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No Smoking In Portland Parks

OPB | June 23, 2015

A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.

Should Smoking Be Banned In Public Parks?

OPB | Dec. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Portland Parks Board presented recommendations about smoking in public parks to Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

Geese Create Poop Problem For Portland

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014

MONDAY: Two groups have partnered in a pilot project to deal with goose droppings in public parks.

Oregon Considers Smoking Ban On Coastal Beaches

OPB | July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about the Oregon Parks Department's proposal to ban smoking on beaches along the coast.

New Recreation Trail Would Go From Valley To Coast

OPB | June 26, 2014

THURSDAY: The planned Salmonberry Corridor would trace 86 miles from Banks to Tillamook, often following railroad lines.

Slater Smith's Quest To Visit All Of Oregon's State Parks

OPB | Nov. 22, 2013

FRIDAY: Portland musician, Slater Smith, sets out to play a song in each of Oregon's state parks. We'll find out what happened.

Oregon Opens A New State Park, On The John Day River

OPB | Sept. 20, 2013

Oregon is about to open its newest — and soon to be second-largest — state park: Cottonwood Canyon, on sixteen miles of the lower John Day River.

Cuts to Portland Parks & Recreation

OPB | Jan. 11, 2012

Portland Parks & Recreation has come up with a list of proposed cuts (at the request of the city council) — they include cutting daily trash pick up and closing park bathrooms and facilities like the Fulton Community Center.

Smoking in Parks

OPB | Oct. 17, 2011

The City of Vancouver is considering legislation that would ban smokers from lighting up in parks. What do you think of this?

Funding Parks and Candidates

OPB | Oct. 05, 2010

How will you vote on funding parks through lottery money? How about continuing Portland's voter-owned elections?

Primary Conversations: Oregon Races

OPB | April 30, 2010

How are Congressional and state legislative primary races shaping up in Oregon?