I just found something in a PDF at metro.gov
A critical section of the greenway trail corridor in North Portland is being submitted as a 2009 Metro Active Demonstration Transportation Project. The proposed trail section for this grant begins at Willamette Cove and runs to Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area. The North Portland Greenway is on the 2035 (RTP) Financially Constrained list as Project Number 10355. The combined elements of this four mile multiple use mobility corridor segment embrace and reflect all Metro’s principles of Urban to Nature trail routes.
The proposed trail alignment takes riders and walkers north along the river from Willamette Cove natural area offering delightful peek a boo water vistas. The trail parallels the active UPRR railroad line, crosses Lampros Steel property and the BES water lab before entering Cathedral Park. The trail segment then travels the Baltimore Woods corridor and turns east along industrial property before it crosses Lombard St. into Pier Park. A new bridge over the UPRR (Union Pacific Railroad) connects Pier with Chimney Park. Finally, the trail safely crosses Columbia Blvd into the Smith and Bybee Wetland Natural Area. The trail section proposed for this grant will terminate at the Columbia Slough. Eventually, a bridge will connect the greenway trail to the Marine Drive and Peninsula Crossing trails – key components of the region’s remarkable 40 mile loop trail system.
From the City of Portland's Web site
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has awarded almost $1.5 million to Metro for the final design and construction of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge that will connect Pier Park to Chimney Park in North Portland. A critical component of the Willamette River Greenway Trail (North Reach) and 40-mile Loop Trail, the bridge will provide a safe, non-motorized connection for North Portland neighbors to Chimney Park. Portland Parks & Recreation will contribute funding for the project and maintain the bridge after it is completed.
And from the Friends of Pier Park's Facebook page
, a posting from June 2009:
The news that a bridge connecting Pier and Chimney parks is a "go" creates an opportunity to address this issue. Specifically, using the hillside and outlying areas of Chimney park for additional disc golf holes (which also allows for the removal of holes - particularly holes 1 and 2 from high multiple-use areas) seems to be widely supported. The plan discussed also proposes expanding the dog park area and utilizing the now-empty old archive/records building for vending, etc. There are sources of private funding for new disc golf baskets in the Chimney area expansion plan and heads are nodding over at PP&R.