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The Portland Airport’s Astonishing New Roof Tells a Local Timber Story (

A rendering of the future PDX ticket lobby. Courtesy of Port of Portland To read more of Hannah Wallace's article, please click here. When passengers pass through the newly remodeled Portland International Airport in spring 2024, they’ll be able to point up to specific Douglas fir beams around the oval skylights and know that they came from the ancestral lands of the Coquille Indian Tribe in Southwestern Oregon. This will be the first major US airport to have a mass timber roof, and all the...

Trauma-Informed Principles Rebooted

One of the biggest questions that Andi and I get whenever we talk about a trauma-informed approach is something along the lines of “Ok I get ACEs and toxic stress, but what can I do about it in my organization?” We get it–this approach can seem overwhelming because it is literally a lens through which you see everything. We often say that a trauma-informed approach is less about what you do and more about how you do it. So how in the world do we even begin the work of operationalizing our unders

After a 15-year fight that reached the Supreme Court, the feds are restoring the ‘Place of Big Big Trees’ after building a road through it (

In this undated photo provided by Madeline Hartman, Wilbur Slockish, left, Carol Logan, center, and Johnny Jackson sit together in front of Native American art in Mount Hood, Ore. MADELINE HARTMAN—AP To read more of Claire Rush and the Associated Press' article, please click here . The U.S. government has agreed to help restore a sacred Native American site on the slopes of Oregon’s Mount Hood that was destroyed by highway construction, court documents show, capping more than 15 years of...

The Portland Art of Feel-Good Densification (

Credit: Cheryl Juetten To read more of Hannah Wallace's article, please click here. Portland’s housing crunch has many roots, from multi-decade population growth to the broader affordability crisis sweeping the nation. But one factor stands out: Most of the city’s residential neighborhoods had been zoned exclusively for single-family homes since the late 1950s. That is, in most neighborhoods, new duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes (let alone apartment buildings) have not been allowed. But...

Ask the Community

Do you know an older Oregonian (60+) who has struggled to find addiction treatment and/or recovery supportive housing in Oregon due to their age? Maybe you have? Or do you have a family member over 60 who you have tried to help find the support they need to recover from addiction? Oregon Recovers and AGE+ are conducting a study on behalf of the Oregon Health Authority, evaluating substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and supportive housing resources for older Oregonians. We are...Read More...
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