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Esco sees bright spot in gold as global slowdown hits
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

oilsandsWhat a difference a year makes. A year ago, Portland-based heavy equipment manufacturer Esco was surging along on strong prices for metals and oil as well as emerging markets in India and China. Not any more.

 

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Graphic: Minority population growth 2000-2008
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
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Hoping for a playoff payoff
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

BrandonRoyIf the Portland Trailblazers manage to make the playoffs this season the economic impact of the games may be reason to cheer even if you aren’t a fan.

 

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Laika's next level
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

coralineTravis Knight solidified his reputation as an animator with his work on Coraline, the debut box office hit from Portland animation studio Laika Inc., owned by his father, Nike founder Phil Knight.

 

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Portland list-o-phrenia
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Magazines, websites and public interest groups just love to grind their gears pitting Portland and other cities against one another based on vast swaths of sometimes-relevant, often-trivial criteria, like overgrown data-driven dogfights.

 

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