The mayor’s office calls the Eastside Esplanade unsafe. Will Hales’ homeless policies make a difference?
James Noel has seen a lot of changes in his neighborhood,
which consists of a narrow sidewalk against a chain-link fence that runs
along Southeast Main Street, with the northbound ramp to Inters
Portland is dedicating Jan. 20 to Colin Meloy and crew (and snubbing Sleater-Kinney).
I believe it was Andy Warhol who said, "In the future, everyone in Portland will have a day named in their honor." Thanks largely to former Mayor Sam Adams' insatiable appetite for proclamations, our calendar is stuffed with commemorations of everything from Bill Schonely to sea otters to the Norwegian Constitution. It's amazing there are any days left which haven't yet been occupied. Luckily ...
"I'm told there is some golfing between many hours of classes."
The $56,000 spent by Mayor Charlie Hales' office and the Portland Police Bureau on a diversity training retreat for white men includes the cost of hotel rooms and food at a golf resort near Mt. Hood.Hales, three City Hall managers and 11 command staff from the Police Bureau are staying at the Resort at the Mountain, a Welches hotel that describes itself as "a premier Oregon golf, ski and meeting resort."WW ...
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants to amend city zoning code to allow short-term rentals like Airbnb in apartments and condominiums. "It was not in the original proposal from the [planning] bureau, but we asked the bureau to look into it," says Hales spokesman Dana Haynes. "Expecting good debate today."The hearing on Airbnb and other short-term rentals—when amendments to zoning code can be proposed—is ...