From Willamette Week, April 17, 2015
The city is finally cracking down on companies like Airbnb that allow hosts to rent their homes to visitors. But it’s not actually going after Airbnb.
Instead, the Portland Revenue Bureau has fined Vacation Home Rentals of Newburyport, Mass., $3,000 for failing to register to pay transient lodging taxes, get its hosts to obtain city permits and undergo inspections. The company is run by TripAdvisor, which declined to comment.