Summer Guide 2014: Park Life

A metaphorical blueprint of Portland parks as rooms.


Summer Guide
Everybody knows Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. But this city’s  public space is a mansion, with dozens of rooms, extensive grounds and extravagant amenities. Here’   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Kickball, Hunger and a World Record?


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Watch history in the making Saturday, June 20 as a group of Portland kickballers tries to break the world record for the longest kickball game. In addition to playing kickball at Overlook Park (N. Fremont Street and Interstate Avenue) for 30 hours, the founders of the non-profit Kicking Hunger intend to raise money for the Oregon Food Bank and celebrate the game with a festival in the park. Visitors ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Katie Litvin

Forest Park Trees Dying?


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A Linfield College environmental studies professor says her research in Forest Park —one of the largest urban parks in America— shows that trees are dying younger and more quickly. Linfield prof Nancy Broshot has data showing, in some areas, a 75 percent death rate over a 10-year period ending in 2003. Broshot selected 24 sites in the 5,100-acre park, each spanning 750 square meters, ...   More
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 Ott Tammik

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