U.S. unemployment claims dropped last week for the first time in five weeks.
Oregon's real gross domestic product grew 4.7% in 2011, the second-best performance among the states.
Gov. John Kitzhaber released the first draft of his 10-Year Energy Action Plan.
Portland-based Esco has acquired full ownership of its Canadian dealership for $10 million.
Intel's corporate foundation gave $2.2 million to 870 Oregon schools and nonprofits.
Part of the expansive Portland Plan is to make the city more accessible for the elderly.
Target's Jantzen Beach location in Portland will close for four months as the company moves to a new building across the parking lot, which will feature fresh produce and meat.