The African-American owned construction company, Colas Construction, will serve as the general contractor behind the $8-million Trader Joe's development in Northeast Portland.
Mack Urban plans to build a 281-unit apartment building in Portland.
The city's teachers will vote to authorize a strike next week.
The Lake Oswego-based media company made Forbes' list of the nation's 100 Most Promising Companies.
The Seattle-based chain plans to add 10 butcher shop locations in Portland.