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Wildfang and Darcelle XV Showplace Will Attempt to Set a New Guinness World Record

These queens are standing up to—and raising money to fight—the Tennessee drag ban and other anti-drag bills in the US.

Pedalpalooza, Portland's Summer-Long Bike Festival, Begins This Week

A Thursday evening kickoff ride will herald the annual bike festivities.

News May 31 10:43 PM

City Settles Class Action Disabilities Lawsuit Over Blocked Sidewalks

The lawsuit's primary plaintiff railed against homeless services, as well as Portland progressives.

News May 9 7:55 AM

Build It and They Will Pay: ODOT’s Plans for Tolling Generate Broad Backlash

Skepticism from Governor Tina Kotek and state legislators about the Oregon Department of Transportation's tolling plans may have lasting impacts.

Comedy May 26 1:30 PM

Kickstand Announces Comedy in the Park 2023, New Brick and Mortar Location

The Portland comedy nonprofit hopes to parlay love for their free weekly park events into fundraising a permanent indoor space for the fall.

News May 29 8:00 AM

Nonprofits Say Social Service Workers Are Dangerously Close To Needing Services They’re Paid To Provide

Community organizations call on city, counties to build better wages into nonprofit contracts.

Homeless May 10 3:20 PM

Unhoused and Unaided

Despite ADA laws, Portland-area shelters struggle to accommodate people with disabilities.

News May 24 7:45 AM

"PBOT Is on Life Support": Inside Portland’s Transportation Budget Crisis

An 11th-hour city budget amendment proposed by Mayor Ted Wheeler has revealed the depths of the transportation bureau’s woes.

News May 25 2:50 PM

Portland City Council Will Consider Public Camping Ban Ordinance That Would Fine, Jail Unhoused Residents

Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed ordinance would heavily restrict public camping to nighttime hours only, while also prohibiting fires and gas stoves.

News May 18 2:43 PM

Portland's $7.1 Billion Budget Will Boost Police and Reduce Utility Rate Increases

Despite growing list of deferred infrastructure maintenance projects, Mayor Wheeler cuts taxes and fees.

Transportation May 18 7:38 AM

Traffic Cops are Back—But Advocates Still Want More Speed Cameras

Portland Police are bringing back the traffic enforcement team, but advocates point to traffic light cameras as the best way to slow drivers and reduce racial bias in policing.

News May 26 4:49 PM

City Leaders Lambast Joint Office of Homeless Services, Call For Heightened Budget Scrutiny

Multnomah County chair says county should kick in $20 million toward city’s mass alternative shelter sites.