Blogs

Portlandia: Fact or Fiction?

sceneblogbwWhat’s on the mind of Oregon voters?  Pollster Tim Hibbitts of DHM Research attempted to answer this question at a breakfast hosted by the Portland Business Alliance at the Governor Hotel early Wednesday morning.

The great funding challenge

thelatestPortland lacks the framework it needs to help its web startups grow, said Darius Monsef, the CEO of the website COLOURlovers, to a crowd of fellow web developers Tuesday. Portland needs more investors who know the business, he argues, and more who can inject tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars into budding companies, instead of the millions provided by big venture capitalists.

On the Scene: Angel Oregon 2011

sceneblogbwThe room was packed to standing room only at Wednesday’s Angel Oregon 2011 event at the Governor Hotel, with equal parts entrepreneurs looking for backing and investors looking for opportunities.

Jobs are returning to Oregon

imo-blogFebruary saw the highest monthly jobs gain in Oregon since November 1996. But local economist Patrick Emerson argues that we still have a tough climb ahead of us.

On the Scene: An economic check-up

sceneblogbwThe League of Women Voters of Portland brought in a strong lineup of industry experts and prominent local CEOs for its March 8 forum, "The Oregon and Portland Economy--What's the Story?" Although many depressing statistics were tossed around, the prevailing outlook was positive.

Seaport to fly to Salem

thelatestPortland-based Seaport Airlines plans to begin running daily flights between Portland and Salem this spring for business and political travelers.

Walden, Oregon farmers fight pesticide buffer

thelatestEnvironmentalists take the EPA to court over the enforcement of pesticide buffers as congressmen from the West protest the buffers altogether.

Innovation Program picks up momentum

thelatestThe new Innovation Program in Portland State’s Maseeh College of Engineering is already cooking up some interesting projects, including a novel water filtration system, a mechanism for measuring traffic on foot-bridges, and a noise cancellation mechanism for cars.

On the Scene: 100 Best Companies awards

sceneblogbwOn March 3, more than 800 people gathered at the Oregon Convention Center to celebrate the best workplaces in Oregon. It was the 18th 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon event put on by Oregon Business magazine.