Month: January 2019

Virtual reality, clean energy captivate car lovers at Portland Auto Show

PORTLAND, Ore. — The first Portland Auto Show, held 110 years ago next to what is now the Oregon Zoo, featured the first automobiles for people, an alluring upgrade from horse-drawn carriages. Fast forward to 2019, and they’re showing off virtual-reality driving simulations, fast cars, beautiful cars and easy-to-park small…

Portland commissioner: ‘White male privilege’ enables City Hall disrupters

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty after being sworn in to the Portland City Council on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. In a statement issued late Tuesday night, Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty said “white male privilege” empowers a small band of men who regularly disrupt City Council meetings and drive visitors away….

Portland real estate offices vandalized with graffiti threats

(Credit: iStock) When employees at two Portland brokerages returned from the holidays on Wednesday, they found their offices’ windows, walls and doors covered in graffiti. The threatening language included “die” and “get out,” as well as the misspelled “gentyfiers”, according to local news reports. News footage also showed the word…