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Portland officials say a besieged OLCC won’t crack down.


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As Mayor Charlie Hales continues to target neighborhood livability, city officials say he’s not getting cooperation from a crucial partner: the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the state agency   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 AARON MESH

City Slaps Dirty Nightclub with Noise Fine

Bass levels were four times limit at 1 am

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Old Town’s Dirty Nightclub is getting a little too funky: The city of Portland issued the club a $300 fine yesterday after city noise control caught bass levels bumping to more than four times the allowed sound limit.Dirty, located at 35 NW Third Ave., is inside the city’s controversial Entertainment District, a six-block swath that’s closed off weekend nights to vehicle traffic. Portland Police ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

UPDATED: Hales Wants to Keep Weekend Street Closures in Old Town

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UPDATE: May 7, 7:33 pmDespite taking mostly criticism from Old Town residents, restaurants and businesses Tuesday night at a community meeting at the Bud Clark Commons, Mayor Charlie Hales remains committed to continuing weekend street closures in the six-block Entertainment District for another six months.Hales said that managing the Entertainment District will ultimately have to be done by someone ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Hales Floats Evening Parking Meters, Street Seating for Old Town

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Mayor Charlie Hales met Tuesday evening for an invite-only meeting with neighbors and businesses in Old Town to talk about the city's Entertainment District, a trial closure of six blocks on weekend nights around the area's high-density collection of clubs and bars. The unshocking consensus? The folks who live and work in the area aren't fans.But Portland's police seem smitten with the closure ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

City Proposes More Pedestrian-Only Streets in Old Town

Safety concerns spark expansion of entertainment area

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City officials have proposed a new step toward reinventing Portland’s Old Town and Chinatown as a new entertainment district: Expanding pedestrian-only blocks on weekend nights.An Office of Neighborhood Involvement proposal (first spotted by Portland Afoot) seeks to expand the weekend closure of Northwest Couch between 3rd and 4th streets to a six-block area stretching from Burnside to Everett streets ...   More
 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

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