The long-running battle whether Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was a legally registered Oregon voter when he filed for office in 2011 took an odd turn this week. On Aug. 26, a Marion County judge dismis
Here's one immediate effect of new city bureau assignments: Chinatown homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too has called off its very public feud with Commissioner Dan Saltzman. Mayor Charlie Hales announced on Monday that Amanda Fritz will be taking over Bureau of Development Services from Saltzman. A sign at the homeless camp at Northwest 4th Avenue and Burnside Street reading "COMMISSIONER DAN SALTZMAN ...
City has already spent $3.7 million on the Chinatown building
The Grove Hotel, a project that Portland Development Commission officials pitched as pivotal to redeveloping Old Town-Chinatown, is on life support after the private developers refused to secure collateral for $900,000 in public loans.David Gold, the lead partner in the plan to turn the Grove from a crumbling halfway house into a trendy, Asian-themed youth hostel, told the PDC in January that none ...