Happy Birthday to The Old Spaghetti Factory!

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 7, 2014

Chances are you’ve celebrated a birthday at The Old Spaghetti Factory, had dinner there before the senior prom, or had drinks in the bar while overlooking the Willamette River.  The Portland institution is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary this year.  According to Carson Cook, marketing director and grandson of the founders, the restaurant was started in 1969 by Guss and Sally Dussin. …

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Local 5 Year old Reviewing Books

Posted by Chris Brown on January 6, 2014

Shuffling feet… fumbling fingers… wide eyes.  That’s how you’d expect most kids the age of Michael Cohn to behave in a candy shop, or the toy aisle. But Michael is in his favorite place: the kids’ book section of Powell’s Books. The Portland 5-year old loves to read, especially books about animals. He even helped his mom write a book …

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Domestic Violence Leads to Southeast Portland Stabbing

Posted by Christina Kemp on December 31, 2013

Jeremy Scott contributed to this update

PORTLAND — Police have arrested a suspect who they say stabbed a woman on Tuesday morning at the Rolling Hills Mobile Home Court at Southeast 142nd and Division.

Police say it was domestic violence and a manger says it involved family members.  They speak Spanish and that was difficult for police to piece together what happened.

41-year-old Marselia …

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December 26th: The Shopping Continues

Posted by Cort Johnson on December 26, 2013
Woodburn Factory Stores prepare for more shoppers the day after Christmas. (Photo- Rosemary Reynolds)


While the holidays may be winding down, the shopping continues.

A new survey conducted by RetailMeNot.com and The Omnibus Company found that 79% of consumers plan to shop the end-of-year sales after the holidays are over.

It’s something retailers are hoping for, as sales have been down this year.  Some blame that on the fact that there is one less week between …

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Lents Neighborhood Transformation

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 17, 2013
View from Lents Town Center, looking North on 92nd

Since 1998, the city of Portland has been transforming the Lents neighborhood. Once known as “felony flats,” the Southeast neighborhood is now one of the most culturally diverse areas in the city. Run down buildings have been bulldozed and new businesses are popping up. In the past decade, the Portland Development Commission has acquired 40 percent of the commercial property …

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