A site controlled by one of Portland’s largest property owners is
the source of a fight between a powerful state senator and one of her
longtime political allies.
Over the past two decades, Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose)
has deployed considerable financial and political
Randy Leonard isn’t the only problem facing Portland’s food carts.
Gregg Abbott is perched over his Samsung Android at a wooden picnic
table outside his Whiffies Fried Pies truck, parked in a vacant
Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard lot called Cartopia. It’s a Monday
morning—his day off—and Abbott is anxious to move under the heating
lamps of nearby Tiny’s Coffee. He’s had his fill of sitting out in the