June 6, 2016, 5am PDT
After a long night fighting a fire that erupted when a 96-car oil train carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota derailed on June 3 in Mosier, Oregon, the fire chief called for an end to shipping the volatile oil by rail.
May 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Even natural attractions outside of urban areas have parking shortages and congestion problems.
May 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Though the plan to move water storage capacity for the Washington Park reservoirs underground is getting more expensive, the project must be completed to comply with federal regulations.
May 19, 2016, 10am PDT
With an earthquake due to shake up the Pacific Northwest in the not so distant future, Portland has provided an online map to identify potentially vulnerable buildings in danger of suffering major damage when the big one hits.
April 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The Safe Sleep Policy, enacted by the mayor in February without City Council approval, allows homeless people to sleep in tents in select public areas and on sidewalks. Now a coalition of business groups says the policy was an overreach of power.
April 13, 2016, 8am PDT
Environmental groups are split over legislation that would remove the nationwide ban on bicycles in the wild.
March 13, 2016, 11am PDT
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied a contentious $7.5 billion Liquefied Natural Gas export facility, pipeline, and power plant in Coos Bay, Ore., which had received environmental clearance.
February 12, 2016, 8am PST
Traditionally pro-transit organizations have come out against a proposal to create a new payroll tax to fund bus transit improvements.
February 9, 2016, 2pm PST
Several big stories, all rolled into one, are emerging in Portland. Changes in zoning have paved the way for high-rises that are proposed for the existing location of the city's famous food stalls.
January 16, 2016, 7am PST
The Oregon State Senate is considering a bill that would lift a 17-year-old ban on inclusionary zoning.
January 8, 2016, 8am PST
Portland's forthcoming bikeshare system, now dubbed Biketown, will be expanded from its original scale as a result of the support of the corporate giant.
December 29, 2015, 10am PST
Oregon lovers and bridge lovers alike will find lots to appreciate in the "Spanning Oregon" series.
December 27, 2015, 7am PST
Rents continue to rise in Portland, and new rules have precipitated even more raised rents for populations that can least afford the new costs.
December 17, 2015, 12pm PST
East Portland is home to 25 percent of the city's residents—many of which are low-income or immigrants. The East Portland Action Plan aims to protect the community as a wave of gentrification approaches.
December 11, 2015, 2pm PST
Have you ever wanted to make the trains run on time? Or maybe just make the trains run at all? We have just the thing for you.
December 4, 2015, 10am PST
Responding to the leading complaint about the Portland Streetcar—that they move too slow to be useful compared to other modes—service will temporarily make fewer stops along routes in the Pearl District and Downtown.
November 30, 2015, 12pm PST
With a light rail network now reaching 60 miles, the Portland region is ready to explore its next regional transit options.
November 20, 2015, 6am PST
"Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas" exemplifies the powers of maps to reshape and redefine our communities. Just watch how they can change expectations about the culture of the city infamously known as "Portlandia."
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 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.