An Amtrak train at Union Station in Portland.

Amtrak will restart daily rail service between Portland and Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, March 6.

Trips across the U.S./Canada border were paused during the Covid-19 pandemic. They restarted between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. in September 2022.

Jim Redden is a reporter based in Portland, Ore.

“I am a community journalist because that is where the greatest need is. There are many sources of information and opinion about international and national issues. But most people are more affected by what happens in their local communities. That is where they live, work and shop. That is where their children go to school. That is where their elected officials, business owners and labor leaders are most accessible. And that is why people need the most current information what is happening — or, more importantly, what is going to happen — in their communities. Providing accurate and up-to-date information that people need to make well-informed decisions on the issues they care about is what community journalism is all about.”

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