Blue Thumbs get hands dirty at Blue Lake

Blue Thumbs get hands dirty at Blue Lake

Quietly working under the mid-morning sun, a group of four young volunteers shovel mulch from one...

Budding business provides earthy alternative

Budding business provides earthy alternative

Estacada native opens Gresham's first medical marijuana dispensary. Following a car accident she...

Help the hungry by eating out Aug. 25

Help the hungry by eating out Aug. 25

Area restaurants donating proceeds to SnowCap charities Buying dinner at a Portland or East...

High on the hog?

High on the hog?

Watchdog group blasts school district for equity training expenses “All white people are...

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Centennial High student Ashton Farris gets ready to hand out bags for families waiting to use a  new Food For Famlies mobile food pantry.
September 04, 2015

New food pantry rolls through Gresham

by Jodi Weinberger
Seeing a big yellow school bus roll down the street is typically a sign that school’s in session, but students at Centennial High School have given it a different meaning. Members of the Future…
September 04, 2015

Wood Village pot shop seeks conditional-use permit

by Katy Sword
Despite filing for a conditional-use permit with the city of Wood Village for a medical marijuana shop, Aaron Michelsen said he’s still fighting with the city about the need for the permit to…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION - Youth rangers at Blue Lake Park spent weeks exploring the park to gain an understanding of its environment, eventually being able to lead hikes in the park.
September 04, 2015

Metro's youth ranger program focuses on science and nature

by Katy Sword
Whit Bouton believes to be interested in something — whatever it may be — you have to really know about it. When he met with Metro regional government leaders to discuss a youth program…
September 04, 2015

Troutdale site could be used for postal service center

by Katy Sword
With decades of history between the Portland Development Commission and the United States Postal Service about relocating its regional distribution center out of the Pearl District, it’s not…
September 04, 2015

Fairview police log

by (none)
The following information comes from the public records of the Fairview Police Department: Arrests Christopher Daniel, 35, of Fairview, was arrested Aug. 8 for driving while under the influence…
September 04, 2015

Fast track system will help to optimize animal shelter

by Katy Sword
Multnomah County Animal Services is trying something different. Rather than host all cats in its cattery or its secondary holding area, the staff has implemented a fast track system. “The whole…
September 04, 2015

Clackamas Community Collge to host business expo on Sept. 10

by The Clackamas Review
Workshops, presentations and resources for small business owners will be featured at the Clackamas Business Expo at Clackamas Community College on Thursday, Sept. 10. The free, daylong event…
FERAL CAT COALITION OF OREGON - The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon will show many of these 'catios' on Sept. 12 during a tour meant to educate pet owners about keeping their cats safe.
September 03, 2015

Why can't we be friends?

by Jodi Weinberger
Coyotes and cats can co-exist, animal experts say Here’s something you may not know: If you kill one coyote and disrupt the pack structure, you’ll probably just end up with more coyotes. “The…
September 02, 2015

Centennial woman wants little library

by Jodi Weinberger
You may have seen one locally — a tiny log cabin-looking structure affixed to a pole in the ground that contains books. It’s the Little Free Library, and Marissa Siegel wants to bring one to the…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Students and parents line up to receive free backpacks and school supplies at an I Have A Dream event at Alder Elementary School Thursday, Aug. 27.
September 01, 2015

Backpack Bash helps students with school supplies

by Katy Sword
For many low-income students, the start of the school year can be more stressful than exciting. Returning to class means lists of school supplies, that sometimes, their families cannot afford.…

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Sep 01, 2015

Food festival on tap at Blue Lake

by Katy Sword
On any summer day, families from different cultures and countries can be found strolling through Blue Lake Park in Fairview. Ellen Wyoming, Metro senior community engagement coordinator, said…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KATHERINE NUGENT - Volunteers and Pastor George Powell gathered for a short service at Centennial Middle School before heading out to Serve the City.
Sep 01, 2015

'Being the Church' by serving the community

by (none)
In lieu of normal Sunday services, nearly 1,000 congregants from Abundant Life Church went out into the community Aug. 30, doing service projects for the local schools and community…
Aug 28, 2015

Wilkes East residents say 'no' to apartments

by Jodi Weinberger
Residents in the Wilkes East neighborhood are objecting to a 64-unit apartment complex to be built at Northeast Halsey Street and 165th Avenue, both because of the density and the fear of…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - David Perry of OpenFab PDX demonstrates a 3D printer while Yenni Cazares of Girls Inc!, examines a plastic violin Perry printed himself.
Aug 28, 2015

A space for exploration

by Jodi Weinberger
A new space to learn is coming to the Rockwood Library. Officials with Multnomah County, the library’s funding entity, broke ground for the 1,000-saquare-foot addition on Wednesday, Aug. 26.…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in front of what will be its new home, the former Portland Lutheran School.
Aug 28, 2015

Knova Learning moves to former Portland Lutheran campus

by Jodi Weinberger
Knova Learning, a free public charter school in Rockwood, will move across the street into the vacant Portland Lutheran School in September. The school, which opened in Rockwood in September…
Aug 28, 2015

Three arrested in robbery

by Jodi Weinberger
Police arrested three men in connection to an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry, 18014 S.E. Stark St., on Wednesday, Aug. 26. About 4:55 a.m. a clerk at the Plaid Pantry called police to report…
Aug 28, 2015

Troutdale joins group to review Columbia River levee system

by Katy Sword
Albeit somewhat grudgingly, the Troutdale City Council has elected to officially support Oregon Solutions’ effort to seek accreditation of flood-prevention embankments. “This is a project that’s…
Aug 28, 2015

Empty fire station raises questions following Aug. 18 Damascus…

by Jodi Weinberger
Following a fire on Tuesday, Aug. 18, that damaged a professional building in Damascus, many residents had one question: why were the fire trucks next door to the burning building just sitting…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CONFLUENCE - This bird blind is one of six projects along the Columbia River installed by Confulence, intended to connect art and education.
Aug 25, 2015

River restoration, 100 acres at a time

by Katy Sword
Restoring the Sandy River Delta has been likened to tending an overgrown garden, albeit a much larger garden than most are used to. “The Delta is about 1,500 acres, right where the Sandy River…
Aug 25, 2015

Education council grant will set focus on outreach

by Katy Sword
Northwest Family Services has a long history of working with disengaged youth, but thanks to a recent grant from the Department of Education Youth Development Council, the organization will be…



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