Harvest festivals attract thousands of visitors, boosting local economies.
The nation's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since January 2009.
A Port of Portland labor dispute impacted Oregon's economic growth for the second straight month in August.
Unemployed workers outnumber job openings 2-to-1 in the Portland area.
Gov. John Kitzhaber joined opponents of a proposed casino near Portland.
Eugene-based Harry Ritchie's Jewelers is closing 10 stores in three western states.
More than 23,000 Oregonians who lost their homes to foreclosure could get a check as part of a national mortgage settlement.