In August 2011, Sean Robbins became chief executive of Greater Portland Inc., a public-private partnership focused on increasing the vitality of the Portland-Vancouver region.
Affordable homes, good schools, cheap liquor licenses and funky neighborhoods are the ingredients for the city's booming restaurant industry.
Toyota Industries acquired Fairview-based forklift attachment manufacturer Cascade Corporation for $759 million.
Portland-area home prices have rebounded 4.8% in the last year, the biggest year-over-year gain since April 2007.
Portland startup Chirpify expanded its service of enabling financial transactions from Twitter to Instagram.