Timeline charts three decades of change

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

1981

Nike opens first factory in China

Intel starts supplying microprocessors for PCs

Former Tektronix employee Tom Bruggere founds Mentor Graphics

NOAA facilities at the Hatfield Marine Science Center are constructed

Oregon Business magazine is founded

1982

Timber company Georgia-Pacific moves headquarters to Atlanta

Advertising firm Wieden+Kennedy is founded

Metro Council approves the first Regional Transportation Plan, paving the way for the development of TriMet

Cow Creek tribe gains federal recognition

1983

The Grande Ronde tribe gains federal recognition

“Big Pink,” the U.S. Bancorp tower, is constructed

The Oregon Wine Advisory Board is started

1984

Widmer Brothers Brewery is founded

Oregon abolishes the unitary tax, a levy on the worldwide profits of companies operating in Oregon

James Young starts Entek International

Oregon opens its first foreign trade office in Tokyo

The largest floating dry dock in the Western Hemisphere is constructed in Portland

1985

McMenamins opens the first post-Prohibition brew pub in Hillsdale

Goonies, filmed in Astoria and other locations on the coast, is released

State-run lottery is established

Pacific Salmon Treaty is signed between Canada and U.S. to limit harvest of Columbia River salmon

1986

Columbia Sportswear introduces its first ski jacket, the Bugaboo

Milwaukie-based comic book publisher Dark Horse creates its first comic: Dark Horse Presents

Fred Meyer goes public

A record 35 Oregon companies are purchased by out-of-state firms

Oregon’s trade with Japan tops $4.9 billion

Tektronix founder Howard Vollum dies in a plane crash

1987

Claymation pioneer Will Vinton produces first “California Raisins” commercial

Fujitsu Microelectronics plans a semiconductor wafer fabrication plant in Gresham

Fires burn 245,000 acres of timber worth $97.3 million

Oregon’s 40 public companies see combined profits leap by 38%

Unemployment in rural Wheeler and Grant counties tops 14%; statewide rate drops under 7%

1988

Nike brands the slogan “Just Do It”

Oregon Steel goes public

National Indian Gaming Regulator Act allows tribes to offer gambling on their lands

Japan purchases 31% of Oregon exports

Rogue Brewery opens in Newport

1989

The Oregon Legislature names the hazelnut the Oregon state nut

The Coquille Indian Tribe gains federal recognition

1990

The northern spotted owl is declared threatened under the Endangered Species Act

Measure 5 puts limits on property taxes and moves school funding from local to state control



 

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