Portland Metro Wednesday Traffic: TriMet elevator improvement program starts tomorrow

Commuters who rely on the elevator at the NE 60th Ave MAX Station will need to find an alternate route for the next 12-14 weeks as TriMet begins a multi-million-dollar project to repair or replace elevators across the metro area. For those who cannot use the stairs, lack of access to platforms due to elevator closures can cause extreme delays. TriMet has set up a special website to help travelers…

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See why Portland’s called the ‘City of Roses’ at Oregon Historical Society exhibit (photos, video)

Roses were once so abundant in Portland that almost a half million of the home-grown flowers filled an auditorium at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. A decade later, the still young, but booming city had 200 miles of rose hedges lining curbs, long before shade-producing trees, wider streets and the desire for easier access to cars made them fade away. An exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society through…

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Wheeler proposes longer timeline for Portland seismic upgrade mandate

The Central Eastside as seen from the Fox Tower in Portland, February 19, 2015. The district contains dozens of earthquake-susceptible unreinforced masonry buildings, a handful of which have been fully or partially upgraded to withstand a major quake. ( Mayor Ted Wheeler wants to give owners of earthquake-prone buildings more time to make costly upgrades. The Portland City Council will consider a resolution next week that calls for seismic retrofits…

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Is Din Tai Fung coming to Portland? Here’s what we know so far

Taiwan-based dumpling destination Din Tai Fung registered a business name with the state of Oregon. ( Din Tai Fung, the international chain of dumpling restaurants once recognized by the New York Times among the top ten restaurants in the world, appears to be planning its first Oregon location. That’s according to a business license first spotted by Eater PDX for a "Din Tai Fung (Washington Square) Restaurant, LLC," registered with…

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University of Portland student says his controversial monologue ‘grossly inappropriate’

A 2014 photo shows then Lincoln High School tennis player Goutham Sundaram during his finals match at the 2014 OSAA 6A Boys Tennis State Championships at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.( A University of Portland tennis player kicked off the team after a monologue at the school’s annual sports awards banquet in which he detailed his sexual pursuits and made other misogynist remarks says he now realizes it "was grossly…

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Portland co-working company heads far out of the city center – Portland Business Journal

Back in 2014, or even a little earlier, real estate broker Alex Hughes and developer Jeff Arthur were seeing an uptick in demand from small businesses looking to expand in Portland and out-of-towners who wanted to test the Rose City waters without making a huge real estate commitment. In short, there was a need for more flexible office space in Portland: space for freelancers to punch in, space for startups…

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Mayor: Efforts to aid Portland’s black neighborhoods an ‘abject failure’

The Portlandia statue, pictured from her perch on the Portland Building on October 8, 2015. ( The city of Portland’s strategy to help black residents stay in or move back to their gentrifying neighborhoods falls far short of expectations, a new report says. Despite millions of dollars of taxpayer investments, few families have been able to benefit from city subsidies developed expressly to aid homeowners with generational ties to north…

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