007 it was the third largest organized bicycle ride in the world behind New York's "Five Boro Bike Tour" and …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Springwater Corridor

    The Springwater Corridor is a 21-mile-long recreational trail stretching from the Willamette River through southeast Portland and Gresham to the town of Boring. The trail is built on a former rail line and is popular as a recreational and transportation corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists. In 2008, the trail averaged …

    Oregon Encyclopedia