Drinkin’, Smokin’ and Off-Leash Doggin’

Where to do forbidden things while picnicking in portland parks.

Summer Guide
Colonel Summers Park or the Skidmore Bluffs might as well be Portland’s collective backyard—with one glaring exception. In your backyard, as of July 1, you can legally crack a beer and smoke a rel   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 JENNIFER GILROY

Pay to Playground

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz proposes overhauling fees on developers to fund parks.

City Hall
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is proposing a massive increase in some of the fees the city charges developers of new homes and commercial buildings. Fritz is proposing an overhaul of the fees   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AARON MESH

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?

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?

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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