Blogs

The unrealized potential of East Portland

LindaAn economic development update showcases East Portland strengths and need for inner city style urban design. Managing editor Linda Baker reports.

On the scene: Emerging energy solutions

sceneblogbwIn the past, picturing alternative energy solutions might have conjured up images of a VW bus running on vegetable oil reclaimed from local fast food joints. Now, especially in the Northwest, new energy solutions are so much more.

Brady campaign puts New Seasons in spotlight

LindaWhat happens when a company co-founder runs for political office? Managing editor Linda Baker reports on New Seasons Market and Eileen Brady's mayoral campaign.

Typhoon closure spotlights evolving restaurant scene

Linda Typhoon closed one month after being charged with unfair labor practices. But the restaurant's closure also spotlights changes in Portland's ethnic food scene. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on Typhoon and culinary authenticity.

Women working more, and less, in Oregon

thelatestThough women are not working as much, they are working more. This paradox was highlighted in a recent report by the state’s employment department that tracked female employment numbers from the 1970s.

Managing the person who can't say no

imo-blogIf you’re going to be an effective manager, you need to get results from your people. That means knowing them well enough to manage each of them based on what works for them, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

Business accelerators grow outside Portland

LindaBusiness incubators are all the rage in Portland.  Now tech accelerators are spreading around the state.  Managing editor Linda Baker reports on Oregon’s accelerator fever.

Bob's sage advice on staying independent

Linda What does it take to remain an independent business? Managing editor Linda Baker talks to Bob Moore, the 82-year-old founder of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, about not selling out.

Democratic, Republican economic agendas put forth

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The Legislature’s House Democratic and Republican caucuses have released their policy agendas for economic recovery and job creation. But between the divergence of those agendas, duration of the Legislature’s short, upcoming session, and partisan politics in an election year, the business community may wind up holding its breath.