City officials want answers about a contractor who got $88,000 under a minority set-aside program.
Last September, the nonprofit Blanchet House of
Hospitality cut a blue ribbon to dedicate a $12.9 million, four-story
homeless meal kitchen and transitional housing shelter in Old Town.
UPDATE: Treat helped instate Alta Bike Share at both of her previous posts.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation has hired a new director: Leah Treat, the chief of staff in Chicago's transportation department. City Commissioner Steve Novick announced Treat's hiring this morning in an email to Portland transportation bureau staff.Treat, 42, served as chief of staff to Chicago transportation commissioner Gabe Klein starting in 2010. Before that,...
The reservoir rebellion is descending on City Hall.
Oreganizers of the Occupy Mount Tabor camping protest will hold a kickoff march at Portland City Hall at 10 am this Wednesday, June 19, demanding the city resume efforts to keep open-air drinking-water reservoirs in Washington Park and on Mount Tabor.
"The City of Portland has given up trying to get a waiver for our ...
As negotiations over the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup slog along, U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) keeps pushing for more money from what he says is one of the Williamette River's bigger polluters: the Pentagon.
There are new signs that the owners of The Oregonian are moving forward with plans to end daily publication of the state's biggest newspaper.On May 17, the Oregonian Publishing Co. filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for protection of a new brand name: Oregonian Media Group.For the employees of the state's biggest newspaper—and anyone con...
When news broke last month that a Seattle Sounders fan was killed by a truck outside Lincoln City, Oregon, while dribbling a soccer ball on the shoulder of Highway 101—on the first and only leg of a...
The news that an Occupy Portland offshoot is planning to camp in a signature park might make a neighborhood association wary—especially when it's a neighborhood association famous for doggedly protecting that park.
But one influential member of the Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association is angry enough with the city over ...
Mia Birk takes bike share to New York—and sparks bedlam in Gotham.
Three weeks ago, an invading fleet arrived in Manhattan.
cobalt-blue bikes appeared in gleaming silver docks. They materialized
in Brooklyn, too, near co-ops and bodegas. Citizens
Oregon listed as "sure thing" for same-sex marriage
Oregon is the third most likely state in the nation to be next in legalizing same-sex marriage, according to odds posted by gay news magazine The Advocate.
With 12 states and the District of Columbia already having passed same-sex marriage, Oregon is seeking to become the 13th—gay-rights group Basic Rights Oregon is seeking a ballot initiative for 2014 overturning the state...
UPDATE: "Occupy Mount Tabor" no longer begins today
NewsUPDATE, 1:03 pm: Less than two hours after WW reported the event, the Occupy Portland calendar corrected the date of the "Occupy Mount Tabor" camping protest to Friday, July 12.
Event organizer Jesse Sponberg says Occupy Portland's calendar erroneously listed the event today. He has created a More