Portland flax fiber supplier CRAiLAR Technologies reached a $3.2 million financing agreement with IKEA and a $2 million private placement from Hydra Ventures B.V., Adidas' corporate venture arm.
Sen. Ron Wyden is introducing his bill to promote logging on national forests in Eastern Oregon.
Conservatives and business groups are targeting Oregon, Missouri and Ohio for new efforts to weaken labor unions.
The Portland Bitcoin Group works to promote the virtual currency.
PERS saw its second biggest wave of retirees in the system's history.
Columbia River bridge traffic is climbing to pre-recession levels as the region's population increases and the economy grows.
The entire Portland-area housing stock was $216.7 billion in 2013.