• Upcoming Willamette Cove Workshops

    Upcoming Willamette Cove Workshops

    Help shape the nature park at Willamette Cove. Please RSVP to join one of the upcoming workshops. Metro would like to invite you to the first round of workshops about Willamette Cove in May. You are also welcome to share with colleagues or community members who you think would be interested in attending. The in-person…

  • PGE proposal threatens remaining red-legged frogs in Forest Park

    PGE proposal threatens remaining red-legged frogs in Forest Park

    High-tech industry in Hillsboro and climate change are fueling a rapidly growing local market for electricity. In the next five years Intel will likely build one new semiconductor fabrication plant and rebuild another. Each plant uses as much electricity as 50,000 homes. To meet this growth, Portland General Electric (PGE) would like to expand delivery…

  • Murder suspect arrested

    Murder suspect arrested

    A United States Marshal Service Task Force arrested Harold “Bob” Dulaney on April 25 in Portland. He is a suspect in the in February 5th fatal shooting of Charles Hassel in the St. Johns Neighborhood outside the Bluebird Tavern. Dulaney, 53, is currently in police custody. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of pre-existing…

  • St. Johns Farmers Market Is Back with Extended Season

    St. Johns Farmers Market Is Back with Extended Season

    The St. Johns Farmers Market (SJFM) is excited to kick off its 16th season on Saturday, May 4, 2024. The market will be open 9 am-2 pm every Saturday from May 4 through November 23, the weekend before Thanksgiving. There will also be a Holiday Market on Saturday, December 14, from 10 am-2 pm. The…

  • Growing Baltimore Woods

    Growing Baltimore Woods

    The Friends of Baltimore Woods (FoBW) are delighted to announce the acquisition of almost an acre parcel nicknamed the Acorn site near the North Reno entrance of the Baltimore Woods Natural Area. The site is adjacent to the future npGreenway Trail alignment on two sides.  Although the property has been neglected for several years and…

  • Gardeners: Load Up on Free Compost from PBOT

    Gardeners: Load Up on Free Compost from PBOT

    2024 Free Compost Days Why buy your compost when you can get it for free? Portland Bureau of Transportation is making your spring gardening cheaper and easier with free compost days. From April 20-22, 2024, you can pick up free compost at the Sunderland Maintenance Yard, 9325 NE Sunderland Road. The event is open each…

  • Feb 4th District 2 Forum, an unusual format

    Feb 4th District 2 Forum, an unusual format

    On Feb 4, the first Portland City Council District 2 Candidates Forum (at Leaven Community Center, NE 20thby Alberta) displayed an unusually casual approach. The event was organized by candidate Chris Olson, who selected two moderators from ProgressPortland.org, and two from XRAY.FM, community-centered radio. Each pair sat down at a central round table with four…

  • St. Johns Parade is coming!

    St. Johns Parade is coming!

    The St. Johns Parade Committee has announced that the 2024 St. Johns Parade will take place May 11th, 2024, starting at 12 noon! But at least 100 volunteers are needed to sign up for “barricade support” to help keep the staging area and parade route free and clear. If you can help with this or…

  • Easter Bunny Express

    Easter Bunny Express

    On March 30, celebrate Easter and the return of spring with a scenic steam train ride in Portland. The Easter Bunny Express train ride with the Oregon Rail Heritage Center takes you through the scenic Springwater Corridor on the east side of the Willamette River in the heart of Portland. Guests will enjoy the comfort…

  • Artist Highlight: Vicky Thomas

    Artist Highlight: Vicky Thomas

    Vicky Thomas is a Portland-based found-object artist, as well as jeweler, muralist, sculptor, and ceramicist. She thrives in the realm of multimedia artistry, drawing inspiration from the discarded.  A retired Art Teacher from Los Angeles County and a former member of the Pomona Arts Colony, Vicky’s journey led her to Portland, where the juxtaposition of…