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The PDX park cafe challenge | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, March 08, 2012

LindaAs Violetta in Director Park struggles, Managing Editor Linda Baker reports on the challenges of recreating the European-style park café.

Uncertainty dogs local wind companies | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LindaAs Vestas prepares to move into new headquarters, the wind industry falters. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on federal energy policy, PDC and the future of wind.

The unrealized potential of East Portland | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, February 23, 2012

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 | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Friday, February 17, 2012

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 | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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 | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, February 09, 2012


Women working more, and less, in Oregon | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

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 | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Monday, February 06, 2012

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 | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, February 02, 2012

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.

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New green wood building product takes off in Oregon

Thursday, September 10, 2015
091115-cltjohnson-thumbBY KIM MOORE

Oregon is set to become a hub of a new type of wooden building design as a southern Oregon timber company becomes the first certified manufacturer of a high-tech wood product, known as cross-laminated timber, or CLT.


Counterpoint: CLT not as green as people think

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
photo-flickr-glasseyes viewthymbBY GREGG LEWIS | OP-ED

The issue of green-washing remains a significant challenge to those of us who would like to see the building sector in this country do more than make unverifiable claims of sustainability. Transparency about the impacts of a given material is the only way to allow designers to make intelligent choices when selecting building products.


The 5 most/least expensive rental neighborhoods in Oregon

The Latest
Thursday, September 24, 2015
092515neighborhoodthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Oregon's population is booming, and so are rental costs.


Straight shooter

Linda Baker
Thursday, October 08, 2015
100815-bradleyBY LINDA BAKER

In an era dominated by self-promotion and marketing speak, John Bradley, CEO of R&H Construction, is a breath of fresh air.


Money Troubles

September 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015

The state’s angel investing fund gets hammered in Salem.


Up on the Roof

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In 2010 Vanessa Keitges and several investors purchased Portland-based Columbia Green Technologies, a green-roof company. The 13-person firm has a 200% annual growth rate, exports 30% of its product to Canada and received its first infusion of venture capital in 2014 from Yaletown Venture Partners. CEO Keitges, 40, a Southern Oregon native who serves on President Obama’s Export Council, talks about market innovation, scaling small business and why Oregon is falling behind in green-roof construction. 


Back to School

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oregon is home to an abundance of gritty warehouses reborn as trendy office spaces, as well as crafty hipsters turned entrepreneurs. Does the combination yield an equally bounteous office products sector? Not so much. Occupying the limited desk jockey space are Field Notes, a spinoff of Portland’s Draplin Design Company, and Schuttenworks, known for whittling Apple device stands. For a full complement of keyboard trays, docking stations and mouse pads, check out the GroveMade line, guaranteed to boost the cachet of even the lowliest cubicle drone. 

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