Demonstration Against Demolition

By Midge Pierce   Portland residents have had enough of the so-called Demolition Derby that is defacing the City’s storied older neighborhoods. As frustration mounts, residents are beginning to push back on several visible fronts. Last month, dozens of demonstrators sporting “Stop Demolishing Portland” signs stood at a corner near […]

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Collaborative Designs for Division Street

By Don McGillivray   SE Division St. over the last ten years has evolved into one of the hottest, up and coming neighborhoods in the nation said USA Today last year. The current building boom of medium density apartments is changing the SE arterial streets where we live. Nearby residents […]

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Mixed-use Zoning Changes in Sunnyside

Mixed-use Zoning Changes in Sunnyside

By Nancy Tannler At a recent Sunnyside Neighborhood Association (SNA) Land Use meeting, the subject of zoning and the future development of Hawthorne Blvd. and Belmont St.  were the focal point of the evening. The look and size of new developments taking place in Portland is allowed by zoning regulations […]

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Reservoir Stand Off Updates

By Midge Pierce Score another round for citizen volunteer efforts to protect Mt. Tabor Park. At a June 25 City Council hearing to review reservoir land use arguments, Portland Water Bureau (PWB) and the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association announced that an agreement over the future of the park and its […]

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New Energy Rules For Commercial Buildings

By Don MacGillivray If anyone thinks Portland isn’t serious about climate change, think again. The City recently adopted a new policy to track energy output and carbon emissions of large commercial buildings. It requires owners and tenants of the largest buildings to measure and report their energy usage. Buildings are […]

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Don’t Leave the Children Behind

By Don MacGillivray Those with disproportionate risk suffer from the disparities of opportunity. This is especially true of young children expecting to enter Oregon’s educational system. The first years in a child’s life provides the necessary foundation for their future. Learning is a continuum that starts at the moment of […]

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