Oregon

September 12, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>This column from <em>The Portland Tribune</em> chews out the city's "light-rail mafia" and claims that the only people benefiting from Portland's elaborate transit plans are the power players making the decisions and their developer friends.</p>
The Portland Tribune
September 5, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>This editorial calls on the governments of Portland, Oregon, and its intimately-connected neighbor, Vancouver, Washington, to expand the reach of the metropolitan planning agency whose jurisdiction ends at the border between the two cities.</p>
The Oregonian
August 31, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>As ridership increases on Portland, Oregon's light rail lines, more and more cyclists are bringing their bikes on the trains, which is causing tensions over limited space.</p>
The Oregonian
August 29, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Delays in development and growth in Portland's harbor area could cost the region thousands of jobs and billions of dollars.</p>
The Portland Tribune
August 24, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>The Portland area's population is expected to gain more than a million people by 2030, and the suburbs ringing the city are looking to handle the growth by increasing density, building higher, and developing more vibrant suburban town centers.</p>
The Oregonian
August 22, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The fact that many people in Portland, Oregon ride bikes is no surprise. And while many of those bikers are typically more serious bike enthusiast, the city is seeing an unexpected shift that has more and more "regular Joes and Janes" biking as well.</p>
The Oregonian
August 18, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Two major projects -- the extension of a streetcar line and the construction of a hotel -- are under consideration in Portland, Oregon, but some local officials are hesitant to support what could dramatically change the character of the city.</p>
The Portland Tribune
August 17, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>An unintended effect of Measure 37 -- Oregon's controversial 2004 land use law -- is that homeowners are allowed to build giant billboards on their property. Some have, and local officials are hoping a new ballot measure will address the issue.</p>
The Oregonian
August 12, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Preparations are underway to take Oregon's land use legislation Measure 37 back to the ballot this November, but the property rights case that became the face issue still remains unsettled.</p>
The Portland Tribune
August 11, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>At the edge of Portland's urban growth boundary, a clash of rural and urban lifestyles is causing disputes between homeowners, farmers, and hunters.</p>
The Oregonian
August 7, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>As planners move forward on plans to rezone and redevelop the riverfront and harbor in Portland, Oregon, environmental and industrial interests are clashing on how best to make it happen.</p>
The Portland Tribune
July 23, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Already one of the nation's most bike-friendly cities, Portland, Oregon, is looking to update its bicycle master plan to make cycling even more attractive in the city.</p>
The Portland Tribune
July 19, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A new study lays out the annual savings residents of Portland, Oregon enjoy because of the green choices they and their elected leaders have made over the past 50 years.</p>
CEOs For Cities
July 18, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Funding for an independent review of the state's planning system is slashed, with fingers pointing blame in many directions.</p>
Oregon Public Broadcasting
July 14, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Portland, Oregon, is one of the country's most bike-friendly cities, but in a recent survey of cyclists, bike riders say that the city could be doing more.</p>
The Portland Tribune
June 28, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>In a series of articles, <em>The Portland Tribune</em> looks at the state of the housing market in the city and the trends that are affecting the urban lives of the city's diverse population.</p>
The Portland Tribune
June 27, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Federal Section 8 subsidies are set to expire for nearly 1,000 units of low income housing in Portland between December and 2013. Officials are looking to partner with private and non-profit groups to buy the housing before owners can raise rents.</p>
The Portland Tribune
June 25, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A powerful home builders lobby in Oregon helped push a bill through the state legislature that some say threatens the urban growth boundary for the city of Eugene, and essentially opens the flood gates for sprawl in the area.</p>
Eugene Weekly
June 22, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill that will increase penalties to drivers who carelessly injure or kill pedestrians, cyclists, and other "vulnerable" road users. Convicted offenders could face a one-year license suspension.</p>
The Oregonian
June 21, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A high supply of jobs is bringing large amounts of migrant workers into the Pacific Northwest. But few affordable housing options exist, leaving many with no place to go.</p>
The Daily Astorian