Retail and tourism

Retail and tourism
Oregon's first IKEA store opens this summer
May 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007

IKEAPortland.jpgDo you know the colors of Sweden’s flag? If you’ve been out to the Portland International Airport recently there’s a hard-to-miss sign — so tall it requires red warning lights for planes and so big its legality was questioned— offering a hint.

 

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Destination resorts want looser regulations, land use groups cry foul
April 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007

PronghornResort0407.jpgErik Kancler is driving through the tidy streets of Eagle Crest resort, looking for a view of the mountains. He’s been told there’s a road that climbs up the side of the butte that the resort — about 15 miles north of Bend in Deschutes County — is built around. But he’s never been here before. He’s a little lost.

 

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LINCOLN CITY
April 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007

{safe_alt_text}It’s a classic conundrum for coastal towns: What can you offer visitors on a rainy day? Sandy Pfaff, director of the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau, is trying culinary tourism.

 

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Pendleton’s plaid gets hip and goes global
April 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007

AdidasPendleton0407.jpgJim Buckner knows his wool and he’s proud of it. Still, he never thought he’d see the day when shoes and athletic jackets were made of the iconic plaids Pendleton Woolen Mills is famous for.

 

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Portland fashion industry gets sophisticated
April 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007

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The next generation of Portland’s fashion designers is creating a new look — and a new industry.

 

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