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Happy New Year! 2015 Portland Events

Hey, Portlanders!  Happy new year!  It's 2015, and we're kicking off another great year with tons of ideas of fun things to do in Portland! I started the new year with a hike at Upper Macleay Park in Portland.

Here are some featured Portland events in January 2015.  View the Portland…


Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

Article: 12 Portland Hikes Worth Getting Out of Bed For

A friend posted a link to this article, "12 Portland Hikes Worth Getting Out of Bed For" (Full article here: http://www.newscastic.com/news/12-portland-hiking-trails-worth-getting-out-of-bed-for-2472641/ )

At dawn, the view from the top of Council Crest makes the whole city look like a bed of sparkling jewels nestled in the most verdant valley of an enchanted…


Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:00pm

Inspired by the movie Wild? Why not go on some hikes in 2015?

If you've been inspired  by the movie Wild, and would like to enjoy some Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge hikes, check out Friends of the Columbia Gorge: http://www.gorgefriends.org/section.php?id=6…


Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:00pm

Article: Most Anticipated Portland Restaurant/Bar Openings Of 2015

We just got through the holiday season, but we still have quite a few dark wet days ahead of us.  It's always eating season in Portland, and great food and drink abounds.  But I am always excited to hear of new restaurants, bars, and even new food carts.  There are quite a few notable new places, as covered in this article from Willamette Week: Most Anticipated Portland Restaurant/Bar Openings Of 2015.…


Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 5:00pm


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Choosing a Neighborhood in Portland 2 Replies

Hi and thanks for reading this, Portlanders!  I live in Cleveland and my sister and I will be moving to Portland--or nearby--this summer.  We would like to live centrally located to the Hawthorne…Continue

Tags: Milwaukie, apartment, Hawthorne, Hawthorne District, Neighborhoods

Started by Jill Huettich in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Jill Huettich Feb 4.

The skinny on neighborhood differences? 2 Replies

Hi Future Neighbors!Like many others in this discussion, I too am relocating to Portland in July 2014. I visited Portland in January and was able to explore many NE and SE neighborhoods. I will be…Continue

Started by john doney in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Katie McMahan Nov 7, 2014.

Relocating to Portland 2 Replies

Hi:  My husband and I are relocating to Portland in February.  We are looking for a neighborhood near public transportation.  I will be working in downtown Portland (2nd and Market) and will not have…Continue

Started by Maria Wilks in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Maria Wilks Jan 31, 2014.

Resources for local help - 8 year old boy with no Christmas presents!

Hi, I just recently had to rent a basement from a friends mom for a temporary solution due to a recent separation. The lady I'm renting from is in her 70's and on a fixed income and she has a son who…Continue

Started by Damon Coker in General Portland Discussion Dec 21, 2013.



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Powell's Books Picks

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

Funny Girl

by Nick Hornby

Get in Trouble

by Kelly Link

The Residue Years

by Mitchell S. Jackson


Audit Dings Portland Police Bureau for Lack of Follow-up Training

Portland City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero says the Portland Police Bureau rightly implements new policies after officers’ mistakes grab headlines, but then fails to follow through on some of the changes after the headlines fade.

Hull Caballero’s conclusion comes from a report issued Tuesday.

It pinpointed an “initial flurry of activity” after police shootings or other high-profile incidents but said “the training emphasis sometimes subsides.”

Hull Caballero took over the Portland auditor’s office in January. Her 48-page report comes almost three years after the federal Department of Justice found the Portland Police Bureau engaged in a “pattern or practice of excessive force used against mentally ill persons.”

Her report isn’t intended to evaluate the bureau's progress under its agreement with the DOJ to reduce unjustified force, but instead focuses on the effectiveness of the training division's instruction efforts.

The report found several instances in which the bureau needs to improve but also zeroed in on a few high-profile cases in recent Portland history. It noted how the bureau had let training in response to the events lapse, highlighting three such cases.

The first was the Sept. 17, 2006 death of James Chasse, a Portland man with schizophrenia who died after two Portland officers and a Multnomah County sheriff’s deputy beat him. Police sent an ambulance away. Officers then took Chasse to Multnomah County Detention Center, where staff refused to book him. Chasse later died en route to a hospital. A medical examiner ruled he likely would have lived if he had gotten medical attention sooner.

In 2009, the police bureau changed its policy, giving emergency medical personnel—not officers—the responsibility to decide when a person needs medical attention.

Tuesday’s audit highlighted the fact that police officers still have control over whether to call emergency responders in the first place. It also questioned the thoroughness of the bureau’s follow-up training.

“The Bureau reported that there has not been a Roll Call video on this subject since 2008, and only the … 2011 Tips and Techniques Bulletin served as written training documentation,” the audit reads. “Training staff were unable to find lesson plans or recall any In-Service presentations for this material.”

Another notable incident took place on June 30, 2011, when now-former Officer Dane Reister fired at William Kyle Monroe using a shotgun that had been mistakenly loaded with live rounds instead of less-lethal beanbag rounds. Monroe survived but was severely wounded.

The bureau immediately mandated that the two types of ammunition be stored in separate locations and said officers must visually check what kind of ammunition they’re using during loading. The training division followed up with classes to reinforce the policy in 2011 and 2012, the audit says.

However, the audit found that no additional training classes or reminders have been administered since then.

The audit also looked at the bureau’s use of force — a longstanding community concern following multiple police shootings, including the 2010 death of Aaron Campbell. The audit questioned whether the bureau spent sufficient time on use-of-force instruction during spring 2014 trainings.

"The training class did not spend much time on the overall standards because, according to the instructor, participants were well aware of the policy as it was covered in the 2013 In-Service training," the report reads. "However, this assumption may not have been warranted."

The instructor quizzed his pupils, the report says.

"In the 2014 In-Service Defensive Tactics training class we observed,” the audit noted, “none of the 12 participants could correctly articulate the Bureau policy on when to use force when they were asked by the instructor.”

The report adds: “In a subsequent conversation with one of the instructors, we were told that only one person in any of the prior classes correctly answered."

PDX Charts

Every week, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records, Everyday Music and Beacon Sound, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for the previous week. This week's in-store performances are also listed below.

3158 E Burnside St., 862-8826, musicmillennium.com

1. Led Zeppelin—Physical Graffiti (reissue)
2. Daniel Lanois—Flesh and Machine
3. Father John Misty—I Love You, Honeybear
4. Steve Earle & the Dukes—Terraplane
5. Pops Staples—Don't Lose This

3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 239-7561, jackpotrecords.com

1. A Place to Bury Strangers—Transfixiation
2. Dan Deacon—Gliss Riffer
3. Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah—Sour Soul
4. THEESatisfaction—Earthee
5. Dengue Fever—The Deepest Lake

3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com

1. Dan Deacon—Gliss Riffer
2. Ibeyi—Ibeyi
3. Father John Misty—I Love You, Honeybear
4. Arthur Russell—Calling Out of Context
5. Lapsley—Understudy

1313 W Burnside St., 274-0961; 1931 NE Sandy Blvd., 239-7610, everydaymusic.com

1. Bob Dylan—Shadows in the Night
2. Father John Misty—I Love You, Honeybear
3. Sleater-Kinney—No Cities to Love
4. John Carpenter—Lost Themes
5. The Decemberists—What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

Top 10 tracks songs streaming on Rhapsody in Portland

1. Mark Ronson—"Uptown Funk"
2. Ed Sheeran—"Thinking Out Loud"
3. Led Zeppelin—"Kashmir"
4. Led Zeppelin—"Custard Pie"
5. Led Zeppelin—"Whole Lotta Love"
6. Drake—"Legend"
7. Hozier—"Take Me to Church"
7. Led Zeppelin—"The Rover"
7. Maroon 5—"Sugar"
7. Sam Smith—"I'm Not the Only One"


Thursday, March 5

Mbrascatu @ Music Millennium, 6 pm

Friday, March 6

Tuck & Daisy @ Music Millennium, 6 pm

Sunday, March 8

Wray @ Music Millennium, 3 pm 

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