Devils Churn is an ocean-worn crack in a massive basalt flow created by a volcano 37 million years ago. Seventy-five yards wide at its mouth, the chute slices 200 yards inland, narrowing to just three or four feet before ending at the base of Cape Perpetua towering above. The churn’s...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of people in the tri-county area were left without power Saturday morning. A Portland General Electric outage map showed more than a dozen outages in Clackamas and Multnomah counties that impacted more than 6,000 customers combined. There were also outages listed in Washington, Marion, and Yamhill...
Portland offers many original and iconic cheeseburgers to choose from, from fast to fancy. Saturday is National Cheeseburger Day, a prime example of the quintessential American holiday. Who doesn't love a cheeseburger? The combination of real or imitation beef with melted cheese and toppings appeals to just about any palate.
More than two dozen health care workers and firefighters throughout Oregon have filed a pair of new lawsuits this week seeking to overturn Gov. Kate Brown’s vaccine mandate. The two lawsuits filed in Yamhill and Klamath counties join a chorus of legal action brought by first-responders and health care workers after Brown issued the orders back in August that all health care workers and state executive branch employees — including public safety officers — must be vaccinated by Oct. 18 or six weeks after full FDA approval, which came on Aug. 23.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – Five people have been hospitalized after taking ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19, according to the Oregon Poison Center at Oregon Health and Science University. The Oregon Poison Center said from Aug. 1 to Sept. 14, there have been 25 cases of people intentionally using ivermectin...
These Are the Counties in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Slowest
After adding over 1,076,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 41.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 650,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In the past week, there were an average […]
Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Portland: 1. 5253 SE 82nd Ave #27 (503) 477-8453; 2. 7901 SE Powell Blvd STE K (503) 384-2475; 3. 3131 SE Milwaukie Ave 503-234-3488; 4. 8145 SE 17th Ave (503) 382-2253; 5. 105 NW 13th Ave (503) 327-0233; 6.
Information about the status of six “safe rest villages” the city hopes to set up to offer at least 300 alternative shelter spaces for homeless Portlanders has been coming at a trickle since the spring, when city leaders unanimously approved the idea. On Thursday, Commissioner Dan Ryan’s office sent out...
A COVID outbreak of four cases resulting in quarantine measures affecting hundreds has closed a high school just outside of Portland, Oregon. Reynolds High School closed on Sept. 16, and will proceed with remote learning until Sept. 27. “Community spread of the COVID-19 virus continues and while the number of...
PORTLAND, Ore. — People in Portland's Overlook Park neighborhood are voicing frustration after they say a homeless camp fire put homes at risk on Friday. Chris Poe moved to the area in May, and this was the second hillside fire to come near his home in four months. Poe said he's worried about the lack of prevention.
More than an inch of rain fell in the Portland area between midnight and 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Students in the Portland metro area have been back in school for at least a week, and already thousands are in quarantine after potentially being exposed to COVID-19 in school. There's not much consistency in how districts track and share the overall picture of COVID in their...
Are you ready for the rain? Check out out local weather forecast before you head outside. Here are some of the stories that were most popular this week with Columbian readers. Settlement in Benton case ‘fully and finally’ resolves all claims. Clark County officials were mostly mum Thursday about a...
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The effects of the drought and heat on trees won’t be fully known until next spring, tree experts in Oregon say. Oregon State University professor and forest health specialist Dave Shaw told The Oregonian/OregonLive that there’s typically delayed mortality associated with drought. But rain is predicted this weekend.
The Supreme Court’s decision to allow a Texas rule prohibiting almost all abortions after six weeks reverberated immediately in Portland, both in public indignation (see: the Portland City Council’s now-reversed call to divest from the Lone Star State and subsequent $200,000 donation to reproductive health programs) and in a furious and intentional round of private organizing.
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Portland, OR. Volunteers have collected a total of more than 51,000 pounds of litter in Downtown Portland over the past year. SOLVE’s monthly ‘Downtown Portland Cleanup Days’ started in September of 2020. More than 5,000 volunteers have pitched in during the coordinated, downtown-wide, litter cleanup effort. SOLVE officials say, “Think about it, more than 5,000 community members have worked together to lift Portland back up, one piece of litter at a time.”
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Since the beginning of August, five Oregonians have been hospitalized due to their misuse of the potent anti-parasitic drug ivermectin. According to the Oregon Health and Science University, the Oregon Poison Center managed 25 cases of Oregonians intentionally misusing the drug between August 1 and September 14 — five of which led to hospitalization. Two of those patients had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
Shake out your lederhosen and dirndls, Oregon. There’s a new Forest Grove, Oregon Oktoberfest, and it looks to be a rollicking good time. This family-friendly festival will include everything you expect out a Bavarian celebration: carnival games, food, drink, tournaments, vendors, live music, and other entertainment. Two stages, full German meals and snacks, wine and beer served throughout, a magician, balloon animals, and more! The festival is sponsored by Bella Donna’s Bistro & Patisserie.