Oregon

Since Portland began subsidizing accessory dwelling units (ADU) by waiving development fees, construction of ADUs have increased to a pace of more than 100 a year. A new study finds additional benefits in the low impact of ADUs on neighborhoods.
Jul 17, 2014   Bike Portland
<p>As timber payments dry up, two Oregon counties are warning that they could dissolve in a year, leaving many in the state wondering how to provide services for residents.</p>
Jul 15, 2008   The Oregonian
<p>Plans to build a new bridge over the Columbia River in Portland ignored projections that said the newer, bigger bridge would contribute to outward expansion of development from the metropolitan core.</p>
Jul 4, 2008   The Oregonian
<p>Plans to establish a European-style citywide bike-sharing program in Portland have been put on hold, as city officials encounter recurring logistical issues.</p>
Jul 2, 2008   The Portland Tribune
<p>High water levels are straining hydroelectric power generators in Oregon, where too much energy is being created.</p>
Jun 29, 2008   The Oregonian
<p>This film from <em>Streetsblog</em> looks at a community effort in Portland to remove pavement from unused parking lots.</p>
Jun 20, 2008   Streetsblog L.A.
<p>For six hours this Sunday, streets in North Portland will be off-limits to cars.</p>
Jun 18, 2008   The Oregonian
<p>Portland, famed for its progressive policies and smart growth, is facing criticism that the same growth they are applauded for is squeezing other groups out- particularly African-Americans.</p>
May 31, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Oregon's housing market has faired far better than other areas of the country, with some experts agreeing that the state's more restrictive land-use policies helped to prevent an oversupply of homes during the free-wheeling mortgage years.</p>
May 19, 2008   The Chicago Tribune
<p>Rising gas prices are pushing more and more Oregon drivers out of their cars. High public transit ridership figures and a reduction in vehicle-miles traveled suggest former drivers are now using transit instead of driving.</p>
May 14, 2008   The Oregonian
<p>The City of Portland joins Davis, California, as the only other city to earn the League of American Bicyclists' Platinum rating.</p>
May 8, 2008   The Oregonian