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Sept. 7, 1989: Old Northwest Portland homes fall, and new rowhouses burn…

40th Anniversary
Northwest Portland, long before the boutiquing of 23rd Avenue, had a grit to it. Many blocks had shuttered storefronts or saloons where pensioners sipped 40-cent Hamms. In the mid-1980s, resid   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 ERIN CAREY

City Housing Award Spells the End of St. Francis Park

Catholic Charities will develop housing on park site


The Portland Housing Bureau today awarded Catholic Charities and Home Forward $6.5 million, in a transaction that will contribute to the rapid changes occurring to inner to help develop a piece of land that is currently the St. Francis Park at Southeast 11th and Oak Streets, in the Buckman neighborhood. The award to Catholic Charities and Home Forward is by far the larges...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by ERIN CAREY

When a Dating Service Doesn't Honor a Religious Requirement, It's Not Kosher

Portland woman sues Portland Singles to get her $2,995 membership fee back.


Irit Tzemah is very religious—so much so that when she signed up for a dating service in January, she was clear: She didn’t want to be matched with a man who did not share her Jewish faith. She turned to Portland Singles Inc.,  a service that, according to its website, caters to people who ar...   More
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by ERIN CAREY

Portland's Mean Streets Are Getting Dirtier: The City Is Cutting Back On Street Sweeping

The cuts come as Mayor Charlie Hales asks for more transportation money through a street fee

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Mayor Charlie Hales wasn’t messing around when he said that Portland city streets are a “crisis.” Now, they’ll be a bit dirtier as well.             KATU reports the city of Portland is cutting ba...   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by ERIN CAREY
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