Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Under Armour looks to expand Portland profile
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Monday, July 13, 2015

The newest sports apparel company to relocate to Rose City pledges to pay for two new fields in exchange for exposure.

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Store Bought
July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Market of Choice is on a tear. In 2012 the 35-year-old Eugene-based grocery chain opened a central kitchen/distribution center in its hometown. The market opened its third Portland store in the Cedar Mill neighborhood this year; another outpost in Bend broke ground in March. A fourth Portland location is slated for the inner southeast “LOCA” development, a mixed-use project featuring condos and retail. Revenues in 2014 were $175 million, a double-digit increase over 2013. CEO Rick Wright discusses growth, market trends and how he keeps new “foodie” grocery clerks happy.

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Farm in a Box
July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.

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Heroin use surging in middle class
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals use increased by 60 percent for people with annual household incomes of at least $50,000.

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Suburu relocating distribution facility to Gresham
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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Car company expects to fill 30 to 50 positions at facility in Portland suburb.

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