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Portland movie theaters evolve

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Portland's small independent movie theaters evolve to survive.

 

Mentor Graphics reports another record quarter

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Mentor Graphics shares rose after the Wilsonville company reported another quarter of record revenue.

 

Oregon is the least expensive state to own a car

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oregon is the least expensive state to own a car, based on the cost of repairs, insurance premium, gas, taxes and fees.

 

Portland mayor rethinking urban renewal districts

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is considering retiring or shrinking urban renewal efforts in the Pearl District to return $43 million in added property taxes to the local government.

 

20 on Hawthorne apartments sold for $15M

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The high-end "20 on Hawthorne" Portland apartment building was purchased by a JPMorgan Chase investment fund for $14.95M, or $283 per square foot.

 

Eugene trees fed by sewage being harvested

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The first trees grown at Biocycle Farm in Eugene are being harvested. It is the nation's largest tree farm fed with treated sewage sludge, known as biosolids.

 

Portland restaurant adds charge for health care

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Portland restaurant Biwa is asking customers to help pay for workers' health insurance with a five percent surcharge.

 
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