June 2009

Next: Water from waste

NextWaterUniversity of Oregon chemistry professor Darren Johnson and Portland-based Crystal Clear Technologies are developing a water filter that will cleanse dangerous industrial waste water while at the same time harvest the valuable metals trapped in the water.

Port feels global shipping pain

indicators0609As shipping traffic slowed all over the world, the number of vessel calls at the Port of Portland fell 35% and container traffic dropped 26% during the first three months of 2009.

Deal Watch: SurveyMonkey keeps mum on acquisition

DealWatchsurveyThis much we know for sure about the April acquisition of Portland’s SurveyMonkey:

A private investment group, led by Spectrum Equity Investors, acquired a majority interest in the 10-year-old online survey company.

The 100 Best Green Companies

GreencrayonsThe 100 Best Green Companies rankings were calculated by Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer and research partner Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall based on confidential employee surveys and a report completed by each company.

Green Inc.

GreenMarcGaudinOregon's 100 Best Green Companies are blazing a variety of trails toward sustainability.