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

Portland Rideshare Drivers Call for Government Reform to Fix Unfair Working Conditions

Workers cite low pay, a lack of fare transparency, and differences in worker protections in Oregon and Washington. Advocates say the path to change is through government action.

Portland 2024 Mayoral Candidates

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

At Long Last, Portland's Bike Ridership Is on the Mend. What Now?

After an alarming report last year revealed a major drop in cycling, Portland’s bike advocates want to change the narrative.

News Feb 9 12:15 PM

Commissioner Rubio Faces Pushback for Proposal to Support Portland Street Response with Clean Energy Funds

Rubio has offered PSR a lifeline from the Portland Clean Energy Fund. Critics say Rubio is treating PCEF like a slush fund to boost her political aspirations.

News Feb 6 7:00 AM

Darcelle XV Plaza, Formerly O’Bryant Square, Ignites Heated Debate About Public Space

The blighted downtown site is scheduled to make a comeback in 2025. Some worry plans are being heavily steered by the nearby Ritz-Carlton and other private interests.

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News Feb 1 3:15 PM

PBOT Reveals Plan for Major 82nd Avenue Redesign

The transportation bureau released draft design documents for the dangerous east Portland arterial, showing potential for significant change on the street.

News Jan 25 5:35 PM

Dan Ryan Will Run for City Council in District 2

While his colleagues run for mayor, Ryan is aiming to continue serving as a city council member.

News Jan 25 11:00 AM

“Portland Cannot Wait”: City Council Will Refer Gas Tax Renewal to the May Ballot

Portland transportation leaders see the 10-cent per gallon gas tax as flawed, but necessary. Whether it’s renewed for another four years is now in voters’ hands.

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News Jan 24 7:30 AM

Portland City Council to Mull High-Stakes Gas Tax Renewal

The 10-cent per gallon Fixing Our Streets gas tax has been an integral part of PBOT's budget since 2016. It's even more important now.

City Council Race 2024 Jan 22 3:07 PM

Here's Who's Running for Portland City Council in 2024

As the city gears up for a new government structure and a 12-person council, candidates are kicking off campaigns for a pivotal 2024 election.

News Jan 19 1:30 PM

Portland's Plan To Spur Housing Development by Relaxing Regulations Has Political Implications

The code change discussions underscored key differences amongst Portland City Council members— some of whom are competing for the mayoral seat this year.

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Transportation Jan 18 8:30 AM

Public Backlash Killed the Last I-5 Bridge Replacement Plan. In the New Version, Critics Say Little Has Changed.

Estimated costs for the Interstate Bridge Replacement nearly doubled in 3 years. Meanwhile, climate advocates fear the new bridge plans don't prioritize public transit, and lack transparency.

News Jan 16 2:56 PM

UPDATE: Warming Shelters Will Remain Open Tuesday Night

Medical examiner now investigating four suspected hypothermia deaths as county braces for freezing rain.

News Jan 16 2:32 PM

UPDATED: Power Restored For Most Households Amid Severe Winter Weather

At least 31,000 PGE customers still without power early Tuesday afternoon. TriMet has resumed MAX Blue Line operations, but all other light rail lines remain suspended.

News Jan 10 3:00 PM

A $1.7 Million Federal Grant Will Jumpstart Portland's Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

The grant will help fund a plan to make pay-as-you-go electric car chargers more accessible around the city.

Transportation Jan 9 8:15 AM

Portland, Prepare For a Six-Week MAX Disruption

Green, Blue, and Red Line MAX train service will be impacted through the end of February as TriMet finishes construction for "A Better Red" project.

Top Stories 2023 Dec 29 10:25 AM

The Biggest Portland Environmental News of 2023

Oil company lawsuits, asbestos rain, and Rubio disappoints activists: A lot happened in 2023's environmental news.

Top Stories 2023 Dec 27 8:30 AM

The Biggest Portland Labor News of 2023

Move over "hot labor summer." 2023 was a hot labor year for Portland workers.