Portland

Several big stories, all rolled into one, are emerging in Portland. Changes in zoning have paved the way for high-rises that are proposed for the existing location of the city's famous food stalls.
3 days ago   The Oregonian
Inclusionary zoning and weakened urban growth boundaries are not effective tools for reducing the price of housing. Joe Cortright of City Observatory suggests ending parking requirements instead.
Feb 4, 2016   City Observatory
Portland, Oregon Transportation Director Leah Treat quietly enacted one of the nation's most pro-bike policies last fall.
Feb 2, 2016   People for Bikes
Canadian researchers made the case at the Transportation Research Board this past week that improved bike infrastructure and neighborhood gentrification go hand in hand. They used research gathered fromi Portland and Chicago.
Jan 18, 2016   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A bike advocate tells the story of the how the state department of transportation convinced local officials to remove a popular bike lane in Portland.
Jan 12, 2016   Bike Portland
Portland's forthcoming bikeshare system, now dubbed Biketown, will be expanded from its original scale as a result of the support of the corporate giant.
Jan 8, 2016   The Oregonian
Rents continue to rise in Portland, and new rules have precipitated even more raised rents for populations that can least afford the new costs.
Dec 27, 2015   The Oregonian
Portland is tackling a critical but often controversial issue: how to regulate infill development in residential neighborhoods when growth is pushing landowners and developers to build bigger and denser.
Dec 26, 2015   City of Portland
East Portland is home to 25 percent of the city's residents—many of which are low-income or immigrants. The East Portland Action Plan aims to protect the community as a wave of gentrification approaches.
Dec 17, 2015   The Oregonian
San Francisco's diesel vehicles have been using a biodiesel blend for years, but in a move that illustrates the differences among biofuels, Mayor Ed Lee announced that the fleet will now use 100 percent renewable diesel fuel.
Dec 14, 2015   City and County of San Francisco Office of the Mayor
Responding to the leading complaint about the Portland Streetcar—that they move too slow to be useful compared to other modes—service will temporarily make fewer stops along routes in the Pearl District and Downtown.
Dec 4, 2015   The Oregonian