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Two Portland-area Safeways slated to close

A company spokesman tells Oregonian the stores in Gresham, Milwaukie were underperforming.

Metro chief: 'No regional need to expand the UGB'

Official recommends no changes for first time during a review period.

Controversial labor, street fee proposals reemerge

Minimum wage increase, Portland street fee expected to be reintroduced into public discussion.

Shell Oil drilling ship to arrive in Portland

Coast Guard sets aside protest area around ship that will eventually drill in the Arctic.

Kickstarter darling, Coolest Cooler, set to ship

The Oregon entrepreneur who raised more than $13 million said his product will begin shipping Friday.

Nike finalizes lease for 105K square-feet in Hillsboro

Deal represents the most business space rented in the Portland area this year.

Turnover continues for Redmond Airport

Director resigns after just a little more than a year at the helm.