October 2008

Oregon's craft beer industry grows up


What is it with Oregon and its beer? Is it the climate? The water? The hops? A parochial form of beer-based patriotism?


Funds for toxic cleanup uncertain

BrownfieldThis summer a national group proclaimed a victory of sorts in Portland’s perpetual struggle to clean up contaminated industrial land along the Willamette River.


Urban-rural wage gap is steady

CoinsThe often-cited widening gap between urban and rural wages actually has remained unchanged over the past decade, while both urban and rural wages are slipping compared to their counterparts nationwide.