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Customers Able to Bring Reusable Containers to Restaurants

By Daniel Perez-Crouse Oregon residents looking to reduce their waste with an alternative to one-time use to-go containers when bringing leftovers home from restaurants, and possibly their entire meal, now

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State of the County Address Highlights Homelessness and Addiction Treatment

By Marshall Hammond Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pedersen delivered her State of the County address to a large audience at OMSI on Monday, April 29. The address, which was

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Metro 2024 Community Placemaking Grantees

By Kris McDowell In its eighth cycle, Metro’s Community Placemaking program has awarded 10 community-led creative projects funds totaling $209,800. The program continues to support equity-centered arts and culture-based efforts

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New Temporary Homeless Site Proves Successful

By Nancy Tannler In July 2023, Portland opened the first of the city’s outdoor homeless shelters. The Clinton Triangle Temporary Alternative Shelter Site (TASS), 1490 SE Gideon St., provides a

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Montavilla Managed Alternative Shelter

By Kris McDowell The site at 333 SE 82nd Ave. in the Montavilla neighborhood has been slated to be an alternative shelter for over a year, going through a couple

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All Stages, Wages and Ages — Housing for the Eastside

By Nancy Tannler Oregon’s Governor Tom McCall (1967-1975) loved our natural beauty and easy access to nature. In order to preserve this grandeur, he convinced the Oregon Legislature to sign

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New Laws for 2024 Promote Safety on Oregon’s Roads

By Kris McDowell The Oregon Legislature passed hundreds of bills in the last session, revising some existing transportation laws and creating new ones. Many changes went into effect on January

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PFSP Union Returns to Negotiations with PPS

By Jesse Miller On Tuesday, September 26 the Portland Federation of School Professionals (PFSP) union voted not to ratify their contract with Portland Public Schools (PPS). The turnout came to

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Prosper Portland Awards Community Livability Grants

By Kris McDowell For the 2023-24 fiscal year, Prosper Portland has awarded $865,000 in Community Livability Grants to 15 projects from community-based organizations in four Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts

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AARP Challenge Grants Awarded to Local Non-Profits

By Nancy Tannler The seventh annual AARP Community Challenge Grant worth $3.6 million is being distributed to 310 quick-action projects across the country. Three of these grants were awarded to

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PPS School Improvement Program Celebrates 10 Years of Revitalizing Schools

By David Mayne The Portland Public Schools (PPS) School Improvement Bond Program began construction work in 2013 and has compiled an impressive track record of upgrading and rebuilding schools across

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City Council Amends Zoning Laws to Support Building Shelters

By Daniel Perez-Crouse City Council recently made progress amending the Shelter to Housing Continuum package (S2HC) that addresses issues prohibiting shelters from being built. Commissioner Carmen Rubio said the need

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Do Good Multnomah’s Mobile Support Services

By Lauren Everett Amanda starts her workday by checking her phone to see if there have been any crises overnight. She sometimes ends the day with a late-night phone call

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