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High-School Redesign: District Reveals Mayor’s “Blue Ribbon Taskforce”


 
One huge, unresolved issue surrounding Portland Public Schools’ high-school redesign concerns career training. Under Superintendent Carole Smith’s    More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

High-School Redesign: District Reveals Mayor's "Blue Ribbon Taskforce"



One huge, unresolved issue surrounding Portland Public Schools' high-school redesign concerns career training.

Under Superintendent Carole Smith's    More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor and Commissioners Disagree on Flexible Neighborhood Spending

Leonard Fish

Mayor Sam Adams began today's discussion of "flexible" neighborhood spending with a caveat, telling his City Hall colleagues he didn't want his new budget exercise to "inflame inaccurately people's concerns about geographic equity."

Here's the basic premise of what Adams is talking about: T...   More
 
Friday, October 29, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor Hires New Director of Public Safety

Mayor Adams press conference

Mayor Sam Adams has picked a new director of public safety five months after taking the helm of the Portland Police Bureau.

The new hire is Antoinette Edwards, formerly the diversity director for the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Adams hired Edwards this month, and mayoral spokesman Roy Kaufmann says Edwards' ...   More
 
Friday, October 29, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

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
 

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