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Catering for a Cause serves up food, jobs

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Lab wants millennials to sample trends

Lab wants millennials to sample trends

Retail store offers free products in exchange for opinions Sure, it’s the season of giving....

In Character with Sara Cogan

In Character with Sara Cogan

A turkey neck is something you definitely want to avoid. If you’re talking gobbledygook,...

Coming clean

Coming clean

Ex-Portlander worries that toxic materials were dumped near river a decade ago Something’s...

WildCat Haven faces lawsuit

WildCat Haven faces lawsuit

Family of keeper Renee Radziwon-Chapman file wrongful death suit, seek $6 million in damages ...

West End Building will go back on the market

West End Building will go back on the market

Nick Bunick and The Great Tomorrow remain hopeful that funds for the purchase will still arrive...

TriMet marks Orange Line milestone

TriMet marks Orange Line milestone

Last rail welded for Milwaukie MAX set to open in September The region’s next MAX line...

Oak Hills neighbors rally to assist fire victims

Oak Hills neighbors rally to assist fire victims

Sunday night blaze displaces eight families A fire that displaced about eight residents and...

Remembering Cathy Stanton: 'A heck of a lady'

Remembering Cathy Stanton: 'A heck of a lady'

Memorial service is Sunday for passionate city leader, volunteer Cathy Stanton was never employed...

Former police chief Scott Whitehead wins seat on North Plains City Council

Former police chief Scott Whitehead wins seat on North Plains City Council

Last Wednesday morning, the day after he was elected to the North Plains City Council, Scott...

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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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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

November 20, 2014

Three Oregon companies rate tops on equality index

by Peter Wong
Group's survey complements report on U.S. cities; both based on sexual orientation. Three of seven rated Oregon companies scored 100 on an index measuring equality based on sexual orientation in…
November 20, 2014

Drug-free zones not working as billed

by Peter Korn
Funding dries up; cops say program too difficult to enforce Portland Police bike officer David Sanders knows that every day he patrols downtown and Old Town there are people walking about who…
November 20, 2014

Legislative panel named to dismantle Cover Oregon

by Peter Wong
Draft legislation will transfer remaining functions to other state agencies. Legislative leaders have named members of the committee that will oversee the dismantling of Cover Oregon. The public…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE: FILE PHOTO - A man wakes up from sleeping on the sidewalk along West Burnside Street outside the Portland Rescue Mission. The number of homeless outnumber the number of beds available.
November 20, 2014

Poll: Income inequality flops as big issue

by Jim Redden
Most Oregonians want to help poor, fund job training Income inequality has become a huge political issue in recent years. Many people lost their jobs and homes during the Great Recession, while…
November 20, 2014

Sources Say: Furthest left on Left Coast? That's right, it's…

by Jim Redden
Oregon’s reputation as one of the most liberal states in the country was reinforced by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s victory over his Republican challenger in the general election. Merkley easily…
November 20, 2014

Quit for a day - or a lifetime

by Kendra Hogue
'Rebels' join annual Smokeout to help kids stay off tobacco You can’t meet a goal without taking the first step. For 37 years, the goal of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout…
November 20, 2014

Mark & Dave: Maybe election, 'stupid' virus linked

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
First it was Hillsboro, then Vancouver. Now we hear Chick-fil-A also will open a store in Clackamas. That’s three new chicken sandwich restaurants. We wondered why the sudden interest in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON ZOO - One of three irrestaible lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo.
November 19, 2014

Zoo's lion cubs play outside, uploaded to YouTube

by Jim Redden
In an unmitigated display of cuteness, the three lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo wandered outside yesterday and their antics are on display on YouTube. The irresistible video can be seen at…
November 19, 2014

Terry Bean arrested on sex-crime charges

by Peter Wong
Portland developer also a backer of Democratic Party, gay rights. Terry Bean, a Portland real estate developer and a prominent champion of the Democratic Party and gay rights, has been arrested…
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November 19, 2014

'Prolific' construction site burglar arrested

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Beaverton and West Linn police departments and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office participated in the investigation. Police have arrested a man they…
November 19, 2014

Biggest street fee? Portland

by Jim Redden
The City of Portland would pay the biggest street fee according to a new chart released yesterday — $4,905 a month. The chart, prepared by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, appears to…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - People crowd the Oak Lodge Sanitary Distict boardroom last week wanting to comment on a merger proposal with the Oak Lodge Water District.
November 19, 2014

Oak Lodge districts could sign a pre-nup

by Raymond Rendleman
Like a bunch of blushing brides and grooms, the elected officials who govern districts providing sewer and water service to Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge keep pushing back their date for planning…
November 19, 2014

Merkley explains vote against Keystone pipeline

by Peter Wong
Climate change 'not some theoretical issue,' says newly re-elected Oregon senator. Newly re-elected Sen. Jeff Merkley said Wednesday his vote against the Keystone XL pipeline represents his…
November 19, 2014

ELECTION TIE?! It could happen with Happy Valley police levy

by Raymond Rendleman
Happy Valley’s enhanced police services measure that had been winning by a 51-to-49 percent margin in early returns now shows a tie, with 2,892 votes in favor and another 2,892 against. Happy…
November 19, 2014

Clackamas County immigrants favor OC, Happy Valley

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon experiencing boom in number of people moving here - This week, Portland State University’s Population Research Center (PRC) released its preliminary 2014 population estimates, showing…
November 19, 2014

Dangerous intersections on 82nd getting some love

by Steve Law
Some of Oregon’s most dangerous intersections — all along 82nd Avenue — will get long-needed safety improvements, under a new initiative of the Oregon Department of Transportation. ODOT, which…
November 19, 2014

'Gray Thursday' spurned at The Mac Store

by Raymond Rendleman
Kevin Anderson, CEO of The Mac Stores, thinks that at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, people should be sitting down to break bread with their families, not clocking into work like employees had to last…
November 19, 2014

Lawmakers have questions about legal pot

by Hillary Borrud
Panel meets as Liquor Control Commission gears up for voter-approved Measure 91. SALEM — Lawmakers had lots of questions about Oregon’s new legal pot law Wednesday, at the first legislative…
November 19, 2014

Building sale seals Carver school's fate

by Raymond Rendleman
Last month’s $700,000 sale of Carver School in Damascus ended its nearly 80-year history as an educational institution as the building is being refurbished by Carver Event Center LLC. As the…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - One of the historic Mt. Tabor reservoirs that will be replaced by underground stoage tanks.
November 19, 2014

City outlines options for Mt. Tabor reservoirs

by KOIN 6 News
Many at meeting still oppose replacing them At a crowded meeting Tuesday night, commissioners Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz outlined options for the Mt. Tabor reservoirs after the city stops using…
Photo Credit: COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - John Lloyd Scott
November 19, 2014

Body of missing man found in Lents

by Jim Redden
The body of a missing man with Alzheimer's was found Wednesday morning in the area of Southeast Flavel and Knapp Streets, east of I-205 near Johnson Creek. The body of John Lloyd Scott, 70, was…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GRESHAM - A map of publicly owned tax lots on Hogan Butte in southeast Gresham. Light blue is for the City of Gresham, Green is for Metro, Pink is for City-Metro joint property and dark blue is for city of Portland property. In all there are 110.94 acres.
November 19, 2014

Gresham Council approves Hogan Butte funding request

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city to ask the state for $400K The city and Metro have cobbled together three tracts of land totaling 61.5 acres for Hogan Butte Nature Park, but now need funding to create access and…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO:  - Eric Schmidt, center, has been named the Oregon Building Official of the Year. He is joined by Melanie Adams, left, building director for the city of Hillsboro and past president of the Oregon Building Officials Association, and Cheryl Bell, current president of the OBOA and a building official with the city of Beaverton.
November 18, 2014

Gresham's Eric Schmidt named Oregon Building Official of the Year

by Pamplin Media Group
Eric Schmidt, the building official and community development director for the city of Gresham, is this year's winner of the Building Official of the Year award given by the Oregon Building…
November 18, 2014

Judge upholds ruling on Damascus de-annexations

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Council president DeYoung says appeal is likely A group of property owners wanting to leave the city of Damascus are celebrating a victory in Marion County Court. Judge Claudia Burton upheld her…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Nurse Practitioner Lil Reitzel checks Elizabeth Rubio-Alfaros blood pressure at the Hillsboro Clinic.
November 18, 2014

Washington County clinics for low-income clients might close

by Kendra Hogue
High-risk patients will have to find another place for care A plan is underway to close Washington County’s two remaining clinics for high-risk, low-income clients. Meetings with stakeholders…

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Nov 18, 2014

Judge upholds Damascus de-annexations, but fight probably isn't…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city plans to appeal the decision A group of property owners are calling victory in their fight to de-annex from the city of Damascus. A Marion County Circuit Court Judge confirmed her…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Aaron James Barnett
Nov 18, 2014

Northwest Portland package thief arrested

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a man for stealing packages from porches in Northwest Portland. Detectives believe Aaron James Barnett, 39, stole the packages as he walked around the neighborhood. He was…
Nov 18, 2014

Sellwood Bridge to close for three days starting Wednesday

by Jim Redden
Motorists, bicyclist and pedestrians who have endured traffic delays during the Sellwood Bridge construction project have a new problems to seal with — the bridge will be closed for three days,…
Nov 18, 2014

People still moving to Oregon

by Pamplin Media Group
PSU estimates state's population increased by more than 43,000 Oregon's population continued to grow in 2014, with the more urbanized areas of the state attracting the most new residents,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - The 1924 house in the middle is scheduled to be extensively remodeled into a much bigger house, near City Commissioner Nick Fish's home.
Nov 18, 2014

Infill plan lands on Fish's doorstep

by Jim Redden
Commissioner sees demolition project as policy under scrutiny City Commissioner Nick Fish is about to find out whether the growing anger about residential infill projects is justified. A…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FDNY - The NYC Fire Department tweeted this photo as crews were preparing to cut through the glass of the 68th floor of One World Trade Center to rescue two window washers. Benson Industries, Inc., manufactured 13,000 of the windows in Gresham.
Nov 18, 2014

Gresham-made windows featured in death-defying New York rescue

by Shasta Kearns Moore
When New York City emergency crews rescued two window cleaners dangling from broken scaffolding last week, some in Gresham took note. Rescue workers had to cut through the glass wall of the 68th…
JOHNNY CROUSE
Nov 18, 2014

Thief's confession fails to sway case

by Jim Redden
Appeal in Francke murder hinges on prowler's admission Petty criminal Frank Gable never confessed to killing Oregon Corrections Director Michael Francke 25 years ago, but Johnny Crouse, another…
Nov 18, 2014

Portland out of compliance for data security

by KOIN 6 News
The City of Portland has been out of compliance with the industry standard on data security for payments, an audit released Tuesday shows. The debit and credit card payments made to the city…
Nov 17, 2014

Woman says she was assaulted in Southeast Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a reported physical and sexual assault in Southeast Portland. According to police, at 11:37 a.m. on Nov. 15, East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 13100…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: CCSO - While serving a warrant in Oak Grove, deputies found the house littered with drug paraphernalia.
Nov 17, 2014

Arrests continue at Oak Grove 'heroin house'

by The Clackamas Review
Sgt. Nathan Thompson, spokesperson for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed this week that deputies have arrested more people this month at 3915 S.E. Risley Ave., Oak Grove, since…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - Portland's Christmas tree is lifted by crane from a truck that brought it from Stimson Lumber near Gaston.
Nov 18, 2014

Stimson tradition lights up the square

by Kendra Hogue
Timber company ready to make a new five-year commitment Downtown Portland’s holiday season doesn’t officially begin until a giant, freshly cut Christmas tree rolls into town from rural…
Nov 17, 2014

Seat on state fish panel remains vacant

by Hillary Borrud
NW Oregon position has been unfilled 2 years It will be at least a couple months before Gov. John Kitzhaber nominates a candidate to fill a long-vacant seat on the Oregon Department of Fish and…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Christopher Wilborn
Nov 16, 2014

'Relationship advice' leads to stabbing

by Jim Redden
A discussion about a personal relationship escalated into a stabbing in Wilsonville on Saturday. Woodburn resident Christopher Wilborn, 54, is charged with assault in the second degree and…
Nov 16, 2014

Beavers pull off shocker, bring down Sun Devils

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- After escaping the bedlam that had turned the Reser Stadium field into Mardi Gras, Mike Riley sought out his boss with a handshake and a wide smile. "Happy birthday," Riley told Bob…
Photo Credit: COURTESY BUREAU OF PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY - Artists rendering of how Southwest Barbur Boulevard could appear under the draft if the Comprehensive Plan update is adopted.
Nov 16, 2014

Southwest neighbors want Comp Plan approval delayed

by Jim Redden
Southwest Portland residents are continuing to push for a delay in the scheduled votes on the update of the Comprehensive Plan that will guide development in Portland for the next 20 years. The…
Nov 16, 2014

Cop traveling through Portland robbed

by KOIN 6 News
A Washington police officer passing through Portland on his way to Arizona had all of his possessions stolen from the parking lot of a hotel on East Burnside. Garret Reinhart of Blaine, Wash.,…
Nov 16, 2014

Gateway Transit Center closed Sunday

by Jim Redden
Shuttle buses provide connections to other stations The Gateway Transit Station closed Sunday for a crossing improvement project. The worked disrupted MAX Blue, Green and Red lines. Shuttle…
Nov 16, 2014

Police save stabbing victim's life

by Jim Redden
Police saved the life of a stabbing victim in Northeast Portland on Saturday by using emergency first aid. The name of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information was…
Nov 15, 2014

Street fee split, could hamper referral drive

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick have split up their street fee, making it harder for opponents to refer the entire proposal to the ballot. The fee was filed for City Council…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies display two of the eight kittens recovered from a stolen vehicle on Friday. The kittens were unharmed and returned to the Bonnie. L Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro before being put up for adoption on Saturday afternoon at PetCo in Hillsboro.
Nov 15, 2014

Kittens recovered from stolen car now up for adoption

by Beaverton Valley Times
Suspects sought after eight kittens found unharmed Eight kittens up for adoption Saturday afternoon are safe after ending up in the middle of a stolen car caper in Aloha on Friday afternoon.…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND FIRE AND RESCUE - Portland Fire and Rescue crews work to contain a blaze that appeared to be concentrated in the back of a Southeast Portland house on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 15, 2014

No injuries reported in afternoon house fire

by Pamplin Media Group
Crews contain blaze concentrated to exterior of Southeast Portland house No injuries were reported in a residential fire on Saturday afternoon in Southeast Portland. Portland Fire and Rescue…
Nov 15, 2014

Police investigate after girl possibly stabbed on MAX train

by Pamplin Media Group
Victim hospitalized for non life-threatening injuries Portland police have launched an investigation into a stabbing that may have taken place on a MAX train in Northeast Portland on Friday.…
Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Sunlight reflected by the new glass on Park Avenue West
Nov 15, 2014

City of Two Suns

by Joseph Gallivan
Strange Light Phenomenon Downtown Portlanders noticed a new phenomenon as they queued in Director Park around 1 pm on Saturday November 15 for the Exhibit Growth video installation. Bright…
Nov 14, 2014

Courtney nominated again for Oregon Senate president

by Peter Wong
Democrats name leadership team as they gain two seats as a result of the Nov. 4 election Democrat Peter Courtney of Salem has been nominated for a seventh two-year term as president of the…
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Nov 14, 2014

Lauber convicted in theft from Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce

by Saundra Sorenson
Former office manager gets five months in jail and is ordered to pay $22,544 in restitution, The former office manager of the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce has been sentenced to five months in…