Portland, OR Government

PGE outages impact thousands in tri-county area

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...
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Health care workers, firefighters file lawsuits to overturn Oregon vaccine mandate

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.

5 people hospitalized in Oregon after taking ivermectin to treat COVID-19

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...

City’s “Safe Rest Villages” Off to a Slow Start

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...
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Oregon Tree Experts Expect Delayed Mortality Due to Drought

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.

Local Activists Are Planning an Abortion Rights March in Portland

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.

SOLVE Volunteers Clean up 51,000 Pounds of Trash in Downtown Portland

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.”
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5 Oregonians hospitalized after misusing ivermectin for COVID

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.

Celebrate Oktoberfest September 25th in Forest Grove, Oregon

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.