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Portland demonstration declared a riot after protesters launch fireworks at federal courthouse

During demonstrations in downtown Portland, Oregon, protesters blocked traffic on Main Street and launched fireworks from the street, injuring officers, the Portland Police Bureau said in a Sunday statement.
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Raptors will face Houston, Portland and Phoenix in three scrimmages

The Toronto Raptors will face their first competition in more than four months when they play the Houston Rockets in a scrimmage on July 24.The NBA released the scrimmage schedule on Saturday ahead of the July 30 restart. Each team will play three exhibition games at Disney World in Orlando.The Raptors will also face Portland on July 26, and Phoenix on July 28.Toronto opens the eight-game seeding round on Aug. 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers.The NBA shut down March 11 due to COVID-19. The 22 te...
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Portland, Nba, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Raptors, Phoenix, Disney World, Houston Portland


How the Music of Elliott Smith Lives on in Film and Television

Musician Elliott Smith has made an abundance of legendary contributions to cinema, both in his short lifetime (he passed away at the age of 34 in 2003) as well as posthumously. He is, arguably, the greatest singer-songwriter of his generation. In film, Smith is, perhaps, most well-known for his tracks on Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting in 1997, namely, his Oscar-nominated “Miss Misery.” That song played over the oft-quoted “Had to see about a girl” scene. Although Smith lost to Céline Dio...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Features, Brooklyn, Wes Anderson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Portland, Nebraska, Brian, Sam Mendes, George Clooney, Edward Norton, Jason Reitman, Kent, Smith


Blumenauer’s bike-related bills move forward in $1.5 trillion House transportation bill

The bill would change U.S. law so that transit agencies can more easily fund bikeshare systems.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) When we interviewed U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election he said, “If four years from now the places that can make the most advantage of transportation investments don’t get that help, that’s going to be not just a missed opportunity in terms of safety and economic benefits of transportation — it’s going to be a lost po...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, House Of Representatives, Portland, Graves, Peter DeFazio, Vision Zero, Earl Blumenauer, Blumenauer, Jonathan Maus


‘A bit of trepidation’: Lake District prepares to reopen to visitors

Mixed feelings among businesses and residents around Ullswater after three months without touristsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Duke of Portland’s boathouse is probably the most popular holiday let in the Lake District, booked up for at least 340 days each year at an average cost of £350 a night. But for the past 103 days, the luxury one-bedroom property, perched on the shores of Ullswater – once used by the 3rd duke of Portland, AKA William Cavendish-Bentinck, ...
Tags: Business, UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, Portland, Boris Johnson, Barnsley, Lake District, Cumbria, Ullswater, William Cavendish Bentinck, Coronavirus outbreak


Portland Police Retreat Into Precinct Building as Riot Declared

Portland Police declared a riot on July 2 after a number of flash-points between police and protesters were reported around the Multnomah County Justice Center and an adjacent courthouse.Video here shows several officers retreating back inside the central precinct police building as they are confronted and shouted at by protesters.Police said a riot was declared shortly before midnight after “large rocks, full cans, and bottles” were thrown at officers.Police said fireworks were also launched to...
Tags: News, Portland, Portland Police, Multnomah County Justice Center, Garrison Davis


Jobs of the Week: Velotech, Vancouver Cyclery, West End Bikes, The eBike Store

In case you haven’t heard there’s a bike boom going on around here. Lots of bike buyers and bike riders and the same amount of bike shops means places are slammed with business and need help. If you want a new job in the bike biz, now is a good time to start poking around. Check out our most recent listings below. – Accounts Payable Specialist – Velotech, Inc. – Bike Mechanic – Vancouver Cyclery – Sales Associate – West End Bikes – Full Time Mechanic – The eBike Store, Inc Advertisement ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Velotech Inc, Jobs Of The Week, eBike Store Inc, Velotech Vancouver Cyclery West


Judge blocks Portland police from using physical force against journalists

As protests originally sparked by the death of George Floyd continue in Portland, Oregon, a US District Court has issued a two-week restraining order barring the Portland Police Bureau from arresting journalists and legal observers or using force against them.The order comes after the police arrested journalists who were covering a protest on Tuesday. One of them, Lesley McLam, was taken into custody.
Tags: News, Portland, Portland Oregon, US District Court, Portland Police Bureau, George Floyd, Lesley McLam


Pending Sales Dipped Slightly Last Week, But Homes Are Still Moving at Record Pace

This Zillow Weekly Market Report includes housing market data as of the week ending June 27 Seattle, WA – July 2, 2020 (PRNewswire) Homes continue to fly off the market just weeks after they’re listed — faster than any time in at least the past two years, according to Zillow’s Weekly Market Report1. That’s despite newly pending sales falling week over week for the first time since late May, though they remain well ahead of last month’s pace. Homes Are Going Under Contract at the F...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Indianapolis, Chicago, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, Homes, San Diego, Philadelphia, Birmingham, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle, St Louis


Study: No, bikes aren’t really slowing cars down

One of the most common complaints cyclists hear from drivers is that bikes slow them down on city streets. It’s common to have drivers dangerously overtake you on crowded roads due to MGIF (Must-Get-In-Front) syndrome. Bikes can’t go as fast as a car, so obviously they’re slowing down the other motorists on the road, right? Not so fast. A study published in the Transportation Research Record journal last month suggests that on average, cyclists have a negligible impact on traffic speeds — genera...
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Study: No, bikes aren’t really slowing drivers down

One of the most common complaints cyclists hear from drivers is that bikes slow them down on city streets. It’s common to have drivers dangerously overtake you on crowded roads due to MGIF (Must-Get-In-Front) syndrome. Bikes can’t go as fast as a car, so obviously they’re slowing down the other motorists on the road, right? Not so fast. A study published in the Transportation Research Record journal last month suggests that on average, cyclists have a negligible impact on traffic speeds — genera...
Tags: Startups, Portland, Shift, Forbes, Plugged, Transportation Research Record


Homeowners along Sandy River defend ODOT’s bike-unfriendly guardrails

Former biking space on Historic Highway.(Photo: Forum user amadeusb4) We’re still trying to learn more about why the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) installed three sections of guardrails in the paved shoulder of the Historic Columbia River Highway north of Interstate 84 last week. These guardrails narrow valuable space used by many bicycle riders and their dangerous placement increases odds of stressful passes and collisions. The fact that ODOT did this without any public notice an...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Sandy, Ritz, ODOT, DeVore, Oregon Department of Transportation, Ryland, Jonathan Maus, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Oregon Department of Transportation ODOT, Columbia River Highway State Trail, Sandy River


Local riders create ‘Bike Corking for Social Justice’ how-to guide

For the past month bike riders have put themselves between protestors and road users. Now there’s a guide to do it right.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/bikePortland) For over a month now, Portlanders have been taking to the streets every night to protest the killing of Black people and the racist policies and police brutality that contribute to it. At almost every march there’s been a cadre of two-wheeled escorts patrolling intersections, directing traffic, and doing whatever is necessary to keep protes...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, New York Times, Portland, Black Lives Matter, Social Justice, Portland State University, Don, Jonathan Maus, Jason Washington, George Floyd Protests, Amelia Bjesse Puffin


PBOT’s street dining permit program is a test of anti-racist pledge

Article published yesterday by Street Roots. The current number one priority at Portland’s transportation bureau is a permit program that aims to help restaurants spread into the street so they can serve more people safely. The Healthy Business program is part of a larger Safe Streets Initiative that’s altering public right-of-way to improve safety and create more space for physically-distanced commerce. By some accounts the program is working well. Since it was launched at the end of May, the...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Warner, Black, Rivera, Schafer, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Southeast Ankeny, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Chris Warner, Hannah Schafer


PBOT’s street dining permit program is a test of antiracist pledge

Article published yesterday by Street Roots. The current number one priority at Portland’s transportation bureau is a permit program that aims to help restaurants spread into the street so they can serve more people safely. The Healthy Business program is part of a larger Safe Streets Initiative that’s altering public right-of-way to improve safety and create more space for physically-distanced commerce. By some accounts the program is working well. Since it was launched at the end of May, the...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Warner, Black, Rivera, Schafer, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Southeast Ankeny, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Chris Warner, Hannah Schafer


Galaxy’s Jonathan dos Santos to miss tournament due to hernia surgery

Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos will miss the upcoming MLS is Back Tournament due to an upcoming scheduled hernia surgery. Dos Santos, 30, will undergo “minimally invasive hernia surgery”  Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute. He is expected to be out for six weeks. The Galaxy is scheduled to depart for Orlando and the tournament Monday, and is scheduled to play in Group F July 13 against the Portland Timbers. The most likely replacement for dos Santos’ defensive midfield role is...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Dos Santos, Santos, Orlando, Jonathan Dos Santos, Cedars Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute He, Perry Kitchen Dos Santos


You need a mask (or three): Here are four local companies that sell them

Time to stock up. We’re in this for the long haul. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Bad news: Covid-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. That means you’ll need to wear a good mask to keep yourself and others safe. Good news: You can find great masks and face coverings made in Portland and your purchase will help support local bike-related businesses. Here are some of our favorites: BlaqPaks (Photos: BlaqPaks) You might now BlaqPaks for their awesome and bombproof backpack...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Italy, Portland, Products, Ministry of Health, Stefano, Gaiter, Jonathan Maus, BLAQ, Chrome Industries Chrome, COVID, Coronavirus 2020, Le Tigre Tie Dye Birds, Biciclista US Biciclista


LendingTree Study Ranks the Most Valuable Cities in America

Charlotte, NC – July 1, 2020 (PRNewswire) Real estate wealth is not evenly distributed across the country and is largely concentrated in large cities. But it begs the question: What are the most valuable cities in America? To find out, LendingTree analyzed the total value of residential real estate in American cities. The real estate values come from the My LendingTree property value database, which is a collection of real estate data of more than 155 million U.S. properties. The total value of ...
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Photos of Portland's 'Avenue of Roses' win award

Life before and during lockdown is captured by 39 winning photographers.
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State’s Rose Quarter freeway project will press on, without support from Portland leaders

The Oregon Department of Transportation lost a lot more than the support of a local nonprofit today when Albina Vision Trust pulled their support of the I-5 Rose Quarter project. That earthquake has already had major aftershocks. Portland Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler have both pulled their support as well. This means ODOT is left trying to complete a controversial mega-project that doesn’t have support from the very city it would be built ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Smith, Finn, Metro, Chris Smith, Oregon Legislature, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Portland City Council


Albina Vision pulls support for I-5 Rose Quarter project

No more lifeline for Mayor Wheeler and Metro President Lynn Peterson. (Illustration by Cloe Ashton, May 2019) Huge news from the Portland Mercury and Willamette Week: The nonprofit Albina Vision Trust has decided it will no longer support the Oregon Department of Transportation’s I-5 Rose Quarter project and they will no longer participate in an advisory role. In a tweet posted today, reporter Blair Stevnick wrote, “Albina Vision Trust is withdrawing from all planning on ODOT’s Rose Quarter 1-5...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Metro, Adams, Kate Brown, Peterson, Megan, Oregon Public Broadcasting, ODOT, KATU, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Willamette Week


Case-Shiller: Home Price Gains Steady in April

In April, home prices increased 4.7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, a 4.6 percent increase from the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase was recorded at 3.4 percent—flat from last month. The 20-City Composite recorded a 4.0 percent gain YoY, up from the previous month’s 3.9 percent increase. The complete data for the 20 markets measured by S&P: Atlanta, Ga. April/March: 0.8% Year-Over-Year: 4.5% Boston, Mass. April/March: 1.3...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Washington, Atlanta, Housing Market, Chicago, Radio, West, Portland, National, Seattle, Cleveland, Detroit, Latest News, Phoenix, Northeast


Billions of dollars in aid for small businesses go unclaimed

By Joyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the table when a key government program stops accepting applications for loans. Business owners and advocacy groups complain that the money in the Paycheck Protection Program was not fully put to work because the program created obstacles that stopped countless small businesses from applying. For those that did seek loans...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Los Angeles Lakers, Treasury Department, Small Business Administration, Murchison, Newark New Jersey, SBA


NWSL Sees Record Viewership For Challenge Cup Opening Match On CBS

(CBS Local)- The National Women’s Soccer League kicked off its 2020 Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon on CBS and the match between defending champion North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns FC garnered the most viewers in league history. According to CBS Sports PR, the match drew 572,000 viewers a 201% increase over the league’s previous high for viewership. Challenge Cup Opener on CBS is Most-Watched @NWSL Match Ever pic.twitter.com/BpB9SivpFi — CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) June 30, 202...
Tags: Sports, United States, Portland, Cbs, Only CBS, Houston, CBS Sports, North Carolina, Nwsl, Portland Thorns FC, Lynn Williams, Ryan Mayer, CBS Local The National Women s Soccer League


Portland’s Climate Emergency Declaration addresses highway expansions, slavery, and colonialism

In normal times, major changes to important policy documents happen at a glacial pace. These are not normal times. When Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler released a draft of the city’s Climate Emergency Declaration back in mid-February it was just under 1,800 words long. The one that will get a public hearing and vote tonight (6/30) is nearly 5,000 words long. Learn more: 6/30 City Council meeting information 2015 Climate Action Plan Final Progress Report – Multnomah County The new doc...
Tags: Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, Bureau of Planning Sustainability, George Floyd, Climate Emergency Declaration


Report: Portland to sign point guard Jaylen Adams for Orlando restart

He played in 34 games for Atlanta last season.
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New ODOT guardrail on Historic Highway makes cycling more dangerous

New guardrails on Historic Columbia River Highway along Sandy River.(Photos by BikePortland Forum user amadeusb4) “We certainly understand how this effort reduces space available for bikers and other users…”— Don Hamilton, ODOT The Oregon Department of Transportation has narrowed the shoulder on several sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The installation of guardrails reduces space for cycling and increases danger for vulnerable road users on a very popular route along th...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hamilton, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Lewis Clark, Jonathan Maus, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Don Hamilton, Sandy River Photos, BikePortland Forum, Sandy River Earlier


New ODOT guardrails on Historic Highway makes cycling more dangerous

New guardrails on Historic Columbia River Highway along Sandy River.(Photos by BikePortland Forum user amadeusb4) “We certainly understand how this effort reduces space available for bikers and other users…”— Don Hamilton, ODOT The Oregon Department of Transportation has narrowed the shoulder on several sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The installation of guardrails reduces space for cycling and increases danger for vulnerable road users on a very popular route along th...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hamilton, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Lewis Clark, Jonathan Maus, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Don Hamilton, Sandy River Photos, BikePortland Forum, Sandy River Earlier


Video shares voices of Black Liberation Ride organizers

Stills from the video. Watch it below. The latest episode of the Portland Water Bureau’s “Water Stories” series shines a light on the recent Black Liberation ride. The fifth annual edition of the ride took place on June 19th as a celebration of “Black joy” on Juneteenth and a huge number of people turned out. The short film features the voices of ride organizers Jené Etheridge and Stephen Marea, both of whom said one of the things they appreciate most about it was the feeling of riding wit...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brown, Etheridge, Marea, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Black Liberation, Black Liberation Ride, Jené Etheridge, Stephen Marea, Portland Water Bureau s YouTube


The Monday Roundup: SUVs for crowd control, oppressive interstates, Paris election, and more

Here are the most noteworthy stories we came across in the past seven days… SUV as crowd control weapon: This time it was in Detroit where a police SUV was surrounded by protestors and then the officer at the wheel decided to floor it and ram through them. Several people were seriously injured. Nothing to see here: The NYPD looked into a case of officers driving into protestors last week and found that they did not violate use of force policies. Traffic is back: Our wonderful flirtation with...
Tags: Transportation, Politico, America, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Paris, Portland, Capitol Hill, Detroit, Donald, LA Times, Anne Hidalgo, ODOT, Shoup