Back-to-school shopping didn't help retail sales in August, as spending rose just 0.3%, the smallest gain in four months.
Portland-based Umpqua Holdings is buying Spokane-based Sterling Financial in a $2 billion deal.
A $20 million social impact fund known as Northwest Social Venture Fund is set to launch in Portland this fall.
As home sales are improving, the highest prices are still being paid for homes in the suburbs of Portland, including Washington County, Lake Oswego and West Linn.
Oregon Health and Science University researchers used a vaccine to cure 50% of monkeys infected with a cousin of the HIV virus.
Fewer Oregon schools met state benchmarks on standardized tests last year, with students struggling on math, writing and science at every grade level.
Residents of Portland's Montavilla neighborhood are unhappy about a new crematorium in their area.