As home sales are improving, the highest prices are still being paid for homes in the suburbs of Portland, including Washington County, Lake Oswego and West Linn.
Daimler Trucks North America plans to announce a major investment in Portland this week.
Oregon's technology sector is leading the state's recovery by adding jobs faster and paying more than twice the state's average.
Oregon schools started the year with an almost $1 billion uptick in state education funding, yet not much has changed.
The Federal Reserve's San Francisco chief spoke in Portland, saying that scaling back bond purchases this year and stopping them next year is the best course of action.