Portland police

Man shoots self as deputy approaches

A 50-year-old man shot himself to death as a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office civil deputy approached his house to serve a document.

Jeff Bridges, left, John Goodman, center, and Steve Buscemi appear in a scene from the motion picture "The Big Lebowski." (AP Photo)

Portland: A Lebowski-friendly city

The Dude abides. If The Dude resided, it would be in Portland according to a list of the most Lebowski-friendly cities.

Portland's City Hall building (KOIN 6 News, file)

Hales loses policy director to Metro

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales’ policy director is leaving City Hall this week for Metro, the Portland area’s regional government.