Retail and tourism

Retail and tourism
Bad economy spells good business for thrift stores
June 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008

goodwillThrift.jpgWhen money is tight, a shabby pair of pants from the thrift store might fit just right. As food and energy prices soar, some consumers are thinking twice before plunking down $200 for a new pair of jeans and heading instead to thrift stores.

 

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Graphic: Passengers load for foreign airlines at PDX
June 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008

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Rising farmers market prices don’t dampen demand
June 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008

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At the Saturday Portland Farmers Market, one of the largest on the West Coast and one of the first to open each year, feed prices have pushed the cost of eggs to almost $6 a dozen, up from $4.50 last year, and many other prices have nudged higher.

 

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Graphic: RV ownership among Oregonians aged 43-81
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008

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Next: the wood bike
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008

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Remember the iconic scene in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial where Elliott and his alien friend fly through the air on a bike, silhouetted by the moon?

 

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