Portland 2019

What’s new in Portland 2019?

Ready to start 2019 in Portland? There are several new things in the city to get excited about this January. From festivals to restaurant openings, there is something for everyone to enjoy as the new year begins. Check out some of these things to do and see in Portland 2019.

Culture

Art and music lovers? There are a couple great festivals to look out for this winter in Portland. First, there is the 36th annual Reel Music film festival. This takes place from January 18 to February 17. Where? At the Portland Art Museum in the Whitsell Auditorium.

Another festival takes place beginning January 24 until February 3: the Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. This event helps promote new work in the arts. Viewers will see theater, dance, comedy, readings, and workshops – all done by local artists.

Food

Looking for new food to try? A new restaurant is coming to town… and it looks like it is going to be worth the hype. Three of Portland’s top food and beverage stars are coming together to create a Thai BBQ restaurant and cocktail bar called EEM. Who is behind it? Earl Ninsom (Hat Yai and Langbaan), Matt Vicedomini (Matt’s BBQ), and Eric Nelson (from Shipwreck).

Based on the reputations of each, the restaurant is sure to be filled with great smoked BBQ and delicious cocktails. The restaurant is set to open early in January on N. Williams Avenue.

Hospitality

Finally, if you are visiting Portland or simply looking for a nice stay in the downtown area – check out Woodlark, the hotel that recently opened. It is in a great location, near a couple of historic buildings in Portland, including the Cornelius Hotel and the Woodlark Building.

The hotel bar is part of Cornelius’ original library, giving it an added historical touch. There is also the hotel restaurant, Bullard, run by top chef Doug Adams, making it even more exciting to visit!

So, there is something for everyone to look forward to in Portland 2019. With the new year, look for all these new things to see and do coming to the city!

Portland shooting

FRIEND OR FOE? Shooting in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, OR – At 4:12 this morning, the police received a 911 call from a local residence. This resident claimed to hear gunshots in North Portland near N. Lombard and Interstate.   A shooting occurred with suspicion of the suspect being an acquaintance. 

After police arrived to the scene, only one person sustained an injury. Fortunately, the person is expected to survive, as the wound was nonfatal. Due to the circumstances, detectives suspect that the convict and the victim knew each other previously.  Police state that there is no risk to the public.

The motive was robbery of the home.

The Logistics

When police, and medical staff, arrived at the scene of the crime, they found the man on the floor bleeding. This man who needed medicalattention, was not believed to be in a life threatening condition. He wasimmediately put into an ambulance and transported to Portland hospital for remedy.

To their dismay officers found no suspects while searching the premises and nearby areas.  Also, the crime there are no descriptions or defining factors about the suspect.

Because of the assumed acquaintance, it is believed that the public should not see this shooting as a threat.

Members of the Forensic division and of the robbery detail division are assisting in the solution of the case.

To report any information on the shooting, please call  (503) 823-3333.

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Portland Will Get More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Portland General Electric promised to build 36 electric vehicle charging stations next year. The $2.6 million plan includes six east Portland chargers.

PGE said on Monday it will install six vehicle chargers at the Eastport Plaza Shopping Center, located off of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. Officials from the state and city say that east Portland has been underserved by the infrastructure for alternative fuel in the past. The new chargers will help to remedy this situation.

In a joint statement, the city and PGE announced the development. Mayor Ted Wheeler cited the plan as an example of the two entities’ commitment to sticking to overall goals for reducing climate change. Multnomah County and Portland both have vowed to shift to 100 percent green energy sources by 2050.

Plan Will Bring Chargers to Underserved Communities

Wheeler said that he is “thrilled” that PGE will install electric vehicle charging stations in east Portland. He said that the Eastport Plaza charging hub will help to bring technology to communities that have not had priority previously to electric charging access. The city helped to select Eastport shopping center because of its closeness to Interstate 205 and U.S. 26, its proximity to many apartments nearby, and the current lack of charging stations in the area. No public money will be used toward the project.

PGE built “Electric Avenue,” a setup of six stations, was near the World Trade Center in 2015. That station has already fueled over 1.25 million miles and saved 515 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

In 2016, the Legislature mandated that public utilities make plans to hasten electric vehicle charging stations in Oregon. Governor Kate Brown ordered last year to push for 50,000 more electric vehicles driving in Oregon by 2020. There are about 19,000 such vehicles now. In 2017, the Legislature passed a $5.3 billion statewide bill that includes a $2,500 rebate per electric vehicle.