June 2011

TMT Development's president struggles to revive Park Avenue West

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

Passenger counts have been gaining some altitude at Portland International Airport (PDX) and Oregon’s regional airports.

The farm-direct meat revolution

0611_InTheCut_02Farm-direct pushes boundaries of the local meat industry.

Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort becomes a fixer-upper dream

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

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

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.