Entries by Spencer Reilly

Citizens try to save SE Belmont’s oldest buildings from demolition

  As SE Portland continues to be split at the seams by development, residents along historic corridors like Belmont are learning the hard way that the City currently lacks tools to keep intact the beloved blocks that define their neighborhood. More than half of Portland’s buildings are more than 50 years old. Most lack any […]

New project to keep SE Portland bike-friendly!

  Neighborhood Greenways are streets that prioritize bicycling and are the backbone of Portland’s bicycle network. SE Clinton has been a Neighborhood Greenway for over 20 years. PBOT is testing traffic management tools to better address auto volume and speed issues that affect the greenway’s safety and comfort. Phase I of the test is to […]

Old school building may help with our homeless population.

First it was declaring a housing state of emergency last fall, then it was converting unused buildings into temporary homeless shelters. Now, the city of Portland has taken its creative approach to chipping away at Portland’s homeless problem to a new place, this time to Portland Public Schools. According to Willamette Week, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales […]

Tests at OHSU show low health risks related to soil pollution.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Testing done by officials on Portland soil after high levels of cadmium and arsenic were found in the air show a low risk for residents, officials announced Wednesday. The Oregon Health Authority, the Department of Environment Quality and the Multnomah County Health Department held a media briefing at 11 a.m. to give an […]