Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
The quality of mercy
October 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009

Keny-Guyer2-cmykThe ability to mobilize and demobilize efficiently is one of the arts of international aid, and Mercy Corps’ disaster training seems to have translated to its business strategy.

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The hot zine scene
October 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009

IMG_6142Zines are dirt cheap to buy and make, which is why the wheels of the zine mini-industry in Portland continue to turn despite the bad economy.

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Canvassers: annoying, but apparently effective
October 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009

IMG_6022Canvassers hustling for charitable donations in Portland say they had a tougher sell this summer, but you won’t see it in the numbers.

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Bad health is good for specialty shoe stores
October 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009

One specialty shoemaker is seeing a bump in business as Oregon’s diabetes rate spikes.

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Turbulence for PDX flights
October 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009

There were more changes to PDX nonstop service routes than usual in the last 18 months. Decreased passenger volume is one reason, but it’s not the only consideration when airlines decide which cities are in or out.

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