Portland

Long one of the rosiest of transit services in the country, thanks to low fares and its status as progenitor of a streetcar renaissance of sorts, changes are coming to the Portland Streetcar.
2 days ago   Progressive Railroading
The thing of legend will come to pass: the TriMet Portland-Milwaukie light rail construction project is expected for delivery on time and between $10 and $40 million under budget.
Mar 30, 2015   Progressive Railroading
A five-minute video funded by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation tells the story of black communities struggling to preserve their traditions in what's been called the whitest city in the United States.
Mar 17, 2015   Oregon Humanities
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In the 2000s, it was commonplace to hear from real estate experts that rising home prices were close to a sure bet. However, the 2008 crisis in the U.S. Blog Post
Feb 20, 2015   By JPER
The head of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is asking that planners raise standards for discretionary review of development proposals. Among the points made to planners in a recent memo: customer service is not the same as getting to "yes."
Feb 18, 2015   The Oregonian
Research published by Governing Magazine finds that Portland, Oregon is the U.S. city with the highest degree of gentrification in this century.
Feb 17, 2015   Fusion
Cities vie for all sorts of distinctions: greenest; friendliest; wealthiest; most innovative. Portland, Maine, is just tickled to bits about topping the "Top-10 Coziest Cities in America." Added bonus: it beat out its regional arch-rival Boston.
Feb 13, 2015   Boston.com
In some cities the idea of adding a high rise is always dead on arrival, even if the city desperately needs to add density. For those communities facing similar challenges, a post on Blooming Rock offers five ways to think outside the high-rise box.
Feb 8, 2015   Blooming Rock
The three very different stories of the building trades in Atlanta, Denver, and Portland show just how much urban development patterns affect workers.
Feb 6, 2015   Shelterforce
Amid the constant battle between Seattle and Portland, Seattle-based writer Eric Scigliano responds to an Oregonian article praising Seattle's transit system. Praise is all right, writes Scigliano, but the Oregonian missed a few lowlights.
Feb 5, 2015   Crosscut
Bloomberg Businessweek examines the failed Columbia River Crossing project as a poster child for how political dysfunction is derailing critically needed infrastructure.
Jan 12, 2015   Bloomberg BusinessWeek