Green workplace 2.0

Thursday, May 28, 2015
IMG 2808BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Reinventing capitalism. Office dumpster divers. Handprints versus carbon footprints.


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Photo Log: The 2015 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
greenthumbPHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Oregon Business celebrated the 100 Best Green Workplaces with an awards luncheon yesterday at the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.


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100 Best Green Workplaces announced

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
OBM-100-best-Green-logo-2015-1000pxwBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

More than 250 people turned out today for Oregon Business magazine’s seventh annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon.


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Intrepid reporter checks out ZoomCare rebrand

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Like all good journalists, OB editorial staff typically eschew freebies. But health care costs being what they are, digital news editor Jacob Palmer couldn't resist ZoomCare's offer of a three-in-one (cleaning, exam, whitening) dental office visit, guaranteed to take no more than 57 minutes. 


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Change at the pump?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
001thumbBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

New Jersey and Oregon are the only two states in the U.S. that ban self serve gas stations. But these two holdouts may be ready to give up the game. New Jersey is considering legislation that would lift the state's ban on pumping your own gas. Oregon is considering smaller scale changes.


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Nine lives

Friday, May 22, 2015
0f4f7bfBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Roy Kaufmann always lands on his feet.


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6 things to know about the Amtrak Cascades route

Friday, May 22, 2015
thumb3BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The recent tragedy in Philadelphia has called attention to Amtrak and the nation's woefully underfunded rail service. Here are six facts about the Amtrak Cascades corridor between Eugene and Vancouver B.C. 


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An uncertain future

Thursday, May 21, 2015
norristhumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

Uncertainty is a part of doing business, whether in through the lens of investment opportunities and risks or the business of running an enterprise.


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Oregon businesses face destruction from future earthquake

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
htctthumb1BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An earthquake would completely destroy many Oregon businesses, highlighting the urgent need for the private and public sectors to collaborate on shoring up disaster preparedness, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast summit today.


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Biker dreams

Friday, May 15, 2015
bike at ater wynn-thumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is seeking input from businesses on a $5.5 million initiative to create a network of biking, transit and pedestrian trails within Portland’s central city.


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Photo Diary: Forest Grove Farmers Market

Thursday, May 14, 2015
IMG 8469BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

There are more than 160 farmers markets in Oregon, contributing an estimated $50 million in sales, according to the Oregon Farmers Markets Association. We checked in on the Forest Grove market, which for several years has brought local produce and food vendors to Main Street in the center of town.


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The ancient fish that stops bullets

Friday, May 08, 2015
hagfishthumbBY CHRIS NOBLE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Hagfish may not have evolved much over the last 300 million years, but their protein-heavy slime promises advances in super-materials.


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Our Featured Stories

  • Destination Resorts 2.0
    BY LINDA BAKER | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

    As the recession recedes and tourism grows, Central Oregon resorts redefine themselves for a new generation.

  • Eco Zoned
    BY HANNAH WALLACE

    Travelers have always come to Oregon for its natural beauty. But will the increasing popularity of agritourism, European-style hiking getaways and forest resorts relax Oregon's notoriously strict land-use laws?

  • The Green Paradox
    BY EMILY LIEDEL

    Inside the topsy-turvy world of corporate sustainability rankings.

Legislature passes worker protection bills

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bills that aim to address wage theft and the gender pay gap head to Gov. Kate Brown.

Port of Portland director criticizes mayor

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bill Wyatt says Hales' actions are adversely affecting city's relationship with businesses.

Bend representative defends Kitzhaber whistleblower

Friday, May 29, 2015

"Michael Rodgers isn't an Oregon criminal – he is an Oregon hero," Knute Buehler said.

Oregon seeks to expand aquafarming

Friday, May 29, 2015

Report commissioned by the Department of Agriculture concludes the state should double the size of fish farming industry.

UO has nation's largest athletic department

Friday, May 29, 2015

The football team's new training facility was counted in the department's income statement, pushing it to the top of the list.

Nike linked to FIFA bribery scandal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

According to an indictment, a sportswear company acted improperly in pursuing a sponsorship deal from Brazil.

State braces for cost of fighting wildfires

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Oregon Department of Forestry urges caution given the $200 million it cost to fight fires over the past two summers.

Senate votes to tamp down on medical marijuana

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The measure strengthens regulation of an industry that many believe is operating without due scrutiny.

DAS seeks $16.9M to bolster cyber security

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The administrative agency is requesting money over the next two years to hire 24 IT employees.

Portland approves $3.6B budget

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A sign of a booming economy: City officials passed budget "with a minimum of bickering."

Michael Rodgers comes forward as Kitzhaber whistleblower

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In a Willamette Week report, Rodgers admitted to leaking thousands of the former governor's emails.

Hundreds of Oregonians protest proposed LNG pipelines

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's unclear whether Gov. Kate Brown will allow the projects to move forward.

Oregon Democrats make late push for paid sick leave bill

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

At a press conference Tuesday, leaders bemoaned the bill stalling in committee. By Tuesday night, a negotiator said the measure was close to moving forward.

Nike campus expansion expected to surpass $150M

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The sports apparel giant needs to spend more than $150 million threshold to trigger a state tax deal.

Redmond Airport to expand flight offerings

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Central Oregon nonprofit, as well as local officials and businesses, are pursuing airlines.

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