Dr. Know: Can I pay for a coin-op parking meter space using the “smart meter” across the street?


Dr. Know
There are still a few coin-operated parking meters in Portland. As a civilized human, I rarely carry any cash, much less four bucks in quarters to park downtown for three hours. Can I pay for    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Fresh Meat: Peter Ellenby

Famous rock photographer moves to Portland, becomes upset with people who park on the public street in front of his house for longer than he'd like.

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Editor’s note: Welcome to Fresh Meat, in which Portland comic Amy Miller interviews newcomers about their hopes and dreams and the foodstuffs from their native lands that Portland fails to prepare properly.Peter Ellenby: Photographer, Every Day is Saturday, The Rock Photography of Peter Ellenby.Origin: London via San FranciscoA few weeks ago at my gym—Northwest WOMEN’S Fitness. Take ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 AMY MILLER

Helpful Future Parking Suggestion


Culture Features
Click here to download a PDF version of the form you can print out and take with you! Hey there Neighbor, We hope you’re having a GREAT day and enjoying the [sun/drizzle/permanent haze]. As we�   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 WW Staff

Two Men Fight Drill-Wielding Homeowner After Their Car is Towed at Last Thursday

"He was so weak that it felt like butterflies kissing me," victim says on Reddit.

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The mess that is Last Thursday has now grown violent—over a parking spot.Two men assaulted an Alberta-area resident, who fought back with a cordless drill, after the homeowner had their car towed for blocking his driveway during Last Thursday, police say.The news adds to the woes of the 15-block street festival, where Mayor Charlie Hales has cracked down on widespread lawbreaking and seen the volunteer ...   More
 
Friday, August 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Block Busters

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


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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

Where Did All These Tiny Cars Come From All Of A Sudden?

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Those white-and-blue Smartcars you might've seen all over town belong to a new car-sharing service (yes, another one) run by Daimler, the German car company, called Car2Go. There's been some conspiratorial interest in this service over at Jack Bogdanski's blog, and a bit of wonkish speculation about its market niche over at Chris Smith's Portland Transport. The service launched on April 3. Its website ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 COREY PEIN

City Again Plans to Award Parking Contract to Nashville Company


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Portland city officials today announced their intention to award a contract to run six city-owned Smart Park garages to Nashville-based Central Parking System. The result comes after Mayor Sam Adams scrapped the result of an earlier competitive bidding process amid heavy pressure from two locally-owned parking companies, City Center Parking and Star Park. City Center, which is by far Portland's ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sam Adams' Deal With Parking "Don" Dick Singer


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The Northwest Examiner, WW's neighborhood broadsheet, has a detailed account of the deal Mayor Sam Adams recently struck with commercial property owner Dick Singer, who has long wanted to build a parking garage off Northwest 23rd Avenue. "Mayor Sam Adams and developer Richard Singer have a tentative agreement to postpone construction of Singer's Irving Street Garage until parking meters can ...   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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