New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces many of the same challenges as mayors across the country: Rising housing prices, distrust of the police, aging city streets — and an erosion of basic civility at City Hall.
Business | Politics | Health | Family | local | Land use | Election | News | Land | Economy | NW LifeOPB | Jan. 6, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Portland
A proposed tax on the demolition of some Portland homes is dead, but the city is still considering other ways to control construction.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales joined OPB's Think Out Loud on Wednesday to talk about his decision not to run for re-election, what he has planned for his remaining time in office.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said Wednesday he plans to ask the city council to declare a state of emergency to address homelessness. On Friday, he provided some possible metrics to measure the plan's success.
A co-creator of the hit Comedy Central series "South Park" is part of a group stepping in to end a dispute about the potential removal of trees.
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will announce whether he will run for Portland mayor shortly after Labor Day.
Environment | News | localOPB | May 7, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Portland
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is asking the developer of a controversial propane export terminal to withdraw its proposal because it doesn't meet the city's environmental standards.
WEDNESDAY: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is hoping to pass a proposal this week that would change the city's approach to several urban renewal areas.
WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick, and critics of the latest version of the plan to pay for repairs and maintenance of city roads.
THURSDAY: A series of public forums focused on affordable house in North and Northeast Portland kicks off this week.
WEDNESDAY: Trader Joe's has decided not to build at Northeast Alberta and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, even though Mayor Hales hoped they would.