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    ‘I’d love to see it’: Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden likes the idea of MLB in Portland

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The campaign to bring Major League Baseball to the Rose City remains in a holding pattern this weekend thanks, in part, to Friday’s pivotal announcement from Portland Public Schools. At the same time, the idea just gained another big-name cheerleader. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said Saturday he was as shocked as anyone else to learn of the big pitch. He said he’s in favor of beefing up the Rose City’s sports profile with a Major League Baseball team. “Well I’m smiling,” he said, “because it really sounds good to be up there with the Timbers and the Thorns and the Blazers.” MORE MLB TO PDX COVERAGE…

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    10 great record stores in Portland

    Portland is a music lover’s paradise, with well over a dozen record stores and enough LPs around town to keep even the snobbiest vinyl fan busy for life. According to Music Millennium owner Terry Currier, Portland actually has more record stores per capita than any city in the U.S. — and more stores, period. With another Record Store Day around the corner, here are 10 top record stores in Portland. 10. Vinyl Resting Place The St. John’s store is a jazz lover’s haven, thanks to the efforts of owners Toby Tobiason and his wife. “We inspect everything before we sell it,” he told the Oregonian. Not into Davis or Coltrane?…

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    Portland approves emergency plan to reduce speeds on SE Stark Street

    Kristi Finney-Dunn, whose son was killed in SE Portland, pictured in 2016 on Stark Street advocating for safer pedestrian crossings and lower speed limits (Courtesy of PBOT) Portland approved an emergency plan Wednesday to reduce by 5 mph the speed limit on a more than 50-block stretch of Stark Street in Southeast Portland. Two of the city’s 10 traffic fatalities this year happened between 109th and 162nd avenues on Stark. A 53-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed on Feb. 1, and a 34-year-old motorist died Feb. 11. Leah Treat, Portland’s transportation director, on Wednesday told the City Council the bureau will install three new pedestrian crossings on Stark this year…

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    Portland weighs new historic districts as answer to development tensions on Munjoy Hill

    Portland city planners are beginning discussions about creating two historic districts on Munjoy Hill as part of a strategy to address concerns over the rapid pace of development that’s leading to large boxy condominiums replacing smaller, more traditional New England-style homes. Although there are no specific boundaries yet proposed for the two districts, maps created by city planners show the general areas under consideration. One potential district may run along the Eastern Promenade and Fore Street from Turner Street to Atlantic Street, reaching a block or two from the outside edge into the neighborhood. The other potential district could run along North Street, from Congress Street to Walnut Street. These…