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Landlord-Tenant Mediation Services Available

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) has partnered with Resolutions NW (RNW) to provide landlord-tenant mediation services for landlords and tenants looking to resolve conflicts prior to filing eviction claims. Conflicts

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Code Changes Passed to Advance Housing Production

Portland City Council has unanimously voted to approve the Housing Regulatory Relief zoning code amendments introduced by Commissioner Carmen Rubio that aim to advance housing production in response to ongoing

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New Campsite Reporting Website Eliminates Log In Requirement

Portlanders now have a new and improved online system for reporting campsites that eliminates the need for people to log in. The new form improves accessibility for all community members,

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Alternative Shelter Operations Programs SRV and TASS Merge

Two alternative shelter operations programs, the Safe Rest Village (SRV) program and the Temporary Alternative Shelter Sites (TASS) program, are merging into the City Shelter Services Team. While there are

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MCL Everybody Reads Book Available

Last fall Multnomah County Library (MCL) announced that Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin had been selected as the 2024 Everybody Reads title. It is currently available to

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Medicare Open Enrollment and Free Counseling

The annual Medicare Open Enrollment period, known as the “Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan annual election period,” “annual enrollment period” or “AEP” began mid-October and runs through Thursday, December

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Outdoor Dining Program to Replace Healthy Business Permit Program

Transportation Commissioner Mingus Mapps has presented the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) proposed Outdoor Dining Program to Portland City Council. The program would replace the Healthy Business Permit program, which

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Two Neighborhood Greenway Projects Underway in SE

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is currently working on two neighborhood greenways that go through SE neighborhoods. The 70s Neighborhood Greenway is a new route between NE Sacramento and

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Abernethy Teacher Receives Award

Caryn Anderson, fourth grade teacher at Abernethy Elementary School, was one of four winners of the 2023 OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education Educator of the Year awards. Each recipient

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OPB Releases New Historical Documentary

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and the Oregon Historical Society have co-produced “Oregon Experience,” an exciting series exploring Oregon’s rich past that helps to provide a deeper understanding of the historical,

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Free Legal Abortion Helpline Established

The Oregon Department of Justice and various law firms in Oregon recently announced that a hotline, the Oregon Reproductive Rights Hotline, is now available to offer guidance for people who

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