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 [...]
By Midge Pierce With the clock ticking on disconnecting Portland’s open air reservoirs, a procedural catch...
By Midge Pierce It has become a familiar refrain: We’re losing what makes Portland, Portland. Mature tree canopies....
By Don MacGillivray Portland’s Street Funding proposal has undergone much review by both business people and...
By Nancy Tannler (Note: the scheduled Dec 10 meeting has been postponed) The Mt. Tabor Reservoir meeting with Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish was like something one would see on a television program depicting the Conservatives and Liberals in England’s Parliament. Despite the disruption of the scheduled program, [...]Read more ›
By Nancy Tannler Eastside Village PDX is a group of like-minded people living on Portland’s east side who have come together to develop resources they will need to age comfortably in their own homes. (See southeastexaminer.com archives Eastside Village PDX–A plan for aging in place January 2013) The Southeast [...]Read more ›
By Midge Pierce Portlanders may assume historic designations protect treasured places from the SE wave of new construction, but the saga of the Herman Vetter Property, midway up SE Taylor between 55th and 60th, indicates that even National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) are vulnerable to development. Everett Custom [...]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray If you’ve wanted to know more about neighborhood associations and the many advocacy groups in Portland, the Office of Neighborhood Information (ONI) Community Summit is your ticket. The Community Summit will be held January 31, 2015 and the entire Portland community is invited to attend and [...]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray Portland is increasingly interested in addressing issues about equity of opportunity. In a society with wide economic diversity, opportunities are not distributed equally. Much of the responsibility for taking advantage of opportunity is up to the individual, but science is learning more about how to make [...]Read more ›
By Karen Hery Hopes for a morale-boosting decision by city council were dashed last month when a land use appeal requested by the Central Eastside Industrial Council for the Goat Blocks street narrowing was denied by unanimous vote after testimony and community comment. Many Portlanders have followed the fate [...]Read more ›