Americans increased spending more slowly in March, indicating that many are worried about the economy.
Microsoft paid $300 million for a minority stake in Barnes & Noble's e-book and college textbook business.
Port of Portland officials forecast continued growth, saying that Oregon international trade has nearly recovered from the recession.
Digimarc reported an 88% jump in quarterly revenue, and will pay its first dividend next month.
Eugene-based Bulk Handling Systems acquired National Recovery Technologies, a company that makes sorting equipment for solid waste and recycling industries.
Portland-based LaCrosse Footwear reported a net sales boost of 32% in the first quarter.
Eugene restaurant Belly is expanding into two downtown locations, part of a broad revitalization of the city's downtown area.