Voters approved a tax to fund the arts. Now the city faces the high price of collecting it.
More than 61 percent of Portland voters checked “yes” on a
Nov. 6 ballot measure to raise millions in new taxes to hire more art
and music teachers and help bankroll arts organizations.
The CRC isn’t eager to redesign a bridge that should be taller.
The proposed Columbia River Crossing has turned into a high-stakes limbo dance: How low can the bridge go?
CRC officials say
they are trying to fix one of the most embarrassing problems with the
troubled $3.5 billion Interstate 5 project: The...
The greatest test facing WW
today comes not from the challenge of surviving in a digital world or
from the effects of a lingering recession—though neither can be
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The new head of City Hall will be a “transportation mayor”—whether he wants that title or not.
The next Portland mayor wakes up this morning in charge of a City Hall filled with potholes.
city’s settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over police
mistreatment of the mentally
An activist launches a campaign to oust Secretary of State Kate Brown.
A light drizzle fell on Bob Wolfe as he stood outside a
citadel of the Portland establishment like the lupine nemesis in the
story of the Three Little Pigs.
Wolfe was rattling
The mayoral candidates talk about community policing—but not how the city can pay for it.
Charlie Hales says he’s crossed paths with the Portland
police during his campaign for mayor—and he hasn’t always liked what
He talks of a recent
weapons stop he witnessed a
A Portland strip club hands out red-stained $2 bills, despite warnings from the feds to stop.
The manager at the McDonald’s on Northwest Yeon Avenue
glanced at the money in the customer’s hand, a $2 bill that looked as if
its edges had been dipped in blood. He grew tense, shook his hea
As a miserable season ends, the Portland Timbers again gamble on a first-time MLS coach.
Portland Timbers fans have learned one thing for certain about the team’s owner, Merritt Paulson: He’s not afraid to gamble.
He launched the
team’s freshman season in Major League Soccer las
How much debt has Portland passed on to residents via bonds?
Like most major cities, Portland puts the
cost of many of its public essentials—sewers, parks and public
safety—on the credit card. The bonds Portland has sold also paid for urban