Portland’s long-distance bike commuters

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
BY 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
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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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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.

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    BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

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

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    BY CAMILLE GRIGSBY-ROCCA

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

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.

Oregon budget to be hit by pension, health care costs

Monday, July 27, 2015

State begins to grapple with 2017 budget.

Standard Financial Group sold for $5B

Monday, July 27, 2015

One of the largest employers in Portland acquired by a Japanese company.

Deschutes Co. addresses plan for The Big One

Monday, July 27, 2015

The commissioners also addressed plans for wildfires and powerful winter storms.

Disgruntled East Portland residents aim to shake up the City Council

Monday, July 27, 2015

The group's proposal calls for nine districts, each represented by its own commissioner.

Housing boom for UO students slows

Monday, July 27, 2015

As enrollment flattens, building on student projects in Eugene has slowed.

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.

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