Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
East Portland rises
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 EastPortland 01Neglected eastside neighborhoods begin to attract political attention and grow new community-based business models.

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Engineering stability
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 Tactics 01Looking out the sixth-floor windows of the David Evans and Associates building in downtown Portland, a visitor sees numerous engineering projects the company has either helped build or rebuild.

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GlobeSherpa's smart transit
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 FOB Launch GlobesherpaIn many parts of Europe and Asia, mobile tickets and payments for transit are ubiquitous.

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Rapha Roadwear's niche bike apparel
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 FOB GamePlan RaphaRoadwearFor the next four years, a niche bike apparel company with its U.S. headquarters in Portland will outfit the top-ranked pro-cycling team in the world. The London-based company Rapha announced in January its sponsorship of the British Team Sky, which claims 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and several national champions among its ranks.

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Ripe time for urban vintners
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 FOB Dispatches DrinkCity 02After shelling out for acreage, machinery, landscaping, labor costs, bottling and marketing, budding vintners would be lucky to start a standard winery in the Willamette Valley for anything less than several hundred thousand dollars. But in Portland, another business model for wineries is sprouting that’s more like founding Facebook than starting a farm.

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