Multnomah County Seeks Planning Commission Applicants With Farming Background

The Multnomah County Land Use Planning Division is seeking a county resident with a background in farming to serve on the county Planning Commission. This is a great chance for a rural resident (current or former) to make sure that there is a voice for farms and farmland on this important planning body.

Washington County Reserves Plan Passes County Commission, But It Has an Uncertain Future

Craig Beebe

Following the release of a widely criticized draft last week that was almost certain to be rejected by Metro Council, Washington County has once again revised its urban/rural reserves plan.  Although the newest draft was only publicly available for 24 hours, the Washington County Commission voted to accept it  Tuesday evening, despite stringent calls for more time to consider the new map's provisions..

Panel Explores the Severe Challenges Facing Portland Schools

Portland Plan Inspiring Community Series Holds Second Forum at PSU

The Portland Plan held the second forum in its Inspiring Communities Series Wednesday night, December 8, featuring impassioned discussion of the city’s challenges in education, particularly its historical failure to meet the needs of all its students equitably.

Friends of Family Farmers - InFARMation Gathering

InFARMation (and Beer!), hosted by Friends of Family Farmers, happens every 2nd TUESDAY of each month in Portland from 5:30-8:30 at Holocene, located at 1001 SE Morrison.

This is an opportunity to bring the issues that Oregon family farmers face onto the radar of urban consumers, and the community in general. The topic changes each month, but always focuses on the larger picture of the connection between food and farms in our state. When eaters connect with farmers, it makes our food web stronger and real changes in our local food system are possible.

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Metro Council Meeting: UGB Capacity Hearing and Vote

Metro Council is holding a public hearing in Portland to hear from the public and vote on a proposed ordinance considering the housing and employment capacity of the region's Urban Growth Boundary.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/16/2010 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Metro Council Meeting: UGB Capacity & Cully Biogas Plant

Metro Council is holding a public hearing in Portland to discuss and hear from the public on two important land use topics: regional housing and employment capacity, and a proposed biogas plant in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/09/2010 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Portland Plan Inspiring Communities Series--Economic Development

Join a panel of experts and Mayor Sam Adams at the Mercy Corps Action Center in downtown Portland, to hear from national and local experts and leaders about the links between economic development and the Portland Plan, and get inspired about what our community can achieve. The event will be held at the Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, from 7-9pm. For those who can't make it in person, a live stream and recap will be available at the link below.

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/17/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Portland Plan Inspiring Communities Series--Designing for Environment and Community

Join a panel of experts and Mayor Sam Adams at the Billy J. Frank Conference Room at Ecotrust (721 NW 9th Ave.) to hear from national and local experts and leaders about the links between environment, community, and the Portland Plan, and get inspired about what our community can achieve. For those who can't make it in person, a live stream and recap will be available at the link below. The event will be from 7-9pm.

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/12/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Portland Plan Inspiring Communities Series--(Re-)imagining Equality

Join a panel of experts and Mayor Sam Adams at the Hollywood Theater in Northeast Portland, to hear from national and local experts and leaders about the links between equity and the Portland Plan, now in and get inspired about what our community can achieve. The event will be held at the Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., from 7-9pm. For those who can't make it in person, a live stream and recap will be available at the link below.

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/15/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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