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TMT Development's president struggles to revive Park Avenue West

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_HoldingTheLine_01Tom Moyer’s granddaughter struggles to revive Park Avenue West, a lingering wound in the heart of Portland’s downtown. It’s a fight against the economy, the market and maybe even her family.
 

Airport passenger counts gain altitude

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Passenger counts have been gaining some altitude at Portland International Airport (PDX) and Oregon’s regional airports.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of March 2011

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
 

The farm-direct meat revolution

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_InTheCut_02Farm-direct pushes boundaries of the local meat industry.
 

Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort becomes a fixer-upper dream

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_FixerUpper_02The Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort was bought by Mark Webb for about $200,000. He got 16 acres, a mobile home, eight cabins and a whole lot of work necessary to upgrade after years of neglect.
 

Oregon craft beer business keeps growing

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_BeerBusinessOregon craft beer, despite fear of falling sales and a hesitation to expand throughout the recession, is doing better than ever.
 

Fish fight on the lower Columbia

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_FishColumbia_02A coalition of sport fishermen and related businesses is luring legislators to ban commercial gillnet fishing in the main stem of the lower Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.
 
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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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The global challenge

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