Oregon officials are studying a new type of bond known as social impact bonds.
Ratepayer advocates say Oregon customers shouldn't pay for PacifiCorp's pollution-control upgrades.
Portland startup Polaris Labs aims to shrink the time it takes to bring new batteries to market.
The middle class is declining, along with its earnings, wealth and optimism.
Sales of new homes in the U.S. rose 3.6% in July, matching May's two-year high.
Portland's new eastside streetcar hasn't started running yet, but it is already cutting back service.
Jobless rates in many areas of Oregon increased in July.