High-flying kids

High-flying kids

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

Getting his turn at bat

Getting his turn at bat

Aloha outfielder ready to earn third gold medal with Special Olympics When appraising the...

Farm fresh agritainment

Farm fresh agritainment

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

Petition takes aim at medical marijuana shop moratorium

Petition takes aim at medical marijuana shop moratorium

Clackamas County officials worried about impact of drug Four years ago, Lindsey Rinehart was a...

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...

Parks group serious about bond

Parks group serious about bond

Popcorn box trivia spreads foundation's fundraising message Next time you hit up a Portland...

City issues warnings on first day of new disabled parking rules

City issues warnings on first day of new disabled parking rules

Portland parking code enforcement officers issued 24 warnings to drivers who had parked cars...

State hospital dedicates memorial

State hospital dedicates memorial

3,400 cremated between 1913 and 1974, but remains went unclaimed. SALEM — A memorial...

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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 Ballons 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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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…
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…
July 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…
July 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 FILE PHOTO - New Seasons Market Chief Executive Officer Wendy Collie said her store was endorsing the GMO labeling campaign on the November ballot.
July 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: URBAN AIRSHIP - Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton stepped aside Tuesday  July 9
July 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.
July 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…
July 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.
July 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…
July 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…
July 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…
July 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.…
July 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,…
July 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.
July 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
July 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: COURTESY OF THE PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Hahrahcio Roy Branch died early Saturday morning after being shot in strip club parking lot.
July 05, 2014

Gang shooting outside strip club kills one, wounds four

by Pamplin Media Group
A 26-year-old man is dead and four others were seriously wounded in an early morning shooting outside a Southeast Portland strip club. Portland police said the shooting at about 3:14 a.m.…
by: LACEY JACOBY - Sarah Dougall gets transformed into a cat at the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Tigard High School.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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
July 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…
July 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…

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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…
Jul 04, 2014

Sex assault suspect arrested

by Pamplin Media Group
A 34-year-old Portland man was arrested early Wednesday morning for the sexual assault of his 82-year-old grandmother and his 49-year-old uncle. The grandmother was treated at a local hospital…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - A sign June 27 at the entrance to Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve warned of closed trails due to a cougar sighting in the area. The closure signs have since been replaced by warning signs and trails have reopened.
Jul 04, 2014

Jackson Bottom trails closed again after cougar sighting

by David Roza
Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department staff closed the trails at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve this morning following a second reported cougar sighting. City of Hillsboro employees are…
by: TIMES PHOTO: BARBARA SHERMAN - Kids on all types of vehicles get to ride safely in the streets of King City's Edgewater on the Tualatin subdivision during the annual Fourth of July parade, which this year attracted at least 400 participants.
Jul 04, 2014

King City celebrates Fourth of July with patriotic parade

by BARBARA SHERMAN
Babies in strollers, tots on tricycles and bigger kids on two-wheelers, all decorated with red, white and blue streamers and balloons, filled the streets of the Edgewater on the Tualatin…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Tim Cowan, who has owned a home on North Oberlin Avenue near the University of Portland since 2003, tried but failed to enlist a majority of his neighbors to agree to put up money to pave the street and add a sidewalk.
Jul 03, 2014

City road plan still stuck in the muck

by Steve Law
Residents balk at price of new streets despite cost cuts The city of Portland’s plan to foster more paving of gravel and dirt roads in residential neighborhoods is stuck in a rut. Since the City…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - 3D printed prosthetic hands can be manufactured quickly, cheaply and to perfectly fit. Need a larger size? Just print a new one. Here Kristofer Beem of Portland-based RapidMade displays a hand his firm printed for an Astoria youth
Jul 03, 2014

Life in 3-D

by Peter Korn
Portland Makers are early adopters of printing technology that's on verge of going mainstream A Nebraska violinist wanted to design and construct a customized violin for his wife using his own…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Rachel Henderson and her sons, Jessie, 4, and Isaac,10, found help through the Village Support Network, a program driven by the New City Initiative, which aims to involve more Portland-area churches in programs to aid homeless people.
Jul 03, 2014

Nonprofit puts faith in homeless help

by Stefanie Donahue
New City Initiative teaches congregations how to lend a hand For three years, Rachel Henderson grappled with homelessness while raising her three young boys in Portland. In March, she began her…
Jul 03, 2014

Animal shelter open July 4

by Kathy Fuller
Bonnie L. Hays will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for lost and found pets The Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter in Hillsboro will be open July 4 for lost and found services only. Shelter manager…
Jul 03, 2014

Oregon ballot may have just six measures

by Peter Wong
3 initiatives await OK; none filed on deadline day. Oregon voters will decide six ballot measures at most on Nov. 4, one of the shorter lists for a statewide election in recent years. Thursday's…
Jul 03, 2014

Out-of-state groups boost GMO labeling plan

by Peter Wong
Ballot qualifying effort tops $1 million. Out-of-state groups raised most of the money for the Oregon effort to qualify a ballot initiative requiring labels on genetically engineered food.…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Elise Burke, of Moreland Farmers Pantry, stocks the shelves of Oregons first non-GMO grocery store.
Jul 03, 2014

Views on food, not marriage propel grocer

by Jennifer Anderson
GMO-free goods priority at Moreland Farmers Pantry Whether the campaign to require labeling of non-GMO food products in Oregon takes flight, you’ll never have to read the labels at a new…
Jul 03, 2014

Sources Say: For once, it's not Portland's transit crisis

by Jim Redden
TriMet’s ongoing financial travails are well-known, including the unwillingness of its largest union to reduce future spending by having its members pay more for health insurance. But even…
by: CONTRIBUTED - Waxenfelter
Jul 03, 2014

Clackamas County weighmasters ordered to halt traffic stops

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Review following shooting finds lack of training, oversight Clackamas County announced it is shutting down its highway weight enforcement program in the wake of the Feb. 6 shooting death of…
Jul 02, 2014

City Council finalizes ordinance to legalize Airbnb style…

by Steve Law
Portland city commissioners informally agreed Wednesday to legalize Airbnb-style short-term rentals in single-family homes, if the host pays a $180 permit fee, gets their home inspected every…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF HUMAN ACCESS PROJECT - One of the children's poems that will line the new path to the beach under the Marquam Bridge south of Riverplace Marina.
Jul 02, 2014

Calling all swimmers, beach lovers and poets

by Steve Law
Downtown Portland is about to get a more accessible beach on the Willamette River — and what could emerge as an inspiring work of public art. On Tuesday, July 8, the Human Access Project is…
by: FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KOIN LOCAL 6 -  Robert Paul Patton appears in Multnomah County Court in April 2013 after being sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy.
Jul 02, 2014

Former SHS principal sentenced to 10 years for child pornography

by Pamplin Media Group
Robert Paul Patton was sentenced in U.S. District Court A former Sherwood High School principal has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison following his plea of guilty to possession of…
Jul 02, 2014

Grand jury says police justified in shooting of crowbar-wielding…

by Pamplin Media Group
A Multnomah County grand jury has determined that the June 12 Portland police shooting of 23-year-old transient who attacked an officer with a crowbar was justified. The grand jury returned a…
Joe Chamberlain talks with The Times in 2011. His son and grandson have since taken over Tigard's longtime fireworks show, which began in his backyard in the 1970s
Jul 03, 2014

For Chamberlains, fireworks are family affair

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard's annual Fourth of July celebration at Tigard High School is handled by three generations of fireworks fans On Friday night, as kids enjoy the clowns, live music and concessions at Tigard…
Jul 03, 2014

July 4 fireworks not a blast for pets

by Shannon O. Wells
Animal shelter to be open to reunite owners with spooked dogs, cats While many look forward to this year’s Independence Day falling on the last day of the week, dogs, cats and other household…
Jul 02, 2014

GMO labeling advocates file signatures

by Peter Wong
Ballot measure would be second try since 2002. More than 150,000 signatures were submitted Wednesday for a ballot measure requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms in food sold in…
Jul 02, 2014

Senate candidates split on birth-control decision

by Peter Wong
Merkley critical, Wehby supports ruling curbing insurance coverage. Oregon’s U.S. Senate candidates are split on a Supreme Court decision this week allowing family-owned businesses to deny…
Jul 02, 2014

Police on lookout for drunk drivers during holiday weekend

by Stefanie Donahue
The Portland Police Bureau plans to increase DUII patrols through the Fourth of July weekend. Traffic Division officers will be on the lookout for drivers under the influence of intoxicants,…
Jul 02, 2014

Police talk woman off I-84 overpass

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police officers talked a 44-year-old woman off an Interstate 84 overpass Wednesday afternoon, where she was apparently contemplating suicide. Police said the woman had recently been…
The annual parade draws crowds from across the Portland area to watch the tiny neighborhood parade.
Jul 03, 2014

Middle of Millen Parade gears up for 17th year

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard’s Middle of Millen Independence Day Parade may not have a long parade route, but it has a long history as one of the city's most popular Fourth of July events. The tiny parade covers…