Home values in the Portland area rose 12.8% over the last year, with a median of $248,300.
Businesses and organizations spent at least $18.8 million from January to June on lobbyists.
Port of Vancouver commissioners approved a Columbia River crude oil train distribution facility, against environmentalists' wishes.
Kaiser Permanente has found new jobs for 50 of its 111 workers being laid off at its Lloyd Center membership services call center.
State Rep. Dennis Richardson is announcing his candidacy for governor. Richardson is a Central Point Republican.
The Portland Incubator Experiment named seven companies to its third class.
New Seasons announced it will have a store in Tualatin's Nyberg Rivers shopping center. It will be its farthest store from Portland.