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Home demolitions in Portland: Share your opinion on infill development
It's no secret that developers are tearing down houses in established neighborhoods and building new ones, often much bigger or nicer.
Headout: Checklist Charlie
On Dec. 6, Mayor Charlie Hales opens his Eastmoreland home to the public. Here's what we'll be looking for inside his "graciously decorated" abode.
Portland mayor's English cottage house on Duniway Holiday Home Tour
Did you know Mayor Charlie Hales has a 300-bottle wine cellar in his Eastmoreland home? Or that he designed and built the patio and installed stone flooring and Italian tile in his remodeled kitchen? Or that he and his wife, Nancy, are such devoted book readers that their television is hidden but there are books everywhere in their 1930 English ... (more)
Railroad pollution; bigger Franklin; bike friendly university: SE and SW Portland news
Franklin High School will be rebuilt even bigger than originally planned. Photographed here, students graduate in 2012 during outdoor ceremony at Franklin High School in Portland.
Pollution near Brooklyn rail yard monitored by Reed College, SE Portland neighbors
Ben Ayres, a postdoctoral researcher at Reed College, attaches a nitrogen oxide reader to an emissions monitoring station that collects air quality data about two blocks away from the Brooklyn rail yard.
My View: Golf's decline will open land for industry
If Portland city officials are "scrounging" for industrial sites among private, underused golf courses, as the Tribune's Steve Law reports , why not select one or two of the four public courses taxpayers have subsidized for decades and save money, or even earn a few million? One course on the Columbia River, is to get a new $5.4 million clubhouse.