The Metro Council and Portland Development Commission voted to approve pursuing a deal to build a Hyatt Hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.
Home sales in the Portland area rose in August, the strongest month by volume the local market has seen in five years.
Portland entrepreneur Chris Sanderson's bicycle-run construction business is booming.
The Federal Reserve launched a new effort to boost the stock market and make borrowing cheaper.
One in seven Oregonians lived in poverty in 2010 and 2011, Census Bureau data shows.
Governor Kitzhaber wants to expand coordinated care organizations to be available for people on Medicare, public employees and the private business sector.
A proposed natural gas export terminal at Coos Bay will now include a power plant to chill and condense the fuel into LNG.