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Portland ceramic company Mudshark Studios touts Oregon-made

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Dispatches OregonMade 01From vases that look like trophies to vintage urinal reproductions, Mudshark Studios is an alternative to “Made in China.” The company offers ceramic mold making, production services and product consulting at their 17,000-square-foot Northeast Portland location.

 

Oregon farm turns to tea

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Dispatches OregonTea 01The couple in charge of Minto Island Growers, a farm straddling Salem city limits, has become adept at growing and selling produce, and now they’re ready to focus more on a different part of the farm: a half-acre stand of tea plants.

 

Hillsboro retailer serves young female athletes

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB GamePlan AthleticApparelHillsboro retailer steps in to fill the void for young female athetes' clothes.

 

Banks increase lending to dentists

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB GamePlan DentistryHistorically low interest rates and the return of the overall economy spur new activity from dentists.

 

Oregon air travel by the numbers

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB ByTheNumbers AirTravel 01Air travel in Oregon has gotten more efficient — and crowded — with leaner operations despite more passengers.

 

FMYI President Justin Yuen balances life, work, and play

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB LiveWorkPlayJustin Yuen, 38, is president of FMYI (For My Innovation), a social-collaboration software company with a commitment to sustainability.

 

Portland startup offers online branding solution for small companies

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Launch PrestoBoxBranding is a key part of any successful business enterprise. But for small companies, the process can be expensive and time consuming.

 
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