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Selfie WRLD PDX offers space to strike a pose

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland business is offering a space where selfies are not only encouraged but required. Selfie WRLD PDX is a selfie “museum” that offers 25 eye-catching and interactive art installations. The sets feature different themes, such as a 1950s diner or a vampire coffin. People can find different installations at various […] → Read More

Multnomah County property taxes hiked 8% from 2020

Multnomah County residents will soon receive a property tax statement in the mail, and some may see their taxes increase. → Read More

Portland woman dies in crash on Hwy 99E

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland woman is dead following a three-vehicle crash on Highway 99E in Clackamas County. According to the Oregon State Police, the crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 on the highway at Oak Grove Boulevard. OSP said that a northbound Chevy Trailblazer operated by Angelina Sloan, […] → Read More

Deadly crash closes Hwy 26 near Banks

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Police are investigating after a deadly crash closed Highway 26 near Banks, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. In a tweet, the Sheriff’s Office said the crash closed the highway near Southwest Pihl Road northwest of Banks. Deputies are on scene helping Oregon State Police with the investigation. People […] → Read More

Art collective helps people after prison: ‘No one will hire us’

Brandon Morlock was three days out prison and looking for a job but couldn’t find one, so he decided to create a business for himself and others. → Read More

Vending machine business sells funky items over candy

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – When looking at a vending machine, you can usually see gum or candy, but a vending machine business in Portland is adding unusual items to the mix. The Venderia is a collection of vending machines that sell local art, mystery bags and other funky items. You can find 15 of these […] → Read More

Xicha Brewing: ‘We’re the only Latinx brewery in the PNW’

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — While walking into Xicha Brewing Co. in Salem, you’ll be greeted by vibrant colors and Latin pop music all while drinking a Mexican style lager. The Latino brewery is honoring Hispanic culture while offering a couple of twists. Xicha Brewing offers beer options people might be familiar with that then have […] → Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month: Educate Ya celebrates 21 years

Edúcate Ya helps address integration issues faced by Latinos through bilingual health, leadership and education programs. → Read More

Beaverton Restaurant Week hopes to stir up an appetite

Beaverton Restaurant Week is an annual event put on by the Beaverton Downtown Association and Beaverton City Hall to showcase a variety of food and increase foot traffic to the area. → Read More

Toss that takeout container? GO Box PDX has another idea

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the community, more people began ordering takeout from restaurants and this meant more to-go containers in landfills, but a Portland business wants to change that. GO Box PDX, founded in 2011, is a subscription service that offers reusable containers and cups to vendors and customers. […] → Read More

Portland TikTok creator has 2M followers guessing her career

Video after video shows Portland area resident Natalie Rose posing as different professions on TikTok. → Read More

Want to weigh in on Portland’s form of government? Here’s your chance

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two groups looking into Portland’s form of government and city council elections want to hear from you. The subcommittees are part of Portland’s charter commission, an independent commission comprised of 20 Portlanders whose role is to review the charter and recommend amendments to City Council. Those recommendations can require voter approval […] → Read More

Driver who killed Gresham 6th-grader sentenced to prison

The impaired driver who hit and killed an 11-year-old Gresham boy who was on his way to school will spend 7 years in prison, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. → Read More

Beaverton man, 38, accused of killing roommate

A Beaverton man stands accused of killing his roommate in the early hours of Monday in Beaverton, police said. → Read More

Driver hits, kills 34-year-old man near Vancouver Mall

A person was killed after a driver lost control of his vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver, police said. → Read More

Kanye West asks court to legally change his name to Ye

Kanye West filed court documents Tuesday to legally change his name. → Read More

Motorcyclist dies, 1 driver flees, another driver hurt in Salem

A motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle crash Monday night in Salem, police said. → Read More

Protesters clash in NE Portland; shots fired near demonstrators downtown

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man fired a handgun near demonstrators in downtown Portland Sunday evening as demonstrations splintered across the city, with an earlier clash involving right-wing protesters using paintball guns and fireworks against left-wing counterprotesters in Northeast Portland. Zane Sparling, a reporter for KOIN’s news partner the Portland Tribune, witnessed the shooting event […] → Read More

Driver killed in wrong way crash on I-5 in Linn County

LINN COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — A driver was killed in a wrong way crash on Interstate 5 in Linn County, according to Oregon State Police. 29-year-old Shiloh Edsitty of Albany was southbound in the northbound lanes and collided with a freightliner semi-truck operated by Phillip Paylor, 55, of Grants Pass at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday. […] → Read More

Hang glider stuck in trees, authorities say to avoid the area

Newberg, Ore. (KOIN) — Authorities are working on rescuing a man in Newberg stuck in some treetops after he was hang gliding in the area. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, NE Mountain Top Road in Newberg is currently closed as firefighters work to free the hang glider. A spokesperson with the department says […] → Read More