Retail and tourism

Retail and tourism
PDX shops enjoy construction break
High Five
Monday, November 30, 2009

Portland retailers will contend with only one major construction project this Holiday season.

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JumpTown gets off the ground
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
IMG_1231When Paul Allen invested a quarter of a billion dollars in the Rose Garden 15 years ago, he received something large in return: development rights to the 35-acre neighborhood around the stadium.
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A downtown anchor
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

DSCN2510The downtown core of coastal Tillamook is mostly a drive-through experience. It sits hard on the highway and most of the tourist traffic heads straight for the coast or turns north, away from downtown, to visit the popular Tillamook cheese factory.

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A holly, jolly forecast
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

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Reports are coming in from points north that this Christmas season is going to be a good one for the seasonal Santa sector. The recession might hammer holiday retail spending, but “People will give up a lot of things first before they give up Christmas,” says Santa Pat Lewis of North Pole outpost Silverton.

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Lights out at the Hotel Condon
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

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There aren’t many hardy — or insane — souls who vacation in Condon in February, but call me crazy. I love eastern Oregon’s vast, rugged landscape in the winter.
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