Category: reporting

Final planning forum scheduled for Thursday night in Beaverton

The forum, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Beaverton, is the final of three scheduled discussions on several of Metro's long-term planning efforts. Metro Councilors Kathryn Harrington and Craig Dirksen are scheduled to attend the forum at the Beaverton Library.

Portland footgolf to kick off at Glendoveer on May 6

Oregon loves soccer. Oregon loves beer. Up to now, the two didn't really cross paths very often, at least in the participatory sense. A couple of pints of brew aren't really the preferred way to prepare for 90 minutes of running around chasing a ball.

Metro revamps Hispanic engagement ahead of trail project outreach

A proposed trail in western Washington County has forced Metro to re-think its public engagement process, and led to the passage of a new Hispanic engagement plan by the Metro Council.

At climate summit, leaders support transportation investments

More buses. Smarter roads. Better sidewalks and bikeways. All gathered support from the morning gathering of dozens of elected officials. That support isn't surprising. The leaders were spending on a currency of moral imperative, guided by a budget they've already laid out in policies that have been adopted from city councils and county commissions from across the region.

Solar-powered cart barn kicks off long-promised improvements to Glendoveer

The electric fleet and the solar powered charging barn are key improvements in a much larger revitalization plan for the property. Other planned upgrades include fixing a leaky roof, improving soil drainage, and rehabilitating the fitness trail.

New ecology corps leaders hope youth 'fall hopelessly in love with nature'

The corps is a new conservation initiative, aimed at providing paid work opportunities for youth to develop conservation skills and environmental literacy. Its launch is part of the roll-out of the Portland region's 2013 parks and natural areas property tax levy.

Willamette Falls, rediscovered: Blueprint calls for new waterfront district in historic Oregon City

Walk down Main Street in historic Oregon City, and you’ll reach a dead-end at a complex of hollow industrial buildings. This former paper mill separates Oregonians from one of the state’s scenic and cultural treasures: Willamette Falls, roaring through the river just out of view.

Blue Lake, Gold Medal: Teenage disc golf champion trains at Blue Lake Regional Park

NavaLike many girls her age, Michelle Nava talks fast and laughs easily. She loves to draw, craft, read and spend time with friends. A seventh grader at R.A. Brown Middle School in Hillsboro, Nava recently took up volleyball and celebrated her 13th birthday. One thing that sets Nava apart? She's a world champion disc golfer.

No 5-acre urban lot: Survey aims to look at residents' true housing priorities

Launched as part of Metro's urban growth report, the survey of 800 regional residents, plus another panel of Opt In participants, could shed light on the trade-offs consumers are willing to make to live in the type of neighborhood they desire.

Hayden Island connection, BSNF rail bridge could be Columbia River focus in CRC amendment

The proposal, set which would have to be approved by the Metro Council and the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation, leaves the old Columbia River Crossing project in the region's transportation plan, which is set for a minor update this year.