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Mayor Promotes "Flexible" Neighborhood Spending




Mayor Sam Adams and Portland city commissioners will meet tomorrow for a budget "retreat" at City Hall. And one topic up for discussion is a real head-scratcher—it's called "flexible neighborhood spending."

Unclear about what that means? At leas...   More
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Public Schools Weighs May 17 Bond Measure



The Nov. 2 ballot includes a bunch of tax measures that, if approved, could cost a typical homeowner in Portland about $35 a year more in property taxes.

All the more reason to mention th...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland's




Portland played a bizarre cameo of sorts in last night's episode of CBS's The Good Wife. The Tuesday night drama portrayed a female masseuse's claim that "the most beloved Democrat in America" asked her to rub his adductor muscle during a ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Sewer Money for Bikes: Mayor's "Contract Savings" Decline Again



A 5-0 council vote today to increase a City of Portland construction contract by $4 million had an unspoken downside: The additional spending approved today will further diminish the potential "contract savings" in the city's sewer budget that Mayor Sam Adams allocated back...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Three Square Grill: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Dinner 5-9 pm Tuesday-Sunday, brunch 9 am-2 pm Sunday. $$ Moderate.[HUMBLE NORTHWEST] A ’50s-era strip mall isn’t the first image that comes to mind when you picture the perfect location for a restaurant focused on local, organic produce and such delicacies as grass-fed beef. But Three S   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Kurata: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Lunch 11:30 am-1:30 pm Thursday-Friday, dinner 5:30-9:30 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 5:30-10 pm Friday-Saturday, 5:30-9 pm Sunday. $$ Moderate.[SUSHI] If an outing to Lake Oswego holds any appeal, Kurata ought to figure in the itinerary. This tiny sushi place has only eight tables inside (plus a few outsid   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Read the Transcript: School Board Member David Wynde's "No" Vote Explained




Never before have I posted the transcript of a lengthy monologue by a Portland School Board member. But David Wynde's off-the-cuff speech explaining his "no" vote Tuesday night, when the School Board    More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Learning While Latino: 5-Year-Old Student Gets Suspended Five Days for "Assault"




A 5-year-old Latino student in kindergarten at Buckman Elementary School recently became another statistic in the thorny debate over the disproportionate rate of expulsions and suspensions among minority students in Portland Publi...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Principals Head to Movies During School Day



The Portland Association of Teachers union has a pointed critique in its most recent newsletter to members about a field trip that Portland Public Schools principals took last week to the movies.

Instead of attending an already plan...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

New Urban Renewal Proposal Includes Waterfront Amphitheater




The lobster antenna that extends from the newly proposed downtown Portland urban-renewal district to the Willamette River offers one exam...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC
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