November 20, 2015, 5am PST
Nielsen Scarborough released new market data this week that revealed the cities with the highest percentage of single women who live along with at least one cat.
November 17, 2015, 9am PST
The Oregon Department of Transportation is showing leadership among state transportation agencies by adopting a new pedestrian and bicycle plan. With a first draft on the street, the early reviews are coming in.
November 14, 2015, 7am PST
If a Seattle company gets its way, in a few years there will be 100 floating wind turbines about 15 miles off San Luis Obispo County on the central California coast, generating about 1 gigawatt of electricity.
October 23, 2015, 12pm PDT
Washington County, located just west of Portland, is planning a regional trail that could eventually reap benefits for recreation and transportation.
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 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 6, 2015, 7am PDT
On Sept. 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the final environmental impact statement for a contentious $7.5 billion Liquefied Natural Gas export facility, pipeline, and power plant in Coos Bay, Ore. More approvals are still needed.
Portland Business Journal
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
October 1, 2015, 1pm PDT
A controversial and unprecedented deal that would have privatized 280 acres of state-owned Bandon State Natural Area have fizzled out thanks to new requirements from the Bureau of Land Management.
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 27, 2015, 7am PDT
Big Oil may have defeated Gov. Jerry Brown's oil reduction goal in the legislature this month, but there are other avenues for the green governor to pursue his climate change agenda. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard was renewed by CARB on Sept. 25.
The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
September 23, 2015, 9am PDT
In the wake of voter rejection of automatic indexing of the state gas tax, Massachusetts legislators may do away with the tax altogether. They are considering a trial of the Oregon model of road usage charge.
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 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 29, 2015, 9am PDT
The state of Washington is finding that more and more fatal car crashes involve drivers under the influence of THC. But legal limbo, lack of research, and spotty detection makes the question of what to do very hard to answer.
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 24, 2015, 1pm PDT
Two adults and five pups have been photographed in Northern California by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. They are protected by the federal and state Endangered Species Act, which is credited for their return.