Celebrating 40 years of engaging people to create and sustain great communities.

Why We Do What We Do

Legacy & Innovation

At Cogan Owens Greene, we are motivated by the power of place, the power of people and the power of data. Our work with jurisdictions and agencies of all sizes centers on engaging people to create and sustain great communities. We embrace diversity of background, thought and opinion as a great community asset and strength.

To benefit our clients we:

  • Provide integrated services in comprehensive planning, community engagement and sustainability
  • Utilize best practices
  • Customize teams
  • Build consensus
  • Focus on results
  • Consider each engagement a learning opportunity


From the blog

Join our discussion of the latest planning concepts and find news about our projects and staff.

Planning for Growth in Sherwood

  The City of Sherwood is known for possessing many of the characteristics of a great community: strong civic life, great schools and access to parks, recreation and natural areas, among others. Like many communities in the Metro region, it also finds itself at a key inflection point where shifting demographics, strong economic growth and…read more →

COG Team Receives National Core Values Award!

“Transportation is essential to equity in our communities.” – Councilwoman Lori Stegmann Building effective partnerships is a critical component to advancing urban equity, and COG is proud to have worked with Metro and the Cities of Portland and Gresham on the award-winning Powell-Division Bus Rapid Transit Project! Last Friday, Metro’s Dana Lucero and Gresham City…read more →

Happy birthday to COG!

On March 1st, 1975, COG opened their doors. Today, we are celebrating 40 years of engaging people to create and sustain great communities. It has been an honor to work with our clients and communities to promote positive change at all levels. As we reflect on the incredible accomplishments of our firm, here are some…read more →

Our Clients

One of the reasons why I’m a really big fan of COG is because of the relevancy as they move forward in community, diversity in Portland in particular, but also the rest of Oregon.

Anita Yap

Anita Yap - Founder, Multicultural Collaborative

One of the things that COG does really well is to reach people – and let those voices be heard and let those people hear other voices. That’s a very important process.

Chip Lazenby - Lazenby & Associates

COG does a terrific job of bringing people with diverse views together to unpack complex problems – and develop solutions."

Dwight Holton - Chair, Portland Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission

Contact Us

813 SW Alder Street | Suite 320
Portland, Oregon 97205-3111