Sneak peek inside the USS Portland, set to be commissioned Saturday

The commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport vessel USS Portland is set for Saturday and will be held at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2, where all 25,000 tons of it is currently docked. It’s sold-out. But there’s one last daily tour, free and open to the public, on Friday, April 20, from 2-5. The 684 foot-long ship is designed to handle both humanitarian and military missions and has…

Portland Metro Thursday Traffic: Expect winter driving conditions over the passes through Friday

The Oregonian file photo Low snow levels and plenty of moisture adds up to winter driving conditions over the Cascade passes for Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service says snow levels will hover just below 3,000 feet most of Thursday and part of Friday. With steady showers in the forecast, snow accumulations from 5-7 inches are possible. The chances for sticking snow get higher as you move north through…

Damian Lillard is the perfect player for a city that keeps it real

Everybody has a Damian Lillard story. Last summer when an end-of-the-bench player named Tim Quarterman was traded to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations, the Blazers sent out a tweet welcoming a bag of money to Rip City. It was hilarious and fun, but one person wasn’t amused. Within minutes, Lillard sent a text to Chris McGowan, the team’s president and CEO, telling him he didn’t like the tweet. When…

New Relic’s (NYSE: NEWR) top Portland executive on what’s surprised him about the city’s startup scene – Portland Business Journal

Software firm New Relic isn’t based in Portland, but the city has a major influence on the company. And a lot of that can be traced to Jim Gochee, the company’s chief product officer, who has been here from the company’s start. New Relic employs more than 400 people in Portland, where they occupy four floors in US Bancorp Tower downtown. Most of that workforce is engineers developing the company’s…

Meyer Memorial Trust to build a new headquarters in Portland – Portland Business Journal

One of Oregon’s largest private foundations will hop across the river into a new headquarters on land it just purchased for $4.9 million. Meyer Memorial Trust, established from the estate of grocery magnate Fred G. Meyer has purchased the 25,000-square-foot property at 2045 N. Vancouver Ave. The site has been home to an impound yard and automotive repair operation for Sergeants Towing since 1995. Meyer Memorial Trust plans to build…

iTrip Vacations Portland Brings Property Management Program to Oregon – Nashville Business Journal

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — iTrip Vacations is excited to announce vacation rental property owners and guests in Portland, Oregon, now benefit from world-class property management and travel services. iTrip Vacations Portland – owned and managed by Corey Tigner – has launched as the newest iTrip Vacations destination. The vacation property management company serves rental owners and guests in Portland, including the suburbs of Beaverton, Dundee, Lake Oswego,…

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Portland report about Mark Cuban: ‘The most insidious form’ of fake news

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Thursday that it’s "very sad" that Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban has come under fire for an incident in 2011 in Portland. Carlisle made it clear that he believes Cuban was dealt a low blow after a story this week detailed a sexual assault claim seven years ago that police ultimately dismissed as unfounded. The report surfaced in the wake of the franchise’s front-office scandal. "Very…

Push X Pull Carves Out A Corner In Southeast Portland

The east side of Portland, Oregon is a haven for specialty coffee shops. For coffee enthusiasts, it’s quite the luxury to have your pick of locations within walking distance, but for coffee shop owners the lay of the land looks quite different. Standing out can be tough; making your mark and building a community is even tougher. When it comes to Push X Pull, the neighborhood’s newest cafe, owners Jacob…

Expect Cold Rain Throughout The Weekend In Portland

Expect clear skies Thursday night, and rain to carry us through the weekend. It appears as though the winter storm of 2018 may be over for greater Portland. The metro region’s second blast of snow Wednesday night left most cities with at least 1 inch on the ground by Thursday morning. Some areas, mostly in Washington County, received upward of 3 inches throughout the night, causing most school districts to…

‘Clean Start’ program expanding on Portland’s east side

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The east side of Portland is getting a little cleaner thanks to an expanded program through Central City Concern that just launched this week. The focus of the Clean Start program is removing trash and needles from campsites, and people who were formerly homeless are being brought on board as employees. One area crews cleaned up Thursday was along Southeast 9th and Ankeny, where there was…