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1 Next: ditch the itch
2 Powerlist: meeting facilities
3 Tourism drives economy
4 Growing Oregon business
5 The next four years: the LGBT community and the new normal
6 What I'm reading: Linda Weston
7 What I'm reading: Steve Smith
8 Tactics: Brammo
9 Rank and file: sick leave
10 Getaround expands in Portland
11 Lighting the way
12 Food for thought
13 Building urban community: Living Room Realtors
14 State prisons by the numbers
15 Beth Skillern balances life, work and play
16 Jettstream makes breathing easy
17 Job confidence growing
18 The 2013 list: top 34 small companies to work for in Oregon
19 The 2013 list: top 33 medium companies to work for in Oregon
20 2013 100 Best methodology, category winners and alpha list
21 Then and now: 20 years of the 100 Best
22 The 2013 list: top 33 large companies to work for in Oregon
23 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2013 video
24 100 Best: In the family
 

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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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Speeding up science

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
02.25.14 Thumbnail MedwasteBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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Wheel man

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


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Spreading the wealth

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
HiResBY PAIGE PARKER

A money management firm broadens its reach. 


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Airbnb laws will hurt Portland’s newest company

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
airbnb-logoBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Proposed regulations protect Portland’s strict zoning codes and hotel operators, but they may have an adverse effect on Airbnb’s business.


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