Blogs

Portland's eco-roof industry falls short

11.07.12 Thumbnail EcoroofThe worldwide eco-roof industry is growing rapidly, and Portland is often lauded as being in a unique position to benefit as an early adopter of the green building trend. Yet the city is falling behind on its goal of 43 acres of eco-roofs by 2013. 

The year of the river

11.01.12 Thumbnail WillametteAfter decades of indifference or neglect, the Willamette River is emerging as a star attraction in urban renewal efforts.

Overwhelmed? Here's how to beat it

10.31.12 Thumbnail OverwhelmedFor certain kinds of overwhelm the primary problem is that your brain has its activity stuck in the wrong area.  You overcome the feeling, by moving the activity to a different part of the brain.  You act differently, which makes you think differently, and then finally you feel things differently. 

Astoria's cruise business slumps

Norw Pearl 2A violent Mexico and a pricey Alaska meant fewer cruise ships on the West Coast this year, and a subsequent slump in business for the Port of Astoria.

Business leaders predict health care cost hikes

10.29.12 Thumbnail HealthcareAn online survey of 300 readers of Oregon Business magazine indicates a majority holds an unfavorable opinion of the federal Affordable Care Act, believing it will increase private health insurance premiums.

Realizing biotech's promise

10.25.12 Thumbnail MicroscopeAfter a decade of promises, Oregon's biotech sector shows signs of growth, although lack of venture capital and business accelerators continue to thwart industry development.

Uncover the circumstantial evidence

10.12.12 Thumbnail FactsThere are excellent companies that handle swings in client work and still turn out high quality results. Whenever someone attributes any type result (especially a bad result) to “circumstances” you can be sure they’re in denial. Those excellent companies face “circumstances,” too — they just handle them differently, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

The entrepreneur's perfect pitch

10.11.12 Thumbnail EntrepreneurAt OEN's latest PubTalk, aspiring entrepreneurs get feedback from investor panel as they pitch products and services ranging from mobile apps to sustainable food solutions.

Tenants drive green building results

10.03.12 Thumbnail GreenBuildingThe LEED Gold certification of the Fox Tower spotlights the role of tenants in achieving energy and cost savings in green building.