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VIP: Patrick Kruse, founder of Ruff Wear in Bend
February 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007

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Credit Otis the dog as Ruff Wear’s muse. Otis, with his feet beat up after running on rocky river banks. Otis, who fell out of his lifejacket while being ferried across a rapids-filled river. And credit Otis as chief prototype tester for nearly all of the products that followed: boots, packs, life vests, first-aid kits.

 

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Discount groceries gain market share across Oregon
January 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007

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Oregon’s economy may be thriving — and according to at least one economist, food costs less today than it did 30 years ago — but there’s a ready market for the increasing number of discount grocers in the state.

 

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EAGLE POINT
January 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007

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Central Oregon could soon get a new resort-style hotel, condo and bungalow complex. If the plans are approved, southern California builder R.W. Hertel & Sons could break ground in the early months of 2007.

 

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MEDFORD
January 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007

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Southern Oregon’s newest grocery cooperative is taking steps toward an early fall opening date.

 

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Portland's Nau fashions a green ideal
January 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007

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In late 2004, the handful of people starting outdoor clothing company Nau faced a tossup. Founder Eric Reynolds, who started the legendary Marmot outdoor brand, wanted the company located in Boulder, Colo., where he lived. CEO Chris Van Dyke, a former Nike exec, wanted it in his hometown of Portland.

 

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