Mall Rats

OBRestaurants and Retail

Driven by bankruptcies, redundancies and the rise of e-commerce, the retail sector has been in flux for years. COVID-19 accelerated the shift. Oregon’s malls can either reinvent themselves to stay vital or they can fail.

OBManufacturing

Psychedelic Mushroom Firms Move In

The leader of one of the world’s largest psilocybin manufacturers predicts Oregon’s magic mushroom market will blossom.  

OBLifestyle

Downtime with Tobias Read

Live, work and play with State Treasurer Tobias Read

OBEconomy and Finance

Building Back Trust

Financial institutions woo wary millennial customers by sharing their values and providing a personal touch.

100 Best

2021 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

Find out which companies have the most satisfied employees.

Politics

Biden Administration Accelerates State Climate Solutions

Environmental disasters and new federal policy spike demand for renewable energy. 

Economy

Shippers Benefit From Trade Uptick

The executive director of the Port of Portland discusses how a rising Asian middle class and international e-commerce have boosted Oregon’s trade outlook. 

Restaurants and Retail

Mall Rats

Driven by bankruptcies, redundancies and the rise of e-commerce, the retail sector has been in flux for years. COVID-19 accelerated the shift. Oregon’s malls can either reinvent themselves to stay...

Professional Services

The Minefield of Returning to the Office

Employers should be aware of workplace regulations and employee concerns before taking action. 

Tech

Healthy Outlook

COVID-19 is expected to accelerate the growth of the bioscience sector in the state.  

Energy and Environment

Filling the Void

The growth of wind and solar industries brings a critical source of revenue and jobs to rural counties, and the occasional dustup over land use.