Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler presented his first State of the City address Friday at a Portland City Club luncheon.
Even before lawmakers hear Thursday’s quarterly economic forecast, the Oregon Legislature’s three chief budget writers are preparing for the likelihood of even smaller tax collections that could lead to cuts in already-approved spending for the current two-year cycle.
Foreclosure filings jumped 22.9% in Oregon in October, and 23.6% in the Portland area.
Rising dairy prices are impacting Oregon companies that use fresh milk and cream to make yogurt, ice cream and other products.
The pay-what-you-can Panera Cares cafe in Portland’s Hollywood district takes in considerably less money than the other two Cares cafes in Detroit and St. Louis.