The county's board of commissioners approved the pay raise for some to start in July of 2016.
The neighborhood south of the Ross Island Bridge and north of Sellwood should be greatly altered by the opening of a MAX orange line next fall.
The Portland arm of the Kroger Corp., said it aims to run a more eco-friendly business.
The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the last bills Congress will pass in 2014.
City leaders are optimistically expecting the move to not further damage the affordable-housing market.