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PORTLAND, Ore. — A shortage of snow plow drivers has made clearing the roads in Oregon a challenge, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The agency has 132 vacancies across the state for maintenance positions including snow plow drivers, salt truck drivers and de-icers. About 40 of those vacancies are in eastern Oregon where there's a greater need for drivers, according to ODOT.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Drivers should expect the busiest roads since before the pandemic when traveling this Thanksgiving, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Don Hamilton with ODOT said that Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays for travel in Oregon, and the limitations on gatherings that kept people from traveling over the last few years are largely gone.
The Holiday Express is a yearly tradition for both families and train enthusiasts. It begins on Nov. 25, through Dec. 18.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland-area hospitals are struggling with a large wave of pediatric RSV cases, and Multnomah County health officials are urging residents to be extra cautious about health and safety in the coming weeks, even recommending that parents with babies and young children consider skipping Thanksgiving gatherings. OHSU's...
WARM SPRINGS, Ore — For the first time in its 35-year history, the Columbia River Gorge Commission will be led by an Indigenous woman. Carina Miller, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, was elected chair of the 13-member commission, which oversees land-use policy in the gorge.
PORTLAND, Ore. — An attempt to steal gas from rental trucks at a Southeast Portland U-Haul location resulted in a "large fire" early Thanksgiving morning, according to Portland Fire & Rescue. Firefighters were called out to the U-Haul location at the corner of SE 48th Avenue and SE Powell...
TIGARD, Ore. — The holiday season has officially arrived and Oregonians have two options the Friday after Thanksgiving: Black Friday or Green Friday. In Tigard, people flocked to Bridgeport Village shopping mall on Friday to snag some deals. Everyone, from families to college students, were taking advantage of the Black Friday deals and discounts.
'I drove to City Hall in tears': Salt & Straw considers moving its headquarters out-of-state due to crime
PORTLAND, Oregon — The head of Portland-based ice cream maker Salt & Straw is sending a message to local leaders: make Portland safer or say good-bye to the company’s headquarters. CEO and co-founder Kim Malek said she’s considering moving Salt & Straw's Southeast Portland kitchen and headquarters out-of-state,...
PORTLAND, Ore. — If you were out and about Wednesday night and driving down Burnside Bridge you may have noticed the stag on the Portland sign over Old Town has a new look: a bright red-nose. This flip signals the start of the holiday season for Portlanders. Here are...
PORTLAND, Ore. — An incoming weather system is expected to dump significant snow on the Cascade mountains in the coming days, while Portland and the rest of the Willamette Valley are most likely in for a soggy Thanksgiving weekend — although the odds of snow will improve as things get colder next week.
If both shootings are found to be homicides, that would bring the total number of homicides in Portland to 88. Last year’s total was 90.
The gift cards are each worth $50. The campaign aims to help participating local businesses bounce back from the pandemic.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner this year? If the answer is yes, expect to pay a little more than in years past, from the turkey to the stuffing. A Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is estimated to cost $64.05, or just under $6.50 per person this year — a 20% increase from last year's average of $53.31, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Alpenrose, the dairy with decades of history in southwest Portland, will move to Clackamas after purchasing Larsen's Creamery. The relocation frees up a massive piece of prime, developable real estate in an attractive corner of the city. The Portland dairy has eyed a relocation for more...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Between February and October of 2022, 285 criminal court cases were dismissed in Multnomah County because of the lack of public defense attorneys. That large number prompted the county's district attorney to weigh in this week hoping to draw more attention to the crisis. A report...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Thanksgiving is here, and that means the holiday shopping season is kicking off too. Local business owners are hoping that Portland shoppers will keep them in mind this year, and one campaign is providing incentives for people to shop local. It’s called the “Shop Small Win Big” campaign, and organizer Sarah Shaoul said about 100 small businesses are participating.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Piles of wet clothes and blue tarps surround an outdoor space heater by a tent off of Southeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard Monday morning. 45 degrees with signs of rain on the way and those living around that campsite prepared for colder days ahead. “Not...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Community College received a new airplane for its students in the Aviation Science programs on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Hillsboro Airport. It was donated by Horizon and Alaska Airlines and flew in from PDX. The donation comes amid a huge worker shortage in the...