Here’s Oregon’s New Bill to Re-legalize ‘Missing Middle’ Homes Statewide

Here’s Oregon’s New Bill to Re-legalize ‘Missing Middle’ Homes Statewide. So cool: requires cities to allow missing middle housing in low-density zones, gives them state money to do the necessary planning, and removes parking quotas for accessory homes.

Highlights from the American West

We spent two weeks this month on an awesome road trip through Eastern Oregon and Idaho. Our first stop was Joseph, where we stayed for four nights (VRBO). If you’ve ever been to Jackson Hole, Joseph is a much earlier version of it: gorgeous mountains, one touristy main street, and a bunch of farmland otherwise. […]

STEAM in Oregon

Variety of assorted programs: Innovate Oregon – Spearheaded by TAO with programs in Amity, Dayton, Newberg, Willamina, and Yamhill-Carlton. TiE Young Entrepreneurs – School year program with state competition in May. Tualatin Mobile Makerspace – Product of the ABC competition that's now transforming to a Tualatin STEAM non-profit. Oregon Robotics Program – Amazingly broken website. […]

Oregon health exchange technology troubles run deep due to mismanagement, early decisions

Oregon health exchange technology troubles run deep due to mismanagement, early decisions. Great level of detail on how exactly Oracle / Cover Oregon has managed to misuse $90 million to date, and not ship a functional product. Good capital J journalism from the Oregonian.