Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Recovery slow after Boise layoffs
High Five
Thursday, December 17, 2009

A year after the Boise paper mill laid off hundreds, the communities are still trying to recover.

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Portland food carts push through recession
January 2010
Thursday, December 17, 2009

OBMFoodCartsNongs-154Portland’s ubiquitous food carts provide more than great food at a bargain. With low operating costs and the lure of self-employment, hundreds of immigrants, chefs and first-time business owners have turned to food carts as recession-busting businesses.

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Ambition sparks Oregon Iron Works VP
January 2010
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

1109OregonIronWorks01Chandra Brown started as a temp at Oregon Iron Works. Now she's a hard-charging VP who's snapping up big streetcar contracts and building a reputation as one of the state's most influential players.

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Portland Harbor sinks under Superfund stigma
January 2010
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

_MGH0032Portland Harbor is a critical economic engine stalled by the uncertainty and stigma of being a Superfund site. It will take decades to restore the Lower Willamette River and the transition will be unpleasant, expensive and complex. And crucial.

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Portland's bike numbers drop
High Five
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New bike trip numbers could pose a problem for the city's ambitious "Bike City USA" plan.

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