Mayor Charlie Hales wants to give Airbnb something it can’t get anyplace else.
Last week, Airbnb threw a house party in Portland City Hall.
Francisco-based online startup laid out two tables lined with trays of
bagels, brownies and blueberry muffins. It invit
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants to amend city zoning code to allow short-term rentals like Airbnb in apartments and condominiums.
"It was not in the original proposal from the [planning] bureau, but we asked the bureau to look into it," says Hales spokesman Dana Haynes. "Expecting good debate today."The hearing on Airbnb and other short-term rentals—when a...
Portland Bottling faces allegations it ripped off ratepayers while championing a measure to lower water bills.
No corporation had more at stake in the May ballot measure over control of the city’s water than Portland Bottling Co.
bottler contributed $100,000—more than any other don
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick have been holding high-profile public meetings to talk with residents and businesses about reworking their plan for a "street fee" to fund transportation projects.
This morning, however, Hales met privately with some of the business lobbyists who first raised the specter of placing the street fee on the ballot, ...