Tag Archives: City of Portland

Ride-Hailing Company Regulations – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Portland City Council is considering creating a board to regulate Uber and Lyft drivers. The drivers, along with labor unions, are pushing for this as a way to hold the companies accountable for things like rate changes. We hear from Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, Owen Christofferson, an Uber and Lyft driver who has been working with […]
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‘Alarming’ number of attempts to hack city systems, Portland warns

Portland’s top tech officer is warning that hackers’ attempts to break into city government systems are getting more common and advanced. In an email sent Friday to all city employees, Jeffrey Baer, the city’s chief technology officer, wrote that Portland is undergoing “an alarming number of new and more sophisticated attempts” by hackers to pry […]
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What Does Gentrification Look Like in an Overwhelmingly White City?

Everyone talks about gentrification in Portland, Ore., but what does it actually look like? Does its distinction as the whitest big city in America risk the erasure of the people of color who continue to reside there, but are being pushed to the margins?  

Portland Home Energy Score Mandate Encourages Homeowners To Meet City Climate Goals

Portland’s new home energy score mandate is nudging homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient to help the city meet its climate goals. Here’s what I learned when I got my own home scored. When I opened my front door to Enhabit Home Energy Score Adviser Peter Kernan, I was actually feeling fairly confident […]
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Pols send letter to ODOT about 82nd Avenue jurisdiction change 

If you had asked any official a month ago if a jurisdictional transfer of 82nd Avenue from the state’s hands to the City of Portland was in the cards sooner rather than later, nobody would have given you a straight answer. Then, with the click of a “send” button, everything changed.  On March 26, a […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Seek Flood Study For Portland

Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives. Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader on Monday strongly urged federal officials to support a flood protection feasibility study for Portland. Source: Oregon Lawmakers Seek Flood Study For Portland

Housing report documents woes, gains

The Portland City Council is scheduled to accept the annual assessment on Thursday. Average Black, Latino, Native American and single mother households cannot afford to live anywhere in Portland, according to the annual State of Housing report the City Council is scheduled to accept on Thursday. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Housing report documents woes, […]
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Sensors, data will help Portland identify risky routes for bicyclists

The city will collect congestion and speed data and self-reported rider comfort levels to improve pedestrian and bicycle transit. The City of Portland, Oregon, reached an agreement last week with local startup Ride Report to gather and track data from thousands of bicyclists in the city for at least five years, and will be installing […]
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Ship ahoy! USS Portland set to arrive

Public tours, events set for huge new U.S. Navy ship scheduled to arrive in town on Saturday for commissioning ceremony on April 21. U.S. Navy veterans, military buffs and anyone who enjoys an impressive sight might want to set Saturday afternoon aside. That’s when the USS Portland, the first U.S. Navy ship named solely for […]
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‘Desirability’ lifts Portland to No. 6 on list of best places to live in the U.S.

Hey, have you heard of Portland? Just as it seemed the Rose City might escape the withering glare of the national spotlight, a new survey suggests it’s still the place everyone wants to be. U.S. News & World Report says the Portland metro is the sixth-best place to live in its annual rankings, out Tuesday. Source: […]
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