PERS saw its second biggest wave of retirees in the system's history.
Columbia River bridge traffic is climbing to pre-recession levels as the region's population increases and the economy grows.
The entire Portland-area housing stock was $216.7 billion in 2013.
Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in November, its lowest point since September of 2008.
Police arrested 16 protesters trying to stop a megaload of refinery equipment in John Day.
Xerox sold a portion of its Wilsonville operations to 3D Systems for $32.5 million.
Sales at Christmas tree lots are up in Oregon this year.