Greenpeace slowing Shell oil ship from leaving Portland

Thursday, July 30, 2015
hangersBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Activists have suspended themselves from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, slowing an icebreaker's departure for the Arctic.


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Portland’s long-distance bike commuters

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Matt KellyresizethumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

Pushing the extreme.


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Wildcards

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
China A SharesBY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Uncertainty in Greece and China, along with potential interest rate hikes mean investors are looking at the market and nervously questioning where they should be invested.


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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
UnknownBY LINDA BAKER   

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

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Development boom continues in Bend

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The number of planning and building permits increased over last fiscal year.

Hotel near UO football stadium in Eugene aims for business crowd

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Beaverton and U.K.-based developers have submitted planning documents to city officials.

Business Oregon leader to step down, return to Wisconsin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sean Robbins stresses retention and investing in homegrown startups.

Adidas lands apparel deal with the Pac-12

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Company secures contract for the gear the players and coaches wear after winning conference championships.

Metro wins another Convention Center Hotel battle

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Opponents of the proposed hotel dealt another blow, this time from the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Wyden fights bill mandating Internet companies to alert government of suspected terrorist activity

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Oregon senator says "Internet companies should not be subject to broad requirements to police the speech of their users."

How much economic activity does the beer industry generate?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

About 17,000 jobs have been created in Oregon by the beer industry.

Intel implements policy to fight lack of diversity

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Referring a woman, minority and/or veteran will yield twice the normal bonus.

Is Ted Wheeler running for mayor?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Willamette Week sources say the state treasurer is aiming for Charlie Hales' seat.

Dave's Killer Bread unveils nonprofit to help with criminal backgrounds

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dave's Killer Bread Foundation wants to give prospective employees a "second chance."

Google planning to expand in The Dalles

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Internet giant "exploring the possibility of expanding" operations at data center.

Is the Portland arts tax working?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Audit reveals tax is raising less than two-thirds of expected return.

OLCC addresses recreational pot marketing concerns

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Commission will prohibit ads from showing users inhaling, touting, intoxicating effects of plant.

Intel to relocate engineers from Hillsboro to Texas

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The tech giant has invested in the OpenStack Innovation Center project, hosted by Rackspace in its San Antonio headquarters.

How much money does this Redmond golf course cost the city?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Swanky municipal golf course built at unfortunate era as golf participation plummets.

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