Must Reads

FEI pays $15 million to settle patent battle

FEI Co., the Hillsboro-based maker of high-end electron microscopes, has had strong sales growth in recent quarters, but was locked in a patent dispute with Hitachi High-Technologies Corp.

Big equestrian center envisioned near Sheridan

A developer with local support hopes to create an equestrian center and more on 325 acres of land near Sheridan but his dreams are threatened by a federal easement.

China's solar industry acknowledges trade hurdles

After the U.S. Commerce Department imposed anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariff's in response to complaints by U.S. manufacturers such as SolarWorld, Chinese manufacturers face declining margins and exports.

Portland startup offers athletes higher-tech racing experience

Oregon's Hood to Coast runners and other athletes are already using Athletepath's technology to instantly track their times, but the startup hopes to deliver even more.

Farmer stirs passion for local fresh produce in Astoria

Fred Johnson farms just across the Columbia in Naselle, Wash. and hosts the annual Farmstock festival, celebrating the benefits of local farm-fresh produce.

Judge rejects bid to dismiss Columbia lawsuit

Innovative Sports of Eugene claimed that Columbia Sportswear used its technology and trade secrets to make a high-profile line of heated clothing.

Cottage Grove puts the brakes on speedway

The City of Cottage Grove has ordered a local speedway to close after it failed to make required upgrades on schedule.