February 2013

Readers' priorities for state and federal leaders

0213 Input 01As the New Year gets into full swing, we asked Oregon Business readers to rank their priorities for state and federal leaders.

From the Editor: Indulging in quackery

0213 EdLetter 01I am not a duck hunter. That much was obvious to anyone who saw me on Sauvie Island one day last November when I accompanied Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear and the subject of this month’s cover story, on a duck hunt.

Portland natural foods company grows

0213 FOB GamePlan NaturalFoodsEighty percent of young adults eat one snack bar per day, the gluten-free category is growing at about 30% a year, and growth in the organic and natural foods market outpaces the food market as a whole. Collectively, these developments are driving rapid growth at Bridgetown Natural Foods.