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April 2012

Generation next

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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

 

Obie won

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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

 

Cart culture

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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

 

In the loop

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Articles - April 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012

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

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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

 

Only whisk factory in U.S.

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Articles - April 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_GamePlan_BestManufacturers_01Even in food savvy Portland, few residents know their city is home to the only whisk factory in the United States: Best Manufacturers.

 

Data driven

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Articles - April 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_ByTheNumbers_02Massive data centers have sprung up across Oregon over the past few years.

 
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On fire

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A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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The more they change, the more they stay the same

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