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    Finding A Portland Apartment

    Do you want to find an apartment in Portland? There are a lot of choices out there because this is a big city with a lot of apartments in it. If you want to know how to better weigh your options, just read on here for more. You want to live in a place that has chill neighbors that are not going to cause you a lot of trouble. There’s nothing worse than moving into a place where everyone is always partying and being loud when you just want peace and quiet while you’re at home. Luckily, you can read reviews on the internet and can avoid most of the…

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    Portland jetport, FAA officials say several factors contributed to rise in noise complaints

    PORTLAND — Portland International Jetport and Federal Aviation Administration officials attempted Thursday to clarify the reasons for an increase in airplane noise complaints this summer. More than 20 residents, many from South Portland, packed a small conference room at the jetport during a regular meeting of the Jetport Noise Advisory Committee seeking an explanation for an increase in the number of low-flying planes over their neighborhoods and asking officials to do something about it. “This is a serious problem,” said Mary Brett, who lives in the Willard Beach area of South Portland. She said she noticed a huge increase in noisy planes this summer, which at times woke her family…

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    Portland hotel sold to Virginia investment trust

    The Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront has been sold to Richmond, Virginia-based Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. The Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront hotel has been sold to a large real estate investment trust based in Virginia for an undisclosed sum. The buyer, Richmond-based Apple Hospitality REIT Inc., is a publicly traded company that owns and operates 236 hotels in 33 states, according to its website. The seller was New Hampshire- and Florida-based Norwich Partners, which develops and invests in commercial real estate, primarily hotels in New England and Florida, according to Holliday Fenoglio Fowler L.P., a Boston-based commercial real estate broker that represented Norwich in the sale transaction. Completed in 2009, the…

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    A Portland Developer Dangles the Possibility of 500 Affordable Apartments—in Exchange for the Right to Build Downtown Skyscrapers

    A Portland Developer Dangles the Possibility of 500 Affordable Apartments—in Exchange for the Right to Build Downtown SkyscrapersA plan to build apartment towers near the Riverplace Marina has sparked interest at City Hall. (The towers would rise as high as 400 feet; this artist’s rendering is whimsical and not to scale.) Now a Portland-based real estate investment and development company has arrived at City Hall with a proposal to crowd the skyline with skyscrapers as tall as 40 stories on the downtown waterfront. In exchange, it’s offering to build up to 500 affordable apartments with no public cash. All it wants is the rights to the sky. City Commissioner Dan…

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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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    Air Quality Downgraded to Unhealthy for Portland Metro Area

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland metro area’s air quality was downgraded to unhealthy Tuesday morning. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was 168 on Tuesday morning. A rating higher than 150 is considered unhealthy for everyone. AQI measures how many particles are in the air. The Environmental Protection Agency says people should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion, and consider staying inside. People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children are at higher risk and should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. The poor air quality is a result of wildfires burning in Oregon currently, especially the Chetco Bar Fire in southern Oregon and the Whitewater Fire near Mount Jefferson. KGW…

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    Portland Pot Shop Offers Eclipse Glasses Deal

    PORTLAND, Ore. — If you’re still looking for eclipse glasses, a Portland pot shop might have a deal for you. The owners of Foster Buds are giving away a free pair of eclipse glasses to anyone who buys $5 or more worth of product at either of their locations. “It’s been incredible how far people are coming from,” said employee Lindsay Minar. “We’ve had people from Canada. Earlier in the week, we had a couple from Saudi Arabia who came down.” As of Saturday afternoon, half of the 400 pairs they had available at each branch were gone. They’re only giving out one pair per person. “People are really trying…

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    Why Do People Move to Portland?

    Portland has become a place people want to live in over the years and attracts a lot of attention. Why is a place people want to move to? What is the allure of going to this part of America and why does it get mentioned all the time? Here are the reasons locals mentioned when it comes to moving to Portland. 1) Green and Lush There is no reason to go to a part of town that’s unappealing beauty wise. You are going to find a lot to do in this part of Portland, and that is why people love it so much. It is green and lush the way…

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    Letter to the Editor: Helpful Progressive Portland Should Not Be Condemned

    On April 12, my husband, Otto Morales, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on his way to work. Otto came to the United States as a minor fleeing violence in Guatemala. Since then, he’s done nothing but work hard, pay taxes and build a family. But under the new administration, he was detained and deported to Guatemala. Already, the legal costs are piling up, and I don’t know when I’ll see my husband again. In the midst of my personal and ongoing distress, Progressive Portland reached out to me. They asked if there was anything that could be done to help. I told them I was facing tens…

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    Portland Transgender Man Gives Birth to Son

    Biff Chaplow (left) and Trystan Reese with their newborn, Leo. (KATU Photo) PORTLAND, Ore. — A Southeast Portland transgendered man and his husband are celebrating the arrival of their new child. Trystan Reese gave birth to Leo two weeks ago. Trystan carried him for nine months after experiencing a miscarriage the last time he tried getting pregnant. This time everything worked. “I would say it’s unique. I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child between the two of them. So we know its unique,” said Trystan. “The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of…