Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October dropped slightly to 8.6 percent from 8.7 percent. But a new read on what happened in September was perhaps the most significant item in the latest economic report on the state.
Operations at Portland's international container terminal, a workhorse of Oregon's economy, appear increasingly tenuous as a third labor conflict surfaces and big customers waver.
SolarWorld will lay off as many as 37 workers from its Hillsboro plant, company officials confirmed.
Portland has never been a taxi city. Streetcars, bikes and light rail have captured our interest much more than the idea of being able to run curbside, hold out a hand and flag down a crosstown ride on the spot. Mayor Sam Adams would like to see that change.