In Character with Doug Erickson

In Character with Doug Erickson

Doug Erickson has spent 24 years overseeing the Lewis & Clark collection as the Lewis & Clark...

Women at helm of new Division retail cluster

Women at helm of new Division retail cluster

Small, local shops open in burgeoning Southeast district Have you noticed the flowers at Pok Pok?...

How smart is region's growth plan?

How smart is region's growth plan?

Land-use meetings question direction of future development Important questions were raised about...

Rose City's bright idea

Rose City's bright idea

LED streetlights will save money, energy When David Nemo, president of Rose City Astronomers,...

Portland's Transit Mall earns praise from national planners

Portland's Transit Mall earns praise from national planners

Fifth and Sixth avenues on the Portland Transit Mall are being compared to such iconic...

Oregon Technology Business Center relocates

Oregon Technology Business Center relocates

Fledgling tech firms now have support right in downtown Beaverton Oregon Technology Business...

City's island plans put neighbors on edge

City's island plans put neighbors on edge

Is the Port of Portland being a 'bully' to get Hayden industrial site? Plans for marine trade...

State road funds stuck in traffic

State road funds stuck in traffic

Lawmakers wrangle barriers to paying for highway, bridge work Oregon lawmakers next year will...

Home sweet camp (for the next 30 months)

Home sweet camp (for the next 30 months)

Right 2 Dream Too celebrates its third anniversary as the clock ticks slowly on move to new site...

Lillard's diet, the crazy big men and a load of notes from Blazers media day

Lillard's diet, the crazy big men and a load of notes from Blazers media day

Notes, quotes and observations from Monday's pre-training camp media session … • Damian...

Locally made film takes on 'ugly facts' of homelessness

Locally made film takes on 'ugly facts' of homelessness

Oregon City High School senior Natasha DuVall plays the daughter of the protagonist in...

Youngsters dig '1 Million Trees' project

Youngsters dig '1 Million Trees' project

Scott Fogarty, executive director of Friends of Trees, wondered if he heard right when Portland...

Skydiving Grandma

Skydiving Grandma

For her 80th birthday, Edith Huskey decided she was going to plunge to the Earth from an altitude...

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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.


400-acre Hagg Lake fire emergency

The Scoggins Creek Fire two miles northwest of Hagg Lake and eight miles west of Forest Grove had grown to an estimated 400 acres by early this morning, according to Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) officials.


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.


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Boo! Get ready for another scary Halloween from the Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie. Jeff Davis gave us an exclusive tour of the family's front yard display and talked about the preparation his family does for the spooky annual show. The graveyard will be on display starting Friday, Oct. 3. Visit if you dare. 

 



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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NEW SEASONS MARKET - The former Washington High School will be the new offices of New Seasons Market, leading to renovations and improvements to the old school building.
October 02, 2014

New Seasons sends its offices back to school

by Jennifer Anderson
Always full of surprises, New Seasons Market announced Monday that it is moving company offices to the soon-to-be renovated Washington High School building in the Southeast industrial district.…
October 02, 2014

Who's knockin'? City fire crews

by Steve Law
Pilot program of expanded duties adds home inspections Portland firefighters are getting some new duties when they’re not busy putting out blazes or going on emergency medical calls. Starting…
October 02, 2014

Sources Say: Council will decide whether to put brakes on street…

by Jim Redden
A make-or-break meeting on the proposed Portland street fee is scheduled for the City Council on Oct. 23. That’s when the council will review and discuss the multiple options offered over the…
October 02, 2014

Mark & Dave: Maybe Starbucks will start hiring brewistas

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
How gullible are we as consumers? Starbucks is testing a new coffee drink that tastes like beer. You know, if we were interested in a drink that tastes like a beer, we’d order ... a beer. Don’t…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MCSO - Mohamed O. Mohamud was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, to 30 years in prison for the attempted bombing in November 2010 of the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas tree-lighting ceremony,
October 02, 2014

Tree-lighting ceremony bomber sentenced to 30 years in prison

by Pamplin Media Group
Mohamed O. Mohamud will spend the next 30 years in prison, after he was sentenced Wednesday morning for a plot to detonate an 1,800-pound bomb in a van next to a holiday gathering at Pioneer…
October 02, 2014

Analysis: Food-labeling measure could cost consumers $2.30 a year

by Jennifer Anderson
A new study from Portland's ECONorthwest finds that the cost to label genetically engineered food, as Measure 92 would require, comes to a cost of $2.30 per person each year. The information…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx toured the Tilikum Crossing with Oregon U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Mayor Charlie Hales, and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick.
October 01, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary calls Portland model for nation

by Jim Redden
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx came to town and offered a spirited defense of projects like the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Line on Wednesday. "Cities, counties and state need…
October 01, 2014

Debate heats up on marijuana legalization

by Peter Wong
Measure 91 supporters run first TV ad; opponents say products target youth. Supporters and opponents launched their campaigns this week on Measure 91, a ballot initiative that would legalize…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - The Portland Police Bureau's mobile command center on scene of a homicide in Southeast Portland.
October 01, 2014

Man shot to death in Woodstock neighborhood

by KOIN 6 News
One man was shot to death in Southeast Portland late Tuesday night. No suspect information was immediately released. The first call to police happened around 11:08 p,m., said Portland police…
Delaurentiis
October 01, 2014

Aloha man pleads guilty to roommate's 2012 murder

by Shannon O. Wells
Mediation deal keeps Christian Delaurentiis from death penalty An Aloha man accused of killing and dismembering his roommate’s body in May 2012 pleaded guilty on Friday to aggravated murder in…
October 01, 2014

Travel guru Steves throws his name into the pot

by Shannon O. Wells
Rick Steves to visit Beaverton to discuss legalized marijuana in Oregon In his longtime advocacy for the legalization of marijuana for recreational as well as medical use, European travel guru…
September 30, 2014

Ad wars begin on food-labeling measure

by Peter Wong
Expensive campaign set on statewide GMO proposal Both sides have begun airing television spots for and against Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food containing…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - A cyclist passes by the new transit center under construction on the east side of the Tilikum Crossing in Southeast Portland where the Division-Powell line could connect.
September 30, 2014

Buses preferred for Division-Powell transit line

by Jim Redden
The first enhanced bus line in the region could be operating on Division Street and Powell Boulevard by 2020. The steering committee for the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Anti-demolition signs are posted around this new house under construction in Northeast Portland, a sign of the growing controversy around infill projects.
September 30, 2014

Residential demolition changes urged at neighborhood summit

by Jim Redden
Neighborhood activists trying to slow the pace of residential demolitions have formed a new organization, launched an online petition, and set a meeting to finalize a series of policy changes to…
September 30, 2014

TriMet, ATU 757 reach tentative four-year labor pact

by Pamplin Media Group
TriMet and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 have reached a tentative four-year labor agreement, both sides announced Tuesday evening. The ATU Local 757 represents more than 2,000 TriMet…
September 30, 2014

Firefighters save elderly man from mobile-home blaze

by Raymond Rendleman
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, firefighters were dispatched to the Shadowbrook Mobile Home Park on a report of a fire at the Clackamas community along Highway 212 for people 55 and…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Peter Leon Johansen
September 30, 2014

Pastry thief caught red handed

by Jim Redden
It sounds like a bad police joke — officers chase and catch donut thief. But it happened in Portland early Tuesday when officers pursued and arrested a suspect who stole a pastry delivery truck.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY KOIN/PORTLAND WATER BUREAU - An aerial view of the Powell Butte Reservoir in July 2014.
September 30, 2014

New Powell Butte reservoirs in service

by KOIN 6 News
Nearly a year behind schedule, the new $138 million Powell Butte Reservoir is now open and fully functional. Both 25 million gallon tanks of the underground project at Powell Butte are full of…
September 30, 2014

Wood Village lifts boil water notice

by Cari Hachmann
The City of Wood Village lifted a boil water notice this morning after test results revealed no contamination in the water. Officials have asked customers in the affected area to flush the water…
September 29, 2014

McCain, Biden, Warren set Oregon campaign stops

by Peter Wong
National politicians weigh in on Senate race Prominent national politicians will campaign with the major-party candidates for the U.S. Senate in Oregon in the next 10 days. Republican Sen. John…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Wood Village residents are urged to boil their water until further notice.
September 29, 2014

Boil water alert issued for Wood Village

by KOIN 6 News
The City of Wood Village issued a boil water notice Monday morning. Officials of the Multnomah County village about 12 miles from Portland said the water pressure dropped below 20 PSI, and…
September 29, 2014

TriMet drops NE Portland layover plan

by Jim Redden
TriMet has changed its mind about soon building a permanent layover site for Line 8 buses in Northeast Portland. In July, the regional transit agency proposed building the facility on Northeast…
Hernandez
September 30, 2014

Suspected DUII driver had 5-year-old son in car

by The Tidings
A Hillsboro man was arrested in West Linn on Sunday night on suspicion of attempting to elude police officers, DUII and other charges. Jesus Hernandez, 24, was apprehended by Oregon State Police…
September 29, 2014

Officials find some unity in concerns

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County maintains more miles of roads than any other county in Oregon, and Commissioner Jim Bernard was among the elected officials last week who warned that the situation is reaching a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO ADAM WICKHAM - Commissioner Amanda Fritz was surrounded by friends and family at Sunday's memorial celebration for her late husband, Steven.
September 28, 2014

Steven Fritz, husband of Commissioner Amanda Fritz, honored

by Jim Redden
Hundreds of people from all walks of life celebrated the life of Steven Fritz, the husband of Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Sunday afternoon. Steven, a psychiatrist at the Oregon State Hospital,…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - The City Council will again consider the future of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wedneday.
Sep 28, 2014

Memorial Coliseum future unclear again

by Jim Redden
The future of the Memorial Coliseum could be up in the air again when the City Council considers whether to increase funding for a study of its options on Wednesday. The city has already…
Sep 28, 2014

Top-two primary: A solution or a problem?

by Peter Wong
Measure 90 is debated at Salem City Club. SALEM — By advancing the top two finishers in a primary — regardless of their party affiliation — Measure 90 either will prod candidates to appeal to…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Tim Boivin of Happy Valley spotted a cougar in his neighborhood on Sept. 27.
Sep 28, 2014

Cougar spotted in Happy Valley

by KOIN 6 News
A homeowner and children saw a cougar running out of a backyard in Happy Valley around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted they were looking for the cougar in the…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Brian Peoples
Sep 28, 2014

Columbia River Gorge theft and drug ring busted

by Jim Redden
Four people were taken into custody in connection with an apparent theft and drug ring in the Columbia River Gorge. Three were arrested by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office while breaking…
Sep 26, 2014

Inspection closes Morrison Bridge on Sunday

by Pamplin Media Group
The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - People in need are invited to head to the Union Gospel Mission's 14th annual Operation Overcoat block party today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Portland.
Sep 27, 2014

Operation Overcoat provides meals, clothes and services

by Christina Lent
Update: Union Gospel Mission attracts hundreds with downtown street fair Hundreds of the Portland area's homeless and low-income community received clothing and a meal Saturday during the Union…
Sep 27, 2014

Governor candidates serious, but some also provide laughter

by Peter Wong
Three from minor parties join Kitzhaber, Richardson at League of Oregon Cities forum. EUGENE — Candidates for governor weighed in Saturday on issues of concern to city officials, such as…
Sep 27, 2014

One resident dies in Milwaukie apartment fire

by Pamplin Media Group
Four other tenants injured in early Saturday morning blaze - Investigators with Clackamas Fire District No. 1 believe cigarettes were the likely cause of an early Saturday morning fire that…
Sep 30, 2014

Crane work for Marriott Hotel prompts Clay Street closure

by Pamplin Media Group
One block of Clay Street closed Saturday and Sunday The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises travelers that a series of crane lifts at the Marriott Hotel will close Southwest Clay Street…
Sep 27, 2014

Election season in full swing with debates

by Raymond Rendleman
Those ballots will hit mailboxes soon, and candidates are asking for your vote. To help you decide, Pamplin Media will host a free, open-to-the-public debate between candidates running for…
Gary Delaine Thomas
Sep 27, 2014

Marion County detectives track down fugitive in Woodburn

by Pamplin Media Group
Father wanted in Texas for custodial interference Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office and state prosecutors from Texas tracked down a fugitive Friday in Woodburn. The agencies…
Sep 27, 2014

Thieves steal iPhones from man, back into him with escape vehicle

by Pamplin Media Group
The victim of a cellphone robbery in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood was struck by the suspects' vehicle as they were fleeing the scene on Friday afternoon. On Sept. 26 at 3:20…
Sep 27, 2014

Woman seriously injured in Saturday morning crash

by Pamplin Media Group
Vehicle slams into telephone pole on SE Division at 138th The Portland Police Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating a single-vehicle injury crash that took place Saturday morning…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Shawn Rene Wasil
Sep 26, 2014

Police chief arrests guitar thief

by Jim Redden
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese caught and arrested a robbery suspect in downtown Portland around noon Friday. According to the Portland Police Bureau, at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 26,…
Sep 26, 2014

Candidates split on minimum wage, paid sick leave

by Peter Wong
Broadcasters hear from governor hopefuls. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican Dennis Richardson disagreed about raising Oregon’s minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave during their…
Photo Credit: OREGON CITY - Mike Berman
Sep 26, 2014

BREAKING: City Commission candidate arrested

by Raymond Rendleman
Michael Tristan Berman, a city commissioner candidate for Oregon City in the November election, was arrested early Friday morning on a drunk-driving charge. According to Clackamas County Jail…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland Police Officer John Romero accepting his awards Thursday.
Sep 26, 2014

Highest honor given to Portland officer shot on duty

by KOIN 6 News
A school resource officer shot in the line of duty while contacting a kidnapping suspect was presented the police bureau’s highest award Thursday. Officer John Romero, who is assigned to the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick listen during a May press conference announcing a proposed Transportation User Fee for all Portland residences, businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations.
Sep 26, 2014

City Council to consider street fee options on Oct. 23

by Jim Redden
Options for Portland's proposed street fee will be presented to the City Council on Oct. 23. The council is scheduled to consider the final version on Nov. 12. The options were discussed by…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Raeven Seamoan Scheidl
Sep 26, 2014

Two female burglary suspects turn themselves in

by Jim Redden
The women suspected of stealing liquor from the University Club on Sept. 20 have surrendered to Portland police after seeing themselves on the news. Dejha Olivia Carol Islam Roberts, 18, and…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Lopez Martinez
Sep 26, 2014

Roommate arrested for alleged stabbing

by Raymond Rendleman
Reynaldo Lopez Martinez, 43, was arrested on a first-degree assault charge after allegedly stabbing his roommate in Oak Grove this week. Clackamas County deputies responded to a 911 caller who…
Sep 26, 2014

Poll: Voters split on marijuana measure

by Peter Wong
Survey USA: Kitzhaber, Merkley maintain leads. Oregon voters appear closely divided about whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, according to the latest polling results from Survey…
Sep 26, 2014

Two house fires break out late Thursday

by Jim Redden
Portland firefighters extinguished two house fires late Thursday. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, at 10:16 p.m. on Sept. 25, firefighters were called to a house at 6616 N. Albina Ave. Calls…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Pacific Green Party gubernatorial candidate shakes hands with his Democratic rival, Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson, during a Sept. 22 joint appearance at the Pamplin Media Group offices in Portland. The former Beaverton teacher made a surprise entry into the newspaper's offices to take part in the joint appearance.
Sep 26, 2014

Green nominee draws attention

by Peter Wong
Governor candidate was involved in Beaverton website flap When Jason Levin crashed a meeting of the two major-party candidates for governor with the Pamplin Media Group/EO Media Group on Monday,…
Sep 26, 2014

Senate GOP candidate: No to TV debate.

by Peter Wong
Wehby passes on KGW/Oregonian offer that Democrat Merkley accepted in August. Republican Monica Wehby has said thanks, but no thanks, to an offer by Portland television station KGW and The…
Sep 26, 2014

National pols coming to Oregon

by Peter Wong
Biden, Warren, McCain, Perry to boost candidates. National politicians will come to Oregon just before ballots arrive in the mail to promote candidates for U.S. senator and governor. Vice…