During the Jan. 13 Southwest Corridor Plan Steering Committee meeting, approval of an implementation advisory committee and presentations on enhanced local bus service and multimodal projects stole the show from discussion of high capacity transit.
A one-time fix to the Metro region's urban growth boundary quagmire might be a tempting fruit, but a more permanent solution would be better, councilors indicated at a work session Tuesday.
The Metro Council voted 7-0 Thursday to approve a set of legislative policies and principles, both of which are guidelines for how Metro lobbies Salem on potential legislation for the coming session of the Legislature.
This week Metro debuts Our Big Backyard, a quarterly magazine that will bring you up to speed on parks, trails and natural areas – and introduce you to important choices facing the region. In each edition, you’ll find feature stories, field guides, Q&As, event previews, a photography contest and more.
In 2013, Metro made continued progress toward more efficient use of both economic and natural resources in its operations, which include a variety of venues and facilities around the region, from the Oregon Zoo to the Oregon Convention Center to thousands of acres of parks.
The Portland region's government was busy on projects stretching across the area, from studying a transit line to Tualatin, to negotiating to build a hotel in Portland's Lloyd District, to helping with the planning process for a site near Willamette Falls, to figuring out how to curb the region's tailpipe emissions.
DHM's 2013 Oregon Values & Beliefs Survey, sponsored by OHSU, OPB, the Oregon Community Foundation and Oregon State University, looked at attitudes on topics ranging from economic development to health care to civil rights, and then broke down those results by region.
Tilly's baby river otter has a name. The 6-week-old pup will be called Zigzag, or Ziggy for short – named after the 12-mile-long Sandy River tributary that flows down Mount Hood through Zigzag Canyon.
Beginning Friday, Dec. 20, visitors who take MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo's annual light display will receive a $3 discount on their admission (proof of ridership required).
Upon completion, the Platform District in Hillsboro's Orenco Station neighborhood will include five mixed-use buildings, constructed by Vancouver, Wash.-based developer Holland Partners Group.