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Your City Hall: Input sought on East Portland redevelopment
News 19 hours ago
Your City Hall: Input sought on East Portland redevelopment

WHAT IS HAPPENING? The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is seeking public comment on a newly released report on how redevelopment should take...

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Northeast neighborhood leaders oppose civic engagement rewite
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Northeast neighborhood leaders oppose civic engagement rewite

Representatives of Northeast Portland neighborhood associations are expressing concerns over the proposed rewrite of the civic engagement process...

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Signs of revival
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Signs of revival

Towering over an intersection on the edge of downtown Portland, the colorful and extravagant Chinatown Gate welcomes visitors and serves as an...

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City Council approves $60 fee on all rental units

The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to approve a $60 fee on all rental units in the city. The city expects the fee to raise at least $3...

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Your City Hall: Survey gives public chance to air views on city code revamp
News 2 weeks ago
Your City Hall: Survey gives public chance to air views on city code revamp

WHAT IS HAPPENING? The Office of Community and Civic Life is continuing to seek feedback on the controversial reforms to Portland's civic...

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More than 300 apartments planned near Gresham MAX stop
News 2 weeks ago
More than 300 apartments planned near Gresham MAX stop

A huge new construction project in Gresham's Civic neighborhood will break ground in a few weeks for a mixed-use development that will provide 318...

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Residents say Hyatt tower is too tall for Pearl District
News 2 weeks ago
Residents say Hyatt tower is too tall for Pearl District

Pearl District residents were in a not-in-our-back-yard mood last week as a proposed Hyatt Hotel and residential tower went before the design...

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Beaverton affordable housing project progresses
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Beaverton affordable housing project progresses

Beaverton has made progress toward the city's first project that will receive a share of the Metro regional housing bond approved last year. The...

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Kehoe family donates forestland slated for development
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Kehoe family donates forestland slated for development

Nature lovers will soon have more urban forest to explore in Northwest Portland, now that 22 acres of undeveloped land have been donated by a local...

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New owners hope to revitalize Phoenix Pharmacy on SE Foster
News 3 weeks ago
New owners hope to revitalize Phoenix Pharmacy on SE Foster

Matt Froman has been waiting a long time for the rebirth of the Phoenix Pharmacy building. He thought it was going to happen in 1999, when his...

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Your City Hall: Council to vote on $60 fee for rentals
News 3 weeks ago
Your City Hall: Council to vote on $60 fee for rentals

WHAT IS HAPPENING? This Wednesday the City Council will consider imposing a fee on landlords of $60 per year on rental units in Portland to fund...

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New owners want SE Foster's Phoenix Pharmacy to rise again
News 3 weeks ago
New owners want SE Foster's Phoenix Pharmacy to rise again

Matt Froman has been waiting a long time for the rebirth of the Phoenix Pharmacy building. He thought it would happen in 1999, when his father...

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MLB stadium? Just build it
News 3 weeks ago
MLB stadium? Just build it

There was some news about the Portland Diamond Project on Monday, with the announcement that the group working to bring major league baseball to...

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Fight over civic engagement advances to Portland council
News 3 weeks ago
Fight over civic engagement advances to Portland council

The fight over revising Portland's civic engagement process has moved to the City Council. Although the city Office of Community and Civic Life is...

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Proposed code revision would change neighborhood association structure
News 1 month ago
Proposed code revision would change neighborhood association structure

A city advisory committee voted to recommend a changes to the city code that some worry will strip away Portland's neighborhood associations on...

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Confusion remains over rent policies
News 1 month ago
Confusion remains over rent policies

Landlord confusion over changes in Oregon and Portland rental policies were apparent during a recent Oregon State Bar seminar on them. The public...

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Controversial public engagement committee to meet Thursday
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Controversial public engagement committee to meet Thursday

The controversial rewrite of Portland's public engagement policy is expected to move forward on Thursday, July 18. That is when the citizen...

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Construction legislation divvies up millions to statewide projects
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Construction legislation divvies up millions to statewide projects

SALEM - Government agencies across Oregon will go on a run of remodeling public buildings and erecting new ones under legislation recently approved...

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Free landlord-tenant law seminar set for Wednesday
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Free landlord-tenant law seminar set for Wednesday

A free seminar and webinar on state and local land-tenant regulations has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 10. It will include changes approved...

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Iconic roadside candle's future threatened by apartments
News 1 month ago
Iconic roadside candle's future threatened by apartments

Scappoose city staff are working to preserve the historic Peace Candle of the World, a 50-foot-tall silo visible to drivers on Highway 30 entering...

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Skanska leases office space in the Pearl
News 1 month ago
Skanska leases office space in the Pearl

Skanska is on the move in Portland. The construction company has leased the fourth and fifth floors - a total of 21,078 square feet - in the 1010...

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Changes in bloom at East Portland's Leach Botanical Garden
News 1 month ago
Changes in bloom at East Portland's Leach Botanical Garden

David Porter, executive director of Leach Garden Friends, recently told the Business Tribune that Portland Parks and Recreation under Commissioner...

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Your City Hall: Civic Life bureau rewriting its rules for operations
News 1 month ago
Your City Hall: Civic Life bureau rewriting its rules for operations

WHAT IS HAPPENING? The Office of Community & Civic Life, the Portland bureau formerly known as the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, is rewriting...

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Sources: Rent control law cools investment in apartments
News 1 month ago
Sources: Rent control law cools investment in apartments

Investment in multifamily housing projects fell substantially in Oregon following passage of the new statewide rent control law by the 2019...

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Bull Run Watershed land swap to be considered
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Bull Run Watershed land swap to be considered

The City Council will consider a land swap within the Bull Run Watershed intended to consolidate ownership of the properties and continue...

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City Council passes rental screening reforms
News 2 months ago
City Council passes rental screening reforms

Portland City Council passed a sweeping set of regulations intended to reduce housing discrimination and improve access to rental housing on...

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Audit: Affordable housing bond spending off to good start
News 2 months ago
Audit: Affordable housing bond spending off to good start

An audit released Wednesday shows how the City of Portland is addressing the affordable housing crisis. The city is trying to help ease the housing...

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Council to vote on controversial tenant reforms Wednesday
News 2 months ago
Council to vote on controversial tenant reforms Wednesday

The City Council is scheduled to vote on the most recent versions of Commissioner Chloe Eudaly's newest tenant reform proposals on Wednesday, June...

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Ancestors honored at Portland's Juneteenth festival
News 2 months ago
Ancestors honored at Portland's Juneteenth festival

Ray Colbert is dancing like it's his first Juneteenth ever - and it is. The 42-year-old grew up here in Northeast Portland, and hasn't left town...

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Portland Building audit sparks denials
News 2 months ago
Portland Building audit sparks denials

The reconstriction of the Portland Building is over budget and not complying with equity goals set by the City Council, according to an interim...

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