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Biohabitats opens Portland office

Baltimore-based design and planning firm Biohabitats opened an office in Portland's Old Town.

Facebook putting older photos into cold storage

82% of Facebook's traffic is focused on only 8% of its photos, so the company plans to put older images into cold storage, like one data hall under construction now in Prineville.

Mercy Corps launches Gaza Sky Geeks

Portland-based Mercy Corps founded Gaza Sky Geeks, a new startup accelerator that is the first in its area.

Entrepreneur banks on cider

Portland entrepreneur Abram Goldman-Armstrong hopes that cider is the next big thing in microbrew-loving Portland.

Oregon to pay groups to get the word out on Cover Oregon

Oregon has $750,000 in grants to pay business associations to spread the word about health coverage changes.

Portland home prices up 12.8 percent

Home values in the Portland area rose 12.8% over the last year, with a median of $248,300.

Lack of data on lobbyist spending

Businesses and organizations spent at least $18.8 million from January to June on lobbyists.