October 22, 2015, 7am PDT
The latest city to implement mandatory inclusionary zoning: Portland, Maine. The City Council decision contradicted the Planning Board's recommendation.
October 21, 2015, 2pm PDT
The local food production industry so far has mostly been constrained to a niche market—expensive and available only to a small percentage of consumers. A project in Portland is working to change that.
October 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
A decision about how to fund the city of Portland's approach to a worsening affordable housing problem has taken longer than expected.
October 11, 2015, 7am PDT
Analysis of Census data shows that, while still small in number, more Americans are taking to two-wheels as part of their daily commute.
October 7, 2015, 7am PDT
With several Portland neighborhoods adding overnight permit parking, the city will be tackling the issue of how to price the new permits.
October 2, 2015, 1pm PDT
Not all transit maps are created equal. The new Portland TriMet map, for instance, does a much better job of illustrating the usefulness of its high-frequency network.
October 2, 2015, 6am PDT
A longtime resident of an old, eclectic neighborhood reflects on what makes the area so desirable and why new places like it are effectively outlawed today.
City Observatory City Commentary
September 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
Two years of work by the city to move the location of the Right 2 Dream Too homeless encampment, including the purchase of land for a new location, has stalled in the final hour.
September 11, 2015, 12pm PDT
Still without a corporate sponsor, Portland is moving ahead with a bikeshare proposal that will add 600 shared bikes to the city's streets.
September 8, 2015, 2pm PDT
Dr. Robert Young of UT-Austin guest blogs about his work on the challenges of promoting sustainable development in peripheral areas of Oregon.
September 4, 2015, 12pm PDT
TriMet will get a new addition to its rail system later this month, when it opens the new Orange Line.
September 4, 2015, 8am PDT
A study of two cities at opposite ends of the urban spectrum demonstrate how density matters for a number of ecological services.
August 26, 2015, 12pm PDT
But not to Portland, nor even in Oregon for that matter. The Vine will service downtown Vancouver, Washington and be operated by Vancouver's public transit agency, C-TRAN. It broke ground in downtown Vancouver on Monday.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
August 11, 2015, 2pm PDT
The first bridge in the country to allow all forms of traffic except for cars opened for a public preview over the weekend. Tens of thousands of Portlanders showed up to enjoy the bridge.
August 3, 2015, 10am PDT
A new Transit Center report shows what it takes to enact change.
July 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The city of Portland has allocated funding for the purchase of land reported to be under consideration as the new location of a large homeless camp called Right 2 Dream Too.
July 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
The newest addition to the city of Portland's Street Seats program is the result of a student team of designers and builders from Portland State University.
Portland State University
July 4, 2015, 9am PDT
It makes economic sense: increase supply in desirable areas to match demand. These articles look at some of the factors complicating that story in on the west coast.
City Observatory City Commentary
June 25, 2015, 2pm PDT
Portland is picking up momentum on fitful long-term planning efforts along the east bank of the Willamette River.
June 1, 2015, 11am PDT
To curb suburban "sprawl on steroids" and foster higher density infill in Portland, a shift in planning strategy is needed, according to Rick Potestio, the principal of Potestio Studio, an architecture and design firm based in the city.