Concerns aside, Metro Council gives ODOT $129 million for I-5 Rose Quarter project

Despite a majority of Metro Council expressing concerns about the future of a nearly $800 million project that will expand the I-5 freeway through the Rose Quarter, only two out of seven members voted against giving the Oregon Department of Transportation $129 million to continue working on it. The 5-2 vote came at a meeting … Read more

Politics and pedaling at ‘Bike Town Hall’ and ‘Beers and Bikes’ events

A pair of bike advocates are hosting a fundraiser for Metro Councilor Sam Chase, shown here in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Two upcoming events are perfect examples of how bicycling plays an important role in local, regional, and statewide politics. Tonight at Lucky Lab in northwest Portland (1945 NW Quimby), a pair of … Read more