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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Big deals of the month.
 

Sam Naito works full time at age 90

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS17From his small, modest office on Northeast Airport Way in Portland, Sam Naito works five days a week at Made in Oregon, the iconic company he started 35 years ago. That a legend of Oregon business still puts in a full week as he is about to turn 90 would surprise no one who knows the Naito family.
 

Brewers help restore Deschutes river

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS16Oregon brewers are signing on to help with water restoration in the Deschutes River.
 

Study examines mushroom habitat

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS13Mushroom harvester camps in the Crescent Ranger District, which collectively rival the population of nearby towns, are weighing in on how forests are managed in an effort to protect the country’s top-producing Matsutake area.
 

Bicycle oriented development catches on

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS09Jon Kellogg, a 22-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, says he caught a lot of flak when he first began considering bringing mixed-use development to North Williams Avenue.
 

Chocolate business stays sweet

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Articles - January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS08The race to create the most creative artisanal chocolate might finally be over: a chocolate stuffed with pig’s blood.
 
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