Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
StanCorp earnings down
High Five
Thursday, July 22, 2010

The insurance company's earnings fell short due to "volatile disability claims experience" over the second quarter.

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Sushi's safe
August 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

0810_ATS14The BP oil spill that’s devastating the seafood industry in the Gulf Coast region isn’t yet affecting Oregon’s sushi restaurants.

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Jobs Watch: Jive Talkin'
Ben Jacklet
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ben-blogMy conference call with two Jive Software executives on Monday was quite a workout. It isn’t easy to type in synch with people so excited about their prospects that they can barely complete a sentence without flinging out phrases like “ awesome growth trajectory,” “totally stoked” and (avert your eyes now) “kicking ass and taking names.”

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Fred Meyer bans plastic bags
High Five
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The chain will stop using plastic bags starting August 1 at all 10 Portland stores.

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Multifamily market improves
High Five
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Portland's apartment and condominium rental rates improved for the first time in two years, according to real estate statistics.

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