Oregon Ballet Theatre owes $300,000 in back rent. Just in time, here comes the arts tax.
City officials finally produced details last week of a new
arts tax that voters passed last November, requiring Portlanders to pay
$35 a year to fund arts teachers in the public schools and suppor
A fired city bureau chief scores one last goal—expanding the parking district around Jeld-Wen Field.
Sam Stidham, a sales clerk at West Burnside clothing
boutique Reveille, had no idea that parking around the corner from her
storefront had jumped to $3.50 an hour during Portland Timbers games.
A new documentary looks at the promise, and lost opportunities, in education for girls worldwide.
Outside the United States, losing out on an education means much more than poor job prospects.
Girl Rising, a
new documentary opening in Portland on March 7, makes the case that
Hales has found money to fix city streets. Residents say his plan has potholes.
Jim Baker wants the City of Portland to repair the roads
near his Hillsdale house. He just doesn’t like the one the city is
choosing to fix.
happy to hear they’re patching
In airing a police-shooting video, Portland cops are learning the art of media self-defense.
When he ran for mayor, Charlie Hales promised he would
change the culture of a Portland Police Bureau known for controversial
shootings and violent treatment of the mentally ill.
A documentary filmmaker collects portraits of change along 82nd Avenue.
I used to sneer at Chinatowns.
I considered them
tourist attractions that I wanted nothing to do with. I grew up in
Taiwan with Chinese food and Chinese culture—what’s new to see in any
As Kitzhaber pushes the CRC, the plan to pay for it is both fact and fantasy.
The Columbia River Crossing project is on a fast track in
Salem, sent racing toward approval by its biggest backer, Gov. John
The governor—pushing a
complex project with gaping fi
TriMet’s GM on the agency’s union costs, big penalties for fare dodgers, and why service cuts won’t be restored anytime soon.
Neil McFarlane built his career on expanding TriMet. But he has become the face of cutbacks.
manager since 2010, McFarlane has been locked in a bitter struggle with
The proposed budget cuts city bureaus are betting mayor Charlie Hales won’t make.
It’s budget season at City Hall, the time of year when we’re told what a dystopian Portland would look like.
Streets without cops.
Homes burning out of control. Empty swimming pools, vagrants
Homer Williams builds new projects while owing the IRS and his ex-wife millions.
Homer Williams is perhaps Portland’s best-known developer,
famous for creating new neighborhoods like the Pearl District and South
campaign contributor to Mayor