This November, residents of the Portland Metro Area—which includes cities in Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas Counties—will find two separate measures on their ballot related to affordable housing. While Measure 102 and the Metro housing bond will each be voted on separately, they are most efficient and impactful when implemented together. Measure 102 is an amendment to Oregon’s constitution that would allow housing bonds and other affordable housing funds that come from the government to be used by private (usually) nonprofit affordable housing developers. Without this amendment, all affordable housing funded through bonds has to be built and owned by the government. The thinking behind Measure 102 is that nonprofit developers are better equipped and able to build, maintain, and operate[…]

This year’s Oregon International Airshow starts on Friday right here in Hillsboro. The show, which will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and more (but your correspondent, who is an immigrant, is mostly excited to see the Canadian planes.) If you’re not sure what to expect, here’s a great video overview from the 2017 event, uploaded over the weekend. Check it out and get pumped: The airshow starts Friday night with a fireworks show, then continues throughout Saturday and Sunday. Buy tickets here.