What's better for the environment: cutting down a live tree each year or using and re-using an artificial one?
Negotiations between Metro and a developer proposing to build a hotel near the Oregon Convention Center are likely to carry into 2014, pushing back the project's timeline by a few months.
Metro leaders have a choice next summer – do they continue a sometimes-controversial tax to pay for that planning, and if so, what should that planning money go towards?
It's the still moments that matter most, the Oxbow veteran says, the times when you sit tight and let nature happen instead of going out and seeking it.
Viral video provides learning opportunity for nature enthusiasts
Note to Norwegian comedy-turned-rock duo Ylvis: A fox doesn't say "ring-ding-ding" or "wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow" or "hatee-hatee-hatee-ho." In fact, fox noises aren't even a mystery, as this year's hottest viral video would have you believe.
Perhaps the most endearing example of community support for the Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro is a local student's drawing of a master plan for the park, rendered carefully in crayon. Orenco Woods Nature Park will be a 30-acre park in central Hillsboro, a project two years in the making whose master plan was enthusiastically sanctioned by the Metro Council Thursday.
Every four years, to meet federal anti-discrimination guidelines, Metro is required to update its public involvement plans for transportation projects that receive federal funding. This cycle, what the agency is putting forth is more in-depth than ever.
The fenced-off empty lot next to Eichler Park in Beaverton may look about the same as it has for years. But for staff at Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the unassuming enclosure, formerly a gas station, just became a lot more promising.
Representatives from TrackTown USA pitched the center as a venue capable of hosting not only 8,000 fans for the three-day meet, but also a fan festival and other amenities to make the championships a draw for more than just the races.
If you had a budget, a marker in hand, and a map of the region before you, where would you draw transit lines, and how often would you want them to run? At a community planning forum in Tigard last week, TriMet and Metro asked community members this question, putting them into a transportation planner's world through a participatory planning exercise.