Coronavirus: Commercial Real Estate Market Retrenches

OBReal Estate

New leases and sales volume have dropped off a cliff as the pandemic clouds a rosy economic outlook.


Coronavirus: Manufacturers Switch Gears

Product makers find new purpose making equipment to combat the pandemic.

OBEconomy and Finance

The Purposeful Agitator

The philanthropic vision of Meyer Memorial Trust’s new president is to disrupt, repair and rebuild.


Renaissance Mill

A paper manufacturer finds second life with sustainable wheat pulp.

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Information About Each of our Report Packages

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“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.


Social Distancing: Businesses Rethink Approach

Social distancing will be the key to defeating COVID-19, and businesses that traditionally operate in close quarters have been making adjustments. 

Restaurants and Retail

Rapping Up Cold Brew

Dutch Bros Coffee hires rapper Macklemore to promote its new cold-brew offerings, a sign of the chilled coffee drink’s emerging dominance among consumers.

Professional Services

Insurers Push Back on Biz Interruption Insurance

Insurers are expected to deny businesses compensation for loss of revenue resulting from the pandemic.


Startup to Expand Fiber Network

A newly formed company plans to bring high-speed internet to parts of the Coast and Eastern Oregon.

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.