Quantcast

Latest stories

Tease photo

Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the MJP Property Management team girls from the Beaumont Softball Little League in northeast Portland for their Minors division championship in Clackamas over the weekend where they defeated the Centennial Angels, 19 to 12, for first place. Also, compliments to Beaumont’s Blind Onion team who won second place.

Tease photo

Free June Fishing Events

June is a great time to grab a fishing pole and head outside! And for kids and families there are free fishing events in southwest Washington to enjoy with no reservation needed in advance, just show up.

Tease photo

Get Outdoors Day at Fort Vancouver

kick off summer by joining in on free, outdoor activities and family fun at the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver.

Tease photo

African Dance Troupe Showcase

Portland’s Kúkátónón dancers and drummers, featuring West African dance, drumming, storytelling, vocals and a special ballet presentation, comes Saturday June 9 at 6:30 p.m. to the auditorium at Jefferson High School.

Tease photo

Get Your Things Fixed for Free

A free community event where participants can bring broken or damaged common household items and have them fixed for free by skilled volunteers will take place Thursday, June 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C. St. in Vancouver.

Tease photo

King Market Summer School

Summer school is in session as the King Portland Farmers Market kicks off its annual series of on-site community classes on topics including cooking and fresh floral design featuring ingredients and flowers from market vendors.

Tease photo

Immigration Debate Needs a Lot More Humanity

Calling people ‘animals’ devalues lives

I’ve been deeply uneasy with some trends that seem to rank some people as more valuable and others as less. One of them is the idea that immigration should be based on “merit.”

Tease photo

NFL Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy

A variation of an old, familiar theme

The NFL’s new “anthem policy” requires players to "respect” the flag and the national anthem or stay in the locker room until it is played. The NFL refers to this as a compromise — it was anything but.

Tease photo

Manifest Destiny in Modern America

When white privilege feels threatened

Recent instances of white people calling the police to come and control the presence of a black person have startled many Americans. But for many African Americans, this behavior by white people is nothing new.

Tease photo

Achieving at Jefferson

The Portland Observer congratulates the honored graduating seniors of color at Jefferson High School who achieved a top grade point average in the 3.0 to 4.0 range during their entire high school years.

Tease photo

Unlawfully Held

Mass detainment during protest not justified

A controversial mass detainment by Portland police of nearly 400 anti-Trump protestors at a demonstration in downtown Portland last year is now being hit on three sides for not being legally justified.

Tease photo

Urban Champion

Ed Washington honored for improving lives of others

Portland civic leader and champion to the causes of urban issues and civil rights is receiving Pioneer Award for Public Service.

Tease photo

New Films and World Insights

Reviews from the Seattle International Film Festival

A great opportunity to catch a huge variety of films on the big screen from all over the world

Tease photo

Senator Denied Look at Immigration Facilities

Turned back from separated immigrant children

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. ties to find out what's going on behind closed doors at some of the country's detention facilities amid concerns about the separation of children from their parents.

Tease photo

Star Power Push for Baseball in Portland

NFL quarterback and singer are financial backers

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, the singer Ciara, have joined the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.

Tease photo

Countdown for Signatures

Assault weapons ban effort gets July 6 deadline

If passed, the initiative would require currently owned semiautomatic weapons and large capacity magazines to be registered by their owners, as well as for the prohibition of the future sale and transfer of these weapons and magazines statewide.

Tease photo

In Loving Memory

Clarence Gene Watkins

Clarence Gene Watkins peacefully passed on April 19, 2018 in Portland.

Tease photo

In Loving Memory

Charles A. Leech

Charles A. Leech of Portland was born Sept. 19, 1943 in Columbus, Miss. and died May 19, 2018.

Tease photo

In Loving Memory

Rosalyn Sherman Stanton

Rosalyn Sherman Stanton was born on June 3, 1950 and died May 14, 2018.

Archive by year

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018