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
A housing advocate calls for creating neighborhoods of tiny houses to address homelessness.
Michael Withey recalls how Occupy Portland’s takeover of
two downtown parks nearly three years ago was itself overrun by hundreds
of homeless people.
Withey came to
believe that the homeless
Where’s the evidence Rod Underhill said he had that compelled Lisa Roberts to confess to strangling her girlfriend?
Lisa Marie Roberts never wanted to admit killing Jerri Lee Williams.
She was innocent, she
always maintained, right up to the end when she pleaded guilty to
strangling Williams, her girlfriend,
Mayor Charlie Hales is hiring outside help to teach diversity to white male managers.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is hiring an outside consultant to host a diversity seminar—for white men only.
When Hales ran for
mayor in 2012, he questioned whether Portland needed an Office of
Gov. Kitzhaber’s growing opposition to coal dovetails with federal policy and divestment activism.
For Gov. John Kitzhaber right now, coal is king.
The debate over coal
is heating up just as Kitzhaber needs an issue to energize his so-far
lackluster campaign for an unprecedented fourth term a
Pearl District residents get some sympathy—but no action—about the pounding next door.
Patrice Hanson once had a quiet morning ritual: breathing
exercises, reading inspirational books, meditation and then some tai
But today if Hanson breathes in BANG! or tries to study a BANG
A decade of deception against a local Timber heir is the largest “sweetheart” scam investigators say they’ve seen.
Ralph Raines Jr. led a fantasy life.
At 66, the heir to a
third-generation Washington County logging company had once faced the
prospect of a lonely existence. He was without close family and, a
Multnomah County’s farmer tends the fields as his job is targeted for cropping.
Jerry Hunter wants to get rid of the rabbits.
They come in waves at
the Multnomah County CROPS Farm, across from McMenamins Edgefield, to
gnaw the tops of the broccoli, carrots and cabbage
City officials are pitching a new street fee by claiming Portland’s roads are getting more dangerous. Numbers show otherwise.
To hear Mayor Charlie Hales and other city officials tell it, the streets of Portland are getting deadlier every day.
Driving is more
dangerous. Pedestrians face bigger risks. Bicyclists have to s
An office building project for city sewer engineers triples in cost to $11.4 million—at the worst possible time.
In December 2011, a coalition of angry water and sewer
ratepayers sued the city of Portland. Their basic allegation: The city
had squandered $127 million in ratepayers’ money on questionable