The Portland Pisser: Portland’s Newest Scatological Scoundrel

Portland has been hit by another "offensive litterer."

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Look into those eyes. Those are the eyes of 27-year-old Gresham resident Jeff Rubin. Those are the eyes of a man who might surreptitiously piss on you.  At 4:31 am Friday, according to KOIN who broke this story, Port of Portland responded to a call from an airline that a man arriving on an inbound plane had urinated on other passengers, luggage and belongings.  If you’re a Port of Portland ...   More
Friday, September 11, 2015 ZACH MIDDLETON

Port of Portland Firefighter Indicted on Sexual Assault Charge in Texas


A Port of Portland firefighter has been indicted on a charge that he sexually assaulted a colleague on a training trip to Texas. The port has also fired Jason McCann, 37, for a violation of workplace policies and port ordinances they say is unrelated to the alleged sexual assault.McCann was indicted on one count of sexual assault Aug. 12 by a Tarrant County, Texas, grand jury, according to reporting ...   More
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 LEE VAN DER VOO, Investigate West

Port of Portland Firefighter Alleges Sexual Assault During Training In Texas

The alleged victim has received a $325,000 settlement from the port. Nearly 10 months later, the accused co-worker is still under investigation.


The Port of Portland in April paid a $325,000 settlement to a female firefighter who says a male colleague sexually assaulted her during a training trip in Texas last fall, according to reporting by InvestigateWest. The firefighter has since resigned her job, her alleged attacker is on unpaid leave, and the port has been unwilling to release documents about its investigation nearly 10 months after ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 LEE VAN DER VOO, Investigate West

Port of Portland Sued for Gender Discrimination


A female dredge operator for the Port of Portland who says she’s been the victim of gender discrimination in the past is alleging the port’s illegal practices are continuing. Katherine Kirkland, the port’s only female dredge operator, says she was fired because she is a woman, and that the port retaliated against her after she complained about her treatment. She filed a lawsuit last ...   More
Thursday, June 19, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Portland Street Fee Would Create Big Bills for Other Local Governments

UPDATE: Mayor Charlie Hales says city won't collect fee until July 2015


Local government agencies are discovering the City of Portland plans to charge them what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars a year under Mayor Charlie Hales' proposed "street fee" plan.Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have for months been showing citizens the structure of the fee, which would charge households up to $12 a month and businesses much more. They've been less vocal about ...   More
Thursday, May 15, 2014 AARON MESH

Port of Portland Rallying Support For CRC Hearing


Port of Portland lobbyist Annette Price convened a meeting of leading business lobbyists yesterday to plan strategy ahead of a Jan. 14 legislative hearing on the proposed Oregon-only Columbia River Crossing project. The Legislature's approval for the project has expired, and Gov. John Kitzhaber is hoping lawmakers will revive the CRC in the upcoming February legislative session.Price's email lays out ...   More
Thursday, January 9, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland International Airport Wants Court to Delay Debut of Clearcutting Ads

UPDATE: Judge says no delay; airport will display ad


UPDATE, 4 pm: Port of Portland spokesman Steve Johnson tells WW the airport will display an anti-clearcutting ad as soon as environmental group Oregon Wild sends the poster.But Johnson says the Port plans to appeal the Multnomah County Circuit Court decision."We believe that if the Port were to accept and post political and religious advertising in the PDX terminal, the public might conclude that ...   More
Friday, December 20, 2013 AARON MESH

Paying Double

Technical problems at PDX? Not our problem, says the Port of Portland—and everyone else.

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The readers of Travel + Leisure love Portland International Airport. They said so in a survey published Oct. 15 that named PDX the nation’s best. “Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters,�   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Did The Port and Housing Agency Get Scammed?

Two ex-employees of the Port of Portland and Home Forward, the area’s housing agency, are under criminal investigation for allegedly misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from their em   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Fantasy Island

Forget protecting birds and fauna: the Port of Portland’s plans for developing West Hayden Island don’t add up.

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Victor Viets and Mayor Charlie Hales have a lot in common. Both used to work for large engineering firms in Portland and both are boating enthusiasts who have lived in Columbia River condos near w   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS


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