College bond to fuel success, changes

College bond to fuel success, changes

Clackamas measure bankrolls projects to upgrade, expand Chemistry instructor Nick Hamel has got a...

Beekeepers stung by prejudice

Beekeepers stung by prejudice

Strict regulations on hives mean just a handful of an exploding population of beekeepers apply...

Apartment fire on Division brought under control

Apartment fire on Division brought under control

Two apartments destroyed Gresham firefighters responded shortly before 2 p.m. to the scene of a...

KISS concert in Lake Oswego raises $1.15 million for military museum

KISS concert in Lake Oswego raises $1.15 million for military museum

Rick and Erika Miller host the All Star Salute to the Oregon Military at the Jantzen Island home...

WATERSHED GETS HANDS-ON HELP

WATERSHED GETS HANDS-ON HELP

Hundreds of boaters armed with garbage bags storm down Clackamas River They came, 450 strong, and...

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

State resources assist with 3,500 acre fire With the 36 Pit Fire continuing to burn in forest...

You're watching history -- and the greatest Ducks QB ever

You're watching history -- and the greatest Ducks QB ever

EUGENE — Ten more games and counting. That's how much time Oregon football fans have left to...

Coming soon: Grant Butte Wetlands

Coming soon: Grant Butte Wetlands

City partners with Metro to protect 33 acres; Learn more at Sept. 14 event When you drive by...

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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.


Festival of Balloons in Tigard

The Festival of Balloons is a non-profit organization raising funds for many non-profit groups in Tigard while providing a premier family event for the entire community.


Grand Floral Parade Slideshow

Thousands lined downtown streets during a pleasant Saturday morning to see the 100th Queen of Rosaria, Emma A. Waibel of West Linn, the first queen from outside Portland.


Floral Grand Parade

We had a great time shooting this small video of the parade from the corner of Burnside and Martin Luther King Jr.


Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

This Festival is a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities. This year's festival marks the 31st anniversary of this great tribal gathering.


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.

  



Portland's Latest News

September 16, 2014

Portland Tribune first forum for governor candidates

by Peter Wong
Appearance is at 10 a.m. Monday. A joint appearance Monday at the Portland Tribune/Pamplin Media Group will start a series of seven campaign encounters between Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Artists rendering of Portland Police Bureau's Training Complex.
September 16, 2014

Public invited to Police Training Complex opening Saturday

by Jim Redden
The public is invited to the opening of the remodeled Portland Police Bureau's Training Complex. The bureau will host an open house at the complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.…
September 16, 2014

Woman critically injured by suspected reckless driver

by Jim Redden
A Portland woman is hospitalized in critical condition after he car was hit head-on by a man suspected of reckless driving. Police have identified the victim as Hope Davis, 54. The driver of the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRIMET - Consruction on the MAX platforms at the Sunset Transit Center wraps up two days early.
September 16, 2014

Sunset Transit Center MAX Station reopens Wednesday

by Jim Redden
The MAX station at TriMet’s Sunset Transit Center will reopen Wednesday morning, two days ahead of schedule. A platform improvement project had shut down both sides of the MAX platform down…
September 16, 2014

Police seek tips on Saturday gang shooting

by Jim Redden
The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives are asking the public for information on a Saturday evening shooting they believe injured two people in Southeast Portland. According…
September 16, 2014

Tualatin ponders light-rail vote

by Caitlin Feldman
In Tuesday’s special election, Tualatin voters will decide if they should have the right to determine the fate of light rail within the city. Tualatin Measure 34-220 asks voters to prohibit the…
September 16, 2014

Lawsuit targets PSU gridiron concussions

by Peter Korn
Seattle firm leads effort to change rules on players' health A Seattle law firm is suing Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University and the National Collegiate Athletic…
September 16, 2014

Nominate your 'Amazing Kid'

by Pamplin Media Group
The Portland Tribune is looking for nominations of boys and girls from elementary school to a high school age to be honored as an Amazing Kid in his or her community. The selected Portland…
September 16, 2014

Revenue agency to replace computers

by Peter Wong
First of four phases will launch on Nov. 12. The Oregon Department of Revenue is set to launch a four-year replacement of its computer systems that will improve its capacity to track payments…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MELISSA BROUSSARD - French cafe offers baking class.
September 16, 2014

Impress dinner guests with your desserts

by Virginia Werner
Foodies and Francophiles of Portland can get their pastry fix at a hands-on baking class offered just in time for the holidays. St. Honoré Boulangerie on Southeast Division Street will give…
September 16, 2014

County adds e-cigs to banned items

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Commissioners agree to ban that extends to county-owned property The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Thursday, Sept. 11, to add electronic cigarettes to the list of prohibited…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Marcus
September 16, 2014

MPD: Truck driver may have abused children across Oregon

by The Clackamas Review
Although Milwaukie police detectives have taken a registered sex offender back into custody, they are concerned that there may be other child sex-abuse victims in the Portland metro area, and…
September 15, 2014

Police tasing of teen sparks controversy

by KOIn 6 News
A video posted to Facebook shows the arrest and Tasing of a 16-year-old Roosevelt High School student in North Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood early Sunday morning. The video, which shows…
September 15, 2014

Nonvoters will get postcards this week

by Peter Wong
Project aims at boosting, updating registration rolls. Almost 900,000 Oregonians will receive postcards starting this week inviting them to register to vote. The names were cross-checked against…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY ANDREA JOHNSON - Oregon Chardonnay Symposium cofounder Paul Durant pours wine for Stoller Family Estate winemaker Melissa Burr.
September 15, 2014

Sip it to believe it

by Virginia Werner
Drink wine, you will. The date for the "Attack of the Clones" Oregon wine event has been set for March 14 at the Stoller Family Estate in Dayton. The event will include two parts: a technical…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE - Beaverton man Scobee Mike Bates was reported missing by his wife Friday, believed suicidal
September 13, 2014

Missing Beaverton man found safe in Tigard

by Joseph Gallivan
Quit work early Friday morning, abandoning cell phone. A missing Beaverton man is safe after he was discovered in Tigard over the weekend. Scobee Mike Bates, 58, of Beaverton, was reported…
September 15, 2014

Speaker sees parallels in pot, gay marriage support

by Peter Wong
Blogger Sullivan: 'Remarkable movement' in public opinion. As support grows to legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana, one observes sees parallels with the acceptance of rights…
September 15, 2014

Wehby endorsed by NRA; Merkley fires back

by Peter Wong
Group aims at Senate votes by Democratic incumbent. Republican Monica Wehby’s bid for the U.S. Senate in Oregon is backed by the National Rifle Association, which has taken stances opposite to…
Photo Credit: AMERICAN RED CROSS - The Red Cross currently has 14 evacuees at the shelter opened in conjunction with The First Baptist Church in Estacada. Residents of the Silver Fox RV Park are the primary clients at the shelter. More evacuees might be arriving at the shelter later t his evening.
September 14, 2014

Wildfire prompts evacuations near Estacada

by Peggy Savage
The 36 Pit fire is currently within 10 miles of the town and Highway 224 is closed to traffic A wildfire near Estacada, called the 36 Pit Fire, is currently spreading and has swept through more…
Photo Credit: COURTESY JON BELL - Portland International Airport worker Kevin Schaffer, 49, was hurt in shuttle bus accident.
September 14, 2014

PDX employee in serious condition

by KOIN 6 News
The Portland International Airport worker crushed between two shuttle buses Friday night remains in serious condition, his family said in a statement. The family of Kevin Schaffer, 49, issued a…
September 14, 2014

Northeast Sandy reopens after water main break

by Jim Redden
Northeast Sandy Boulevard reopened Sunday morning after being closed for four days between 122nd and 138th avenues because of a water main break. According to the Oregon Department of…
September 14, 2014

Man critically injured in car crash

by Jim Redden
Driver fled from the scene after hitting pole late Saturday A man was critically injured in a single vehicle car crash late Saturday in Northeast Portland. The name of the victim was not…
September 13, 2014

Two men shot Saturday evening

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating whether two men wounded Saturday evening were shot in the same gang-related incident. The names of the victims were not immediately released. Their wounds are described…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Byron Marshall breaks off a Wyoming tackler as the Oregon Ducks down the Cowboys 48-14.
September 13, 2014

Not perfection, but Ducks go into Pac-12 play 3-0

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Another Oregon nonleague thrashing Saturday wasn't without some Marcus Mariota and Co. highlights — and another tough break for the Ducks, who beat Wyoming 48-14 at sunny Autzen Stadium…
Photo Credit: OREGON ZOO - Kya the lioness gave birth two four cubs at the Oregon Zoo but accidentally contributed to the death of one of them
September 13, 2014

Zoo lion cub died from mother's bite

by Joseph Gallivan
Necropsy reveals puncture wounds in leg occurred shortly after birth when Kya carried cub Oregon Zoo animal-care staff believe a 4-day-old African lion cub suffered from a bite from its mother.…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota dives for a second-quarter touchdown Saturday against Wyoming.
Sep 13, 2014

Oregon lassos Cowboys after slow start

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Marcus Mariota produced more Heisman Trophy moments, and the Oregon Ducks overcame a rare early deficit to score touchdowns on six consecutive possessions and rout Wyoming 48-14…
Sep 13, 2014

Vancouver Police warn of phone scam

by Joseph Gallivan
Fake cop orders senior to buy cash cards then hand over the numbers Vancouver Police have warned of a scam targeting people by phone. They received word from a man whose father was called by…
Photo Credit: DICK HARRIS PF&R - Rescue teams descend Rocky Butte to save teen girl who fell 40 feet Friday night
Sep 13, 2014

Teenager falls 40 feet off Rocky Butte Friday Night

by Joseph Gallivan
Woman saved by Portland Fire and Rescue and rushed to Emanuel Hospital Fire crews rescued a woman in her early teens Friday night after she fell off a cliff at Rocky Butte. She was transported…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, left, and Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis wrangled facts and figures Friday during a debate in Salem on possible legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon.
Sep 12, 2014

Marijuana legalization: Pros and cons

by Peter Wong
Current law is 'failed Prohibition' to Blumenauer, but just right to DA Marquis SALEM — Two of Oregon’s best-known public officials engaged Friday in a lively debate about whether Oregon should…
Sep 12, 2014

Avoiding San Francisco's fate

by Steve Law
Portland City Club panel discusses ways to retain affordable housing. An emissary from San Francisco had some words of warning Friday for Portlanders — if we don’t watch out, we’re going to end…
Sep 12, 2014

City Council to air proposal to shift some of its utility…

by Steve Law
The Portland City Council on Wednesday will consider a Portland City Club recommendation to create a “semi-autonomous Portland Water and Sewer Authority” to set utility rates and recommend…
Sep 12, 2014

CCSO looking for armed-robbery suspects

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County deputies are looking for the suspect in a case of a home-invasion robbery that occurred Thursday when the first suspect, a 5-foot-10 white woman with brown hair and a leather…
Sep 12, 2014

New polls: Democrats still lead for senator, governor

by Peter Wong
Republican rivals maintain shares in NY Times-CBS survey. A new set of New York Times/CBS polls continue to put Democrats Jeff Merkley and John Kitzhaber in the lead for re-election as U.S.…
Sep 12, 2014

Merkley gets teacher endorsement

by Peter Wong
AFT cites advocacy of student loan changes, opposition to stances of GOP rival. The Oregon affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers endorsed the second-term bid of Democratic U.S. Sen.…
Sep 12, 2014

Two-alarm fire damages Friends of Children facility

by Pamplin Media Group
A two-alarm fire damaged the future East County site of Friends of the Children, just one day before the nonprofit group was to host its family day at Pat Pfiefer Park to celebrate its growth…
Sep 12, 2014

Missing Hillsboro teen found safe

by Staff
On the afternoon of Sept. 11, Woodland Police Department officers, acting upon information developed by Hillsboro Police Department detectives, located 13-year-old Ivette Gutierrez of Hillsboro…
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Sep 12, 2014

Council campaign settles into two-way race

by Doug Burkhardt
The field is a little less crowded now in the Hillsboro City Council race in Ward 2. Until the end of August, three candidates were vying for the seat — Kyle Allen, Monte Akers and Brenda McCoy.…
Sep 12, 2014

Dip in scores prompts middle school study

by Nancy Townsley
A middle school study team will soon begin to analyze faltering scores by Hillsboro School District eighth-graders on the latest round of state tests, Assistant Superintendent Steve Larson said…
Sep 11, 2014

East wind fans region's wildfire flames

by Pamplin Media Group
A familiar force from the east was making its presence quite apparent on Thursday as a strong wind swept through the Columbia River Gorge to stir trees and rattle windows in the Portland area.…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Clackamas Fire spokesman Brandon Paxton leads the crowd gathered Sept. 11 in a moment of silence as the Clackamas Fire Pipes & Drums play.
Sep 11, 2014

Clackamas Fire honors 9/11 victims with ceremony, new truck

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas Fire District No. 1 officials honored Thursday the firefighters who gave their lives Sept. 11, 2001, by christening the most maneuverable ladder truck in the fire service. Clackamas…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Fire Marshal Gert Zoutendijk posts a closure notice Thursday at a trailhead leading into Cooks Butte Park. The park will remain closed through the weekend.
Sep 11, 2014

Red flag warning prompts fire department to close Cooks Butte…

by Gary M. Stein
UPDATE: Cooks Butte Park will remain closed Monday due to the area's extreme weather conditions and because the Lake Oswego Fire Department has dispatched some of its wildfire-fighting equipment…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Pastor Cole Brown, who says he's happy in his job, gives his Sunday morning sermon at Northeast Portlands Emmaus Church. Brown started the inclusive congregation that meets Sundays mornings at Woodlawn Methodist Church.
Sep 11, 2014

If you're happy and you know it . . .

by Peter Korn
Most satisfied? Those who see work as a calling, not a job If anybody has reason to complain about working conditions in Portland, it should be clergy. Priests, ministers, rabbis and the like…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JENNIFER ANDERSON - Craft brewers in Oregon and beyond rely on the bounty from hops farms in the Willamette Valley. Fall harvest is wrapping up right about now.
Sep 11, 2014

Farmers go out on limb to grow organic hops

by Jennifer Anderson
Producers overcome cost, logistics to supply craft brewers The aroma — a mix of freshly cut grass, pine needles and, strangely enough, watermelon — is sharp and pungent, immediately recognizable…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ -  Julie Mentzer, director of environmental operations for Wildlands Inc. in Portland, explains how earth movers are reshaping the terrain on the southern tip of Sauvie Island, enabling wildlife to travel back and forth from the Willamette River and Multnomah Channel to future woodlands that will be planted with oak and cottonwood trees.
Sep 11, 2014

Old mill goes wild thanks to polluters

by Steve Law
Sauvie Island work to restore habitat begins without EPA On the southern tip of Sauvie Island, an old farm and sawmill property is being handed back to nature. This spring, demolition crews tore…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Blue Lake Regional Park is closed for swimming until further notice. The park's splash pad, disc golf and other amenities remain open.
Sep 11, 2014

Algae bloom closes swimming at Blue Lake

by Cari Hachmann
Park officials are having the water tested Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview is closed to swimming until further notice due to an algae bloom in the water. The lake remains open to boaters,…
Sep 11, 2014

Gay marriage foes renew fight

by Peter Wong
Full U.S. appeals court asked to weigh legal standing. The National Organization for Marriage signaled Thursday it will pursue its fight against marriage by same-sex couples in Oregon, although…
Sep 11, 2014

Tell Metro your ideas to cut greenhouse gases

by Jim Redden
Online poll will help guide cash-strapped regional project The Portland region is well on its way toward meeting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals set by the Oregon Legislature. The good…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Stacey Schubert stands in the basement of her Southeast Portland house, where it was secured to the foundation to reduce earthquake damage.
Sep 11, 2014

No time like now to prepare for disaster

by Jim Redden
Homeowners get help being safe, not sorry, in a quake Stacey Schubert used to worry a lot about an earthquake destroying her Southeast Portland home. “It’s my biggest investment, and I want to…
Sep 11, 2014

Corbett chases third school bond

by Lisa K. Anderson
After two failed bond proposals in the past year, Corbett board seeks $8.5 million for district improvements The Corbett School Board is at it again, going to voters a third time in the past…
Sep 11, 2014

Sources Say: Pressure's on Kitzhaber to heal Cover Oregon ills

by Jim Redden
State Senate President Peter Courtney has given Republicans a chance to embarrass Gov. John Kitzhaber. Although both Courtney and Kitzhaber are Democrats, Courtney said on Sept. 5 that he will…