Drone for the holidays?

Drone for the holidays?

Free workshop will help new pilots fly safely and responsibly - It makes a delightful Christmas...

Wait, wait. Don't tell us!

Wait, wait. Don't tell us!

Year-end quiz tests readers' knowledge of Portland-area newsmakers and events It was a year when...

Love food? Chefs take diners on tasty adventure here or abroad

Love food? Chefs take diners on tasty adventure here or abroad

5-year-old dining network goes global, plans Barcelona trip From smoked trout to charcuterie,...

Metro talks trash as area's waste piles up

Metro talks trash as area's waste piles up

Policies under review as expiration looms on scores of contracts A month after their...

50 years ago, you'd likely be underwater

50 years ago, you'd likely be underwater

December marks the 50th anniversary of the Christmas flood of 1964, when the engorged Columbia...

Watching out for Alzheimer's

Watching out for Alzheimer's

The statistics are alarming: according to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million...

Kiss prompts alpaca's visit to go viral

Kiss prompts alpaca's visit to go viral

Maryville Nursing Home's Facebook video attracts 200,000 visits It was supposed be a fun little...

A very special Christmas party

A very special Christmas party

Smiling faces and the spirit of the season was evident at a very special Christmas party held...

Dexter McCarty students embrace the spirit of giving

Dexter McCarty students embrace the spirit of giving

This fall, 15 Dexter McCarty Middle School students took part in a special class called Project...

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Portland city government expects to have $19 million in additional revenue for the next fiscal year — what should the extra money be spent on?

STREETS - Use the money for long-term street repairs
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DEVELOPMENT - Put the money towards economic development in areas like Old Town
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ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION - We need to continue to expand our funding for mass transit and bicycle lanes
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HOMELESS - The homeless population is growing. Money well spent can help tide this problem.
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Ducks Vs Beavers

The game was a tune-up of sort for the Ducks, whose national college football playoff hopes now ride on defeating Arizona on Friday, Dec. 5 in the Pac-12 championship game, a battle of North and South Division winners at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.



Open house at Davis Graveyard

Davis Graveyard every year has an open house event where people are invited to learn more secrets to decorate for Halloween. Here is a short clip of this visit.




Davis Graveyard haunts Milwaukie once again

The Portland Tribune paid Jeff Davis a visit and talked at length about the "Behind the Scenes" secrets of this spooky Portland tradition. Enjoy the video: Muhahahhahahahaha!


Joint appearance: John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson, candidates for Oregon governor

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor answer questions from the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and EO Media Group, representing 35 newspapers in Oregon.


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Portland's Latest News

December 26, 2014

Police investigate woman's death at hotel

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman found Friday morning in a Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center room. Police have not released the woman’s name or other information…
December 26, 2014

High court orders new proceedings for convicted robber

by Peter Wong
He invoked right to remain silent, but continued talking to police in 2009 incident in Hillsboro. The Oregon Supreme Court has ordered new proceedings for a Hillsboro man who was convicted of…
December 26, 2014

OCPD testing body cameras on officers while they're on duty

by Raymond Rendleman
Following President Barack Obama’s request this month for $263 million to fund police body cameras and training for law enforcement in the United States, the Oregon City Police Department has…
December 26, 2014

Dock project renews its pitch for state aid

by Peter Wong
Reconstruction seeks share of $4 million available for nonhighway transportation work. The Port of St. Helens will renew its pitch for $2 million in state aid for a much-debated dock…
December 26, 2014

NE Portland man injured in house fire

by Pamplin Media Group
A Northeast Portland man was treated for smoke inhalation after a Friday morning fire that damaged his home. The man’s name was not released. He was treated at the scene of the fire and did not…
Photo Credit: OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY - Sandy, a 3-year-old yellow Lab, was rescued from a narrow ledge in the Columbia River Gorge on Christmas night. Volunteer John Thoeni rappelled down the cliff to save her.
December 26, 2014

OHS rescues dog after 150-foot fall on Christmas night

by (none)
Owner of the 3-year-old Lab thought he would never 'see her alive again' “It never occurred to me that I would see her alive again,” said David Schelske of West Linn, whose dog plunged 150 feet…
December 25, 2014

Tracking energy use may be required

by Jules Rogers
City hopes to improve commercial buildings' efficiency Portland’s commercial buildings today have no requirements to track their energy performance, but are responsible for almost 25 percent of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TVF&R - A fire damaged a bedroom in a converted two-car garage on Christmas Day on Southwest Meadowbrook Way. One person was injured in the fire.
December 25, 2014

One person injured in Aloha bedroom fire

by Pamplin Media Group
One person was injured during a Christmas Day fire at an Aloha home that damaged a bedroom in part of a two-car garage. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were called at about 11:32 a.m.…
December 25, 2014

Compromise on street fee in works

by Jim Redden
Tiered payments based on gasoline consumption could replace tax proposal A potential compromise residential street fee is being discussed within City Hall. It would replace the controversial…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Sources Say appears every Thursday in the Portland Tribune.
December 25, 2014

Sources Say: Fritz might run for City Council re-election after…

by Jim Redden
Some City Hall observers think Commissioner Amanda Fritz has changed her mind and will run for re-election in 2016 after all. Although Fritz did not respond to repeated inquiries, she said this…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Mark & Dave on AM860.
December 25, 2014

Mark & Dave: Anybody know what street fee is all about?

by Mark&Dave
Update on the Portland street fee, er, tax, er, levy, er fund. … The final vote has been pushed back, again, to Jan. 14 at the earliest, according to the Portland Tribune. There have been so…
December 24, 2014

Firefighters pluck stranded kayakers from Tualatin River

by Pamplin Media Group
Three kayakers were rescued Wednesday afternoon from the Tualatin River near West Linn, where they had been stranded. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews and members of the Clackamas County…
December 24, 2014

Grease fire burns NE Portland woman

by Pamplin Media Group
A woman was treated at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Wednesday afternoon for burns she suffered while trying to extinguish a pan of burning grease. Portland Fire and Rescue reported that the…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO  - Utterback
December 24, 2014

School leaders hope governor's plan doesn't hold water

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon may be coming out of its recession, but local education advocates say Gov. John Kitzhaber is unfairly treating schools like they still need to be cut. Superintendent Matt Utterback said…
December 24, 2014

Police: Recovered gun used in shooting near school

by Jim Redden
The first suspect arrested in the shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School confirmed the identify of the other two suspects and said he was planning to dispose of the handgun when he was…
December 24, 2014

Street fee public records fight continues

by Jim Redden
The fight over the internal documents used by the Portland Bureau of Transportation to calculate the nonresidential portion of the proposed street fee isn't over yet. Southeast Uplight, the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF POTLUCK IN THE PARK - Potluck in the Park volunteers (shown here in 2012) expect to serve about 1,500 Christmas Day meals Thursday as part of its annual holiday dinner. This year's dinner is in the Portland Art Museum's sunken ballroom.
December 24, 2014

Group's potluck Christmas dinner has artful touch

by Kevin L. Harden
Portland’s annual Potluck in the Park Christmas dinner will have an artsy feel this year. For the first time in two decades, the large — and free — dinner party for more than 1,000 people will…
December 23, 2014

Holiday highway conditions look mostly good

by Pamplin Media Group
You're not likely to experience a white Christmas this year if you live in East County or in the Portland area. But that's OK, because that also means you won't have much to worry about if…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SONY ENTERTAINMENT - 'The Interview,' Sony Entertainment's movie by Seth Rogen about the assassination of North Korea's leader, will open Christmas Day at Portland's Living Room Theaters, as part of a limited nationwide release.
December 23, 2014

'The Interview' unwraps Christmas Day in Portland area

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Beaverton Cinetopia adds movie. At least four Portland-area movie theaters will show Sony Pictures Entertainment's "The Interview" on Christmas Day, in defiance of threats from computer…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Dr. Dennis Rosenbaum and his team will evaluate city progress implementing the U.S. Department of Justice settlement agreement. Behind him, from left, are former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul De Muniz, Tom Christoff, and Dr. Amy Watson.
December 23, 2014

City follows up on police reform demands

by Jim Redden
Compliance team hired to ensure civil rights are honored The last time Portland police killed an unarmed African-American, the city asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether…
December 23, 2014

Street fee may get more tweaks

by Jim Redden
Council considers tax cap, earlier version of plan; foes stand firm Mayor Charlies Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick are considering removing the $900-a-year cap from the progressive income…
December 23, 2014

Demolition, infill foes gather steam

by Jim Redden
Council starts to show interest in citizens group proposals The City Council got a lesson in effective community organizing last Thursday. That was when a grassroots group, which came together…
December 23, 2014

Study: Corvallis one of nation's best college towns

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Portland and Eugene rank near the middle, while Salem lags Beavers fans may have a new reason to brag. A national study released Wednesday, Dec. 17, ranked Corvallis one of the best college…
December 23, 2014

Study shows economy's strengths and fault lines

by Joseph Gallivan
The Portland Business Alliance published its fifth annual Economic Check-Up last week. The good news: jobs are coming back. The bad news: wages are not. “We can expect full employment by 2017,”…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - For Airbnb proprietors like Rachel Robinson and her partner Joseph Culhane, if they get a license, theyll be legal in the citys eyes. However, for Airbnb hosts who have an apartment or condominium, a final decision has been delayed until January.
December 23, 2014

Airbnb resists city efforts to restrict hosts without permits

by Steve Law
Short-term rental agency doesn't want to share names, addresses Airbnb argued Thursday that it should be able to keep the names and addresses of its Portland hosts out of the hands of the city…

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Dec 23, 2014

City misses public records deadline

by Jim Redden
The Portland Bureau of Transportation missed a Monday deadline to turn requested documents over to a neighborhood coalition group questioning the nonresidential portion of the proposed street…
Dec 23, 2014

Cities, counties gear up for fight over marijuana taxes

by Hillary Borrud
Ballot measure, which takes effect July 1, is limited to state tax; legislative panel created. SALEM — The marijuana industry and lobbyists for cities and counties are preparing for a fight in…
Dec 23, 2014

Tommy's Too employee wounded during robbery

by Pamplin Media Group
A 54-year-old man was in critical condition Tuesday morning after being shot Monday night in a robbery of a Southeast Portland bar. Portland police said Craig Matthew Desmarais was being treated…
Dec 23, 2014

PBOT says it has turned documents over to street fee critics

by Jim Redden
The Portland Bureau of Transportation says it has complied with a public records lawsuit by a neighborhood coalition group questioning the nonresidential portion of the proposed street fee. PBOT…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Mainoldys Camejo-Rodriguez, 29, of Vancouver
Dec 23, 2014

Gresham fight leaves one in hospital

by (none)
Mainoldys Camejo-Rodriguez charged with assault after early-morning stabbing Dec. 22 An early-morning fight Monday, Dec. 22, left one man in jail and another in the hospital. Officers were…
Dec 23, 2014

Health and Science School biomedical science program earns…

by Shannon O. Wells
Recognition helps STEM students get ahead with college A rare certification the Beaverton Health and Science School’s biomedical science program just received will position students to learn and…
Dec 22, 2014

We have snow! Some mountain resorts open for skiing

by Kylie Wray
Meadows and Timberline run their lifts, Skibowl waits on more snow Ski Resorts on Mount Hood, and, of course, skiers, are rejoicing in the fact that the ski season is finally kicking off, just…
Dec 22, 2014

Police union president blames protests for officers' deaths

by Jim Redden
Police watchdogs say police actions have inspired the protests The leader of the Portland union representing rank and file police officers issued a statement Monday blaming protesters,…
Dec 22, 2014

Oregon plans to use drones to collect data on fish, birds

by Hillary Borrud
Pilot project's aims are less risk to humans, less cost to agency. SALEM — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to purchase drones next year to test how well the aircraft collect…
Dec 22, 2014

Suspects charged in shooting near North Portland high school

by Jim Redden
Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives charged the three suspects in the shooting near Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland with numerous crimes Monday. Lonzo Murphy,…
Dec 22, 2014

Armed carjacker arrested

by Jim Redden
Police arrested a carjacking suspect in Northeast Portland on Sunday. No one was hurt in the incident, which began in Southeast Portland. Temesgen Kiros, 23, is charged wth Robbery I and…
Dec 22, 2014

Bomb squad gives Justice Center the all-clear

by Jim Redden
Suspicious bag just stashed while its owner went to court Monday morning's bomb scare in downtown Portland turned out to be a regular bag that had been hidden in the Justice Center while its…
Dec 22, 2014

OCPD: Vandalism suspect carries blue spray paint

by The Oregon City News
Three vehicles were vandalized along the 600 block of Willamette Street in Oregon City over the weekend. Oregon City police took the first report Sunday morning after a homeowner found his…
Dec 21, 2014

Rockslide cleared on 99E in Oregon City

by Jim Redden
A rockslide that closed Highway 99E in Oregon City on Sunday was cleared in time for the Monday morning commute. The slide closed the highway between Second Street and South End Road to all…
This driver of this car was critically injured when a large pickup truck made a left turn on NE Glisan and hit the car on Saturday.
Dec 21, 2014

Driver hit by pickup in critical condition

by KOIN 6 News
The driver of a compact car in hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a large pick-up truck on a busy Northeast Portland street Saturday morning. Around 8:18 a.m. on Dec. 20,…
Dec 21, 2014

Store customer injured catching robbery suspect

by Jim Redden
A store customer was hospitalized after following and fighting with a robbery suspect in Southeast Portland early Sunday morning. The name and condiction of the customer was not immediately…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Hazmat crews responded to an incident involving drain cleaner at the main Post Office in the Pearl District.
Dec 21, 2014

Drain cleaner causes HazMat scares at USPS, PDX

by KOIN 6 News
Concentrated drain cleaner being shipped through the United States Postal Service started to leak Saturday night, prompting two separate teams of hazards materials specialists to respond to the…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Neal Allen Panschow
Dec 21, 2014

Pipe bomb suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
Pipe bomb suspect Neal Allen Panschow was arrested Sunday afternoon in Northeast Portland. Panschow, 43, is suspected of throwing pipe bombs out of his car while being chased by police through…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Wayne Roberts
Dec 21, 2014

Portland man stabs Gresham man at MAX station

by Jim Redden
A Gresham man is in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times by a Portland man at a MAX station in Gresham. The victim is identified as Christopher Schneider, 27. The suspect, Wayne…
Dec 21, 2014

Sandbag locations announced

by Jim Redden
Self-serve, so bring a shovel With flood warnings issued for parts of the metropolitan area, sandbags have been made available for residents at a number of locations. A of the sites are…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gerren Kirk
Dec 19, 2014

Family of lost Milwaukie hiker keeps hoping for leads

by Raymond Rendleman
Volunteers are still looking for clues into the disappearance of Gerren Kirk, 31, a Milwaukie man not seen since going on a camping trip near Frog Lake near Mt. Hood this month. The Wasco County…
Dec 19, 2014

City expects $19 million surplus next year

by Jim Redden
Portland city government expects to have $19 million in additional revenue for the next fiscal year — $4.6 million of ongoing revenue and $14.4 million in one-time revenue. The revenue forecast…
Dec 19, 2014

Lynne Saxton named to lead state health programs

by Peter Wong
She directs a service provider, has advised governor on early childhood and learning. Lynne Saxton has been named by Gov. John Kitzhaber to lead the Oregon Health Authority, which oversees the…
Dec 19, 2014

PacifiCorp closing coal mine

by Steve Law
Portland-based PacifiCorp announced it will shut down its Deer Creek coal mine in Utah next year, after concluding it became too costly to operate. Deer Creek, which employs 182 workers, has an…
Dec 19, 2014

High court: Mt. Bachelor can face injury lawsuit

by Peter Wong
Case is returned to determine negligence by resort, snowboarder stemming from 2006. The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that Mt. Bachelor’s liability waiver is not enough by itself to ward off a…


Civil War 2014

Ducks vs Beavers

The game was a tune-up of sort for the Ducks, whose national college football playoff hopes now ride on defeating Arizona on Friday, Dec. 5 in the Pac-12 championship game, a battle of North and South Division winners at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.