Why City Hall loves home-sharing company Airbnb but not car-sharing startup Uber.
Mayor Charlie Hales says he wants Portland to stand as a leader in making room for the “sharing economy.”
That’s one reason he
has championed rewriting city rules to legalize the operations
Mayor Charlie Hales wants to give Airbnb something it can’t get anyplace else.
Last week, Airbnb threw a house party in Portland City Hall.
Francisco-based online startup laid out two tables lined with trays of
bagels, brownies and blueberry muffins. It invit
Washington’s legal weed starts moving through stores this week. The owner of New Vansterdam talks price, supply and ambiance.
Brian Budz got teased about his name as a kid. This week it finally pays off.
On July 11, Budz, 40,
and his business partners will open New Vansterdam, one of the first
retail marijuana shops
Portland Bottling faces allegations it ripped off ratepayers while championing a measure to lower water bills.
No corporation had more at stake in the May ballot measure over control of the city’s water than Portland Bottling Co.
bottler contributed $100,000—more than any other don
The fight over “curing” homosexuality is the front lines of upcoming gay-rights battles.
Dean Greer says he doesn’t have sex with men anymore.
He is married, has a
son and is devout in his faith in Jesus. But Greer says he is not cured
from an affliction he calls “same-sex attra
Documents suggest SAIF corp. fired its CEO based on “false and inaccurate” information.
SAIF Corp. is in the insurance business, an industry defined by the word “caution.”
Yet thousands of
pages of records from inside the state-owned workers’ compensation
insurer suggest that
The corporate face of legalizing pot has arrived in Oregon.
Paul Stanford had to admit last week he was busted.
For years, Stanford
has been the face of the drive to legalize marijuana in Oregon, the man
who may have done more to push for lawful pot than
Neighbors of a proposed West Burnside site for bottle and can returns pop their tops.
Every day, Rob Wolters sees a lot of the raw city life
outside his condo at West Burnside Street and Southwest 18th Avenue that
he says makes it interesting to live downtown: homeless people sleep
The city is considering a new permit as a hammer over problematic late-night businesses.
For years, the city of Portland and the Oregon Liquor
Control Commission have worked as uneasy partners in law enforcement,
playing a game of “good cop, bad cop” with bars they identify as