Portland prepared to enter secret deal with Portland General Electric

Portland has two dams at the Bull Run drinking water reservoir, where a hydroelectric facility generates power.( Portland is considering putting taxpayer dollars at risk to sell hydroelectric power, and it won’t tell the public exactly how much it stands to make — or lose — from the arrangement. The city council will review a proposal Wednesday under which Portland General Electric would buy power from the city for more…

Cycling company Rapha, with US headquarters in Portland, sells to Walmart heirs

This pastel shade of pink has become synonymous with the Rapha brand. Here, a Rapha rider grabs a snack. ( , a high-end cycling gear company with its North American headquarters in Portland, has sold a majority stake to RZC Investments, a private equity firm led by Walmart heirs Steuart and Tom Walton. The sale, announced Tuesday, shifts the company’s majority ownership from a group of founder shareholders, including lead…

Sick of Portland Changing? Too Bad. Here Are 7 Places Where This City Could Soon Go Big.

Sick of Portland Changing? Too Bad. Here Are 7 Places Where This City Could Soon Go Big. (Rosie Struve) The horizon is thick with cranes: 32 at last count, more than all but four other U.S. cities. As many as 10,000 hardhat jobs remain unfilled, The Oregonian reported last month. Developers will add a projected 6,500 apartments to the metro area this year. A handful of large-scale projects are expected…

Quorn Launches Food Cart Activation In Portland

Quorn Taco Truck Building on the food cart culture in Portland, Quorn, the world’s leading meat alternative brand, is launching an exciting experiential marketing activity – the Quorn Taco Tour. Moving around Portland each day until July 29th, from breweries to street corners, softball games to community events, Quorn’s food cart will be providing FREE samples of delicious meatless taco bites using Quorn Grounds. Quorn has offered a delicious meat-free…

Harvey’s Comedy Club Closes Its Doors After 25 Years in Portland

On Saturday night, Harvey’s Comedy Club gave its final show in Old Town Portland. The club, owned by Barry Kolin, opened in 1979 as Harvey’s Restaurant and Lounge. In the 1992, Kolin transitioned it into a comedy club. Originally, Kolin billed Harvey’s as a “clean” comedy club. Some acts, notably Louis C.K., chafed against that requirement. “Comics hate when someone when puts some parameters on their act,” Kolin told The…

Visiting Portland OR for The Duniway and Jackrabbit Restaurant

Named in honor of Abigail Scott Duniway, local icon and suffragist, The Duniway Portland offers luxurious boutique accommodations in the heart of Portland’s business and entertainment district. Within a few blocks walk, you’ll find yourself at the picturesque waterfront where festivals and concerts are common, as is yoga in the park, a children’s splash fountain, and gorgeous views of Mount Hood in the distance. Upon my arrival, I was greeted…

How To Have Fun In Portland OR When You Go

If you are in California, and you travel north, you can get to Portland in half a day. If you are traveling from the East Coast, you can usually get an affordable flight that will take you into the city. Portland’s a beautiful place, right on the border of Washington state. If you cross over, you are in the city of Vancouver. These are just beautiful cities, but Portland is…

Some of Portland’s Best and Most Beautiful Pasta Comes from a Food Cartsome of Portland’s Best and Most Beautiful Pasta Comes from a Food Cart

As much as he tried, Jesse Martinez couldn’t stay away from pasta. The longtime Bar Mingo cook spent a year couch-surfing while his house was listed on Airbnb, squirreling away enough money to open a food cart where he planned to start by serving Italian food, then tangent off to whatever his heart desired. The only problem? At Gumba, which Martinez opened a year ago with best friend Robin Brassaw,…

Portland Must Make a $500 Million Call on Removing Parasites from Its Water

Portland’s drinking water comes mostly from two reservoirs in the Bull Run watershed near Mount Hood, tapping streams that run through more than 100-square-miles of thick forest. The city also ships Bull Run water to suburbs from Gresham to Beaverton. The gauge measures water levels. Jamie Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive(Jamie Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive) Portland has just six weeks to decide how it will comply with a state order to…

Oregon May Strip Portland of Its Nimby Powers

As Portland faces a severe lack of affordable rental housing, a controversial state bill is pitting housing advocates against preservationists. People can’t afford to be poor in Portland, Oregon. Nearly half of the households that rent in the Portland metro area pay too much. Almost one-quarter (24.3 percent) of these households are severely cost burdened, meaning half of their household income goes to keeping a roof over their heads. The…