April 2012

Seeds of dissent

0412_SeedsOfDissent_02Oregon's organic farmers wage battle against Monsanto's genetically modified seeds.

The new reality

0412_TheNewReality_03Declining HP jobs and OSU growing pains force Corvallis to face its economic and livability challenges.

Generation next

0412_Tactics_01A third-generation president works to ensure Diebold Lumber in Troutdale evolves to survive.

Obie won

0412_Profile_BrianObie_01Overcoming obstacles, Brian Obie finally opens his Eugene hotel.

Cart culture

0412_Dispatches_NonFoodCarts_03The low-overhead food cart model spreads to other businesses.

In the loop

0412_GamePlan_GiantLoopGiant Loop’s founders set out to make motorcycle saddlebags that are functional and rugged, that look good strapped to a motorcycle and that would find an immediate audience among motorcycle adventurers worldwide. So far, the founders are three for three.

Making it real

0412_GamePlan_AdditiveWorkshopAdditive Workshop in Wilsonville is a 3-D digital modeling studio.