By J. Michael Kearsey The towering columns that face west toward the river, give a glimpse into the history of Washington High School, set on SE Stark and 14th St. The building, currently in an exciting and massive rehab, was reconstructed following a fire that destroyed the original East [...]
By Karen Hery Change is hard for businesses and residents who want to make the most of the inner city. Not changing...
By Midge Pierce With its adoption of an interim building code amendment last month, City Council took baby steps...
By Midge Pierce Diversion of Portland’s drinking water from the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs moved closer to actualization...
By Midge Pierce In a stunning tour de force, the Historic Landmark Commission denied the City’s application to disconnect Mt. Tabor’s reservoirs from Portland’s drinking water supplies. The three dissenting votes that split the decision turned on the lack of a clear plan for deferred maintenance that has allowed [...]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray The search for badly- needed Portland street funding is finished for now, but it is not over. At the final public hearings before City Council on January 8, it was clear that much more work still remains to be done. Now, since the Oregon legislature is [...]Read more ›
The In It Together Community Summit, is Saturday, February 28, at the Ambridge Center, 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 8 am to 5 pm Neighbors, friends, activists and community groups will work together to impact public policy, strengthen relationships, and build community and there’ll be workshops and [...]Read more ›
By Midge Pierce Opinions about Division St. are as widespread as the head-spinning transformation of the corridor. To determine what is and isn’t working, The Division Design Committee Initiative (DDC) has collected comment cards from old and new residents as well as visitors along the street. Comments range from [...]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray The issue of devising a better way to fund and care for highways will be ongoing until it is satisfactorily solved. All levels of government are concerned with this challenge and a federal response is likely to lead the way. Road-use fees are based on miles [...]Read more ›
By Karen Hery Government employees and citizen groups deeply involved in the development of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan have been pouring over community statistics detailing shifts from 1980 until now for well over a year. Their goal in all that reflection on the past is to help predict and shape [...]Read more ›