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Portland Creative Laureate Joaquin Lopez presents storytelling event at Multnomah Arts Center on September 10 & 11

"Pentimento" will feature the life and times of community leader Linda Jaramillo in her own words. Audiences will listen to the formative experiences that shaped her resilience, Latina identity, and self-determination, the qualities that distinguish her as a community leader today in Portland.

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PDX 311 streamlines access to local government information and services, kicks-off public awareness campaign

PDX 311, an information resource for residents, businesses and visitors in Multnomah County, kicks-off a public awareness campaign this summer.

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Portland City Council reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade, End of Federal Right to an Abortion

Portland City Council reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade, End of Federal Right to an Abortion

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City of Portland continues cybersecurity investigation, pays affordable housing provider for stolen $1.47 million

The City continues its internal investigation into a recent cybersecurity breach. The incident has been referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Portland Police Bureau.

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Most downtown City facilities to reopen to the public on June 1

The City of Portland will continue offering many services virtually and will reintroduce opportunities to visit in-person too. 

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City of Portland identifies fraudulent financial transaction, launches cybersecurity investigation

Preliminary evidence indicates that an unauthorized entity gained access to a City of Portland email account and spent City funds.

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RACC launches economic impact study

"Arts & Economic Prosperity 6" will document in unprecedented scope and detail the economic power of arts and culture in Portland and throughout the metro region.

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City of Portland, Metro team up to explore future of Keller Auditorium

Keller Auditorium, courtesy Jason Quigley

A March 2020 seismic study completed for Keller Auditorium, set to be released right before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered spectator venues and performing arts facilities, outlines the 104-year-old building's structural and practical shortcomings.

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Portland City Council members react to news that U.S. Supreme Court is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, removing abortion rights

Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty, Mingus Mapps, Carmen Rubio and Dan Ryan issue statements about a draft U.S. Supreme Court decision removing abortion rights.

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City seeks community input on future of Enhanced Service Districts in Portland

In response to a critical audit, the City is improving a program that allows property owners to fund extra services such as graffiti and trash removal, social service outreach and special events. Portlanders are invited to take a survey, attend listening sessions and sign up for email updates.

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Portland City Council transitions to hybrid meetings

Starting May 4, the Portland City Council will host hybrid meetings with the option for community members to attend online or in person. The Council has been meeting virtually for more than two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Portland City Council approves Central Eastside Enhanced Service District contract, expanding safety, care and sanitation services for community members

A new contract approved by City Council provides support to local businesses and expands access to safety and care services for unhoused community members. It is supported by property owners in the Central Eastside Enhanced Service District and managed by Central Eastside Together.

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How to pay your 2021 business income taxes

Business income taxes for the Portland License Tax, Multnomah County Business Income Tax, and Metro Supportive Housing Services Business Income Tax are due on April 18, 2022.

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How to pay your 2021 personal income taxes

Personal income taxes for the Multnomah County Preschool for All Personal Income Tax (PFA) and Metro Supportive Housing Services Personal Income Tax (SHS) are due on April 18, 2022.

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Providence Park Stadium to receive drainage improvements

This spring, a crew will work to install a curtain drain system adjacent to Providence Park Stadium, allowing for more efficient groundwater drainage.

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Draft contract outlines proposed services for Central Eastside Enhanced Service District

Following four public listening sessions, City Council is preparing to vote on a proposal that includes safety and care teams, sidewalk cleaning, graffiti removal and more. A final listening session is scheduled for April 4.

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Community invited to learn more about City plans to transition funding of Police Bike Patrol back to Portland Police Bureau

A joint plan by Clean & Safe and the City of Portland would transition funding of the downtown bike patrol back to the Portland Police Bureau, while maintaining a consistent level of service.

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As 2022 deadline approaches, Portland arts tax celebrates a decade – and $100 million – of investment

A decade after being approved by voters, the Arts Education and Access Fund has raised $100 million to support arts and culture in Portland. The City of Portland collects the $35-per-year tax from Portland residents who earn at least $1,000 per year.

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How to pay your 2021 Portland arts tax

The Arts Education and Access Fund has raised $100 million to support arts and culture in Portland since 2012. The City of Portland collects the $35-per-year tax from Portland residents who earn at least $1,000 per year. The fee is due April 18 this year and can be paid online.

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City of Portland removes COVID-19 vaccination requirement for vendors, consultants, contractors, volunteers and grantees

Following the State of Oregon’s lead, the City of Portland removes COVID-19 vaccine requirement for City vendors, consultants, contractors, volunteers and grantees effective April 1, 2022.

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