A voracious debt collector wants to acquire Oregon property tax liens.
In 2007, Oregon lawmakers made national headlines when
they kicked payday lenders out of the state. Now one of the biggest
debt-collection companies in the U.S. wants to bring a type of lending
As Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers slide toward a strike, the district is advertising for replacements on Craigslist. The district and the union will meet today with a state mediator to try to head off would would be the first work stoppage in PPS history. Here's the ad:
PPS Temporary Replacement Workers & Student Support Staff (P...
House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) announced today there will in fact be a hearing on the Columbia River Crossing project during the current legislative session.Members of both chambers have expressed reluctance to revisit the current $2.8 billion Oregon-only version of the CRC. Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) has expressed strong reservations about moving forward...
The Portland Timbers and Thornsannounced today that the name of the city-owned stadium in which they play is changing from Jeld-Wen Field to Providence Park.
Longtime Portlanders will remember that the venue was c...
There are worse fates than being snowbound in Portland.
Finding yourself not in Portland's snow but in the middle of a Mexican drug war is one of them. Slate has a story on that very possibility today.Here'...
With city officials, business leaders and inner Northeast Portland residents still absorbingTrader Joe's abrupt decision Monday to pull out of a proposed new development on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., another buyer for the property has stepped forward.
This afternoon, Roy Jay, executive director of the African American Chamber of Commerce, sent an email proposal t...
There’s a new business in Portland’s Real Chinatown—marijuana.
Sunny Chan has a lot of history at Yummy
Garden, the Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant he used to own, and at
another restaurant he owned, Chinese Garden in Gresham.
there’s change afo
Gov. John Kitzhaber, never known as an enthusiastic fundraiser, is racing out of the gate as he begins the campaign for what would be an unprecedented (in Oregon) fourth term.
Kitzhaber has already raised more than $414,000 in 2014, according to filings with the elections division, compared to $61,000 for the leading GOP candidate, State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point). ...
"Dazed and confused" donut magnate rammed a porta-potty with his car
Tres Shannon had a pretty wild night last Aug. 22.
When police arrived at 2250 NW Quimby St. at 1:28 am, they found Shannon, a co-founder of VoodooDoughnut, "dazed and confused."
His 1992 Mercedes was high-centered on the sidewalk, police wrote, pinning...
Deputy House GOP leader breaks with party platform
Add Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn/Tualatin) to the growing list of Oregon Republicans who support the same sex-marriage measure aimed at the 2014 ballot.
Last week, WWreported that a group of bold-faced Republican names have formed a political action ...