Friday Apr 18
Old Town Chinatown Community Association talks historic properties,...
Tuesday's meeting was filled with post-it notes, sharpies, highlighters and discussion about what the community association thinks of the PDC's 5-year plan.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Grove Hotel: Inside the 5 finalists vying for Portland Development Commission's blessing to buy vacant hotel
The Grove Hotel is officially back in the city's cross hairs, and five developers are ready to move forward with projects to redevelop the long-vacant hotel.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
The Brew Site
Oregon Beer News, Week of 4/14/2014
Here is the news in Oregon beer for the week starting Monday, April 14, general news at the top, and day-specific items organized below accordingly.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Wed Apr 09, 2014
More on Pioneer Courthouse Square; road tripping Oregon land-use history; more p.r. woes for Trader Joe's: Growth geek roundup
The winning design submitted by a Portland team led by architect Will Martin, who died a year or so after Pioneer Courthouse Square's dedication.
Teressa Raiford wants to foster communication between county board, community: Multnomah County District 2 election
St. Johns activist Teressa Raiford has entered the race to represent Multnomah County's District 2 -- North and Northeast Portland -- on the county board of commissioners.
Portland State, former Nike designer partner for footwear program targeting black designers
D'Wayne Edwards, former Nike footwear designer and founder of the Pensole design academy in Portland, speaks to students at a class held in late 2013.
Bar Guide 2014: Bar of the Year Runners-Up
Recently it's become vogue for Portland's trendier drinking establishments to offer a selection of fine old books to peruse while one sips.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Gay marriage in Sellwood; killing parking lots; Portland teacher's $41,000 accidental payday
As Pioneer Courthouse Square celebrates its 30th birthday, we give you a bird's eye time-lapse of "Portland's Living Room".
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Parking, problems and possibilities in Old Town/Chinatown
That line, delivered at the end of Roman Polanski's classic film, Chinatown , brings a simple message: however noble one's intent , the calcified circumstances of place can't be easily reversed.
Portland parking-lot tax? Controversial proposal pits connected developer against prominent Goodman family
A politically connected downtown developer wants the city of Portland to ignite construction in Old Town Chinatown by taxing and eventually prohibiting surface parking lots in the historic Skidmore district.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
My View: Old Town/Chinatown needs a vibrant mix
I have lived in Portland for the better part of the past 20 years, and much has changed since I first arrived to attend college.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
The Pordland Mercury
The reception was much chillier in city hall. At least one city commissioner took umbrage with not being informed of Reese's proposal before its unveiling.
Portland's Japantown: new app provides walking tour of city's historic area
These days, a nondescript gate on Northwest Everett Street near Third Avenue bars the entrance to what was said, in the early part of the 20th Century, to be the nicest bathhouse in the West.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Airbnb's arrival, Google Fiber at City Hall: March's most-read Oregon tech news
Airbnb picked a 27,000-square-foot office in an Old Town building known as the Blagen Block.
Saltzman puts 'workforce housing' on agenda
After being in charge of the Portland Housing Bureau for about a year, Commissioner Dan Saltzman is considering expanding its priorities from primarily low-income housing to include so-called workforce housing for moderate-income families.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Medical marijuana debate, Crusin' controversy, ballot measure reaction: Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood roundup
Happy Sunday, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood readers. Here's the news from your communities that you may have missed last week: The Tualatin City Council banned medical marijuana dispensaries until the end of 2014 in February, after months of debate.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Michael Wilson on John Harlan: 'The Toughest Load'
Barry Bogh answered his hotel-room door shirtless, wearing a look of surprise on his weathered face, and said, "Oh, hi, John," as he bent to scoop a porn magazine off his bed.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
New Portland Police plan to connect with c...
As part of the Portland Police Bureau's continuing focus on community engagement, it has implemented a new strategy to increase positive police and community interactions at selected locations in the City of Portland.