By Don MacGillivray Portland residents are invited to view and comment on elements of a long-range plan to direct growth and change over the next twenty years. Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan may be viewed at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan. The Comprehensive Plan, a state-mandated blueprint for future growth (not to be confused [...]
By Nancy Tannler In 1988, the Central Eastside became an official district of Portland’s Central City and is...
By Midge Pierce You may feel like your car, bike or sandals are barely squeezing through Portland’s tightly-packed...
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By Don MacGillivray The Nature Conservancy is an organization taking climate change seriously. The Conservancy has revised its activities across 23 million acres in Oregon to ensure that priority conservation sites reflect the characteristics of the most resilient landscapes. With all their property at risk, they are rewriting their [...]Read more ›
By Midge Pierce The progress presented by a citizen’s group that reduces damage in Mt. Tabor Park from Portland Water Bureau’s upcoming, 18-month reservoir disconnection project was almost overshadowed by angry outbursts when Commissioners Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz left a June 11 informational meeting before answering audience questions. [...]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray Quality homes are being scraped away. This is not infill or added density, it is the gradual devastation of many neighborhoods and perhaps their rebirth. Demolitions and existing homes that are mostly demolished and extensively remodeled are increasing all around town as the economy recovers. It [...]Read more ›
By Rich Riegel An initiative petition for a proposed ballot measure is being circulated in our area in an effort to give guidance to how the region’s water supply is managed. If enough signatures are gathered, the proposed ballot measure would be placed before voters for approval in November. [...]Read more ›
By Midge Pierce The year-long Franklin High School Centennial ends this month with an alumni weekend that starts with the planting of a Centennial Rose during a school open house on Friday, June 13 and ends with a Saturday night banquet at Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel. Alumni are [...]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray Nearly 1,100 public comments were received in the review of the second section of the Draft Comprehensive Plan in the forth quarter of last year. Most of the comments were received through the Map Application (Map App; an online platform that was used to both provide [...]Read more ›