November 2008

Lien times hit construction

SeymourCourtThe steep hillside overlooking the Willamette River is a Portland residential community without residents.


Looking for a pony payday


It’s two minutes before post time for the first horse race of the season at Portland Meadows and the odds to win seem more favorable than betting on Wall Street.


Tight times benefit grocery stores

The economic slowdown hasn’t kept grocery-store carts from rolling.


No surprise: credit squeeze hits home

Small businesses throughout Oregon that rely on credit to keep operations going may find unwilling lenders as the economy worsens.


Tactics: The tracker

PaulRosenbaumWe don’t know who you are, but we know what you are watching.


Slash and sell

Chris Sherland recognizes trouble when he sees it. “It’s a weak year for the retail industry.”