Ted Wheeler

The end of the dream: “Portlandia” kicks off its final season

As IFC’s signature comedy enters its final season, its stars consider how the show has changed Portland<p>During the final media day for IFC’s “Portlandia,” Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen ruminated on the end of the world. Some of their musings were inspired by an eight season sketch featuring …

Comedy

A Portland School Board Member Says the Proposal to Widen I-5 Could Endanger Children

by Dirk VanderHart Matt WongTo the many arguments that have been heaved at the $450 million proposal to widen I-5 in the Rose Quarter add one more: …

Portland, OR

City Council packed over River Place height plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A developer's plan to put 8 new buildings along the South Waterfront higher than is currently allowed drew a large crowd to …

Portland, OR

Mayors Of Seattle And Denver Lead The Fight Against Jeff Sessions

While many leaders at the state and federal levels remain on the sidelines in the battle against Jeff Sessions over cannabis regulation, the mayors …

Cannabis Law

Oregon Historical Society to host formal swearing-in ceremony of Police Chief Danielle Outlaw

Breaking from police tradition of holding the formal chief swearing-in at City Hall, Danielle Outlaw will take her ceremonial oath of office Monday …

Oregon

5 things to know for Wednesday, including a Portland equity group's trampolining deal - Portland Business Journal

By Andy Giegerich <br>– Digital Managing Editor, Portland Business Journal<p>Jan 17, 2018, 8:02am PST<p>Say, Portland, have you been working out? You're …

Portland, OR

Hall Monitor: Incoming Calls

A local attorney believes the city’s NIMBYs can help fix homelessness—and now he has their numbers. by Dirk VanderHartJ<b>eff Merrick</b> might have your …

Portland, OR

Oregon’s Constitution Has Shackled Portland’s $258 Million Housing Bond

Now, state lawmakers say they have the key. by Dirk VanderHartL<b>ast Friday,</b> local officials and well-wishers packed into a wedding tent in the Lloyd …

Portland, OR

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler appoints new chief lobbyist

The city of Portland's interim chief lobbyist was promoted Thursday by Mayor Ted Wheeler to the permanent role, his office announced Tuesday.<p>As …

Government

Portland

For years, Portland has been the symbol for laid-back, inexpensive quirkiness, but the city may be losing that identity

Oregon

TV This Week: Portland in transition on '60 Minutes'; 'Victoria'; 'Black Lightning'

A busy week of new and returning shows includes the premieres of "The Assassination of Gianna Versace: American Crime Story" and "Black Lightning"; …

TV

Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Clear skies, sunny day after record high temps

Following record high temperatures earlier this week, parts of Portland were flooded with patchy fog Saturday morning. The fog is expected to give …

Weather

Sunday's '60 Minutes' will ask, is Portland still 'Portlandia?'

You don't have to live in Portland to find that the upcoming final season of "Portlandia" provides a reason to ponder changes in the city since the …

Portland, OR

Is the city trying to soak houseboat residents?

Floating home residents say the Bureau of Environmental Services is trying to tax the rainPortland houseboat residents say the city is trying to tax …

Portland, OR

Names, addresses of people who complain about homelessness are public, DA says

City officials must release the names and some contact information of people who logged a report with Portland's clearinghouse for homeless …

Oregon

5 Things for Wednesday, including Nike's turn for Olympic glory and City Council's weed screed

Midway through the week and things are staying interesting. Weed, explosive volcanos, Olympic medalists and an Intel-fuelled jam session? Today's …

Cannabis Industry

Unaffordable affordable housing: Letter to the editor

I disagree with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's decision to invest in a high-priced apartment complex for use as affordable housing, as reported by the …

Housing

Northwest Portland Has Begun Denying Parking Permits to Some Apartment Residents

And similar policies could soon spread to other areas. by Dirk VanderHart<b>IN LATE 2016</b>, Portland City Council let parking policy in the city’s densest …

Portland, OR

Portland Council Calls On Oregon's Top Prosecutor To Defy Jeff Sessions, Defend Cannabis

The Portland City Council wants Oregon’s U.S. attorney to stand up to his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>On Monday, the council sent a letter …

Cannabis

New Vancouver mayor reopens I-5 bridge discussion

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle took the oath of office among a large crowd in council chambers, Monday night.<p>McEnerny-Ogle …

Portland, OR

Respect for citizens?: Letter to the editor

After attending the community meeting on the new homeless shelter planned for Southeast Foster Road, it's clear to me at this time that Mayor Ted …

City Council considers how to keep artists in Portland

City Council Tuesday morning took on the task of considering how to make arts and creative spaces in Portland more accessible and affordable. As with …

Portland, OR

'Zombie homes' causing fear, frustration in Portland

Lisa Balick and KOIN 6 News Staff - PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Last week, Nichole Richardson, a mom of 4, woke up to a familiar sight, happening just a …

Portland, OR

Mobile showers helping homeless in Vancouver

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Many people take at least one shower a day.<p>But for people living on the street, one shower could mean the difference between …

Portland, OR

Downtown Portland's paradox: Crime, public perceptions threaten growth, retailers say

By many measures, downtown Portland is flourishing.<p>Employment and wages are up, and more businesses have opened than have closed. Vacancy rates …

Portland, OR

Good Morning, News: Sessions Attacks Legal Weed, Portland Can Ban Fuel Terminals, and Does Fire and Fury Matter?

by Dirk VanderHart MORRISON1977 / ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES<b><br>SO MUCH</b> went down on Thursday, so let's recap.<b>Attorney General Jeff Sessions went to war on</b> …

Portland, OR

Portland's Unique Ban on New Fuel Terminals Isn't Unconstitutional, After All

But the City Still Needs to Do Work Before It Goes Into Place by Dirk VanderHart FRANÇOIS VIGNEAULTPortland's push to ban new fossil fuel terminals …

Climate

Brandon Goldner, the City of Portland's Cannabis Program Coordinator, Talks About Public Consumption

by Josh Jardine K. Marie<br>I recently had an enjoyable time at the NW Cannabis Club, one of the only non-residential places in Portland where you …

Cannabis Industry