Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Grain, Asian markets help boost growth at Port of Portland
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS16The Port of Portland has seen a 36% increase in marine business so far in 2010, showing a positive trend for at least one area of business in Oregon.
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Langlitz Leathers follows the market into Japan
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS17Family-owned Langlitz Leathers keeps a low profile in its retail and production shop in southeast Portland. For more than 60 years it has constructed high-end custom biker apparel that has attracted a global market more than willing to pay over a thousand dollars to look like Peter Fonda, circa Easy Rider.
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Capital flows into fresh ideas
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS19As bad as the job market has been for 2010, the capital-raising market has been surprisingly good, and this year’s finalists at Venture Northwest offered strong reasons as to why.
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Water rate hikes flood businesses
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1210_ATS20Spiking water rates in Portland over the past three years have caused increasing concern among the many water-intensive businesses in the city. Rates have increased 43.4% in the past three years and will more than double in the next five.

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Portland's fashion industry feels growing pains
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_Fashion01The influential reality TV show Project Runway has put Portland and its designers in the fashion spotlight. But the bright lights haven’t brought stability to the local fashion industry.
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