New bridge lights go with the flow

New bridge lights go with the flow

The new Tilikum Crossing bridge across the Willamette River lit up last Thursday and Friday night...

Officials keep nervous watch on levees

Officials keep nervous watch on levees

Analysis finds weak links in system to hold back major floods The same railroad embankment that...

The fight for Damascus: Land-use struggle heads to ballot

The fight for Damascus: Land-use struggle heads to ballot

Part Two: Metro planners put their hope in rural city's development What does a 1980s religious...

Pastor recalls couple killed in accident (along with their daughter) were loving parents

Pastor recalls couple killed in accident (along with their daughter) were loving parents

Memorial service planned for Sunday at Doubletree in Northeast Portland The parents who were...

Destined for something big

Destined for something big

Gervais' Anastasia Snegirev balances school life with a budding music career Gervais High School...

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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.


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.



Portland's Latest News

Dave Ripma
October 21, 2014

Donations stir dissent in Troutdale council races

by Steven Brown
Ripma raises concerns over undue influence In his campaign to win re-election, Troutdale City Council candidate Dave Ripma has been outspoken in his criticism of his opponent’s acceptance of…
October 21, 2014

MAX platform changed in Rose Quarter Transit Center

by Jim Redden
TriMet has changed a platform served by MAX trains in the Rose Quarter Transit Center to reduce the use of a rail switching mechanism that is scheduled to be replaced. The change took effect on…
October 21, 2014

TriMet changing bus lines when Portland-Milwaukie MAX opens

by Jim Redden
TriMet is seeking additional public comment on changes to bus lines related to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project that will take effect when the new Orange Line opens in September 2015.…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Wesley Lawrence Curtis
October 21, 2014

Two charged in downtown stabbing death

by Jim Redden
Two homeless men have been arrested for an October stabbing death in downtown Portland. Wesley Lawrence Curtis was, 23, is charged with murder. Adam Lawrence Elder, 23, is charged with…
October 21, 2014

Man likley killed by train in Southeast Portand

by Jim Redden
A man in his 30s was apparently hit and killed by a train in inner Southeast Portland. The name of the victim was not immediately released. According to police, the body of the man was found…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: ALVARO FONTAN - GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby says she would alter - not repeal - the federal Obamacare law to reduce the costs and regulation on businesses. She also blamed much of the states economic doldrums on policies supported by her opponent, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.
October 21, 2014

Wehby rolls with hits, stays on course

by Peter Wong
GOP candidate says website flap, attacks distract worried voters Even though Monica Wehby was exposed to politics when she was president of the Oregon Medical Association, she has felt it full…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A new street fee proposal could get a City Council vote in November. The plan would fund projects to repair potholed city streets and make some safety improvements in high-traffic areas.
October 21, 2014

City focuses on safety with proposed street fee funds

by Jim Redden
Groups advocate for projects as some worry about rates Ever since Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick proposed their street fee in May, public attention has focused on the monthly…
Photo Credit: RENDERING COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Architectural drawings for Oregon City's expansion and renovation of Carnegie Library show that a handicapped-accessible entrance can be built along John Adams Street.
October 20, 2014

OC's two-story library expansion approved

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City’s image for a two-story expansion of the Carnegie Library that originally resonated with the City Commission remained the top choice last Wednesday, despite the recommendations of…
October 20, 2014

Mayoral race in OC pits local attorneys against facts, claims

by Raymond Rendleman
Attorneys have come out of the woodwork in what is increasingly looking like Oregon City’s most contentious mayoral race of this century. Mayoral candidate Dan Holliday’s attorney sent a…
October 20, 2014

Metro looks to Newell Creek's future

by The Oregon City News
Thanks to the parks and natural areas levy that voters approved last year, Metro announced last week that it’s under contract to purchase a 12-acre site in Oregon City to provide a convenient…
October 20, 2014

Oregon wants ideas for seniors, people with disabilities

by Jim Redden
The State of Oregon wants to hear from people about the services it should be providing for seniors and people with disabilities. Aging and People with Disabilities, a division of the Oregon…
October 20, 2014

Governor race: Still sharp tones in final debate

by Peter Wong
Kitzhaber, Richardson break little new ground in eighth joint appearance in four weeks Their disagreements remained sharp, but Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican rival Dennis…
October 16, 2014

GMO debate is Wednesday evening at OMSI

by Pamplin Media Group
Does Ballot Measure 92 give consumers basic information they need about genetically modified organisms, or is it a fundamental threat to Oregon agriculture? A forum sponsored by two Oregon…
October 20, 2014

Improvised firearm with tripwire found on trail into Forest Park

by Jim Redden
A possible homemade gun connected to a tripwire was discovered on a trail into Forest Park on Saturday and removed by the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU). No one was injured in the…
October 20, 2014

Two billionaires give to Oregon top-two primary effort

by Peter Wong
Bloomberg, hedge-fund manager give almost $3 million to Measure 90 campaign. Two out-of-state billionaires have contributed almost $3 million to the effort for a top-two primary in Oregon. John…
October 20, 2014

Oregon ERA draws a quiet campaign

by Peter Wong
Advocates of women's rights press for voter approval of Measure 89 on Nov. 4 ballot Although it has not attracted the campaign money or public attention that other measures on the Nov. 4 ballot…
October 20, 2014

Battle over GMO labeling sets records

by Peter Wong
2007 mark for contributions is exceeded; spending likely to follow suit. It’s official: Measure 92 supporters and opponents have raised a record amount — and are about to spend a record — in their…
October 20, 2014

Water main breaks at NW 23rd Place and Westover

by Jim Redden
The intersection of Northwest 23rd Place and Westover Street was closed by a water main break early Monday. The Portland Water Bureau responded to the break and shut off the water around 1:30…
October 19, 2014

Boil water alert lifted for Gresham neighborhood

by Pamplin Media Group
No bacteria was ever detected after pump failure The city of Gresham on Sunday morning lifted a limited boil water notice for Gresham Water customers served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir — about…
October 19, 2014

Portland man critically wounded in Gresham

by Jim Redden
A 25-year-old Portland man was shot and critically wounded at a Gresham gas station and convenience store late Saturday. The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his…
RICHARD GEARY
October 19, 2014

LO man found dead on Oswego Lake

by The Review
Richard Geary, 79, was a well-known patron of the arts The man found dead in Oswego Lake on Sunday has been identified as 79-year-old Richard Geary of Lake Oswego. LOPD Sgt. Tom Hamann said…
Photo Credit: COURTESY KOIN 6 NEWS - Teddy Stivahtis is wanted for murdering his aunt and robbing banks.
October 19, 2014

Gresham murder suspect robbed Lake Oswego bank

by KOIN 6 News
A man with a foul odor and an oversized white hat who robbed a Lake Oswego bank late Saturday morning was identified as the suspect in a Gresham murder and another bank robbery in Canby. Teddy…
October 19, 2014

Shots fired Saturday evening in North Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a report of gunshots in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland on Saturday evening. No victims were located or admitted to an area hospital. According to police,…
October 19, 2014

Elmer's in Tigard robbed

by Jim Redden
A suspect got away after robbing the Elmer's Restaurant at 14055 S.W. Pacific Highway in Tigard on Saturday evening. No one was injured during the incident. The suspect is described as a white…
October 18, 2014

Women will discuss legislative life

by Peter Wong
Historical Society panel discussion observes 100th anniversary of first female lawmakers. Six current or former members will talk about their experiences as women in the Oregon Legislature. The…

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Oct 19, 2014

Police: 10-year-old hit by stray bullet

by Mark Miller
Suspect at large, has not been identified by law enforcement Gresham police said a 10-year-old girl was hit in the leg by a bullet that came through her apartment wall Saturday, Oct. 18. Police…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman hurdles into the end zone for a first-half touchdown Saturday against the Washington Huskies.
Oct 18, 2014

Ducks pound Dawgs 45-20

by Jason Vondersmith
Freeman carries load, scores four TDs EUGENE — Domination still reigns. The Oregon Ducks pounded Washington 45-20 Saturday at Autzen Stadium to extend their win streak to 11 games against their…
Oct 17, 2014

UO plans to raise $2 billion in donations

by Pamplin Media Group
Campaign is the most ambitious in university's history and will aim to increase access and excellence EUGENE — The University of Oregon went public Friday with the most ambitious fund-raising…
Oct 17, 2014

Wehby: Restrict West Africa travel

by Peter Wong
Sen. Merkley partly agrees with GOP foe on how U.S. should contain Ebola outbreak Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby has called on federal officials to restrict “nonessential travel” to…
Oct 17, 2014

TriMet, union could end contract dispute next week

by Jim Redden
TriMet and the union representing most of its workers could end their long running labor dispute this coming week. The TriMet Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on a tentative new contact…
Oct 17, 2014

City Council may appeal DOJ settlement update requirement

by Jim Redden
The City Council will consider appealing a requirement that it present annual updates on the progress of its recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to a federal court judge at…
Oct 17, 2014

Baby dies after being left in car in Intel parking lot

by Nancy Townsley
A six-month-old baby girl left unattended in a car for six hours in an Intel parking lot Thursday has died, and investigators are looking into whether to charge her father with child neglect or…
Oct 17, 2014

Senate GOP leader raps his party's attacks

by Peter Wong
Ferrioli: Leaders pledged against political use of 2013 end to senior medical tax break. The Republican leader of the Oregon Senate has taken the unusual step of criticizing his own party’s…
Oct 17, 2014

Washington Co. property tax bills in the mail

by Kendra Hogue
While most property owners will have a 3 percent increase, some will hit more than 5 percent Washington County property tax statements are being sent out starting today, Oct. 17, and continuing…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - This two-acre asphalt pad turned into a lush wetland with 36 plant species over the past two years at Fernhill Wetlands, which is adjacent to the Forest Grove Wastewater Treatment Facility operated by Clean Water Services. Work will finish this month on a similar project but much larger project -- a highly visible, 90-acre wetland just to the south.
Oct 17, 2014

Projects create 'marsh magic' at Fernhill Wetlands

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
In just two years, Clean Water Services turned a two-acre asphalt parking lot into a lush wetland that doubles as a wastewater-treatment facility. The magical marsh was on display last Saturday,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Neighbors are still raising money to save the historic Markham House at 3206 N.E. Glisan.
Oct 17, 2014

Sunday fundraiser set to save historic Markham House

by Jim Redden
Neighbors trying to save the historic Markham House have scheduled a silent auction from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. at Migration Brewing Annex, 2828 N.E. Glisan. Those trying to prevent the…
Oct 17, 2014

Booker, Utes work overtime to upend Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- Utah's rough-and-tumble defense laid the wood to Sean Mannion, and the Utes' specialists, placekicker Andy Phillips and punter Tom Hackett, took to Reser Stadium as if it were their…
Oct 16, 2014

KOIN Tower resident identified as stabbing victim

by KOIN 6 News
The victim in the early Thursday morning stabbing death near City Hall has been identified as March Stephen Sundin, 43, a resident of the KOIN Tower. According to police, Sundin died after being…
Oct 16, 2014

Northeast house damaged by fire

by Jim Redden
Firefighters responded to a house fire in Northeast Portland on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, at 4:26 p.m. on Oct. 16, crews were…
Oct 16, 2014

Police seek information on man who died downtown

by Jim Redden
Police are asking the public for information on a downtown death investigation that does not appear to be suspicious. The deceased man is William "Cougar" Burleigh, 38. According to police, at…
Photo Credit: OCPD - CCSO SWAT officers help Oregon City police arrest an estranged husband on Thursday morning.
Oct 16, 2014

SWAT: Estranged wife threatened with rifle

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City police say that an estranged husband returned to his wife's home with a rifle the day after being served with a restraining order. Tristen Lane Jordan, 43, was arrested without…
Oct 16, 2014

Man killed near City Hall

by KOIN 6 News
A man died after being stabbed in the upper torso across the street from City Hall near Terry Shrunk Plaza, police said. Police did not immediately identify the victim, but say is 43 years old…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The new Natural Play Area at Westmoreland Park was filled with kdis earlier this month during a school in-service day.
Oct 16, 2014

Mother Nature is nanny at revamped park

by Jennifer Anderson
Westmoreland site lets kids get creative with logs, rocks, sand There’s no creaky swing set at this park. No plastic twisty slides or faux-spider web or paint-chipped metal monkey bars to give…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - College banners in the Hall of Dreams at Alder School remind students of Portlands lowest-income school of their special status as the only school in the country adopted by I Have A Dream.
Oct 16, 2014

Portland has a dream

by Peter Korn
Local version of I Have A Dream model gives students resources, not just money, to succeed in life This isn’t what Eugene Lang had in mind. Lang is the wealthy industrialist who stood up before…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Portland planning bureau spokeswoman Eden Dabbs and city planner Bill Cunningham compare an artist's rendering of what the corner of Southeast Division Street and 82nd Avenue might look like in the future with what it looks like now.
Oct 16, 2014

City's growth plan hits the busy streets

by Steve Law
Focused development could transform areas by creating walkable neighborhood districts Eighty-Second Avenue — known more for used-car lots and prostitutes than bicyclists and brewpubs — is not…
Oct 16, 2014

Sources Say: Voters may not be as savvy as Dems presume

by Jim Redden
Many voters must have been puzzled by the flier attacking Measure 90 that arrived in mailboxes last week. The large card from the Democratic Party of Oregon attacks the measure on the Nov. 4…
Oct 16, 2014

Trust government? Fuhgeddaboudit

by Peter Wong
New poll reveals most voters are dissatisfied as crucial election nears Oregonians, like other Americans, do not trust their government even as they prepare to elect new officials Nov. 4. By a…
Oct 16, 2014

Mark & Dave: Suspended animation? Try Richardson's campaign ads

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Astronauts on the 180-day-plus trip to Mars will be in a form of stasis called torpor, which will essentially keep them asleep for extended periods of time. If putting astronauts into a deep…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY - The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners looking through View-Masters designed by the Mt. Hood Territories for a tourism campaign in Austin, Tx.
Oct 16, 2014

Clackamas County campaign gives Texas visitors a little view

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County Commissioners approved their consent agenda with flair Thursday, Oct. 9. The commissioners all sported View-Masters — binocular-like toys that show different pictures at the…
Oct 16, 2014

Quick-thinking girl avoids being lured into truck

by The Clackamas Review
Happy Valley police officers are investigating a report of an unknown male attempting to lure a 10-year-old child into his red Toyota truck with a license plate containing the letters XQZ. Tips…