• Arctic blast hits North Portland

    Freezing conditions engulfed North Portland hard starting Saturday, Jan. 13, with temperatures in the teens, snowfall and persistent wind gusts creating blizzard-like snow swirls. The low temperatures continued Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with warnings from PBOT to avoid driving. However, Monday, Jan. 15, saw clear skies, little wind and sun. Residents used the opportunity to…

  • Portland Parks’ maintenance neglect impacts North Portland (May 2023)

    Portland Parks’ maintenance neglect impacts North Portland (May 2023)

    The Parks & Recreation Bureau has the distinction of having the biggest maintenance backlog of any City of Portland bureau—$600 million—a figure that exceeds the Gross National Product of eight countries in the United Nations including the Marshall Islands, Tonga and Sao Tome. And closer to home, that figure is twice the $276 million backlog…