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A private lift for public spaces

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via oregonlive.com Published: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 5:59 PM     Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 11:06 PM  By The Oregonian Editorial Board  As anyone who has been to the Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland knows, the boxy building may bore but the fountains across the street rock. Sheets of water roll off cascading concrete blocks into a pool at the base, as if the hard surfaces played to some ancient rhythm and as if the natural world itself had crept in to disrupt urban order. Care for a dip, anyone? Yes: twice. That’s...

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Portland nonprofit pays for private contractors to refresh historic parks

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via oregonlive.com Published: Monday, August 06, 2012, 5:44 PM     Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012, 6:37 PM The grass at downtown Portland’s Pettygrove Park is green for the first time in years thanks to an unusual partnership. After years of lobbying, a group of developers persuaded the Portland City Council to let their nonprofit tend to a string of park spaces created by the late renowned architect Lawrence Halprin: Pettygrove, Keller Fountain Park and Lovejoy Fountain Park, plus Source Fountain. Normally, city-employed union...

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