Cleaner Air Oregon road show expected to bring crowd to Portland meetings

Gov. Kate Brown released her Cleaner Air Oregon plan in October. Metro residents have two opportunities to weigh in on Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed new regulations for industrial air polluters this week. The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting two public comment sessions in Portland to hear from residents on Cleaner Air Oregon, Brown’s proposed new regulations for industrial companies that emit air toxins. The draft rules came in response…

Portland schools’ top lawyer lacks an Oregon law license

Portland Public Schools’ top lawyer is not licensed in Oregon, and the state bar is investigating whether he illegally practiced law when representing the school district since June.( top lawyer isn’t licensed to practice law in Oregon despite being on staff since June. Jim Harris resigned after just six months on the job, Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero announced Monday. The Oregon State Bar informed Harris on Nov. 9 that it is…

Let Forest Park remain Portland’s sanctuary: Guest opinion

A section of the Wild Cherry Trail in Forest Park. ( BY MIKE LINDBERG During my 24 years working for the city and its citizens, I hiked Forest Park for exercise. It was also my refuge for quiet and contemplation. As Parks Commissioner for many years, I was able to protect and even expand Forest Park. Despite budget cuts nearly every year due to Ballot Measure 5 and a recession,…

Chin’s Kitchen is the perfect Chinese restaurant for Portland’s coming winter

Chin’s Kitchen, a nearly 70-year-old Chinese restaurant in Northeast Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood, has long been easy to dismiss. The restaurant, fronted by a large, animated neon sign with the restaurant’s name in a brushstroke font; an animated quasi-caricature of Mr. Chin eating from a bowl while wearing a Tang suit; and an old-fashioned motto — "Portland’s Original Chinese Food to Go" — looks like the kind of faded Chinese restaurant…

Oregon Flock and Fiber logo contest; new Portland knitting guild

Breeders from around the Pacific Northwest showed off hundreds of alpacas at the Portland Expo Center Sunday., May 14, 2017. It was the final day of the event, which featured vendors selling alpaca products, fleece competitions, judging, awards, and shearing. (Mark Graves/Staff) The Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival is launching its annual logo contest. Here’s what you need to know for the 2018 contest, event organizers say: "Diamonds are the…