Park revival takes root

Park revival takes root

Pingpong, piano, programs begin to transform Holladay Park Portlanders will play pingpong in...

ER trips test new ride

ER trips test new ride

Study hopes to divert 911 callers from costly hospital visits When a medical call comes in to...

Eighty years of sausage

Eighty years of sausage

Trio of siblings recalls Verboort festival from its infancy forward Chris Sahfeld, 101, still...

Kitzhaber, Bonamici help open Juniper Gardens II

Kitzhaber, Bonamici help open Juniper Gardens II

Forest Grove farmworker community will be home to 22 families Alejandro Orteja and his family...

McLoughlin House hosts plein-air paintings

McLoughlin House hosts plein-air paintings

Longing for better weather as the days get shorter? A special show of plein-air paintings is on...

Crews scrambling to repair remaining power outages

Crews scrambling to repair remaining power outages

About 300 PGE customers still in the dark Tuesday morning Saturday's windstorm packed a powerful...

Award-winning Davis Graveyard celebrates 15th anniversary

Award-winning Davis Graveyard celebrates 15th anniversary

Since 2001, the Davis family has created a creepy yard haunt that has attracted people from all...

National impaired-driving diversion leader praises Beaverton's program

National impaired-driving diversion leader praises Beaverton's program

Michael Kavanaugh sees city's court program as model for others It’s a reasonably good sign...

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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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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.



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Portland's Latest News

October 30, 2014

Proposal dies for cell tower on school grounds

by Raymond Rendleman
AT&T has withdrawn its controversial application to build a cell tower on the grounds at John McLoughlin Elementary School, the city announced this week. Although the wireless carrier…
Photo Credit: COURTESY CITY OF PORTLAND - The latest community survey says only 46 percent of Portlanders think city government is doing a good job.
October 30, 2014

City ranked low in survey

by KOIN 6 News
A report card for the city of Portland, filled out by those who live here, is brutal in spots and flattering in others. “As surveys got, this is a really reliable barometer of city services,”…
October 30, 2014

Westbrook shines, but Blazers dominate fourth quarter on way to…

by Kerry Eggers
Notes, quotes and observations following the Trail Blazers' 106-89 victory over Oklahoma City Wednesday night at the Moda Center in the opener for both teams … • For three quarters, Russell…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The new $11.5 million office building at the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant was a showcase for the Bureau of Environmental Services, but its cost increases raised questions about the citys construction process.
October 30, 2014

Council digs into 'a lot of change orders'

by Jim Redden
Audit of wastewater building raises more questions about process The City Council struggled Tuesday to understand how a simple construction project turned into a political nightmare. During a…
October 30, 2014

County connects the dots on gangs

by Peter Korn
Resources shift to East County as crime migrates, stats spike When a coalition of organizations this summer released what may be the most comprehensive report ever put together on Multnomah…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: 10 BARREL BREWING - In January, 10 Barrel Brewing will open the doors on its new brewery and pub at the site of the former Mellow Mushroom in the Pearl District.
October 30, 2014

Pearl gets more bottles of beer on the wall

by Jennifer Anderson
No. 4 in Oregon suds sales, 10 Barrel to open in January Portland’s Pearl District will soon be two breweries richer. Bend-based 10 Barrel Brewery is set for a January opening, with construction…
October 30, 2014

Sources Say: Campaign tales will creep out City Club holiday…

by Jim Redden
Say what you will about former Mayor Sam Adams, but the City Club has gotten a lot more interesting since he became director there after leaving office. The weekly Friday Forum scheduled for…
October 30, 2014

Mark & Dave: Fear GMOs? Chew on idea of fizzy apples

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Not sure what one of these a day will do, but there’s an apple about to hit the market with its own built-in fizz. It’s described as a sparkling fruit that bubbles when you bite. If that’s not…
October 30, 2014

Gable appeal: Innocent man in prison too long

by Jim Redden
New evidence arises, key witnesses recant in 1989 murder case An innocent Oregon man was falsely convicted and has been wrongly imprisoned for more than 23 years. That is the charge at the…
Portland's Damian Lillard gets a facial from Russell Westbrook on the Thunder guard's follow through.
October 29, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Blazers silence Thunder

by portland tribune
The Trail Blazers were too much, especially down the stretch, for the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder. Portland pulled away for a 106-89 victory Wednesday at Moda Center on opening night…
October 29, 2014

Schnitzer could get nod to pursue Centennial Mills redevelopment

by Steve Law
The Portland Development Commission board seems ready to strike a longterm development agreement with Jordan Schnitzer to collaborate in redeveloping the historic Centennial Mills waterfront…
October 29, 2014

Utility critics ask DA to investigate spendy building, again

by Jim Redden
Two longtime critics of Portland's utility spending have renewed their request for a criminal investigation into the cost increases for a new Bureau of Environmental Service's employee building.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY MACKENZIE REED/OREGON ZOO - Mikhail, a rare Amur tiger, turns 16 years old on Halloween at the Oregon Zoo. A birthday party is planned.
October 29, 2014

Zoo plans tiger Halloween birthday party, kids events

by Jim Redden
The Oregon Zoo is planning a black-and-yellow themed Halloween, complete with special treats for Mikhail the tiger, who will be wearing the appropriate colors, of course. Mikhail, a 16-year-old…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - The driver of this car had to be extracted and transported to OHSU after a Thursday morning accident,
October 29, 2014

Driver had to be extracted from car in Southwest Portland…

by Jim Redden
Firefighter had to extract a female driver from a car that was badly damaged in Wednesday morning accident in Southwest Portland, The name of the victim, who was transported to the Oregon Health…
October 29, 2014

SolarWorld readies expansion plan announcement

by Kendra Hogue
Hillsboro’s SolarWorld Industries Americas will expand its U.S. manufacturing capacities, according to an Oct. 28 report in Bloomberg News. The story quoted SolarWorld Chief Executive Officer…
October 29, 2014

Ringside East closes for facelift, new concept

by Jennifer Anderson
Ringside East, a Portland icon since 1944, will close temporarily in January to revamp its concept, site and menu. Fifty-seven employees will be laid off. Craig Peterson, a partner in the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Dana Cowin of Food & Wine magazine is in Portland this week.
October 29, 2014

Food & Wine editor in PDX to dish with chefs, foodies

by Jennifer Anderson
Lincoln restaurant to host star-studded book-release dinner for Dana Cowin; reading at Powell's set for Thursday Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, is in Portland this week…
October 29, 2014

More creek trail changes ready for viewing

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Open house in Forest Grove to feature latest Council Creek trail plan After a contentious public meeting in August, planners for the Council Creek Regional Trail have further adjusted the route…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Andrew William Metzner
October 29, 2014

Police make another arrest in downtown stabbing death

by Jim Redden
Police have made an additional arrest in the stabbing of a man who died near City Hall. Andrew William Metzner, 20, is charged with murder in the death of Marc Sundin, 43. Sundin, a resident of…
October 29, 2014

Man, dog died in single vehicle crash

by Jim Redden
A man and a dog died early wednesday when their vehicle crashed into a tree in Southeast Portland. The name of the victim was not immediately released. According to police, at 5:15 a.m. on Oct.…
October 29, 2014

Beaverton leaders spar on way to OK pot tax

by Shannon O. Wells
City Council denies THPRD request for 1,000-foot buffer for dispensaries The Beaverton City Council approved ordinances establishing the ability to tax marijuana in the city along with land-use…
October 29, 2014

Beaverton School District prepares for free full-day kindergarten

by Shannon O. Wells
Data sought on costs, interest in half-day classes An Oregon Senate bill passed in 2011 will bring tuition-free, full-day kindergarten to the Beaverton School District, but it’s going to take…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A student at Rowe Middle School in Milwaukie works with Steve Berliner during a NCUWC-sponsored planting event last May.
October 29, 2014

Volunteers needed for cleanup of natural area

by Ellen Spitaleri
Groups will tour 3-Creeks Natural Area, pick up trash - Volunteers are urged to join a cleanup event at 3-Creeks Natural Area from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the North Clackamas…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRIMET - Opening the Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail line on time and withn budget is just one of many challenges still facing TriMet. New Type 5 trains have been ordered for it.
October 28, 2014

TriMet challenges still remain after labor agreement approval

by Jim Redden
Future more certain as agency, union patch up differences TriMet says its new labor agreement resolves a potential fiscal crisis. But that was only one of many challenges facing the regional…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: TROY WAYRYNEN - Damascus Mayor Steve Spinnett, left, is unfazed as he walks by protesters shouting Free our city! Free our city! on his way to a City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 20.
October 28, 2014

Damascus mayor tries to keep city on course

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Trying to be a city might be 'ripping community apart' Mayor Steve Spinnett talks calmly and confidently about his city and its struggles in the dismantled office space of the former municipal…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Potatoes are weighed during a CSA pickup at Zenger Farms.
Oct 28, 2014

Prescription food: Veggies make house calls

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Pilot 'Prescription CSA' program puts local produce right in the doctor's office We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables leads to better health. But what if your doctor could actually…
Oct 28, 2014

Ballot measure would create state endowment for student aid

by Peter Wong
Quiet campaign conducted for and against Measure 86. Measure 86 has not produced the passions generated by other Oregon ballot measures in the Nov. 4 election, but if voters approve it, its…
Oct 28, 2014

Bee health task force offers recommendations

by Mateusz Perkowski
Report: Reinstate reporting of pesticide use, create facility for research into bee diseases. A pollinator health task force is recommending that Oregon lawmakers reactivate a statewide…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and state health officials addressed the media about the state's readiness for ebola on Monday.
Oct 27, 2014

Officials: 'Low risk' person monitored for Ebola, Oregon ready

by KOIN 6 News
A person, with what officials call “remote or no-risk factor,” who has not been in contact with Ebola, is being monitored in Multnomah County for the virus, while six health systems say they are…
Oct 27, 2014

Taxes could fund $25M for new North Clackamas parks

by Raymond Rendleman
North Clackamas County voters have a lot to consider Nov. 4 in creating a new board with increased tax revenues to build park-project priorities for Happy Valley, Milwaukie and the…
Oct 27, 2014

Liepolds damaged by weather, burglary

by Kylie Wray
Despite setbacks, October Harvest Festival, Corn Cross continue On Sunday morning, Oct. 26, Marcia Liepold and her husband, owners of Liepold Farms in Boring, woke up to find they had suffered a…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Ryan Scott Klavinger
Oct 27, 2014

Gresham Police arrest man accused of shooting 10-year-old girl

by Contributor
Victim not intended target, shot while playing in her family's apartment Police have made an arrest in the shooting that injured a 10-year-old girl as she was playing inside her family’s…
Oct 27, 2014

Ballot measure campaigns rack up dollars

by Peter Wong
GMO labeling battle far exceeds contests for marijuana legalization, top-two primary. Contributions and spending have increased in three ballot measure campaigns as the Nov. 4 election nears.…
Oct 28, 2014

Council gets close look at BES woes

by Jim Redden
Will audit briefing answer questions about Marriott's leave? Portland’s City Council will learn more Tuesday morning about why Commissioner Nick Fish placed Bureau of Environmental Service…
Oct 27, 2014

Poll: Kitzhaber, Merkley still up

by Peter Wong
New York Times/CBS News survey shows tighter race for governor than for senator. A new New York Times/CBS News poll has Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber up by 6 points over Republican Dennis…
Photo Credit: COURTESY KOIN 6 NEWS - Teddy Stivahtis in a court appearance on bank robbery charges. He has also been charged with killing his aunt, Deanna Stivahtis, in Gresham on Oct. 10.
Oct 27, 2014

Murder suspect charged with killing aunt

by Jim Redden
Accused killer and bank robbery suspect Teddy Stivahtis, Jr., 36, has been charged with aggravated murder for the death of his aunt, Deanna Stihvatis, 70. Portland police took him Stivahtis into…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORT OF PORTLAND - Law enforcement officials are looking for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel on Oct. 13.
Oct 27, 2014

Wanted rapist linked to Portland assault

by KOIN 6 News/CBS
A man charged with the sexual assault of a child younger than 14 has been linked to a sexual assault on a woman in Portland, law enforcement tells KOIN 6 News. Gregory J. Lewis, 26, is being…
Oct 26, 2014

Boo: Sheriff plans Halloween DUII patrols

by Jim Redden
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is beefing up DUII patrols from now through the Halloween weekend. Patrols will be increased again at the end of November. According to the sheriff's…
Oct 26, 2014

Police sergeant injured in chase crash

by Jim Redden
A Portland police sergeant was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after his patrol car was struck by a stolen car Sunday afternoon in Southeast Portland. The sergeant was not…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND BUREAU OF PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY - Artists rendition of how Southeast 8nd Avenue and Division Street could developed under the Comprehensive Plan update.
Oct 26, 2014

City responds to Comp Plan concerns

by Jim Redden
Portland planners admit that some residents are concerned the City Council will update the Comprehensive Plan before the zoning details are known. Representatives of the Multnomah Neighborhood…
Photo Credit: COURTEST KOIN 6 NEWS/LAURA FENN - This tree knocked down power lines on Southwest Vista in Portland on Saturday.
Oct 26, 2014

Thousands in region without power Sunday

by Jim Redden
Thousandsof households in the Portland area were without power Sunday morning following Saturday's wind storm, according to Portland General Electric. As of 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Portland General…
Oct 26, 2014

Portland shooting victim dies

by Jim Redden
The Portland man shot Oct. 18 in Gresham has died. John Lowery Jr., 25, was shot in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven / 76 Gas Station, 18222 SE Division St., Gresham. Police were called to the…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF KOIN LOCAL 6 - This tree crushed the garage in Lake Oswego, but no one was hurt during the High Wind Warning, Oct. 25, 2014
Oct 25, 2014

Fierce winds topple trees, sever power

by Pamplin Media Group
60,000 PGE customers without electricity Saturday afternoon High winds pummeling the Portland metropolitan area are causing downed trees and extensive power outages. Portland General Electric…
Oct 25, 2014

Winter forecasts: Colder and wetter - or maybe not

by Jim Redden
This winter's weather will be warmer and wetter than usual. Or it might be warmer and drier. Unless it's colder and wetter. Those were among the predictions offered by local forecasters at the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland businessman Jordan Schnitzer wants to redevelop the Centennial Mills site in Northwest Portland, but with some city funds.
Oct 24, 2014

Schnitzer proposes Centennial Mills project but wants more city…

by Steve Law
Jordan Schnitzer and his company Harsch Investment Properties have proposed a $115.7 million redevelopment of the historic Centennial Mills waterfront site in Northwest Portland, but there’s a…
Oct 26, 2014

Jury finds Khoshnaw guilty of murder in 2011 Forest Grove…

by Betty Campbell
A jury of six men and six women has found 21-year-old Niaz Khoshnaw guilty in the shooting death of rival gang member Luis Manuel Guzman in Forest Grove three years ago. The unanimous verdict in…
Oct 24, 2014

Williams/Dame hopes to build nine-story office buiding in Pearl…

by Steve Law
Williams/Dame & Associates Inc. wants to build a nine-story, 170,000-square-foot office building on the northwest corner of Northwest Northrup Street and Ninth Avenue in the Pearl District. The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF WWE INC. - Portland native William Albert Haynes III - known as Billy Jack Haynes - was a WWF wrestler for two years in the late 1980s. He is suing WWE Inc. for damages he suffered in the ring, and hopes to lead a class-action suit against the wrestling entertainment giant.
Oct 25, 2014

Billy Jack Haynes wrestles WWE into federal court

by Kevin Harden
Billy Jack Haynes wants to give World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.’s head-smacking, money-making “soap opera” a federal court body slam because of what he says is the international sports…
Oct 24, 2014

WES to get another interim director in ongoing search for…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Another interim director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services will step down Nov. 30. Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services will see its fourth top manager in a year as the…
Oct 24, 2014

Apartment fire displaces family

by Anne Endicott
Gresham Fire and Emergency Services is investigating a fire that broke out shortly after midnight Thursday, Oct. 23, displacing three adults and one child. Investigators said the “incendiary…


Forum at OMSI

Measure 92 - GMO

Forum by Pamplin Media/EO Media groups explores vast differences on Measure 92. Representatives of the campaigns for and against the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot that would require labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients didn’t agree on much during a forum Wednesday night at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.