Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
New I-5 bridge plans shrink
High Five
Friday, November 13, 2009

Plans for the Columbia River Crossing shrank to a model that could save $650 million.

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Precision Castparts gets low green rating
High Five
Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Portland firm scores low in a Newsweek ranking and is keeping quiet on the issue.

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West Coast ports team up
High Five
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Portland and other major West Coast ports rally together against foreign competition.

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Portland's pricey sewer needs more
High Five
Thursday, November 12, 2009

The $800 million project needs an additional $147 million for improvements, says the EPA.

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Jobs Watch: What's impeding progress?
Ben Jacklet
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Andrew Revkin, the great environmental writer for The New York Times, was in town last night, and once I got over his nearly unforgivable mistake of referring to Oregon as “Ore-a-Gone,” I had to admit he had some compelling things to say. One line that stuck with me in particular was, “We don’t have time on Planet Earth for impeded potential.”

My first internal response was, what do you mean we don’t have time for impeded potential? That’s like saying there’s no time for procrastination. Anybody who writes for a living can tell you that there is always time for procrastination.

Take the Rose Quarter: 35 acres in the heart of the city, with two major entertainment venues next to a busy transit station. The place should be hopping 365 days a year, right? It should be as much of a part of the Portland fabric as are the Blazers.

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