As bullets flew, citizens ducked for cover, and schools went into lockdown. Here’s what officials are saying about this most recent outbreak of gang violence …

In this, the first installment of an ongoing series, learn about the values that drove the City Commissioners to seek their positions, and about the City bureaus they oversee – in their own words …

PDOT says this ‘demonstration project’ helps bicyclists feel safer as they ride the roads; neighbors agree – but, say the project isn’t what officials originally presented. Here’s the story …

Meet the new principal of Lent School, and find out how each-and-every student got a nifty new backpack, loaded with school supplies to help them start the year right …

How do Friends of Zenger Farm celebrate a decade of service, here in outer East Portland? With tours and, of course, great food! See how they celebrated, right here …

See the crowd this fascinating program brought into a small SE Portland library – and learn about the mission of the Oregon Raptor Center, expressed by presenter Susan LaFontaine …

Find out why, year after year, the cops keep coming back – on their own time, and usually after a long shift – to help youngsters get a good start on the school year …

Who says there are no cultural events in outer East Portland?  Read this, and find out how neighbors and businesses in the Hazelwood Neighborhood area worked together to bring a pair of live concerts back again this summer …

We tracked Capt’n Bogg & Salty’s Pirate Band across uncharted waters, and beyond World’s End – and discovered them playing to an audience of thousands at this SE Portland Park. Read about it – learn about the upcoming Pirate Festival – right here …

From Gresham, through the Centennial, Powellhurst-Gilbert and Lents neighborhoods, see runners – from all across the nation – get a glimpse of East Portland as they jog on by …

Chapman Elementary school in NW Portland isn’t the only location where folks gather to see these little birds dive down a chimney to roost. Take a look, and see what we saw in Sellwood …

Discover why space exploration authority and NASA historian, Andrew Chaikin visited Portland …

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