January 2009

At A Crossroad

Transportation1Gov. Kulongoski’s transportation plan could save the economy — but first he must convince Oregonians to pave the way.

BY ABRAHAM HYATT

Consumers leave pricey organics on the shelf

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The recession is forcing consumers to make tough choices at the grocery, with many deciding that pricey organics can be left on the shelf. The industry is saying goodbye to its rapid growth years.

BY ROBIN DOUSSARD

Diagnosis: Broken

ER2.jpgAs the economy falters and more people lose their health benefits, hospitals brace for the impact of the uninsured.

BY JASON SHUFFLER

Brammo's $10 million electric motorcycle

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Craig Bramscher knows how to take a company public, and he’s as good a bet as any to break Oregon's IPO drought.

Q and A with Portland art maven Elizabeth Leach

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In 1981, when Elizabeth Leach opened her gallery, there were only a handful of other art galleries in Portland’s Pearl District.

At this bar, you buy low, get high

Remember Nov. 20? Sure you do. That was the day the Dow stopped simply practicing for the Winter Olympics and became a gold medalist in downhill catastrophe, dropping 445 points to a mind-boggling 7,550.

 

Oregon's bicycle industrial complex

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From businesses such as Nutcase Helmets to Bike Friday, Oregon’s bike madness fuels a $150 million industry. Not to mention that there’s an organized bike ride every 27 minutes.