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Cannon Beach plans tsunami-resistant structure
June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_HighAndDryWhen the Sendai quake and tsunami hit last March, many Japanese residents took refuge in “vertical evacuation structures,” reinforced concrete buildings that were strong enough — and tall enough — to withstand the force of the waves. Now officials in Cannon Beach aim to build a similar tsunami-resistant structure — the first in the United States.
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Vacancies swamp Sisters
June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_VacanciesSistersMost tales about rapid and sometimes reckless growth east of the Cascades tend to center around the fortunes of Bend. But the latest Census figures show that the Central Oregon town that grew fastest over the past decade was Sisters.
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Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort becomes a fixer-upper dream
June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_FixerUpper_02The Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort was bought by Mark Webb for about $200,000. He got 16 acres, a mobile home, eight cabins and a whole lot of work necessary to upgrade after years of neglect.
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TMT Development's president struggles to revive Park Avenue West
June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_HoldingTheLine_01Tom Moyer’s granddaughter struggles to revive Park Avenue West, a lingering wound in the heart of Portland’s downtown. It’s a fight against the economy, the market and maybe even her family.
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Sustainability Center looks at cheaper design
High Five
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The price tag of the proposed Oregon Sustainability Center has dropped to $64.6 million after eight months of redesign.
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