Reading Lists: Local interest

Do you want to read books about our Willamette River bridges? Are you an aspiring Bridge Pedaler? Do you have a third grader going to a Portland Public School? Are the bridges part of your daily commute? Or do you just absolutely love Portland's bridges for their own sake? Architecture! History! Engineering! And Beauty!  These are some of Multnomah County Library's picks of the best bridge books out there. 

Have you ever walked by one of those extended-curb planting areas in your neighborhood and wondered what they were doing there? According to the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, these are green streets, capturing stormwater runoff and using it to filter pollutants and replenish groundwater rather than sending it straight back to the Willamette. Here are a few books to tell you a little more about them.