Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Mercy Corps misses out on text giving
March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Haiti_QuakeDay9_FoodDist526The Red Cross has raised about $255 million for Haiti, $32 million of it, 12.5%, by text message. Mercy Corps, which is much smaller, has raised $11.4 million from donors via the web, phone and in-person donations. But nothing by text.

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Local designer leads sewing revolution
March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

sewingKnown as McCall Pattern Company's "fit expert," Pati Palmer is a top-selling pattern designer and sewing industry leader.

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Rowdy Last Thursday might lose support
High Five
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Portland is deciding what to do about city funding for the Alberta Last Thursday art walk, which has gotten out of hand.

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Public market jockeying
High Five
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Downtown Portland property could be developed into a major tourist attraction.

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New homes boost economy
High Five
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An economist says new home construction usually pays for itself in the form of local jobs and revenue.

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