County Commissioner Loretta Smith uses her office budget to benefit constituents—and her own ambitions.
No elected official in Portland spends more time with constituents than Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith.
pancakes at the Hollywood Senior Center or personall
Two East Portland secessionists explain why they want voters to sever their neighborhoods’ ties to the city.
Collene Swenson and Pat Edwards want out of the city of Portland.
What they really want is the city to get out of where they
live, East Portland, and leave the residents of this often overlooked
U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall’s flameout amid the Kitzhaber investigation could sully the image of her patron, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden.
Amanda Marshall grabbed the attention of
Oregonians last month when she publicly took command of the largest
government corruption case this state has seen in decades.
the chief fe
Portland Public Schools defends student discipline one official compares to an inmate work crew.
Domingo Martin spent three days in November and December
at North Portland’s César Chávez K-8 School cleaning the gym and
collecting trash in the school’s foul-smelling restrooms.
Newly available data on Airbnb shows the company’s impact on Portland.
Airbnb is all for sharing—except, of course, when it comes to its own data.
site has been under scrutiny in Portland and other U.S. cities for its
effect on neighborhoods
Small craft brewers say the city is making them pay big-time regulatory costs.
Brooks Cooper dreamed for more than a decade of ditching
his law practice to make sparkling mead, an alcoholic beverage created
by fermenting honey.
Last year, he and a friend took the plung
Emails show how former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s environmental principles and his friendship with a campaign contributor collided.
Scott Campbell operates on a Bunyanesque scale. He bought
and expanded Banfield Pet Hospital, creating a chain of 750 veterinarian
clinics, before selling the company in 2007. The Southeast Port
Four labs return very different potency results from the same marijuana batch.
Customers at Nectar Cannabis use several methods to choose the weed that’s right for them.
Some trust the
budtenders at the medical marijuana dispensary on Northeast Sandy
The city has done little to crack down on Airbnb hosts renting multiple apartments.
Emily and Justin Steubs want you to spend the night in their Pearl District apartment.
The Steubs’ pad,
which they call “Pearl Dreams,” features views of the West Hills, a
rooftop hot tu
The governor’s office’s explanation for a request to delete emails doesn’t hold water.
Did Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office seek to destroy his personal emails stored on state computers?
That’s what WW first reported Feb. 12, based on records obtained by the newspaper and 101.9 KINK/F