Portland is Among America's Most Overpriced Cities, Says Forbes

We're not top 10, but we are top 25.


Portland lands on another national list, and this one isn't anything to brag about.Congratulations, you're living in the nation's 21st most overpriced city, according to the magazine.Portland is more overpriced than both Los Angeles and Philadelphia, but not as overpriced as Stockton. Ouch.The magazine looked at how much people are paying for groceries, utilities and other household basics, but also ...   More
Monday, March 30, 2015 by Martin Cizmar

Unwelcome Mat

Housing discrimination based on sexual identity or orientation is against Oregon law. Who knew?

News Stories
When Mari Orr and her partner, Jennifer Vales, went looking for a new apartment last fall, Orr says, “We got a lot of odd looks.”  Vales is a transgender woman, and she still had a ma   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARY EMILY O'HARA

Block Busters

The urban density Charlie Hales championed has arrived on Division Street. Why isn’t he celebrating?

Cover Story
Judah Gold-Markel has trouble parking in front of his house these days.  He’s lived in his green bungalow on Southeast Sherman Street, two...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

Police Find $400,000 Worth Of Heroin In $3 Ice Cream Sandwich Box

heroin sandwich

Great Value. Indeed.That's a Walmart house brand, by the way.Backstory from the Portland Police Bureau announcement: On Friday, January 13, 2012, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) were in the area of SE 92nd Avenue and SE Division Street following up on neighborhood drug complaints. DVD officers knocked on the door of 9230 SE Division Street, the person who answered ...   More
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 by Corey Pein

An Unreliable Housing Audit

A city-funded housing audit misrepresented evidence, making discrimination in Portland look worse than it really is.

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In May, Portland got smacked in the face with embarrassing news: Nearly two of every three times they sought   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 BRENT WALTH

Red and Black Hits $50,000 to Make Down Payment on Building

Red and Black

Last week, we reported on plans by the vegan, worker-owned Red and Black Cafe to buy its current space. This morning, Red and Black co-owner John Langley said the cafe had successfully amassed the $50,000 down payment necessary to secure the deal.Though the cafe in Southeast Portland may not cut the check until this Wednesday, Langley said the building purchase is on for an owner-financed deal. The ...   More
Monday, January 31, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON


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