Tag Archives: City of Portland

Katz: An Oregon pioneer – Editorials

Oregonians always knew where Vera Katz stood. There was nothing wishy-washy about her. That was part of the appeal of this outgoing, opinionated politician who shattered gender norms to become the first female speaker of the Oregon House and later served three terms as Portland mayor. In both roles, Katz had profound influence throughout Oregon. […]
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Vera Katz – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Former Portland mayor and Oregon House Speaker Vera Katz died Monday morning at age 84. We talk to OPB’s April Baer and historian Chet Orloff about her legacy. Source: Vera Katz | Kenton Women’s Village . Radio | OPB

These 6 Cities Are Smarter Than Portland About Housing

If Portland wants to fix its housing crisis, these towns show the way. In Portland, housing costs are like the weather: Everybody complains, but nobody does anything about it. Nearly a year ago, Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly entered City Hall on platforms promising to tackle Portland’s affordable housing shortage. Soon, the […]
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African American Priorities In Portland | Columbia CEO – Think Out Loud

Joy Alise Davis, the new executive director of the Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) and Portland State University associate professor Lisa Bates discuss the recently unveiled “People’s Plan” — a detailed proactive planning document reflecting the priorities of Portland’s African American community. Only one year after relocating Columbia Sportswear’s Sorel brand offices to downtown Portland, CEO Tim Boyle is […]
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Oregon Business – PDX council adopts resolution supporting congestion pricing

The Portland City council yesterday unanimously adopted a resolution directing the Portland Bureau of Transportation to work with ODOT to research the best ways to implement congestion pricing on I-5 and I-205. Portland congestion increased four times faster than its population between 2013 and 2015. If it continues unabated, PBOT director Leah Treat said, congestion could […]
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Portland City Council Supports Tolling To Ease Highway Traffic

Portland’s city council has unanimously approved a resolution in support of tolling to ease traffic on Interstates 5 and 205. At the crux of the debate is the stretch of I-5 that cuts through the city’s Rose Quarter. The Oregon Department of Transportation says it’s often backed up for 12 hours a day. Source: Portland […]
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Regulators Allege Discrimination in Battle Over Sprinklers in Darcelle’s XV and Silverado

A long-running battle between the Oregon Building Codes Division and the city of Portland has devolved into an argument over which agency is more concerned about the safety of LGBTQ clubgoers. The case entered a new phase last week when the city filed a motion asking a state administrative law judge to dismiss the state’s […]
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Home shortage looms over annual housing forecast

Population increases and limited housing supply pushing up costs, say panelists at Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland gathering Portland’s affordable housing crisis took center stage Friday morning at the annual Housing Forecast presented by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. Source: Home shortage looms over annual housing forecast

Jose Antonio Vargas | Gentrification Documentary | Tribal Spiritual Site – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In 2011, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas published a revealing personal essay in the New York Times Magazine called “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Fifteen years ago Cornelius Swart released a documentary depicting the early stages of gentrification in the Albina community. As long-time residents of the community, Bri Williams and her mother, Nikki Williams, were […]
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Portland matches Seattle in ‘severely unaffordable’ housing ranking, makes Top 10 behind Calif. cities

Portland has surged toward the top of another national list. For anyone in the city looking to buy a house, this is not a good thing. Demographia’s 2017 International Housing Affordability Survey concluded that Portland falls into the “severely unaffordable” category. The St. Louis-based public-policy consulting firm — run by Wendell Cox, who opposes policies that […]
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