Car2Go Pulling Out of St. Johns and East Portland

"In the low usage areas, we found that our vehicles sit idle four times longer, ultimately affecting overall vehicle availability for the Portland membership base, as well as parking for the Portland community."


East Portland can't catch a break.Just this week KGW had a story called, "Diverse, non-cool East Portland seeks greater representation" which described East Portland as "shabby apartment complexes, fading strip malls, wide avenues and fast-food chains." Harsh. And now, Car2Go has announced they are pulling out of East Portland, and St. Johns, starting Aug. 24.In an email sent out this morning to Car2Go ...   More
Friday, July 31, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

East Portland Secessionists File Initiative to Create 9-Member City Council

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The East Portland secessionists are back, and they have a new plan. WW reported in March that Gateway neighborhood residents Collene Swenson and Pat Edwards had petitioned to create a ballot initiative that would, if passed, allow the 13 neighborhoods east of I-205 to secede and incorporate as a new city.Their latest petition abandons the secession idea and instead calls for a structural overhaul of ...   More
Friday, July 24, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

The New Best Secret Spot to Watch Sports in Portland

The cover for last night's fight was $5 and they had fish sauce wings and Vietnamese soup.


Food & Drink
After last night's underwhelming matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, chances are you're not looking to watch a big boxing match again anytime soon.And maybe you weren't interested in watching this "Fight of the Century" given the champ "Money" Mayweather has a long history of abusing women and fights in a fashion so boring as to be called cowardly by some while Pacquiao is an ...   More
Sunday, May 3, 2015 by Martin Cizmar

Hotseat: Collene Swenson and Pat Edwards

Two East Portland secessionists explain why they want voters to sever their neighborhoods’ ties to the city.

News Stories
Collene Swenson and Pat Edwards want out of the city of Portland. What they really want is the city to get out of where they live, East Portland, and leave the residents of this often overlooked    More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

East Portland Residents File Ballot Petition to Secede from Portland


Residents of East Portland have complained about living in a different city—poorer, less healthy and with fewer services—since their neighborhoods east of Interstate 205 were annexed starting in 1983.Now some of them are seeking a public vote to make it official, by pulling East Portland out of Portland.Three East Portland residents filed a ballot initiative petition Feb. 27 to de-annex neighborhoods ...   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AARON MESH

Border Story

Last month’s vote on immigration shows a deep political divide in Portland.

We’ve long known voters in East Portland tend to be more conservative than their inner-city neighbors. But the Nov. 4 election highlighted the city’s political divide between voters on eithe   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MILLER RESOR

Razed & Confused

The city poured $96 million into reviving Lents. Where’s the rebirth of this East Portland neighborhood?

Cover Story
In the past few months, Mayor Charlie Hales has talked about changing the way the city of Portland tries to bring struggling, rundown neighborhoods back to life. He calls it “place-making.”   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Shemia Fagan

East Portland’s new champion pushes back against City Hall.

News Stories
Shemia Fagan insists she is not the new mayor of East Portland. That unofficial title, Fagan says, still belongs to East Portland ex-legislator Jefferson Smith.  But Fagan, 31, is arguably    More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 KATE SCHIMEL

How Did Your Neighborhood Vote? Portland's Mayoral Election Results Mapped


The final election results by precinct are out, so we've compiled them into a handy map. This is a pretty rough version—we'll have an interactive one with all the candidates and other fancy features in the next day or two—but this one shows which of the top three candidates won which precincts.Things to note: Charlie Hales won all of west Portland as well as the battle for the Kremlin—the ...   More
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN


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