• Funding boost for North Portland Aquatic Center and Parks (Jan. 2024)

    Funding boost for North Portland Aquatic Center and Parks (Jan. 2024)

    Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan is directing $59.8 million toward the construction of the planned Aquatic Center at Northgate Park, in the Portsmouth neighborhood.  The $59.8 million would be from System Development Charges (SDC) that builders pay for new construction. The SDC infusion would raise funding for the Aquatic Center to $91.5 million. Ryan oversees…

  • No North Portland year-around pool until 2029

    No North Portland year-around pool until 2029

    First of a multi-part series on Portland Park Bureau’s controversial closure of Columbia Pool, the only year-round swimming pool serving North Portland. A followup story will appear in our April edition. Nine years.  That’s how long North Portlanders won’t have a year-round swimming pool because of the Portland Park & Recreation Bureau’s (PP&R) failure to…