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Gaston-McMinnville rail line asking price plummets

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Union Pacific's asking price for an abandoned rail line linking Hagg Lake with McMinnville has dropped from $9 million to about $2.4 million.

 

Oregon ranks No. 14 for locavores

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Friday, May 11, 2012

A family farm advocacy group released the 2012 Locavore Index, with Oregon coming in at No. 14.

 

Sharron brothers push forest biomass

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Brothers Chris and Francis Sharron are partners in the recent push for forest biomass energy in Oregon.

 

Ensequence adds $26M in backing

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Ensequence raised an additional $26 million to expand its interactive TV business.

 

Naturally Advanced partners with Lenzing Group

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Portland-based Naturally Advanced Technologies teamed up with Lenzing Group to blend fibers for high-performance fabrics.

 

Mercy Corps sponsors Gaza Strip Startup Weekend

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Portland-based Mercy Corps backed a mobile prescription reminder app in the Gaza Strip as part of a Startup Weekend.

 

Portland's Galleria expected to draw big buyer

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Portland's Galleria building is for sale, and expected to attract a big-time buyer after landing a long-term lease with Target.

 
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