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Zombie Homes Update | Pendleton May Lose Airport | Mary Roach On Her Book 'Grunt'

OPB | June 16, 2016

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales discusses the city’s new approach to foreclosures on abandoned properties. And best-selling author Mary Roach joins us to talk about her latest book, “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War.”    

Denser Portland? | Gay Christians | Native Language Teacher

OPB | June 14, 2016

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, we talk to a gay Christian reform activist about religion and sexuality. We also learn about new plans that might allow for denser residential development in close-in Portland. And we hear from one of the last speakers of the native language Ichishkiin.

Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler Wants To Stop Gentrification

OPB | March 03, 2016

Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler discussed his plans to fix Portland's gentrification of minority communities on Think Out Loud.

Metro Will Not Expand Urban Growth Boundary

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

For the first time since the 1970s, Metro has voted not to expand the region's Urban Growth Boundary, saying there is enough room for the projected 400,000 new residents set to arrive in the next 20 years.

Conversations About Housing And Development

OPB | Nov. 11, 2015

A series of conversations recorded on Think Out Loud about housing and development in Portland.

Talking Business

OPB | Nov. 10, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, stops by for our regular business news update.

Portland Gets Nation's First Wooden Highrise Building

OPB | Oct. 07, 2015

Portland is getting the country's first wooden high-rise building. How does it work and what does it mean?

Portland's Teardown Throwdown

OPB | Sept. 09, 2015

In April, the Portland Bureau of Development Services rolled out a new appeals process for folks who want to contest demolitions in their neighborhood. Six months later, we're checking in. 

Lloyd Center Gets Makeover, New Boss

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015

Portland's 55-year-old iconic mall will see massive renovations under the leadership of its new general manager, Bob Dye.

Neighborhood Coalition Plans To Redevelop Former Strip Club

OPB | July 06, 2015

A coalition of neighbors and community groups recently purchased the former Sugar Shack strip club as part of an effort to revitalize Portland's Cully neighborhood. 

Anti-Displacement Coalition Argues For City Changes

OPB | June 25, 2015

An ad hoc coalition of more than 20 community organizations has been meeting with Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission for policies to discourage displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Talking Business

OPB | May 26, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Email Reveals More About Affordable Housing Conflict

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015

FRIDAY: An email mistakenly sent to OPB reveals behind-the-scenes strategizing by developers to avoid committing to affordable housing on Portland's South Waterfront.

How Much Affordable Housing Will Portland's South Waterfront Include?

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: The Oregonian's Brad Schmidt fills us in on the latest on affordable developments in the South Waterfront neighborhood.

Rebroadcast: The Past Present And Future Of The South Waterfront

OPB | Dec. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We're listening back to a show we did in late October focusing on how Portland's South Waterfront is developing.

What's Happening With Development In The Lents Neighborhood?

OPB | Nov. 13, 2014

THURSDAY: The Lents Neighborhood in Southeast Portland has struggled to become economically viable, despite an influx of money intended to revitalize it.

Talking Business

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

The Past, Present And Future Of The South Waterfront District

OPB | Oct. 27, 2014

MONDAY: We'll discuss the rapid rise of the South Waterfront neighborhood and what the future might hold for the area.

Trader Joe's Withdraws From Northeast Portland

OPB | Feb. 03, 2014

MONDAY: Trader Joe's announced this morning that it is halting development plans for its store in Northeast Portland.

Oregon's Cities 40 Years After Land Use Laws

OPB | Dec. 05, 2013

THURSDAY: How have Oregon's cities been affected by the state's land use laws, signed 40 years ago?