Downtime with Pat Welch


The founder and CEO of staffing firm Boly:Welch relaxes with a game of mah-jongg and poker on a rainy day.

OBHealth Care

Digital Doctors

New telemedicine platforms are emerging, which have the potential to deliver much-needed health care to rural Oregon.

OBArts and Entertainment

In for the Long Ride

State and county fairs revamp their brands to stay relevant to the region’s shifting consumer tastes.

OBProfessional Services

The Change Makers

The Portland area supports a critical mass of consultancies. Here’s a peek into their businesses, their successes and what keeps them up at night.

100 Best

Information About Each of our Report Packages

Here's a breakdown of what you'll find inside each of our 100 Best Companies to...


“Housing Has Been a Perennial Issue For Me”

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek discusses how the housing crisis affects all Oregonians, and what the business community can do to help.


The Hidden Costs of Trade Policies

Economics professor Kimberly Clausing explains how protectionist policies leave Oregon vulnerable

Restaurants and Retail

Sushi Restaurant to Showcase Oregon Seafood

In the face of stiff completion, Hinoki will serve as an ‘R&D project’ to put Oregon coast seafood on the map.


Gaming: Overcoming Burnout Culture

A Bend startup’s job site for gamers tries to tackle overwork in this fast-growing tech sector.

Energy and Environment

Key Lawmaker Can’t Promise to Read Climate Change Bill

Democratic senator Laurie Monnes Anderson was the deciding factor the last time Oregon tried to pass cap and trade, and she won’t commit to reading the bill this time around.