Portland tenant who faced 45% rent hike sues for $1 million

A photo of Aleina Langford’s son is pictured on a flier that angry tenants of a Southeast Portland apartment complex circulated late last summer. (Courtesy of Portland Tenants United) A 40-year-old single mother of two who says she was forced out of her Southeast Portland apartment last year because she couldn’t afford the 45 percent rent increase filed a $1 million lawsuit Friday against her former rental management company. Aleina…

Oregon coast provides some relief from heat wave hitting Portland metro

SEASIDE, OR (KPTV) – People without central air may consider getting out of town during Portland’s weekend heat wave to take advantage of Mother Nature’s air conditioning on the Oregon coast. When it’s hot in the Rose City, Seaside is a popular spot with people migrating west to escape the heat, and Saturday should be no exception with Seaside’s temperature forecast to top put at 85 degrees, about 15 degrees…

Portland Region Forecast (Oregon City): Storm Kicks Off Weekend Of Sun

The National Weather Service — Portland Office issued a special weather alert for the Oregon Coast and inland valleys beginning Thursday. Strong wind and heavy rain is expected to sweep across the region starting Thursday afternoon and heading into Friday, according to forecasters. Gusting upward of 30 to 40 mph, winds in the metro area won’t be as strong as along the coast where wind is expected to top out…

Portland Metro Friday Traffic: I-5 north flyover ramp to 217 closes for weekend night work

The ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to northbound OR 217 will close for maintenance 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, June 9 and 10. The troubled ramp was closed for several weekends last summer for resurfacing and has seen a handful of crashes over the last month. Drivers can take the Kruse Way exit (next northbound exit) and rejoin northbound OR 217 northbound from Kruse Way. Scholls Ferry Road…

Portland eyes future of Willamette River, talks ‘renaissance’

Portland is a river city, but there’s little access to the Willamette on the Central Eastside. As Portland planners map out the next 20 years of growth for the Central Eastside, they are banking that the river will play a larger role. Kristyna Wentz-Graff/Staff The Willamette River took center stage as the Portland City Council approved a conceptual plan Wednesday that calls for redeveloping a section of the Eastbank Esplanade…

A Proposal to Allow Rent Control in Oregon is Probably Dead

The rent control dream appears dead. After the Oregon House of Representatives earlier this year passed a bill that would kill the state’s pre-emption on local limits on rent hikes, a senate committee this afternoon chopped that provision before moving the legislation before the full senate. As part of a package of amendments, the Senate Committee on Human Services approved the removal of that provision, meaning cities and counties likely…

Portland Oregon – Gem Of The Pacific Northwest

Located in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, Portland, Oregon is fast becoming one of the top cities when it comes to art, culture, and food. Surrounded by lush forests and snow-capped mountains, there is also much here to appeal to lovers of the outdoors, whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting, or simply exploring the world around you. The Pacific Northwest is well known for its ample rainfall, and Portland is…

Vitaly Paley takes on pizza at upcoming downtown Portland bar

You can take the boy out of New York… Vitaly Paley, the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Paley’s Place, Imperial and Headwaters, will serve craft cocktails and New York-style pizza at his upcoming downtown Portland bar, The Crown by Imperial. Paley, who emigrated from Russia to Rome to New York as a teenager, is sifting through memories of panini-pressed pizza at Italian train stations and foldable slices bought from Manhattan…

Cliff Robinson and the City of Portland lobby to allow marijuana lounges in Oregon

Cliff Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers. Oregonian file photo( Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson joined Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly this week in supporting a bill that would allow social consumption of cannabis in Oregon. Senate Bill 307 would allow licensed lounges for marijuana consumption, meaning people could smoke or vape cannabis in a social setting outside of their personal homes. While the bill originally included…

End of the line for city-funded transit passes for Portland Public Schools? Yes, please: Editorial Agenda 2017

(Mark Graves/Staff) It seems odd to praise Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for wanting to slash the city’s contribution to a program that provides transit passes free to Portland Public Schools high schoolers. While Wheeler reluctantly agreed to include money for the passes in his proposed budget for the coming year, he’s unwilling to commit to funding in the future. Considering how thousands of students rely on those TriMet passes for…