Hometown interns

Hometown interns

City's internship program in its first year In a tough job market, young people entering the...

New endangered species: old homes

New endangered species: old homes

Population growth spurs demolitions, new infill projects Neighborhood activists and...

3-D printing passes Laika screen test

3-D printing passes Laika screen test

Hillsboro firm pioneer in mass production for animated films Brian McLean knew all along that he...

New rules clear out disabled parking mess

New rules clear out disabled parking mess

Free ride ends as placard-holders pay for metered spaces Craig Burman hit downtown and pulled...

Volunteers bring nature into play at kindergarten

Volunteers bring nature into play at kindergarten

Innovative playscape to feature nature-oriented activities for children in Cedar Hills A...

The more things change ...

The more things change ...

Aloha author combines Iraq experiences, science-fiction in futuristic war novel A preponderance...

High-flying kids

High-flying kids

Kids get free airplane rides July 12 at the Mulino Airport. Jared Hartrampf was a little nervous...

Farm fresh agritainment

Farm fresh agritainment

Changes have made agritourism more popular, but limits are still murky Oregonians love their...

A city beach, within reach

A city beach, within reach

Swimming is fine, but so are rhymes at funky Poet's Beach A funky strip of Willamette riverfront...

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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.


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by: COURTESY OF PF&R - Portland firefighters pulled two victims from a second-floor apartment early Friday morning, July 11. One man died in the blaze.
July 11, 2014

Man dies in SE Portland apartment fire

by Pamplin Media Group
One man died and another person was injured early Friday morning in a fire that destroyed a second-floor apartment in Southeast Portland. Portland Fire and Rescue crews pulled two victims from a…
July 11, 2014

Judge hears challenge to county gun control laws

by Beverly Corbell
Troutdale council supports plaintiffs Does Multnomah County have the right to enforce its gun control laws in cities within its borders? That question was addressed Wednesday, July 9, when…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATE STRINGER - Crews are clearing away 245,000 cubic yards of soil at the Waste Management site along Minter Bridge Road in Hillsboro to allow a 5.7-acre cell to be filled with trash.
July 11, 2014

Landfill project provides more room for debris

by Kate Stringer
Site not expected to reach capacity for 35 years Although the level of earth-moving activity at Waste Management Inc.’s Hillsboro Landfill appears to be massive, the company is simply preparing…
July 11, 2014

Chamber takes a walk on the business side

by David Roza
Most Hillsboro business owners pleased with conditions The Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce declares on its website that its mission is “to promote business by providing information,…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - Derek and Sarah Gill will live out of these backpacks for the next 11 months during their misionary trip to 11 countries.
July 11, 2014

West Linn couple on a mission

by Luke Roney
Sarah and Derek Gill are visiting 11 countries in 11 months during a World Race missionary trip Sarah and Derek Gill were in a comfortable house in West Linn a couple weeks ago. By now, they’re…
by: TIMES PHOTO: KEITH SHEFFIELD - Emergency crews respond to the scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash along Southwest Hall Boulevard at Greenway on Thursday night.
July 10, 2014

16-year-old girl is seriously injured after being struck by…

by Beaverton Valley Times
Girl reportedly ran across Hall Boulevard against the light Beaverton police are investigating an auto versus pedestrian crash that sent a 16-year-old girl to the hospital with potentially…
July 10, 2014

Dust off your fans, the heat is coming

by Pamplin Media Group
Temperatures in metro area could hit 100 Weather expert Steve Pierce says the Portland area, and the Pacific Northwest, should prepare for brutal heat in the coming week. "The Pacific Northwest…
July 10, 2014

Bicyclist injured in Molalla crash

by Peggy Savage
Oregon State Police are investigating a serious injury bicycle-involved crash that occurred Thursday, July 10 along Highway 211, just east of Molalla. Police said the initial investigation…
July 05, 2014

Man held in strip club parking lot shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
A 27-year-old man faces a murder charge in connection with Saturday morning's shooting that killed one man and wounded four others outside a Southeast Portland strip club. Jontae Mixon was…
July 10, 2014

Court upholds eyewitness testimony in murder case

by Peter Wong
Justices apply new standards arising from 2012 decision The Oregon Supreme Court upheld a murder conviction despite a challenge to eyewitness testimony that the defendant argued should have been…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: TVF&R - Investigators are working to determine what caused a storage shed at 6900 S.W. 195th Ave. to catch fire on Thursday.
July 10, 2014

TVF&R crews extinguish shed fire in Aloha

by Beaverton Valley Times
Flames spread to nearby trailer home An investigation continues into the cause of an early Thursday afternoon shed fire that spread to a trailer home. Just after 1:30 p.m., a resident heard…
July 10, 2014

Sources Say: People's Water Trust measure all washed up

by Jim Redden
In a move that surprised no one, backers of the proposed People’s Water Trust ballot failed to qualify their measure for the Nov. 4 general election ballot in Portland by the July 7 deadline. In…
July 10, 2014

'Say Hey' network connects minorities

by Jennifer Anderson
Monthly event supports diversity at work, in community Madison Savary is used to being the lone black person in a crowd in Portland. But it doesn’t bother her much, having spent four years at…
July 10, 2014

Portland Bottling fights city wastewater fines

by Jim Redden
Sewer penalties could hit $500,000 for large water user Portland Bottling Co. plans to challenge two proposed environmental assessments by the city totalling nearly $500,000 for illegally…
July 10, 2014

TriMet considers new NE bus layover location

by Jim Redden
TriMet is considering building an off-street layover facility for some northeast Portland bus drivers at 511 Northeast Lombard St. The facility would especially serve drivers of buses on Line…
July 10, 2014

One Hales' employee fined, another cleared

by Jim Redden
Oregon elections officials are proposing to fine Mayor Charlie Hales' press spokesman $150 for violating state campaign laws during the fight over the Portland Public Water District ballot…
July 10, 2014

Oregon senators back coverage for birth control

by Peter Wong
Bill reacts to Supreme Court ruling Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have joined 38 Democratic colleagues to sponsor legislation to ensure some employees’ access to birth control coverage…
July 10, 2014

Generation Z might stand for zero income

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Sorry Millenials, Generation Z is waiting in the wings to take over. If you were born after 1990, that’s you. According to marketers, Generation Z literally lives online sending 50 texts a day,…
July 10, 2014

Milwaukie Lions Club raise money to benefit veterans

by Raymond Rendleman
Tired of hauling your redeemable cans around and feeding them into a machine, only to get sticky and a couple of bucks for your effort? Let members of the Milwaukie Lions Club lighten your load…
July 09, 2014

Reynolds High shooting 911 tapes released

by (none)
Calls came from students, parents, school officials Troutdale Police released recordings of a series of 911 calls Wednesday, July 9 that were fielded during the Reynolds High School shooting…
July 09, 2014

Poll: Gun opinions unchanged after shootings

by Jim Redden
Pacific Northwest residents have not changed their minds on the need for some additional gun control laws, according to a recent survey conducted for Oregon Public Broadcasting. The survey,…
July 09, 2014

Child wounded in gang shooting at SE Portland apartment complex

by Pamplin Media Group
A 5-year-old boy is expected to recover from gunshot wounds to his leg after a Tuesday evening shooting at a Southeast Powell Boulevard apartment complex. Portland’s Gang Enforcement Team is…
July 09, 2014

Adventurous squirrels give region's power grid a shock

by Kendra Hogue
Wildlife-related power outages are on the rise, eclipsing vegetation such as falling limbs When the power goes out on a hot day, most people assume overuse of air conditioning is to blame. But…
by: TIMES PHOTO: LACEY JACOBY - Aloha resident Brandon Wynne is participating in softball competitions through Special Olympics Oregon.
July 09, 2014

Getting his turn at bat

by Shannon O. Wells
Aloha outfielder ready to earn third gold medal with Special Olympics When appraising the relative sportsmanship of his fellow Special Olympics competitors, Brandon Wynne is directly honest, but…
July 09, 2014

Animal shelter reunites 45 of 55 fireworks-spooked dogs with…

by Shannon O. Wells
Shelter hopes to send 13 cats home It all started with a dog so spooked by Fourth of July explosions he chewed through two fences to escape his yard. By Friday at 9:45 a.m., the dog was reunited…

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Jul 08, 2014

Neighbors block AT&T cell tower proposal

by Raymond Rendleman
State board decides on property's use, not its potentially declining value - Beavercreek neighbors will have plenty of cause to celebrate after the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals decision…
Jul 08, 2014

Clinics feel squeeze as Medicaid expands

by Julia Anderson
Some doctors in short supply as Obamacare boosts public demand With more low-income Medicaid patients crowding area emergency rooms, hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices throughout the…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lindsey Reinhart, in her closed dispensary, is the chief petitioner for a ballot initiative to repeal Clackamas Countys moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.
Jul 08, 2014

Petition takes aim at medical marijuana shop moratorium

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County officials worried about impact of drug Four years ago, Lindsey Rinehart was a zombie, barely moving from her couch. The former Idaho resident had been suffering from multiple…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - New Seasons Market Chief Executive Officer Wendy Collie said her store was endorsing the GMO labeling campaign on the November ballot.
Jul 10, 2014

New Seasons endorses GMO label campaign

by Jennifer Anderson
No surprise here, but New Seasons Market is the latest local business to endorse the Oregon Right to Know Campaign, which will ask voters on the Nov. 4 ballot to require GMO labeling on all food…
by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND PARKS FOUNDATION - Families gather for a movie in the park, part of the city's Summer Free For All. The Portland Parks Foundation often promotes its Parke Diem effort during city park events.
Jul 08, 2014

Parks group serious about bond

by Jennifer Anderson
Popcorn box trivia spreads foundation's fundraising message Next time you hit up a Portland Parks & Recreation free summer concert or movie in the park, make sure to grab some free popcorn. In a…
by: URBAN AIRSHIP - Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton stepped aside Tuesday  July 9
Jul 09, 2014

Urban Airship CEO steps down

by Joseph Gallivan
Software boss under investigation for sexual assault takes leave of absence Scott Kveton, the CEO of Portland mobile software company Urban Airship, has taken an immediate and extended leave of…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Elephants at the Oregon Zoo are already roaming on some of the additional space being created by the Elephant Lands project. This picture was taken at the new Encounter Yard.
Jul 08, 2014

Walls go up on zoo elephants' new home

by Jim Redden
Construction of the new elephant habitat at the Oregon Zoo reached a milestone last week when all of the 35-foot-high exterior walls for their indoor holding area were raised into place. The new…
Jul 08, 2014

TTSD mental health programs saved

by Geoff Pursinger
Kaiser Permanente Northwest grant will connect students with support services and resources The Tigard-Tualatin School District for five years has helped students struggling with mental health…
by: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE -  A pair of dancers enjoy the 2013 Street Dance. Big Night Out will play at this year's event.
Jul 08, 2014

West Linn Street Dance set for Saturday

by The Tidings
Summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the streets. West Linn’s annual Street Dance is set for Saturday. The event, held in the Willamette area, will feature food, activities and…
Jul 07, 2014

Lockdown clearing at Kraxberger Middle School

by Raymond Rendleman
UPDATE: Police discover body from suicide on Springhill Place - Police say that they had to block Webster Road in Gladstone until around 3 p.m. due to a SWAT situation. It started Monday at 8:56…
Jul 07, 2014

Molalla man dead after standoff with SWAT

by Peggy Savage
A Molalla man is dead following a standoff with a Clackamas County SWAT team early Monday morning at a house at 30250 Highway 213. An investigation by the sheriff’s office has been underway to…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Visitors looked at the new cremains display dedicated Monday morning as part of the new Oregon State Hospital project. The remains of hundreds of hospital patients are part of the state memorial.
Jul 07, 2014

State hospital dedicates memorial

by Peter Wong
3,400 cremated between 1913 and 1974, but remains went unclaimed. SALEM — A memorial dedicated Monday recognizes the more than 3,400 people, formerly at the Oregon State Hospital and other…
Jul 07, 2014

City open house focuses on SE Quadrant plans

by Stefanie Donahue
The city of Portland will host an open house Tuesday, July 8, to discuss plans for the Southeast Quadrant, which will develop an employment center in the Central Eastside Industrial District.…
Jul 07, 2014

Reser's expands into Hillsboro

by Kendra Hogue
Strong demand for fresh salad products prompts food company to increase output by 35 percent Reser’s Fine Foods of Washington County, best known for its salsa and other freshly prepared foods,…
Jul 07, 2014

Five injured in four-car collision

by Pamplin Media Group
Six people were injured late Sunday night in a four-vehicle collision in the 8900 block of North Columbia Boulevard. The victims, who were taken to local hospitals for treatment, included four…
by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden took a turn using a track hoe to help level Jiggles, which stood at Tualatin's entryway for 30 years.
Jul 07, 2014

Jiggles torn down to continue Nyberg Rivers construction

by Caitlin Feldman
After closing in June, the Jiggles building was leveled this morning to make room for three new restaurants A few weeks ago, we said goodbye to Jiggles. Earlier today, we said goodbye to the…
by: CCSO - Barker
Jul 07, 2014

County jail inmate strangles himself in cell

by Raymond Rendleman
A Clackamas County Jail inmate committed suicide in his cell on Friday, July 4, detectives and the Medical Examiner's Office reported. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office identified the inmate…
by: LACEY JACOBY - Sarah Dougall gets transformed into a cat at the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Tigard High School.
Jul 05, 2014

Tigard fireworks show goes off with a bang

by Geoff Pursinger
The Times' photographer Lacey Jacoby was at the Tigard Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Tigard High School on Friday, capturing all the fun. For more of Lacey's photos from…
by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND FIRE AND RESCUE - Illegal fireworks were blamed for the fire that destroyed this Southeast Portland home Saturday night, July 5.
Jul 05, 2014

Fireworks ignite blaze that destroys SE Portland home

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland firefighters said illegal fireworks were to blame for a fire that destroyed a Southeast Portland home Saturday night. Fire crews from Portland Fire & Rescue and Gresham Fire responded…
by: COURTESY OF MCSO - Brandon Richard Cullen of Wilsonville faces felony assault charges in connection with Saturday morning's stabbings on Government Island.
Jul 05, 2014

Three stabbed during Government Island party melee

by Pamplin Media Group
Three people were stabbed early Saturday morning after a large party on Government Island got out of hand. Multnomah County sheriff’s River Patrol deputies reported that one of the three…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN ANSPACH - Longtime Portland blues guitarist Lloyd Jones performed Thursday evening with his band, The Struggle, during the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. Jones is a fixture in the Portland-area blues scene.
Jul 04, 2014

Blues banquet

by Rob Cullivan
From Scaggs to Parker to Hodges, Waterfront Park will be jam central July 3-6 The 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival features Boz Scaggs, Maceo Parker, Lee Fields & The Expressions,…
by: TVF&R - Lt. Dale Johnson
Jul 04, 2014

Off-duty TVF&R lieutenant dies following kitesurfing accident

by Christina Lent
Fire chief says 'Dale Johnson was a good firefighter, a good lieutenant and a good man' A 49-year-old Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighter died Thursday afternoon following a kitesurfing…
Jul 04, 2014

Deputies search for Subway robbery suspect

by Beaverton Valley Times
Man ordered sandwich, displayed weapon and demanded cash from Raleigh Hills clerk Washington County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a man who reportedly robbed a…
by: COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA - Portland police are warning residents to be on the lookout for cougars that have been spotted several times this week in neighborhoods across the city.
Jul 04, 2014

Cougar sightings spook Portland-area neighborhoods

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland-area residents are being warned to be on the lookout for cougars that have been sighted this week in East, Southeast and Northeast neighborhoods. Portland police said the latest…
Jul 04, 2014

Man sues over light-rail construction

by Raymond Rendleman
Bill Corti is suing TriMet for $279,679 over the lack of vehicle access to the house he owns in downtown Milwaukie. Due to light-rail construction, TriMet has left no way for cars to enter this…