Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
The view from Japan’s consulate
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

DSC_0091After four years as consul-general of Japan in Auckland, the bustling business capital of New Zealand, 58-year-old Takamichi Okabe landed in Portland in September to start a similar assignment here in Oregon.

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Winter’s back, but spring is in the mail
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

flowers1Dahlias are odorless, but famously big and brightly colored; their vibrant, spiky blooms tend to dominate a garden. But the Northwest frost shrivels them completely, and at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, where there are 40 acres of the flowers, it's as if a light has gone out.

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The rise of Comic Town
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

scottyespromoMike Richardson never thought about whether Portland would work as a location to write, publish and produce comics. He just set up shop in the town where he was born and raised, worked at what he loved, and hit upon enormous success.

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Oregon economic indicators as of September 2009
December 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009

Figures and indicators for four vital pieces of the Oregon economy: Employment/business listings, Transportation, Real Estate/Construction Permits and Farming/Natural Resources/Energy

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East PDX gets little stimulus
High Five
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Federal stimulus funds for greater Portland have disproportionately bypassed East Portland.

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