Portland School District Pens New Contract to Evaluate Sale of Headquarters


Portland Public Schools plans to ink its own contract to study the possible sale of the school district's headquarters, a site Mayor Sam Adams wants to consider for his massive Rose Quarter redevelopment plans. On Monday night, the Portland School Board will consider that new $25,000 contract with Macadam Forbes, Inc., a commercial real estate firm, to evaluate "district options on selling or leasing" ...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

State of the City: Long and Confusing

Sam Adams

 Mayor Sam Adams broke some news in his third state of the city address today at Portland City Club.In order of importance, Adams proposed a new urban renewal district centered on Portland State University; announced the hiring of Patrick Quinton as the new executive director of the Portland Development Commission; and offered for the city to take the duty of patrolling the rivers off Multnomah ...   More
Friday, February 18, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

City's Budget Includes Millions for HQ Hotel


 One of the longest running sagas in local political history—proponents' two-decade long quest for a "headquarters hotel" adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center—may have new life again.The Portland Development Commission budget released Jan. 31 by PDC director Bruce Warner in consultation with Mayor Sam Adams shows the agency will spend 32 percent less money next year overall—$144 million, ...   More
Thursday, February 10, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Mayor Says PDC Director Bruce Warner Will Step Down

Mayor Sam Adams notified his tweeps this morning the Portland Development Commission Executive Director Bruce Warner will retire, effective April 2011. Here's that tweet: Warner, Ex Dir of @PdxDevelopment Commission, announces retirement; he will stay on until 4/1/11 http://bit.ly/gOF5OW Warner took over leadership of the city's urban renewal agency in June 2005, having previously led the ...   More
Monday, December 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Randy Leonard Says City Is Now Exploring The Possibility of A Third Site for Baseball

Commissioner Randy Leonard pledged last week to vote no on his resolution [PDF] committing the city to go forward with Merritt Paulson, owner of the Portland Timbers soccer team and Beavers baseball team, following Paulson's decision to withdraw his proposal for building a new minor league baseball stadium in Lents. The deal, which officially divorces the revamping of PGE Park for Major League ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

THE SQUEAKY WHEEL: What's Up With The Stairs on The Burnside Bridge?

Annoyed by Portland's small but irritating mysteries? You know, stuff like why something has been broken since the earth cooled, or construction projects that have dragged on since before the automobile? So are we. But we're going to do more than feel sorry for ourselves: we're going to complain loudly and frequently until something gets done. First up in this occasional series we're calling ...   More
Thursday, August 13, 2009 Katie Litvin


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