For 30 hours last weekend, Pioneer Square was a three-ring circus of sorts, with swing dance lessons, Taiko drums and a comedian named Sasquatch, all streamed live to the Internet. This wasn’t just another YouTube video; it was the future of fundraising.
Oregon has become one of a handful of states to limit most employers from legally obtaining or using credit history information on job applicants or employees. The law change has business owners scrambling to understand the fine print.
The City of Portland is using an innovative approach to improve city life. After opening up government data sets to outside developers in September the city went one step further by creating an open source design contest for applications or “apps” using PDX data sets to address civic issues.
For more than 30 years, Oregon Business has ranked the state’s top 150 private companies by revenue. This year’s results are in, and they are not encouraging. 2009 was one of the worst years ever for the state’s most important private sector employers — if not the worst.
Neon pink wrist-banded beer lovers teetered around North Portland’s Overlook Park this weekend for the 6th annual North American Organic Brewer Festival. It wasn't just about booze and frivolity; the organic beer market has more than doubled over five years.
Tiny, beautiful Baker City has, like most rural Oregon towns, long struggled to create new business and jobs out of the ashes of its natural resources industry. The seat of a remote county with a population of only 16,000, Baker suffers from high unemployment but it does not suffer from a lack of trying.
Nike is hiring again in Beaverton after a turbulent recessionary run punctuated by a 5% downsizing last May. The company has posted openings in information technology, operations, human resources, communications and the House of Hoops, has just hired a new Chief Learning Officer and is sprinting into a new fiscal year with momentum and focus.
The Portland Timbers have snagged 1,000 season ticket deposits over the past 10 days for their 2011 Major League Soccer inaugural season, as World Cup buzz intensifies and Oregon fans look forward to hitting the big time next April.
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