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Inclement weather information you should know in Multnomah County

Your street is flooded. The power is out. Where do you get sandbags? Here is a list of numbers for you to call in case of non-life threatening emergencies.  

Multnomah County's pirate cat Sir Stuffington goes global

Sir Stuffington

Let us introduce you to Multnomah County’s new worldwide “reality star.”

His name is “Sir Stuffington” and he’s a kitten who was brought in off the streets to Multnomah County’s Animal Services shelter on Sept. 13 with two of his siblings. All three kittens had physical problems; among Sir Stuffington’s problems were a disfigured jaw and the loss of one eye.

Register for the 2013 Multnomah Food Justice Summit, featuring keynote speaker LaDonna Redmond

On Friday, Oct. 18 please join the Multnomah County Office of Sustainability for the 2013 Multnomah Food Justice Summit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland.  

Multnomah County draws federal official’s praise for its work on Defending Childhood Initiative

Associate U.S. Attorney General Tony West on Wednesday lauded Multnomah County’s efforts to address children’s exposure to violence with federal funding from the Defending Childhood Initiative(DCI).

A new day, a new Chair

New Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal vowed to maintain stability in day-to-day county business when she was sworn in to her new position on Tuesday. Madrigal, 35, took the oath of office following the resignation of Jeff Cogen on Sept. 6. Madrigal, the interim designee for county Chair, is the youngest person and first Latino in the position.

County Board hears briefing on James Beard Public Market

Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners heard an upbeat update Thursday from the organizers of a year-round food market, including an invitation for the entire community to get a preview of what’s ahead for the project site at the west end of the Morrison Bridge.

Farmers market sprouts from teenager-run garden in unlikely place

Teenagers prepare for first farmers market at Juvenile Justice Complex

As Jamall Kingham harvested romaine lettuce, kale and zucchini, the once-inexperienced farmer proudly glanced at his haul. In just a month and a half, the 17-year-old has learned new job skills at the same time he’s learning to run a garden in a Multnomah County program for juveniles on supervision.

Board Proclaims Aug. 23-30 as Civil Rights Week in Multnomah County

In advance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners on Thursday declared August 23, 2013, through August 30, 2013 as Civil Rights Week countywide.

August 2013 named National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Multnomah County

Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners on Thursday declared August 2013 as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Multnomah County as a part of a proclamation sponsored by Commissioner Loretta Smith.

Make a difference for a child: become a foster grandparent

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Use your skills and life experience to help young people find a better future. Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services coordinates the Foster Grandparent program for Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

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