Jan/Feb 2012

John Miller's bottom line

0112_JohnMiller_01John Miller recalls a moment when things clicked into place for him. He was 10, traversing a forest road outside of Stayton with his father, a forester. “On one side, I saw trees he had planted 30 years ago, a healthy forest. On the other side of the road was a stump patch, still there years after the major timber company that owned it had cut the trees and run. That sort of set the tone for me.”

The state we're in: business filings

0112_IndicatorsGraph_01The number of new Oregon corporations has fallen since 2005, while new limited liability companies  — Oregon and foreign — peaked in 2007.

New course for water ideas

0112_WaterIdeasWater use is an ongoing issue in the state, as farmers, industry, conservationists and governments, particularly in Eastern Oregon, all vie for an increasingly stressed resource.


Vietnam hungry for Oregon potatoes

0112_Vietnam_01Vietnam’s economy and demand for American exports is growing, and Oregon’s potato growers aren’t being couch potatoes.

Chalet RV keeps on rolling

0112_ChaletRVChris Hanson remembers that time back in early 2008 — before the crash — when he thought: “I’ll finally be able to quit my day job.”


Wood product companies unite

0112_WoodProductWithin a five-mile radius in Klamath Falls sit four wood product companies that have never really been competitors, but that have never really collaborated with each other either.

Baker finds sweet success

0112_Baker_01In Portland, everything old is new, including the city’s latest one-man pastry operation, Krause Confections.