Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Custom bike manufacturers face challenges in Portland
High Five
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Despite Portland's much-lauded bicycle culture, the local bike manufacturing industry faces many challenges.
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The Portland rental squeeze
August 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
0811_PDXRentalSqueezeLandlords of Portland, rejoice. Although the city’s residential real estate market remains in the doldrums, the rental market is flourishing.
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Women lag in bike riding and business
August 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
0811_WomenLagInBikeRidingEvery year, the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas sponsors a seminar about the female bike consumer. “It’s always the same material — how women have the buying power in the U.S.,” says Joan Martocello, a manager at Bike Gallery, a Portland bike store chain. “Then you go into bike shops and still see the girlie posters.” Even in cycle-friendly Portland, says Martocello, the male-dominated bike shop environment “is quite a bit intimidating for women.”
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Shipping up at the Port of Portland
August 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
0811_IndicatorsGraph_02Shipping improved at the Port of Portland in 2010.
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Nissan Leaf available to rent in Portland
High Five
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is offering a Nissan Leaf electric car for rent at its downtown Portland location.
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