Lift Every Voice” campaign set sights on 2020 ballot
An effort led by Portland-area clergy to put a measure on the November ballot to ban the sale of certain semi-automatic guns and large capacity ammunition magazines has been postponed after legal maneuvers by opponents made it nearly impossible to gather enough signatures to meet a July 6 deadline
Gala at Colwood Golf Center kicks off events
Invite out for all African-American 1971 high school graduates from the entire Portland metro area
First exhibit a showcase of cultural pride
The first museum of Chinese-American history and culture in Oregon re-opens after two weeks for repairs
A great year for the Portland Observer softball team
Five lawsuits alleging racial profiling where black shoppers were approached or detailed on unfounded accusations of theft at businesses in the Portland area have been filed in the last month.
Protestors encamped at ICE building
Federal law enforcement officers distributed notices Monday to protesters encamped outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building on Southwest Macadam Avenue ordering them to vacate the property, under threat of arrest, even as the protestors called for more to join them.
‘Papa Joe," was known for his stern and unflinching presence
Joseph Jackson, the strong, fearsome patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died, according to a person close to the family. He was 89
A new tradition for Oregon’s annual Juneteenth Celebration saw nine young women show courage, confidence and leadership as they competed in the first annual Miss Juneteenth Oregon Pageant presented by Above The Fray Design at the Billy Webb Elk Lodge in north Portland.
Following its inaugural run last fall, the multicultural marketplace returns to the Rose Quarter Commons on Saturday, June 30 with activities for the whole family from noon to 8 p.m., featuring live music, art, performances and plenty to eat and drink.
Dream turns to reality with Saturday’s festivities
Portland Parks & Recreation and the “Lets Build Cully Park” coalition of more than 15 community-based organizations, invite area residents to join them to celebrate the grand opening of the new 25-acre Cully Park on Saturday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Photos by Mark Washington and Danny Peterson/Portland Observer
Portlanders far and wide enjoy Saturday's Good in the Hood parade down Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and the bustling King School Park grounds for the 2018 festivities.
It’s another fun summer of outdoor swimming and other aquatic activities for Portland Parks & Recreation.
A record 30 teams of all ages will participate Friday and Saturday, June 29-30 for the ninth annual Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament at Delta Park in north Portland, sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation.
Cruel policies follow such patterns of thinking
We shouldn’t narrow our focus on the morality of individuals or on episodic instances of cruelty or kindness when thinking of the concentration camps.
Vancouver will be treated to the largest and most memorable Independence Day fireworks display in the region.
Advocates fight new rule and brace for cuts
Sex education advocates brace for impact of new gag rule on discussing full range of options for preventing pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases
Family tries to break silence on murder
Family members of a Portland murder victim, Leonard James “LJ” Irving Jr., whose death remains unsolved seven years after the fatal shooting, are urging anyone who may have information leading to an arrest to speak up.
Rosemary Anderson honors late ‘Grandma Pearl’
A beloved staff member and role model for an alternative high school serving Portland’s black community has been honored posthumously for her life’s work and dedication to students, families, staff and others.
Non-profit partners with AmeriCorps to revitalize homes
A nonprofit in northeast Portland is hosting 12 AmeriCorps volunteers this summer to protect vital affordable housing by upgrading homes with green technology, building community gardens and more.