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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Department of Self-Promotion

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


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The 5 highest revenue-generating parks in Oregon

Thursday, June 11, 2015
parksthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

In 2014, total revenue for camping and day use in Oregon State Parks was a little more than $17 million. That figure may even higher this year "because we've had exceptionally nice weather," Hughes says.


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Stemming the tide of money in politics

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 jeff-lang-2012-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

Jeff Lang and his wife Rae used to dole out campaign checks like candy.  “We were like alcoholics,” Lang says. ”We couldn’t just give a little.”


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Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
RUCCostComparison rev4-30BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.


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6 key things to know about summer baseball in Oregon

Friday, June 05, 2015
basedthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

As temperatures in Oregon creep into the 90s this weekend, Oregonians' thoughts are turning to — summer baseball.


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The Backstory: Portland Youth Builders

Wednesday, June 03, 2015
blog002 1BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school. In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward  housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.


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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.

Portland law firm embraces recreational marijuana industry

Monday, June 29, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine aims to be first firm of its ilk to add legal pot to its services.

Intel layoff plans slowly come to light

Monday, June 29, 2015

The computing giant will cut 317 jobs in California; the number of Oregonians affected is still unknown.

Two solar farms proposed in Deschutes Co.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The number of solar facilities in sunny Central Oregon is expected to increase.

Developer sues Portland over homeless camp

Monday, June 29, 2015

By allowing Right 2 Dream Too, city leaders undercut a proposed hotel project, developer David Gold claims.

Timbers reset record for resale price

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rivalry games against the Seattle Sounders account for top-four most expensive resale tickets in Major League Soccer history.

Gov. Brown abandons $343.5M transportation deal

Friday, June 26, 2015

Numbers on which the proposal was built were flawed, state agency admits.

Jaguar Land Rover tech incubator gets $382K tax break from Portland

Friday, June 26, 2015

Portland Development Commission approves break to allow company to expand its space over the next five years.

Wyden, Merkley pursue bill to protect Oregon wilderness

Friday, June 26, 2015

Oregon senators aim to bestow protective status on 200,000 acres of state land.

Nike reports $30.6B in annual revenue

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sports apparel giant continue surge on back of NBA apparel deal.

Which Portland neighborhoods use Uber the most?

Friday, June 26, 2015

City officials say ridesharing company is following its rules.

Knight Cancer Challenge reaches fundraising goal

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Oregon Health & Science University met its objective of securing $500 million to trigger a matching donation from Phil and Penny Knight.

Wyden's 'fast-track' trade bill passes Senate

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The U.S. Senate approves a bill that has been panned by labor groups.

TriMet wants to raise taxes on Portland-area businesses

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Transit agency hopes to improve service with more revenue.

Just in time: House advances pot implementation bill

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Local jurisdictions that voted against the measure can opt out of legalization.

Oregon Legislature passes birth control access bill

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown expected to sign a measure that makes contraceptives for women available without a prescription.

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