Urban benediction

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
072215 THUMB Credit-PontificalAcademyofSciencesBY LINDA BAKER

Charlie Hales has long viewed sound urban planning as the route to salvation: social, economic and environmental. This week, the mayor's city design philosophy got the nod of approval from a bona fide spiritual authority, Pope Francis.


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Photo log: Murray's Pharmacy

Friday, July 17, 2015
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Photographer Jason Kaplan takes a look at Murray's Pharmacy in Heppner.  The family owned business is run by John and Ann Murray, who were featured in our July/August cover story: 10 Innovators in Rural Health Care.


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Quake as metaphor

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
071515-earthquakia-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Big One serves as an allegory for Portland, a city that earns plaudits for lifestyle and amenities but whose infrastructure is, literally, crumbling.


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Photo Log: Waterfront Blues Festival

Thursday, July 09, 2015
bluesfestthumbBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger.  About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.


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Business partnerships: taming the three-headed monster

Monday, July 06, 2015
070615-businessmarriagefail-thumbBY KATHERINE HEEKIN | OB GUEST COLUMNIST

Picking a business partner is not much different than choosing a spouse or life partner, and the business break-up can be as heart-wrenching and costly as divorce.


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5 things to know about veterans in the workforce

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
070215-vetsthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

There are more than 10 million former military members working in the United States.


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Modern design defines new Portland indoor market

Thursday, June 25, 2015
thumbSnøhetta JBPM exterior www mir noBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An international architecture firm known for its design of the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York unveiled its plan this week for a modern indoor/outdoor food market at the foot of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland.


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Urban renewer

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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One year after he was appointed chair of the Portland Development Commission, Tom Kelly talks about PDC's longevity, Neil Kelly's comeback and his new role as Portlandia's landlord.


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Marijuana law ushers in new business age

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
062315panelthumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

Oregon’s new marijuana law is expected to lead to a bevy of new business opportunities for the state. And not just for growers. Law firms, HR consultants, energy efficiency companies and many others are expected to benefit from the decriminalization of pot, according to panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast meeting on Tuesday.


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Oregon needs a Grand Bargain energy plan

Monday, June 22, 2015
0622-gastaxblogthumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Clean Fuels/gas tax trade off will go down in history as another disjointed, on-again off-again approach to city and state lawmaking.


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5 stats about Oregon fireworks

Thursday, June 18, 2015
fireworksthumb001BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.


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Apartment Mania

Thursday, June 18, 2015
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While most categories of commercial real estate have performed well, one of the most robust has been apartment buildings.


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Our Featured Stories

  • The Private 150: From Strength to Strength
    BY KIM MOORE

    Revenues in Oregon's private, for profit sector maintained solid growth as the economy continued to rebound.

  • Preserving the Legacy
    BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

    A New York floral and gift business takes on the iconic Harry & David brand.

  • Brain Storm
    BY CAMILLE GRIGSBY-ROCCA

    Can the brave new world of neurotechnology help an OHSU surgeon find a cure for obesity?

Will it be another weak year for snow on Mt. Hood?

Monday, August 03, 2015

The executive director of marketing, sales and communications for Mt. Hood Meadows argues against notion that El Nino activity will hurt upcoming ski season.

Car2Go bailing out of far-flung Portland neighborhoods

Monday, August 03, 2015

The car sharing service will no longer serve East Portland, St. Johns.

One of Tigard's largest employers to shutter call center

Friday, July 24, 2015

Capital One's decision will cost about 900 people their jobs.

17 state workers apply for legal fees in Kitzhaber case

Friday, July 24, 2015

Members of former governor's staff seek assistance from state program that allows coverage of legal costs that arise from performing duties on the job.

U.S. Representative from Oregon pushes GMO labeling bill

Friday, July 24, 2015

Kurt Scharder's measure would prohibit state and local governments from implementing special requirements.

Two Portland-area Safeways slated to close

Friday, July 24, 2015

A company spokesman tells Oregonian the stores in Gresham, Milwaukie were underperforming.

Metro chief: 'No regional need to expand the UGB'

Friday, July 24, 2015

Official recommends no changes for first time during a review period.

Controversial labor, street fee proposals reemerge

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Minimum wage increase, Portland street fee expected to be reintroduced into public discussion.

Shell Oil drilling ship to arrive in Portland

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Coast Guard sets aside protest area around ship that will eventually drill in the Arctic.

Kickstarter darling, Coolest Cooler, set to ship

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Oregon entrepreneur who raised more than $13 million said his product will begin shipping Friday.

Nike finalizes lease for 105K square-feet in Hillsboro

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Deal represents the most business space rented in the Portland area this year.

Turnover continues for Redmond Airport

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Director resigns after just a little more than a year at the helm.

Daimler Trucks targeted in another lawsuit claiming discrimination

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ricky Pang seeks $250,000: "White employees are not treated the same."

Longview-based taxi company enters Portland

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

EcoCab, equipped with a fleet of Teslas, joins fray amid pilot program for ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft.

Rural Oregon struggling with legal pot regulations

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jefferson Co. County Commission Chairman: "We've done absolutely nothing."

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