March 1, 2016, 8am PST
A bill to phase out coal-powered electricity by 2030 is advancing in the legislature. It would also double the state's renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2040 for Oregon's two largest utilities.
February 29, 2016, 10am PST
Low prices and a less frenetic working environment are drawing tech employees to Portland, Oregon. Gentrification may loom, but along with it may come expanded economic opportunities for the city and state.
February 20, 2016, 9am PST
Public comment closed earlier this week on the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The plan has a ways to go before advocates, elected officials, and planners are on the same page.
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.
February 4, 2016, 1pm PST
Inclusionary zoning and weakened urban growth boundaries are not effective tools for reducing the price of housing. Joe Cortright of City Observatory suggests ending parking requirements instead.
February 2, 2016, 9am PST
Portland, Oregon Transportation Director Leah Treat quietly enacted one of the nation's most pro-bike policies last fall.
February 2, 2016, 8am PST
A former EPA official makes the case in a New York Times op-ed that the ethanol mandate, a major issue in Monday's presidential caucus in Iowa, the nation's top corn producer, is implemented so poorly that it is not benefiting the environment.
The New York Times - The Opinion Pages
January 30, 2016, 11am PST
The California Road Charge Pilot will be the nation's second road usage charge program. Unlike OReGO, which launched last July, it is a pilot program that will last nine months, but like the Oregon program, it is restricted to 5,000 volunteers.
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 12, 2016, 9am PST
A bike advocate tells the story of the how the state department of transportation convinced local officials to remove a popular bike lane in Portland.
January 11, 2016, 12pm PST
In an news analysis for The New York Times Sunday Review, Alan Feuer sees the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon as another struggle between the Wise Use movement, which began is the 1980s, and the mainstream.
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 26, 2015, 9am PST
Portland is tackling a critical but often controversial issue: how to regulate infill development in residential neighborhoods when growth is pushing landowners and developers to build bigger and denser.
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 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."