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    Judge vacates huge increase in Portland Harbor pilot fees

    Portland Board of Harbor Commissioners did not have enough evidence to justify a massive hike in harbor pilot fees for large ships last November, according to a ruling by a state judge. In a ruling Friday, Justice Lance Walker called the sudden steep fee increase approved by the commission a “red flag” and vacated the board’s vote. Board members voted in November to set a mandatory fee of $1,077 per trip in and out of the harbor for large vessels after reviewing pilot fees charged at other ports in the northeast. That fee replaced a $1,200 per-trip fee the board approved in May 2017, at the request of the Portland…

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    Cyclist who collided with truck in NW Portland becomes city’s first 2018 bike fatality

    In this file photo, a bicyclist travels along the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland.( A cyclist hospitalized after he collided with a pickup truck in Northwest Portland died from his injuries, his family told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Daniel W. Feldt, 50, was riding his bicycle out of a parking lot and onto the 2700 block of Northwest Nicolai Street when the crash occurred Tuesday morning, police said. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, said Sgt. Chris Burley, a Portland police spokesman. Feldt is the first bicyclist killed on a city street this year, records show. "He was really into classic muscle cars, tinkering on…

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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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    Report: Portland will need more charging stations for growing number of electric cars

    Electric car in Portland (KATU photo) PORTLAND, Ore. – Environment Oregon Research and Police Center held a news conference at Go Forth Electric Showcase Tuesday to discuss a new study on preparing cities in the U.S. for electric vehicles. The report is called “Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles.” The report includes a first-of-its-kind policy analysis of best practices for using electric cars in the U.S. and internationally. The organization says the report will help make the transition to electric vehicles as smooth as possible. At the news conference Tuesday, officials talked about the growing need for more charging stations in Portland. Data shows Portland…

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    Portland sculpture event makes art of food donations

    United Way of Greater Portland’s second annual United We CAN food sculpture contest turned philanthropy into art Friday afternoon in Monument Square. Over a dozen corporate teams competed in the lighthearted event. Teams were allowed to use props as long as at least 50 percent of their sculpture was comprised of donated items. Monument Sq is bustling as our friends @unitedwaygp kicks off their yearly food drive/campaign! Love our bird’s-eye view! pic.twitter.com/hQypE9FV5x — Portland Library ME (@PortPublicLibME) September 15, 2017 Last year’s effort brought in enough food for nearly 16,000 meals, United Way said. Share Source Article

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    New Pro Hockey Deal in Portland Promises Boost for County-Owned Cross Arena

    The contract with the ECHL franchise that is coming to Portland next year stipulates that it pay $4,500 per home game at the Cross Insurance Arena; the Portland Pirates paid $1,000 plus operational expenses. The new minor league hockey team that will start playing at Portland’s Cross Insurance Arena next year will pay significantly higher rent for home games than its predecessor. A Portland Press Herald analysis of the deal between the team and the arena indicates that the agreement will benefit not only the taxpayer-backed venue, but also the company that manages the arena and owns the hockey team. Comcast Spectacor, the parent company of the Spectra arena management…

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    Butts, Balls and Boobs: Photos from the Portland 2017 World Naked Bike Ride

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    Portland City Council Races: Brenerman Announces Won’t Run, 3 Open Seats

    Portland City Councilor David Brenerman announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election in November, creating a wide-open race for the district representing North Deering, Deering Center and Riverton. Brenerman said in a written statement that being a councilor had become a full-time job and he is retiring so he can spend more time with his family. “I have devoted much of my energy over the past two and half years to my work on the council,” said Brenerman, who is also a lobbyist at the State House. “While all of this has been exhilarating, and I will miss working on issues that are important to Portland, I’ve decided to…

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    Portland Apartments – When is the Right Time for Buying?

    You have already decided to have own home, but before you go ahead remain questions what, when and whether to buy. Although you plan the things and have enough budget, you still stand doubts. Of course, you should not buy at any price, and whatever. Very often is preferred the qualitatively new construction, which is slightly more expensive, but it is perhaps the most appropriate investment for the future. Portland apartments meet all modern standards and are less likely to decrease their price, unlike homes in old buildings.

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    Portland Apartments – a Good Choice for Your Future Home

    Buying an apartment is an important investment step in the life of every person. Even the smallest mistakes can lead to negatives for you. So is well in advance to familiarize yourself with the details of the acquisition of real property, any hidden costs and everything else that would prevent the normal flow of the whole process of purchasing a new dwelling. Portland apartments are an appropriate investment opportunity. The first and most important thing that you should consider is your own needs.