Taylor Griggs

Taylor Griggs

Taylor Griggs is Portland Mercury's news reporter. She is interested in all of your ideas, comments and concerns, but particularly those related to transportation, climate, labor and Portland city government. Send Taylor an email at tgriggs@portlandmercury.com, and find her on Twitter @taylorjgriggs

Recent Articles

With Scant Evidence, City Commissioners Point to Fentanyl as Potential Contributor to Rise in Deadly Crashes

Transportation advocates say putting the blame on victims is a distraction from the real causes of traffic deaths.

Despite Record-High Traffic Crash Deaths, PBOT Leaders Say Vision Zero Is Working

Advocates who have been tracking the city’s response to traffic fatalities aren’t so sure.

New Plan Seeks to Help Lower Southeast Portland “Rise”

The Lower Southeast Rising Plan would add transit access, infrastructure and more housing. Residents worry it could transform neighborhood affordability and character.

Bikes Apr 15 11:00 AM

Photo Essay: Biking in Circles at the Ladds 500

The seventh "First Annual" Ladds 500 attracted more than 1,000 people to Southeast Portland's Ladd's Addition for a non-competitive relay race.

Say Nice Things 2024 Apr 12 3:53 AM

Say Nice Things About… Biking in Portland

Things have changed since the early 2000s (not to mention 1896), but biking in Portland is still magical.

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Street View Apr 5 2:30 PM

STREET VIEW: Public Transit Safety Concerns Deserve a Thoughtful Response

We can’t just sweep violence under the rug. But a punitive approach to public safety isn’t the way, either.

News Apr 4 3:55 PM

City of Portland to Form a Designated Climate Commission

The Sustainability and Climate Commission will be the missing half of the now-dissolved Planning and Sustainability Commission. Advocates hope it will be an influential voice for strong climate policy.

News Apr 3 7:45 AM

Portland is Updating its Tree Management Plan, Last Edited in 2004

The city is poised to update its Urban Forest Management Plan, modernizing it for a changing climate and funding landscape.

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News Mar 29 2:30 PM

Portland’s Government Transition Team Wants Your Input on Future Council Operations

Charter reform will usher in a wave of new processes and transform how City Council conducts business.

News Mar 26 5:35 PM

Portland Elections Office Finds Zenith Energy Violated City Lobbying Rules

Activists hope the findings will substantiate their concerns about Zenith's operations and promote further action against the oil transport company.

Opinion Mar 22 4:15 PM

STREET VIEW: Soho House and Portland's Disappearing Public Spaces

The meaning of public space is being tarnished and sanitized for the rich.

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News Mar 21 12:30 PM

Portland Preservationists Think the Future of New Housing is in Old Buildings

At a recent City Council meeting, members of Portland’s Historic Landmarks Commission asked elected officials to rethink the "new build" approach to housing production.

News Mar 13 8:00 AM

Despite Funding Windfalls, the Future of the Rose Quarter I-5 Project Remains Uncertain

ODOT says funding for freeway project could transform the Albina neighborhood. Critics say the transportation agency should cap the freeway to restore Albina— no need for more lanes on I-5.

Street View Mar 8 11:50 AM

STREET VIEW: “The Bike Lanes That Drive Everybody Crazy”

Portland needs a more clear-eyed vision for transportation.

News Mar 7 5:15 PM

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners Adopts Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution

County leaders unanimously approved a resolution after amendments, contentious back-and-forth between commissioners and the public

News Mar 6 8:00 AM

UPDATED: Loud, Polluting Leaf Blowers Are on Their Way Out of Portland

Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to ban gas-powered leaf blowers starting in 2026.

City Council Race 2024 Mar 5 8:57 PM

Portland 2024 Mayoral Candidates

Here's who wants to be Portland's next mayor.

News Mar 1 6:20 PM

Multnomah County Commissioners Poised to Vote on Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution

The resolution, introduced by Commissioner Lori Stegmann, has been in the works for the last month. But pro-Palestine organizers are disappointed by what they see as a watered-down statement.