High Five

Kitzhaber orders government hiring freeze

Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered state agencies to suspend all but essential hiring for December and January.

Portland Business Alliance endorses Eileen Brady

The Portland Business Alliance endorsed New Seasons co-founder Eileen Brady in her 2012 Portland mayoral run.

Christmas tree market booming

Oregon produces 31% of the national Christmas tree market, shipping them all over the United States and to Mexico.

Getaround brings car-sharing to Portland

San Francisco's peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround is expanding to Portland by February, with help from a $1.725 million federal grant.

Jive Software shares jump

Jive Software shares jumped almost 27% after the company's initial public stock offering.