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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3 trends in the garden business

Thursday, April 30, 2015
gardenthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Oregonians are scrambling to get their gardens in order for the summer. Here are three tips from landscaping and urban farming expert.


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Editor’s Note: It’s a Man’s World

Thursday, April 30, 2015
lindablogthumbBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Earlier this week we posted an article from our May issue:  It’s a Man's Man’s Man’s World. The story covered the gender divide in tech from the perspective of male workers. Twitter didn’t like it.


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5 questions for Flywheel CEO Rakesh Mathur

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
FW splashBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland is awash in rideshare options. We ask the head of Flywheel what sets his app apart.


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5 highlights from the Angel Oregon Showcase

Thursday, April 23, 2015
IMG 5069BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at the Oregon Angel showcase, an annual event for angel investors and early stage entrepreneurs.


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European Vacation

Thursday, April 23, 2015
norristhumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

There are winners and losers with a strengthening U.S. dollar.


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6 highlights from the Craft Brewers Conference

Friday, April 17, 2015
thumbPHOTOS BY  JASON E. KAPLAN

The 32nd annual CBC attracted a record number of attendees (11,000)  to the Oregon Convention Center.


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The best crisis is the one you avoid

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
crisisthumbBY GARY CONKLING | GUEST BLOGGER

Avoiding a crisis is a great way to burnish your reputation, increase brand loyalty and become a market leader.


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Our Featured Stories

  • Fighting Fire With Fire
    BY BEN DEJARNETTE | INVESTIGATEWEST

    Timber companies and environmental groups take a stab at collaboration to boost logging and restoration in Oregon fires.

  • It's a Man's Man's Man's World
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN

    Male tech workers speak out on the industry's gender troubles.

  • The Good Hacker
    BY CHRIS HIGGINS

    As digital security breaches skyrocket, a cybersleuth everyman takes center stage.

Business group urges compromise in Clean Fuels impasse

Thursday, May 21, 2015

As Republicans promise to stall a transportation package until the Clean Fuels program is amended, the Oregon Business Association is leaning on the legislature to end the standoff.

Aerial spray bill to get legislative hearing

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spraying companies gear up to defend industry-backed bill; whistleblower releases videos showing several alleged improprieties.

Comcast plans Internet service twice as fast as Google Fiber

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Comcast announces 2 gigabit connection will be available in parts of Oregon by the end of the year.

Candidates for Adidas top job have Portland ties

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Adidas America president Mark King and brand head Eric Liedtke emerge as "rumored" candidates for CEO position.

Portland-based startup wants to find you the perfect beer

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BREW NEWS: BeerPickr helps users establish which beer they want and where they can get it; Bend brewers find inspiration on the trail.

Wages, housing, out of whack in Oregon

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A 2-bedroom apartment in Oregon is out of reach for those making less than $16.61 an hour.

How much could alternative transportation methods save?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ridesharing services could lower carbon emissions, save cities billions, a research organization reports.

Multi-million dollar cancer charities accused of scams

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Oregon joins a federal lawsuit against four national cancer charities.

House moves impeachment bill forward

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Legislation that aims to boost transparency and accountability passes with bipartisan support.

Oregon furniture manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mastercraft Furniture Inc., previously celebrated for providing American manufacturing jobs, aims to declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Oregon one of eight states to receive drought aid

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

USDA designates $21 million for farmers and ranchers in drought-stricken states.

Pembina fights to keep propane terminal proposal alive

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Canadian propane exporter seeks a hearing on the terminal project, despite Mayor Hales' change of heart.

Senate committee resolves medical pot issue

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lawmakers have come up with a new set of restrictions for medical marijuana industry.

Growth rate of businesses owned by women in Oregon falls behind national average

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The state has about 126,600 women-owned firms.

CareOregon announces $15 minimum wage

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Portland-based insurance company is giving a raise to some of its hourly staff.

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