Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
A new model
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

picture-025When Rob Boydstun’s autocarrier manufacturing company near the Port of Portland was going the way of the rest of the auto industry, he decided to ditch it and re-create his business.

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JumpTown gets off the ground
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
IMG_1231When Paul Allen invested a quarter of a billion dollars in the Rose Garden 15 years ago, he received something large in return: development rights to the 35-acre neighborhood around the stadium.
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Solarize Portland catches fire
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Energy_Trust_c0042Homeowners in a Southeast Portland neighborhood have banded together to buy and install solar panels, knocking significant chunks off the price through high-volume purchasing. The 6-month-old Solarize Portland program has wildly exceeded expectations.

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The view from Japan’s consulate
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

DSC_0091After four years as consul-general of Japan in Auckland, the bustling business capital of New Zealand, 58-year-old Takamichi Okabe landed in Portland in September to start a similar assignment here in Oregon.

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Winter’s back, but spring is in the mail
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

flowers1Dahlias are odorless, but famously big and brightly colored; their vibrant, spiky blooms tend to dominate a garden. But the Northwest frost shrivels them completely, and at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, where there are 40 acres of the flowers, it's as if a light has gone out.

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