Locally made film takes on 'ugly facts' of homelessness

Locally made film takes on 'ugly facts' of homelessness

Oregon City High School senior Natasha DuVall plays the daughter of the protagonist in...

Pacific men in heels stage rally against domestic violence

Pacific men in heels stage rally against domestic violence

Seventy-five men completed a three-legged race, put on makeup and bras and strutted across Forest...

Youngsters dig '1 Million Trees' project

Youngsters dig '1 Million Trees' project

Scott Fogarty, executive director of Friends of Trees, wondered if he heard right when Portland...

'Nobody has to be left alone'

'Nobody has to be left alone'

“Most people don’t wake up thinking they’re going to be planning a funeral by the...

Bethany Fire Station 68 is ready to serve

Bethany Fire Station 68 is ready to serve

TVF&R firefighters say new facility was worth the wait The long wait for a true fire station in...

Finding a way home

Finding a way home

Homelessness forum raises awareness of students' plight and discusses solutions Not all young...

From the Bing cherry to Willamette Falls

From the Bing cherry to Willamette Falls

'Electric' presentation precedes opening of 'Made in Milwaukie' - History buffs are in for a...

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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.


Silver Fox RV Park

Update to residents about 36 Pit Fire.


Oregon - Measure 90

Should Oregon's primary election process be changed to a "top-two" system? Supporters and opponents of Ballot Measure 90 presented their cases Wednesday morning to the Portland Tribune's editorial board.


400-acre Hagg Lake fire emergency

The Scoggins Creek Fire two miles northwest of Hagg Lake and eight miles west of Forest Grove had grown to an estimated 400 acres by early this morning, according to Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) officials.


Waterfront Blues Festival

The festival began in 1987 as the Rose City Blues Festival – a concert to support the homeless, sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association. Performers included John Lee Hooker, the Paul deLay Band, Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester Blues Band and Lloyd Jones Struggle.


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Davis Graveyard

 

Boo! Get ready for another scary Halloween from the Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie. Jeff Davis gave us an exclusive tour of the family's front yard display and talked about the preparation his family does for the spooky annual show. The graveyard will be on display starting Friday, Oct. 3. Visit if you dare. 

 



Portland's Latest News

September 29, 2014

McCain, Biden, Warren set Oregon campaign stops

by Peter Wong
National politicians weigh in on Senate race Prominent national politicians will campaign with the major-party candidates for the U.S. Senate in Oregon in the next 10 days. Republican Sen. John…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Wood Village residents are urged to boil their water until further notice.
September 29, 2014

Boil water alert issued for Wood Village

by KOIN 6 News
The City of Wood Village issued a boil water notice Monday morning. Officials of the Multnomah County village about 12 miles from Portland said the water pressure dropped below 20 PSI, and…
September 29, 2014

TriMet drops NE Portland layover plan

by Jim Redden
TriMet has changed its mind about soon building a permanent layover site for Line 8 buses in Northeast Portland. In July, the regional transit agency proposed building the facility on Northeast…
September 29, 2014

Officials find some unity in concerns

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County maintains more miles of roads than any other county in Oregon, and Commissioner Jim Bernard was among the elected officials last week who warned that the situation is reaching a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO ADAM WICKHAM - Commissioner Amanda Fritz was surrounded by friends and family at Sunday's memorial celebration for her late husband, Steven.
September 28, 2014

Steven Fritz, husband of Commissioner Amanda Fritz, honored

by Jim Redden
Hundreds of people from all walks of life celebrated the life of Steven Fritz, the husband of Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Sunday afternoon. Steven, a psychiatrist at the Oregon State Hospital,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - The City Council will again consider the future of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wedneday.
September 28, 2014

Memorial Coliseum future unclear again

by Jim Redden
The future of the Memorial Coliseum could be up in the air again when the City Council considers whether to increase funding for a study of its options on Wednesday. The city has already…
September 28, 2014

Top-two primary: A solution or a problem?

by Peter Wong
Measure 90 is debated at Salem City Club. SALEM — By advancing the top two finishers in a primary — regardless of their party affiliation — Measure 90 either will prod candidates to appeal to…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Tim Boivin of Happy Valley spotted a cougar in his neighborhood on Sept. 27.
September 28, 2014

Cougar spotted in Happy Valley

by KOIN 6 News
A homeowner and children saw a cougar running out of a backyard in Happy Valley around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted they were looking for the cougar in the…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Brian Peoples
September 28, 2014

Columbia River Gorge theft and drug ring busted

by Jim Redden
Four people were taken into custody in connection with an apparent theft and drug ring in the Columbia River Gorge. Three were arrested by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office while breaking…
September 26, 2014

Inspection closes Morrison Bridge on Sunday

by Pamplin Media Group
The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - People in need are invited to head to the Union Gospel Mission's 14th annual Operation Overcoat block party today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Portland.
September 27, 2014

Operation Overcoat provides meals, clothes and services

by Christina Lent
Update: Union Gospel Mission attracts hundreds with downtown street fair Hundreds of the Portland area's homeless and low-income community received clothing and a meal Saturday during the Union…
September 27, 2014

Governor candidates serious, but some also provide laughter

by Peter Wong
Three from minor parties join Kitzhaber, Richardson at League of Oregon Cities forum. EUGENE — Candidates for governor weighed in Saturday on issues of concern to city officials, such as…
September 27, 2014

One resident dies in Milwaukie apartment fire

by Pamplin Media Group
Four other tenants injured in early Saturday morning blaze - Investigators with Clackamas Fire District No. 1 believe cigarettes were the likely cause of an early Saturday morning fire that…
September 30, 2014

Crane work for Marriott Hotel prompts Clay Street closure

by Pamplin Media Group
One block of Clay Street closed Saturday and Sunday The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises travelers that a series of crane lifts at the Marriott Hotel will close Southwest Clay Street…
September 27, 2014

Election season in full swing with debates

by Raymond Rendleman
Those ballots will hit mailboxes soon, and candidates are asking for your vote. To help you decide, Pamplin Media will host a free, open-to-the-public debate between candidates running for…
Gary Delaine Thomas
September 27, 2014

Marion County detectives track down fugitive in Woodburn

by Pamplin Media Group
Father wanted in Texas for custodial interference Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office and state prosecutors from Texas tracked down a fugitive Friday in Woodburn. The agencies…
September 27, 2014

Thieves steal iPhones from man, back into him with escape vehicle

by Pamplin Media Group
The victim of a cellphone robbery in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood was struck by the suspects' vehicle as they were fleeing the scene on Friday afternoon. On Sept. 26 at 3:20…
September 27, 2014

Woman seriously injured in Saturday morning crash

by Pamplin Media Group
Vehicle slams into telephone pole on SE Division at 138th The Portland Police Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating a single-vehicle injury crash that took place Saturday morning…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Shawn Rene Wasil
September 26, 2014

Police chief arrests guitar thief

by Jim Redden
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese caught and arrested a robbery suspect in downtown Portland around noon Friday. According to the Portland Police Bureau, at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 26,…
September 26, 2014

Candidates split on minimum wage, paid sick leave

by Peter Wong
Broadcasters hear from governor hopefuls. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican Dennis Richardson disagreed about raising Oregon’s minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave during their…
Photo Credit: OREGON CITY - Mike Berman
September 26, 2014

BREAKING: City Commission candidate arrested

by Raymond Rendleman
Michael Tristan Berman, a city commissioner candidate for Oregon City in the November election, was arrested early Friday morning on a drunk-driving charge. According to Clackamas County Jail…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland Police Officer John Romero accepting his awards Thursday.
September 26, 2014

Highest honor given to Portland officer shot on duty

by KOIN 6 News
A school resource officer shot in the line of duty while contacting a kidnapping suspect was presented the police bureau’s highest award Thursday. Officer John Romero, who is assigned to the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick listen during a May press conference announcing a proposed Transportation User Fee for all Portland residences, businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations.
September 26, 2014

City Council to consider street fee options on Oct. 23

by Jim Redden
Options for Portland's proposed street fee will be presented to the City Council on Oct. 23. The council is scheduled to consider the final version on Nov. 12. The options were discussed by…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Raeven Seamoan Scheidl
September 26, 2014

Two female burglary suspects turn themselves in

by Jim Redden
The women suspected of stealing liquor from the University Club on Sept. 20 have surrendered to Portland police after seeing themselves on the news. Dejha Olivia Carol Islam Roberts, 18, and…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Lopez Martinez
September 26, 2014

Roommate arrested for alleged stabbing

by Raymond Rendleman
Reynaldo Lopez Martinez, 43, was arrested on a first-degree assault charge after allegedly stabbing his roommate in Oak Grove this week. Clackamas County deputies responded to a 911 caller who…

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Sep 26, 2014

Poll: Voters split on marijuana measure

by Peter Wong
Survey USA: Kitzhaber, Merkley maintain leads. Oregon voters appear closely divided about whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, according to the latest polling results from Survey…
Sep 26, 2014

Two house fires break out late Thursday

by Jim Redden
Portland firefighters extinguished two house fires late Thursday. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, at 10:16 p.m. on Sept. 25, firefighters were called to a house at 6616 N. Albina Ave. Calls…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Pacific Green Party gubernatorial candidate shakes hands with his Democratic rival, Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson, during a Sept. 22 joint appearance at the Pamplin Media Group offices in Portland. The former Beaverton teacher made a surprise entry into the newspaper's offices to take part in the joint appearance.
Sep 26, 2014

Green nominee draws attention

by Peter Wong
Governor candidate was involved in Beaverton website flap When Jason Levin crashed a meeting of the two major-party candidates for governor with the Pamplin Media Group/EO Media Group on Monday,…
Sep 26, 2014

Senate GOP candidate: No to TV debate.

by Peter Wong
Wehby passes on KGW/Oregonian offer that Democrat Merkley accepted in August. Republican Monica Wehby has said thanks, but no thanks, to an offer by Portland television station KGW and The…
Sep 26, 2014

National pols coming to Oregon

by Peter Wong
Biden, Warren, McCain, Perry to boost candidates. National politicians will come to Oregon just before ballots arrive in the mail to promote candidates for U.S. senator and governor. Vice…
Sep 26, 2014

Police host drug turn-in event

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland’s Police Bureau will collect prescription drugs Saturday during a drug turn-in event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southeast Precinct, 4735 E. Burnside St. The Sept. 27 event is a…
Sep 26, 2014

Volunteers hit the beach for annual cleanup

by Pamplin Media Group
More than 4,500 people are expected to participate in the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup event Saturday, Sept. 27. Volunteers will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the first volunteer…
Sep 26, 2014

Reynolds listens to Dunton's charter proposal

by Lisa K. Anderson
Board weighs needs of district and children with Rockwood revitalization efforts The conversation about a proposed charter school in the Reynolds School District stretched more than four hours…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GP KITCHEN - GP Kitchen co-owner James Joyce will open a second location Oct. 16 in the Pearl District.
Sep 26, 2014

Bread & Brew: Hey, cheeseheads, time for some Bad Habit

by Jennifer Anderson
Welcome to fall, hungry readers. Still shaking a hangover from Feast PDX? Nothing like some hair of the dog. This week I have the scoop on a boozy brunch spot and a new Pearl District market. I…
Sep 26, 2014

Officials push pot tax as loophole looms

by Doug Burkhardt
The state’s voters are poised to decide in November whether the use of recreational marijuana will be legalized in Oregon. In turn, the Hillsboro City Council is poised to ensure the city has…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jennifer Wolfsong, seen here finishing a 100-mile run she took on herself in 2012, plans to finish the Mountain Lakes 100 run this weekend to draw attention to, and raise money to help stop, ritualistic dolphin slaughters in Taiji, Japan.
Sep 26, 2014

Run for the dolphins

by Shannon O. Wells
Cedar Hills lawyer to run 100 miles to raise awareness of dolphin slaughter ritual Jennifer Wolfsong’s latest attempt to run 100 miles to raise awareness of ritualistic dolphin slaughters in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY AMANDA FRITZ - Amanda and Steve Fritz for her Facebook page.
Sep 25, 2014

Fritz announces ways to honor late husband

by Jim Redden
Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz has announced plans for events to celebrate the life of her husband, Dr. Steven Fritz, who died suddenly in an automobile accident Sept. 24on his way to work…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY JAIL - Kenneth Scott Carroll
Sep 25, 2014

Suspect jailed on nine charges of sex abuse

by Peggy Savage
A former Colton youth program wrestling coach has been charged with nine counts of sex abuse and is lodged in Clackamas County Jail with a $250,000 bail. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is…
Sep 25, 2014

Dog kills another dog on Portland Streetcar

by KOIN 6 News
Portland police say that a dog was killed on the Portland Streetcar Wednesday evening by another dog. Authorities said the attack happened while the streetcar was in the Pearl District.…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Sketch of suspect who touched woman in her home on Monday.
Sep 25, 2014

Police release sketch of suspect who touched woman in her home

by Jim Redden
Police are asking the public to help identify a suspect who entered a woman's home in Southeast Portland and touched her as she slept early Monday. The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit,…
Sep 25, 2014

New Court of Appeals judge named

by Peter Wong
Portland lawyer to succeed Robert Wollheim on Oct. 31. Meagan Flynn, a Portland lawyer who has specialized in appellate work, will be the newest judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Flynn was…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - A cyclist passes by the new transit center under construction on the east side of the Tilikum Crossing in Southeast Portland where the Division-Powell line could connect.
Sep 25, 2014

Powell-Division plan for transit zooms along

by Jim Redden
Metro panel takes up budget, route issues at Monday meeting Basic decisions about the design of the region’s next high-capacity transit corridor could be made on Monday. No, it’s not the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - There arent quite as many Vaux Swifts making their way into the Chapman School chimney this year - some nights only about 4,000 - but the crowds coming to watch the annual phenomenon continue to grow to 3,000 or more.
Sep 25, 2014

Swift aggravation

by Peter Korn
Growing crowds flock to annual bird show, leaving neighborhood trouble in their wake On a clear Thursday evening a crowd somewhere north of 1,000 has gathered behind and around Chapman School in…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Creston School PTA President Lisa Kensel, center, chats with parents during their monthly Parent Coffee Hour. A reinvigorated PTA has worked with the principal to drive many school improvements.
Sep 25, 2014

Schools see the power in parents

by Jennifer Anderson
Poll: Engaging families is priority in K-12 education Six years ago, it was the same handful of go-getter parents who did everything at Creston School. Now, one in five parents at the K-8 school…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Kenneth Scott Carroll
Sep 25, 2014

Former Colton coach faces allegations of sexually abusing…

by Isabel Gautschi
Police are searching for victims who may have been sexually abused by a former boys’ wrestling and football coach. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Washington…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - Jason Levin, the Pacific Green Party candidate for Oregon Governor.
Sep 25, 2014

Sources Say: Oregon vs. Oracle? Outside state, few seem…

by Jim Redden
How big a deal is the fight between Oregon and Oracle on the Cover Oregon health exchange website? In state court, Oregon has accused Oracle of racketeering; in federal court, Oracle has accused…
Sep 25, 2014

National group backs Merkley

by Peter Wong
Aligns itself with economic stances of Elizabeth Warren, others A group aligning itself with Elizabeth Warren is endorsing and raising money for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, whose election in 2008…
Sep 25, 2014

Ludlow backs off Forest Service flap

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow is stepping back from comments he made that threw into question the U.S. Forest Service’s response to the 36 Pit Fire in the Mt. Hood National Forest near…
Sep 25, 2014

Mark & Dave: Cabela's could be place for vote hunters

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Voter turnout for the recent Scottish independence referendum hit nearly 85 percent of eligible voters. The only way we could boast of that kind of excitement in Portland is if we gave away…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FIRST NATIONAL TAPHOUSE - Portland's new First National Taphouse is a sort-of bank where customers make withdrawals by the pint.
Sep 25, 2014

Bread & Brew: Soak up the tap, coffee with Duck Bread

by Jennifer Anderson
If it sounds like a bank, that's because it used to be one. Portland's newest watering hole is called the First National Taphouse, which just opened nearby Portland State University at 1962 S.W.…