Portland Open Studios kicked off this weekend. The annual event, which continues today, and runs again Oct. 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. allows the public to visit with 100 artists in their studios. [Read more…] about Portland Artists Open Studios to Public
A federal judge in Portland Thursday called for a Bush-era law allowing an increase in logging on some federal land to be scrapped, reported the Register-Guard.
The plan to up logging on around 2.2 million acres of Bureau of Land Management forestland in western Oregon was one of former President George W. Bush’s last acts in office, according to the article. The Western Oregon Plan Revision, known as WOPR (pronounced whopper), was finalized in December 2008. [Read more…] about Judge Rules Bush-Era Logging Plan Should Be Cut
The Portland Memory Garden has been chosen to receive the 2011 Therapeutic Garden Design Award, according to the Salem-News.
The annual award, sponsored by the American Horticultural Therapy Association, goes to parks nationwide that feature a therapeutic design and promote activity. [Read more…] about Portland Garden Designed for those Suffering Memory Loss Lauded
A Cove, Ore. wilderness retreat designed to offer visitors a break from the hustle and bustle of urban life will remain as it is, even under new ownership, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Portland businessman Barnes C. Ellis, 46, bought the historic Minam River Lodge at an auction Aug. 13 for $605,000, the newspaper reported. The original asking price had been $4.6 million. [Read more…] about Portland Businessman Buys Noted Wilderness Retreat
A Portland man who constructed a planter box in the grassy area between the street and the sidewalk may be setting the path for others to follow.
Jordan Benner built the planter in front of his home in 2009, according to a story in the Oregonian. After a neighbor complained, the city made him demolish it and charged him with a fine. [Read more…] about Portland Resident Planting a Seed for Future Front-Yard Farmers
Portland State University has set up seven electric charging stations from six different manufacturers along a downtown street nicknamed “Electric Avenue” to conduct a study to see which chargers get used the most, who is using the technology, what users do while they wait for the cars to charge up, according to an article in the Associated Press. [Read more…] about Portland State Plugged Into Electric Car Push
The city of Portland, Ore. and IBM have seen the future and it’s virtual.
The two have teamed up to develop a virtual “SimCity” to better understand how communities work, according to a press release. The computer simulation allows city leaders to see how the various systems, including the economy, housing, education, public safety, transportation, healthcare/wellness, government services and utilities, work in conjunction. [Read more…] about IBM Helps Portland Go Virtual