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Visioning kick-off for Newell Creek Canyon Natural Area in Oregon City

nature, public comment

Newell Creek CanynoOregon City residents are invited to join friends, family and neighbors to kick off visioning for Newell Creek Canyon Natural Area on Tuesday, April 29, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th Street in Oregon City.

Elissa Gertler Q&A: Metro's new planning director discusses her vision

reporting, planning and policy

Elissa Gertler has a lot of experience around the Portland region dealing with the different aspects of planning, development and land use, from her time at the Clark County Homebuilder's Association to her position as the economic development manager at the Portland Development Commission. On March 20 Gertler was named the new director of Metro's Planning and Development Department after serving as a deputy director for almost three years.

Photos: Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Glendoveer cart barn and electric fleet


Metro President Tom Hughes and Councilor Shirley Craddick cut the ceremonial red ribbon on the new cart barn at Metro's Glendoveer Golf Course on Thursday. The barn was built by of a partnership of Metro and the Energy Trust of Oregon, which provided incentives to Metro for integration of solar panels into the design and structure of the building.

Zoo announces concert lineup, tickets go on sale April 25

visitor venues

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard recently turned 77. That same day, April 6, the Academy of Country Music awarded him its Crystal Milestone Award. Garth Brooks handed him the trophy and then George Strait and Miranda Lambert performed a medley of some of Haggard’s best songs. Merle Haggard is your favorite country singer’s favorite singer, a certified legend in a world where the word is overused, and he’ll be at the Oregon Zoo June 21, kicking off a summer’s worth of fantastic music.

Help plan the future of our region! Take the residential preference survey

urban growth boundary, planning and policy, development

Having a safe, comfortable and affordable place to live is a shared aspiration for all residents in the Portland metropolitan area.

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