Oregon State University field trials show that sweet potatoes can give high yields in this region, but the market for them is sketchy.
Keizer Fire District firefighter Jon Crow is opening a new business, First Due Smokey BBQ.
The Portland area gained a seasonally adjusted 1,200 jobs in July.
The Oregon Department of Forestry has spent over $70 million fighting wildfires so far this summer. That's compared to an average $3-7 million usually spent each summer.
Federal sequester cuts mean Head Start will enroll 834 fewer students in Oregon this year.
Oregon ranks 10th among U.S. states for revenue from drinking, smoking and gambling.
Brooklyn-based meal-delivery service Blue Apron expanded to Oregon this month, thanks to a $5 million funding round.