News

Generation "Mill"

051514 thumb genYBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Young people believe business has the most potential  —  more than government and more than nonprofits — to make the world a better place.

Re-tooling after the recession

BOOSTBY JESSICA RIDGWAY

SKANSKA, one of the country's largest construction and development firms, has launched a program in Portland called Building with the Objective to provide Opportunity through Sustainable Training (BOOST), an 8-week course aimed at educating and enlarging the sub-contractor pool.

Scalable local news: The sniff test

GoLocalBY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER

Local news is valuable, but for nearly two decades, digital publishers have struggled to scale a sustainable local news product. Portland is about to be the testing ground for one of the next round of innovators as GoLocalPDX gears up to launch another local news website.

Where did all the workers go?

050214 thumb notworkingBY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

Something has happened to Oregon over the past decade to cause steep declines in incomes and willingness to work. 

Environmental injustice: Oregon has little to brag about

3 050114 thumb WillametteVPollutionBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

Given Oregon’s green reputation, it’s jarring to see how badly the state ranks on measures of injustice in exposure to air pollution.

A tavern, reborn

TavernBBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

The revamped Lostine Tavern is one of a growing number of local sustainable food purveyors in Wallowa County.

Airbnb laws will hurt Portland’s newest company

airbnb-logoBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Proposed regulations protect Portland’s strict zoning codes and hotel operators, but they may have an adverse effect on Airbnb’s business.

Spring thaw

Spring ThawBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.

How to boost web traffic

BY JESSICA RIDGWAY  | OB WEB EDITOR

04.10.14 thumb seo-trafficSEMpdx hosted a workshop this week for entrepreneurs, website developers and others interested in search engine optimization (SEO).  Here are a few tips and tricks aimed at bumping up your search engine rankings.