Block Busters

The urban density Charlie Hales championed has arrived on Division Street. Why isn’t he celebrating?


Cover Story
Judah Gold-Markel has trouble parking in front of his house these days.  He’s lived in his green bungalow on Southeast Sherman Street, two...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

Slow Ride

The Portland streetcar is coming to the east side, but records show it’s too broke to provide the service boosters promised.


News Stories
Last week, Mayor Sam Adams and about two dozen planners, consultants and other civic leaders took their first ride on the new eastside...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 AARON MESH

Dr. Know: The Trains Among Us

What’s the difference between subways and light rail?


Dr. Know
I saw a local-access TV show recently about the streetcar to Lake Oswego, and they mentioned NYC’s trains. The politician replies: “That’s a subway; this is light rail.” What’s the diffe   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Gimme Shelter

Adams’ play to restore TriMet’s YouthPass for city students leaves the region’s leaders steaming.


News Stories
Mayor Sam Adams doesn’t usually attend Metro’s Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation—the board of elected officials...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 AARON MESH

Coming Soon To A Bus Stop Near You: Opera!


Arts & Books
I've just received a request for "composers, vocalists, actors and musicians" to perform a Portland version of Dawn Weleski's Bus Stop Opera project. Say what? Weleski interviews public transit riders and draws from their conversations to create a short opera piece, which is then performed on public transit. Here's an NPR piece explaining the thing. I can't decide whether I find the project fun ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

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