August 22, 2011, 8am PDT
Portland, Oregon is already known for having a strict policy regarding its urban growth boundary. A new 50-year plan designates large rural reserves, while also holding large areas as <em>urban</em> reserves for possible future development.
May 18, 2011, 10am PDT
Portland Mayor Sam Adams has pledged to increase the amount of money dedicated to bicycle planning and bicycle infrastructure from 4% to 17% in the city's next budget.
May 3, 2011, 10am PDT
Portland, Oregon, famed in planning circles, has a diversity problem that is only getting worse. Downtown is getting whiter, while the demographics of the surrounding area get more diverse.
March 30, 2011, 11am PDT
Officials in Portland are keen to expand the city's streetcar system with a proposed $458 million extension project. But some questions about the project remain unanswered.
February 27, 2011, 5am PST
Between 2000 and 2010, Oregon jumped from the 28th most populous state to the 27th. This article from <em>The Oregonian</em> looks at what's behind the shift.
February 9, 2011, 8am PST
Long-held plans for a new bridge over the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver, Washington, have been thrown out by a panel of experts who have suggested cheaper alternatives.
January 11, 2011, 7am PST
A study of tree cover and pregnant women suggests that women living in areas with more trees are less likely to give birth to undersized babies.
August 8, 2010, 9am PDT
The word "squaw" is considered a racial slur by Native Americans. In 2001, women from the Warm Springs Tribe convinced Oregon lawmakers to take the word out of state place names, but little has happened so far.
July 21, 2010, 5am PDT
A new sustainable housing development breaking ground in Oregon has put affordability on the same pedestal as sustainability.
June 20, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new community garden on the Intel corporate campus in Hillsboro, Oregon is just one of many such plots that have been added to corporate sites across the country.
April 8, 2010, 8am PDT
The city of Portland is in a state of shock after being de-throned as America's most bike-friendly city.
February 28, 2010, 9am PST
Much of the land use plan is focused on what will not be used -- areas set aside as urban preserves.
February 7, 2010, 9am PST
Obama's brand new Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities admits to being inspired by Portland's groundbreaking urban planning policies.
February 4, 2010, 10am PST
The City of Portland is considering its 2030 Bike Plan today. Some question whether the $613 million price tag is worthwhile.
January 21, 2010, 6am PST
After years of planning, a proposed new bridge between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington is facing collapsing political support. Local leaders oppose some aspects of the plan.
January 20, 2010, 7am PST
Portland, Oregon, is held high on a pedestal for innovative urban planning and development. But the city has its drawbacks and needs to face them, writes Aaron M. Renn.
December 29, 2009, 7am PST
The three counties in the Portland Metropolitan area are at odds about what parts of the region should and should not be protected by urban growth boundaries.
December 28, 2009, 9am PST
Timber land across the Pacific Northwest is changing ownership from timber companies to land trusts. And with timber prices flatlining, development looks more and more enticing.
December 17, 2009, 5am PST
Barry Johnson of The Oregonian looks back at Portland's urban renewal program, what was lost in the demolition of neighborhoods and what was gained.
October 28, 2009, 11am PDT
A roundabout replaced a flashing red light that was causing traffic jams at an intersection in Wanker's Corner, Oregon. Locals are calling it a miracle.