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Credit: The Canyons, Portland. Photo courtesy of Marcus Kauffman
Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winner
Credit: The Canyons, Portland. Photo courtesy of Marcus Kauffman

Mass Timber: Better Buildings, Resilient Forests, Brighter Future

We're creating equitable economic development and family-wage rural and urban jobs from sustainable wood products that are grown and manufactured in Oregon.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Oregon Mass Timber Coalition a $41.4 million Build Back Better grant to advance Oregon’s sustainable mass timber sector. This investment will drive jobs, sustainable forestry, and mass timber housing.

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Mass Timber Rising

Expanding the mass timber ecosystem can address the region’s three grand challenges: housing, forest health, and economic disparity. The Coalition, through strategic projects, is using mass timber to advance equity, innovation, and sustainability in the region. Learn more about the work in this trailer for our upcoming film project, Mass Timber Rising.

Featured Video

Forest to Frame Tour

The 2023 Forest to Frame Tour showcased the links in the supply chain—from the inspiring new mass timber roof at the Portland Airport, to world class research facilities at the TallWood Design Institute, to resilience treatments that make our forests safer from wildfire. The tour brought together economic development, forestry, architecture, engineering, and wood utilization professionals to learn about Oregon’s innovative approach to fostering a globally competitive mass timber industry.

About the Coalition

The Coalition is a partnership between Oregon’s leading research universities and government agencies.

Meet the Members
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Featured Project

T2: Building Innovation Hub

The T2 Building Innovation Hub is a signature project of the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, led by the Port of Portland.

Located on the 53-acre Terminal 2 site in Portland, the facility will build and supply mass timber panels for modular homes, which will be barged and trucked from Terminal 2 to communities in need around Oregon.

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News & Events

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events currently scheduled.

Mass Timber in the News

AP News
January 27, 2023
Oregon pins hopes on mass timber to boost housing, jobs

Inside a warehouse at the industrial Port of Portland lies what some believe could be the answer to Oregon’s housing crisis — a prototype of an affordable housing unit made from mass timber.

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KOIN
January 27, 2023
Kotek sees ‘mass timber’ homes being built quickly

Gov. Tina Kotek took a closer look at production underway in Portland for a new type of modular home that could end up creating new homes in record time.

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Oregon Business
January 27, 2023
Governor Kotek Celebrates Speed of Mass Timber Modular Housing Pilot Project

Standing among the hollow wooden housing units in the Port of Portland’s Marine Terminal 2, Gov. Tina Kotek and Sen. Jeff Merkley declared the Mass Casitas $5 million modular housing prototype pilot project a success.

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The Corvallis Advocate
September 12, 2022
Oregon Mass Timber Coalition to receive over $41 million

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden recently announced that the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition will receive over $41 million from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) as one of 21 American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) winners.

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Woodworking Network
September 8, 2022
More than $41 million earmarked for Oregon mass-timber industry

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition (OMTC) $41.4 million to develop and expand Oregon’s emerging mass timber industry.

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KOIN
September 7, 2022
President Biden awards $41.4 million to boost Oregon’s timber industry

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The Oregon Mass Timber Coalition will receive approximately $41.4 million in grants to revamp the state’s timber industry, President Biden announced on Sept. 2.

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