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New generation of filbert growers invigorate Lane County

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Many of the younger generation of filbert growers in Lane County are returning to farming life, in contrast to the rising average age of farmers elsewhere.

 

One in five Portland homeowners mortgage-free

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Friday, January 11, 2013

More than one in five Portland-area houses are owned without an outstanding mortgage.

 

Portland releases non-disclosure agreements with Nike

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Portland redevelopment officials released documents confirming that Nike is interested in a Portland location.

 

Janrain to get new investment

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Portland's Janrain is close to a $33 million venture capital round, according to a regulatory filing.

 

Walmart opening in Beaverton

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Friday, January 11, 2013

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market store is set to open in Beaverton next week.

 

Portland restaurateurs opening restaurants abroad

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Two Portland restaurateurs are opening second locations in China and Japan.

 

Pacific Power helps fund Medford airport solar

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Pacific Power's Blue Sky grant program helped pay for a solar installation at Medford's Rogue Valley International Airport.

 
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