Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Corvallis biz sells stunt planes
High Five
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Extreme Aerosports in Corvallis is set to become the nation’s only distributor of Xtreme Air’s Sbach stunt aircraft.
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Collins steers Blount into a promising future
March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_TacticsJosh Collins took over as CEO of Portland-based Blount International just after the worst year in the company’s 65-year history. Business had dropped off by 20% in 2009, forcing widespread layoffs. “We were looking down into the abyss,” Collins recalls. “I was observing from the board level and we were nervous. You just didn’t know how bad it was going to get.”
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Young developers build a mobile app for the bar scene
March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_TweetyBirdPierce Lamb met Daniel Starling online, splattering each other with digital paintballs at the ripe age of 13. They remained digital comrades, but only met in real life last year, at Portland’s Open Government Hackathon. It was at the Hackathon where they conceived and began building their new company, BarBird.
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Roasters cope with rising coffee costs
March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_RoastersRaw coffee beans are getting more expensive. Whether or not the price you pay at the local café or grocery story for roasted beans or coffee has increased because of it depends largely on where you buy them.
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Planting seeds for younger farmers
March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_Farmers02A new food initiative by Multnomah County hopes to bring young farmers into an industry that is starved for youth.
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