Portland-area home prices rose 15.5% in July compared to a year ago, and 1.9% since a month ago.
In Oregon, union membership accounts for almost 16% of workers in the state, at 240,000 people. Nationwide, union memberships are 11.3% of workers.
Used cooking oil from the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium is shipped to Salem and converted into biodiesel.
Many Eugene companies are being affected by the environmental threats that are causing bee colony die-offs.
Boneyard Beer is opening a second location in Bend that is three times larger than their current one. They plan to more than double their annual production of 15,000 barrels.
The University of Oregon dropped a change to its trademark policy that would have affected small apparel makers.
Now that the housing market is recovering, builders are adding developments of large custom "McMansions" again.