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Which Way to Chinatown?
February 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

The Jade International District, already Portland's center of Asian life, is poised for rejuvenation. Where does that leave the westside's historic Chinatown?

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Will Medford Ever Be Cool?
February 2015
BY DAN COOK | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

A real-estate developer and a Lithia Motors executive aim to revamp the city's forlorn downtown.

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The Carbon Calculus
February 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Oregon, sparking concern for energy-intensive businesses — but also opportunity to expand a homespun green economy.

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See How They Run
January-Powerbook 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Studying ground-running birds, a group that ranks among nature's speediest and most agile bipedal runners, to build a faster robot.

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Tackling the CEO-worker pay gap
January-Powerbook 2015
BY OREGON BUSINESS STAFF

An SEC rule targets the disparity between executive and employee compensation, reigniting a long-standing debate about corporate social responsibility.

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Legislative Preview: A Shifting Balance
January-Powerbook 2015
BY APRIL STREETER

Democratic gains pave the way for a revival of environment and labor bills as revenue reform languishes.

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Justice for All
January-Powerbook 2015
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Lawger upends the typical hourly based fee model by letting clients determine the cost.

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A Complex Portrait: Immigration, Jobs and the Economy
November/December 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE & KIM MOORE

Oregon Business reports on the visa squeeze, the skills gap and foreign-born residents who are revitalizing rural Oregon.

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Woman of Steel
November/December 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Tamara Lundgren tackles the challenges—without getting trampled.

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Revenge Forestry
November/December 2014
BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

A flare-up in the Elliott Forest raises questions about détente in Oregon’s timber wars.

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The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon 2014
October 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Proud, diverse and underpaid.

Pride in their organizations’ mission, fairness in the treatment of women and ethnic minorities, flexible work schedules — these are just a handful of workplace characteristics that employees of this year’s 100 Best Nonprofits appreciate about their organizations.

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Knight Vision
October 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?

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Grape Expectations
October 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE

Well-financed outsiders from France and California are buying up vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley.

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A Recipe for Success
October 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Two businesswomen, two iconic food brands and one food-obsessed city. We thought this sounded like a recipe for good conversation. So in late August, Oregon Business sat down with Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, to discuss their rapidly expanding businesses and Oregon’s trendsetting food scene.

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The Rail Baron
October 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Oil is gushing out of the U.S. and Canada, and much of it is coming from places that don’t have pipeline infrastructure. So it’s being shipped by rail.

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Gone Fishing
October 2014
BY LORI TOBIAS

Business has been good to Laura Anderson, leading some to suggest she must be awfully lucky to find such success in a business notorious for failure. But luck’s had little to do with it.

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A Good Leap Forward
September 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.

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