Tag Archives: City of Portland

Task force to recommend Portland street tolls

City Council approves appointment of adviosry group to help develop policy to discourage driving Source: Pamplin Media Group – Task force to recommend Portland street tolls

Lawmakers pump cash into Portland public market idea as backers say it’s do-or-die

The drive to build a world-class public market in Portland will be dead in a matter of months unless substantial progress is made, said Fred Granum, director of the James Beard Public Market project. That declaration came just days after state lawmakers gave Granum’s initiative a much-needed lifeline of $400,000, the latest injection of taxpayer money to […]
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Portland’s homeless campers face new obstacle: piles of boulders 

The Oregon Department of Transportation has stepped up its efforts to deter homeless campers from roadways in Portland, placing giant piles of boulders in a move that has drawn support from residents living around the camps but criticism from homeless advocacy groups. Source: Portland’s homeless campers face new obstacle: piles of boulders – oregonlive.com

Oregon Lawmakers Approve New Diesel Truck Regulations For Portland

Amid a flurry of last-minute votes on Sunday, Oregon senators voted 16-11 to pass a bill regulating diesel trucks in the Portland metro area. House Bill 2007 requires truck owners to replace older diesel engines with newer models by 2025. The House passed the bill 44-15 last week. The goal is to reduce toxic diesel […]
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Portland’s economic growth creating prosperity – but, for whom?

Oregon has the capacity to support economic development strategies, innovative financial tools to generate benefits across our community. On the surface, Oregon’s economy is thriving. Last year, the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 3.4% to $213.7 billion, outstripping the national increase of 2.9%. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Portland’s economic growth creating prosperity […]
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House, Senate give nod to Multnomah County levee district

A new taxing district will need to pass a bond of $115 to $200 million to prevent Columbia River floods Source: Pamplin Media Group – House, Senate give nod to Multnomah County levee district

Portland drivers have one of highest crash rates in the nation, report says

Portland’s drivers are some of the most crash-prone in the nation, according to an annual ranking by Allstate insurance released Tuesday. Allstate’s 15th annual America’s Best Driver’s report listed Portland as 181st safest driving city in the country. The ranking looked at the nation’s 200 largest cities. Source: Portland drivers have one of highest crash […]
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Salem Update | Bus Lanes – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon party politics are in full-color today at the state capitol, where Republicans walked out, denying Democrats the quorum they need to pass climate change legislation. OPB reporter Dirk VanderHart is there and fills us in on the drama. Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly wants to create more dedicated bus lanes in the city. That means […]
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Does Oregon’s Tech Sector Have An Identity Crisis?

Oregon’s thriving tech industry continues to draw young talent to the region, but the uptick in population could decrease the quality of life that lures companies to Oregon in the first place. One month ago, biotech company Genentech announced the opening of a new patient support center in Portland’s Lloyd Center Tower. The news may […]
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Rose Quarter project is one of nation’s biggest highway boondoggles, environmental watchdogs say

Oregon’s proposal to widen Interstate 5 through the Rose Quarter is one of the nation’s 9 worst highway boondoggles, according to a report from two nonprofit environmental think tanks released Tuesday. Source: Rose Quarter project is one of nation’s biggest highway boondoggles, environmental watchdogs say – oregonlive.com