Portland Street Fee Options Headed to May Ballot

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 7, 2015

The City of Portland announced Wednesday that they will send a series of Portland Street Fee options to voters in the May election.

What voters will not be able to vote for is “none of the above.”  In a written statement, Mayor Charlie Hales said the option of doing nothing is off the table.  Whichever taxing system gets the most votes …

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Applications for Rose Festival Court Due by Friday

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 7, 2015
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Photo Courtesy of The Portland Rose Festival

Want to be the 101st Portland Rose Festival Queen?  You have until this week to get your application in.  To apply click here. 

The Princesses get to travel for 5 weeks during the summer ahead of the Rose Festival.  The 15 final court positions will be announced throughout the month of March.  They’ll be chosen …

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Air Stagnation Advisory for Western Valleys Through Friday

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 6, 2015
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KGW Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino expects east winds to blow out the majority of the Portland area fog Wednesday, but the rest of the Willamette Valley will be dealing with fog and poor air quality for most of the week.

Dense fog enveloped the Rose City on Monday and Tuesday especially at night.

Matt says the Portland area should expect …

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Time to Say Goodbye to that Christmas Tree

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 31, 2014
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With Christmas and New Year’s now in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about properly disposing of your Christmas tree.

Metro is a great source to check with for tips on how to break your tree down.  They also have a list of non-profits you can use which will cost you a little money.

For tips around Portland click here.

For …

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Uber Agrees to Halt Services in Portland for Three Months

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 18, 2014

The app-based ride sharing company UBER has made an agreement with the city.  They will cease operating in Portland for three months while Portland Mayor Charlie Hales reviews and update’s Portland’s private for hire network companies.  Uber says they will continuing operating through Sunday afternoon, before pausing.



Above is a statement from Mayor spokesman Dana Haynes along with an interview with …

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