Must Reads

Wells Fargo gives down payment assistance

Wells Fargo Bank plans to help 220 Portlanders with down payment assistance under a new program.

Bend sound studio company grows

Bend-based VocalBooth makes portable sound recording studios.

Wat'z Up Hillsboro Music Co. closing

Downtown Hillsboro's Wat'z Up Hillsboro Music Co. is closing after 23 years.

Black Friday expected to be calmer

The Black Friday rush is expected to be less crazy this year, according to Nielsen.

China's building boom boosts log exports

An increase in demand for western-style houses in China is boosting log exports from the Northwest, but not everyone in the industry considers that a good thing.

Public university tuition goes down

Funding approved by the Legislature means that tuition rates at Oregon's public universities will go down starting next year.

Winter sports season begins

The Timberline Ski Area on Mount Hood opened its Pucci chairlift, marking the beginning of the winter sports season.