Oregon and Portland-area foreclosures have stabilized after a volatile 2011 when the monthly metro filings ranged from 1,100 to 2,000.
Brammo closed on the first $13 million of a planned $45 million funding round.
Oregon climbed nine places to number 18 on CNBC's annual list of top states for doing business.
Portland startup Cloudability landed $8.7 million in investment backing and plans to double the number of its employees.
Blight nearly ruined Oregon's hazelnut industry a few years ago, but the industry managed to rebound.
Beaverton-based Puralytics' new water purification system SolarBag is in high demand.
Oregonians who file for unemployment insurance benefits on or after July 1 will receive slightly more in payments.