2 hours ago
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.
20 hours ago
A "once-in-a-generation" redevelopment plan, called for in Portland's Central City 2035 Plan, has inspired big thinking from architects and planners.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 8, 2018, 7am PST
To close a $14 million budget shortfall, TriMet may scale back aspects of the planned bus line.
January 28, 2018, 5am PST
Now that the Trump Administration has reopened the U.S. coastlines to oil and gas extraction, it's unclear whether anyone will take up the opportunity in the Pacific Northwest.
January 26, 2018, 10am PST
As the Portland City Council considers the Central City 2035 plan, downtown residents, many of whom live in high-rises, are actively opposing regulations that would allow new high-rises.
January 19, 2018, 6am PST
Portland has implemented one of the most sweeping commitments to traffic safety of any city in the United States: 20 mph speed limits over the vast majority of the city's streets.
January 17, 2018, 12pm PST
Oregon was the first to conduct a pilot program in 2006, followed by California and Colorado last year. With financial backing from the U.S. DOT, at least four more states are exploring charging by the mile driven rather than the fuel burned.
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."
January 8, 2018, 12pm PST
In a major blow to former President Obama's restrictions on offshore drilling in sensitive areas, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that he would open the Outer Continental Shelf in four regions: Pacific, Arctic, Atlantic, and the Gulf Coast.
December 26, 2017, 1pm PST
The state of Washington has taken a first, serious look at a high-speed rail project linking Vancouver in British Columbia to Seattle and Portland.
December 19, 2017, 8am PST
Willamette's new bike lanes make for an important link in Portland's bike infrastructure, but building unprotected bike lanes on a high-speed street carries risk.
December 15, 2017, 8am PST
Even progressive Portland wrestles with conservatism when it comes to housing in single-family neighborhoods
December 6, 2017, 8am PST
House Republicans from Washington are hoping to cut red tape for the development of surface storage facilities as the American West grapples with intensifying droughts.
December 3, 2017, 7am PST
The Jade District on Portland's distant east side is a typical geography of wide streets and sprawl, but is also a relatively complete, self-contained community.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
November 23, 2017, 1pm PST
A crowdfunding campaign recently launched to support a new kind of commissary kitchen in Portland.
November 20, 2017, 10am PST
The half-cent sales tax will fund new rebate programs for zero and near zero-emissions vehicles and multimodal transportation. Opponents claim the privilege tax, as it is called, violates the state constitution because revenues aren't used for roads.
November 16, 2017, 8am PST
A TriMet transit agency analysis has identified a culprit in the decline of transit ridership in Portland: gentrification and displacement.
November 6, 2017, 2pm PST
The federal government appears to be reneging on yet another promise to Native American tribes.
October 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Local businesses in Beaverton, Oregon hope new walking and biking infrastructure will attract young talent.
October 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
The town of Philomath, Oregon has just approved the testing of robotic deliveries on public rights-of-way.