Portland Enters the "Productive Zone" with Paulson


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Just before City Council voted 3-2 today to let Merritt Paulson begin some construction work at PGE Park, city commissioners considered a separate ordinance related to the publicly owned stadium: the thrice-delayed zoning code change to allow limited office space at PGE Park. (They'll vote next week on that proposal.) Both agreements gave Commissioners Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz, who voted against ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

PGE Park Negotiations Hinge In Part On Tanner Creek Sewer


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In what are supposed to be the final days of Portland's financial negotiations with Merritt Paulson on the redesign of PGE Park for Major League Soccer, Tanner Creek Sewer has been one of the sticking points. Dean Marriott, the director of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, spoke with WW about the almost century-old sewer line carrying human waste and stormwater underneath the outfield ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

PGE Park Deal Delayed At Least One More Week


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The final financial agreement between the City of Portland and Merritt Paulson's company will not be on the agenda at City Hall next week after all. One of the sticking points of the proposed redesign of PGE Park remains the sewer line. Also, Mayor Sam Adams has scheduled an absence for Jan. 19-26. Mayoral spokesman Roy Kaufmann has twice responded via email to a question about where the mayor ...   More
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Here's A New Baseball Idea For Portland (UPDATED with Mahalic comment)


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As the countdown toward the death of Triple-A minor league baseball in Portland continues, there's at least one long-time Portland baseballer with the germ of an idea to keep pro baseball here in the summer months. Big League Chew inventor Rob Nelson, who pitched for the endlessly entertaining single-A Portland Mavericks in the mid 1970s, wrote Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic last week ...   More
 
Monday, February 8, 2010 HANK STERN

Homeless Portland Beavers May Get in Line for Stimulus Dollars


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Glum Portland Beavers fans today saw Portland City Council vote to turn PGE Park into a soccer (and football) only stadium, which means the century-plus old baseball team will join the ranks of the city's homeless after it plays the 2010 season. But out in Washington County, Beaverton city officials —who made an unsuccessful run at landing the Beavers last year— are exploring the ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Major League Soccer Gets Four Votes


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The final financial deal is not without some risk to the City of Portland's general fund, but this afternoon Mayor Sam Adams and three city commissioners said they would support the terms of the renovation project at PGE Park for Major League Soccer. Adams and Commissioners Randy Leonard, Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman have all said they'll vote "yes" next week when the $31 million project goes before ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Merritt Paulson Makes The Rounds At City Hall


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This afternoon at 2 pm, Portland commissioners will discuss the city's deal with Merritt Paulson to renovate PGE Park for Major League Soccer in 2011. They'll vote on the deal next week. Meantime, here is a summary of the deal from the budget gurus at the Office of Management and Finance, with the bureau's acknowledgment of the plan's risk (as has been pointed out elsewhere) to the general fund: The ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

City Council Candidate Debate: If Everybody Loves the Portland Beavers, How Come Nobody Watches Them?


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At today's City Club debate with city Commissioner Dan Saltzman and candidates Jesse Cornett and Mary Volm, the two challengers went after Saltzman for being the third (and therefore decisive) vote approving Merritt Paulson's proposal to bring Major League Soccer to Portland. The underlying theme of the campaign is that Saltzman, who is seeking his fourth term, has outlived his usefulness. The ...   More
 
Friday, April 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Fire Bond Picks Up Donations from Two Big Names


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The political action committee supporting a proposed $72.4 million Portland fire bond (PDF) that recently got put on the fall ballot has picked up a little seed money for its campaign. Portlanders For Public Safety today recorded a $1,000 contribution from city Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who had weighed in with some changes to the bond proposal, and a $2,500 donation from Portland Timbers/Beavers ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 HANK STERN

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