CASCADE POLICY INSTITUTE

Promoting opportunity for Oregonians

Cascade Policy Institute brings clarity on state and local issues in Oregon, which are often misunderstood through media or party rhetoric. Cascade is not affiliated with any political party or organization. We simply work for the rights of all Oregonians! Cascade encourages exploration and debate on questions of policy and the role of government in a free society.

Cascade’s mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity. Cascade promotes property rights, incentives, markets and decentralized decision-making.

Cascade advances these values by sharing its research with the public, the media, and state and local lawmakers through publications, educational programs, community forums and special events.

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Publications

You and Your Car: Portland Public Enemy No. 1

By Micah Perry Driving around Portland could get a lot more expensive. The Portland City Council just passed ...

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Congestion by Design on the New Sellwood Bridge

By John A. Charles, Jr. Portland-area motorists who have to regularly cross the Sellwood Bridge may wonder wh...

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Fresh Spinach for Indifferent Students: Oregon’s Costly Farm-to-School Program

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By Helen Cook When did you last hear a child profess his love for spinach? Oregon’s Farm-to-School program...

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Portland’s Clean Energy Tax: A High Cost with Low Benefit

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By Rachel Dawson In January 2019 the City of Portland implemented a voter-approved a 1% tax on certain “retai...

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