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, the OB editorial staff typically eschews freebies. But health care costs being what they are, digital news editor Jacob Palmer couldn't resist ZoomCare's offer of a free 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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Correction: 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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Our Featured Stories

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Nick Fish to examine Pembina's legal right to a hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

'I think at a certain point the integrity of the building is at stake,' the commissioner said after Charlie Hales abruptly pulled his support two weeks ago.

Longshore union approves labor contract

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A move that ends the labor strife at West Coast ports comes too late for Portland.

Oregon Senate bill aims to address antibiotic resistance

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

If Senate Bill 920 passes, it would be the first in the nation regulating farmers' use of antibiotics.

Charter agrees to buy Time Warner Cable

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The deal to create an Internet and cable television giant would be for $55.33 billion.

Developer, state reach deal for unprecedented land swap

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The man who built the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort completes agreement for about 280 acres of public land on the southern coast.

Bill introduced to cancel tax kicker

Friday, May 22, 2015

Oregon Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) wants to use the extra money for budget reserve, education.

Oregon senators promote new drone regulations

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said the new rules could create jobs in Pendleton, Tillamook and Warm Springs.

UO game wins Event of the Year at sports business event

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Ducks game against Ohio State in the College Football Playoff drew more than 33 million viewers.

Crook Co. hopes agritourism becomes the next big thing

Friday, May 22, 2015

Inaugural Crooked River Open Pasture event series aims to provide a new revenue stream to the county in rural Oregon.

What's the cost of vandalism in Oregon?

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation says vandalism costs taxpayers $250,000 annually — in the Portland area alone.

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