Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
New publishing platform helps comic book artists
January 2010
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shishkaboom-WebsiteTwo entrepreneurs in Portland say their comic book publishing platform will predict and deliver content fans want to buy and read. The magic principle behind the platform: democracy.

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Government's got the jobs
High Five
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Government has an increasing role in the development of Portland's jobs and economy.

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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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