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“We did see a spike in business immediately. I’m guesstimating that business jumped 15% or more,” says Brian Snyder, co-owner of Pine State Biscuits, which was in the June issue as a Top 10 fried chicken joint.
Foster Burger was named one of the Top 10 best new burger spots in Bon Appetit’s July issue. Despite those local bloggers who disagreed with the listing, saying the hamburgers there are too pricey, Foster Burger’s sales have spiked since the rating. “I would dispute strongly that we are expensive. You can’t compare us to McDonalds and Burgerville,” says Andy Ricker, co-owner of Foster Burger. “We are about a $1.50 more, but they use pucks and we use hand-ground beef.”
Not everyone cares about a national nod. Bunk made the August 2009 Top 10 hotdog list, but when asked what fame and glory it might have brought, co-owner Tommy Habetz sent us back this email: “Not to sound too ignorant, but what Bon Appetit list?”
And besides, he adds, “We’ve never had a hot dog on the menu.”
Thursday, September 10, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Oregon is set to become a hub of a new type of wooden building design as a southern Oregon timber company becomes the first certified manufacturer of a high-tech wood product, known as cross-laminated timber, or CLT.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Car and ride sharing services have taken urban areas by storm. Low-income and suburban communities are left at the curb.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
The 2016 presidential election is shaping up to be the year of the outsider, with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump capturing leads in the polls and the headlines. In Portland, Wheeler vs. Hales is bucking the outlier trend.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
The media coverage about Pope Francis must have put me in a Biblical frame of mind. Because after touring the latest phase of the South Waterfront development, a mind boggling 1.5 million square feet of office and retail space that will spring up north of the aerial tram over the next few years, I couldn’t stop thinking about the massive project as a modern day creation story.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY LINDA WESTON
In 1996, after a 17-year career in the destination marketing industry, where I gained national standing as the CEO of the Convention & Visitors Association of Lane County, I was recruited by the founders of a new professional basketball league for women. The American Basketball League (ABL) hoped to leverage the success of the 1996 USA women’s national team at the Atlanta Olympics — much like USA Soccer is now leveraging the U.S. Women’s National Team’s victory in the World Cup. The ABL wanted a team in Portland, and they wanted me to be its general manager.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY GARY THILL | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
A storied institution climbs down from the ivory tower.
Friday, October 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Our intrepid (and expecting) research editor finds the child care search involves long waiting lists, costly fees and no certainty of securing a place before she goes back to work.
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