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August 2009

The raw and the cooked

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Coffee_13The beans that fuel Portland’s high-octane coffee scene connect Oregon with the globe. Is this growing industry a cup half empty or half full?

 

 

Kickin' apps

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Archives - August 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

APPS_5Hordes of ambitious software developers are making Portland the place for killer app development.

 

The arts ticket take

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Archives - August 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009

Some of the state’s largest performing arts organizations experienced an increase in ticket sales during the 2008-2009 season, even as contributions from individuals, foundations and businesses often dropped.

 

Truck stop business sputters

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Archives - August 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009

At least 16 trucks hauling Lexus cars from Toyota Logistics used to pull into the Baker Truck Corral each week, heading for Denver, Colo. That’s a drastic difference from the few that now arrive at the Baker City truck stop. And it’s the same story at other truck stops around the state: Traffic is down, so business is, too.

 

Graphic: Oregon wine sales reach 1.7 million cases

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

 

 

Graphic: Oregon food manufacturing jobs still rising

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Thursday, July 23, 2009
 

Oregon Business wins national magazine award

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Archives - August 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oregon Business has been named one of the top three business-to-business magazines in the country, under 80,000 circulation, by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, in one of the largest business publication competitions in the U.S.

 
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