Portland is hoping better vehicle and pedestrian counts, produced by high-tech sensors place on street light poles, can help deliver on Vision Zero promises.
May 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Ridership is declining on TriMet's Westside Extension Service, reflecting declines on other parts of the system. This commuter rail line, however, has its own unique set of issues.
May 17, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Pacific Northwest's Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area is studying options to add congestion pricing to one or two interstates.
March 23, 2018, 11am PDT
It's a sad day. Portlandia will no longer skewer the idiosyncrasies of enlightened urban lifestyles.
March 21, 2018, 9am PDT
Freeing buses from congestion and protecting pedestrians from speeding cars are two of the goals expressed by the Central City in Motion planning process.
March 15, 2018, 9am PDT
The proposed property tax exemption in Portland would be from the "carrot" school of affordable housing incentives.
February 21, 2018, 7am PST
An inclusionary zoning case study is emerging in Portland. Even if inclusionary zoning isn't broken, it might still need a fix, say local planners.
January 14, 2018, 11am PST
Oregon legislators are hard at work on two new "cap and invest" bills that would establish a "market-based, carrot-and-stick approach to reducing greenhouse gas pollution."
December 15, 2017, 8am PST
Even progressive Portland wrestles with conservatism when it comes to housing in single-family neighborhoods
November 23, 2017, 1pm PST
A crowdfunding campaign recently launched to support a new kind of commissary kitchen in Portland.
November 6, 2017, 2pm PST
The federal government appears to be reneging on yet another promise to Native American tribes.
August 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Introducing the Hop Fastpass system.
August 22, 2017, 7am PDT
Parting shots from the Great American Eclipse.
August 2, 2017, 12pm PDT
Portland's TriMet is dealing with technical problems arising from a failed maintenance project and a record-breaking heat wave.
July 30, 2017, 7am PDT
The Portland International Airport is getting its first major upgrade since 1956. Airlines would have to split the bill.
July 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
After Gov. Kate Brown signs the comprehensive funding package, Oregon will be the eighth state this year to approve legislation to increase its gas tax and the first ever to add a bike tax to fund bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
June 19, 2017, 8am PDT
Portland planners are picking up and dusting off an idea that's been around since the 1990s: a subway in Downtown Portland.
June 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
Portland, Oregon lives up to its reputation as a testing ground for urbanism innovation by approving what will become the nation's tallest wood framed building.
June 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The timing of the announcement of deeply ambitious energy goals by the city of Portland and the county of Multnomah was not coincidental.
March 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Portland has built many new apartments in the city's core, and that seems to be slowing down rent growth in the area.