Warm Springs Forest Products will lay off 93 full-time employees in November.
The Portland Streetcar will open its new Central Loop line to the public this weekend.
U.S. builders started work on more homes in August, more evidence of a recovering housing market.
Oregon's minimum wage will climb 15 cents an hour to $8.95 beginning in January 2013.
A $125 million gift from Nike cofounder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, could launch Oregon Health & Science University into the country's top cardiovascular research centers.
Environmental activists want to ban paper as well as plastic bags in Eugene, to move residents away from the "single-use lifestyle."
The Portland metropolitan region's health care industry expects to add over 17,000 jobs in the next five years.