O clients, where art thou?

BookBindery_2Bookbinding was once the primary source of income for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey Bookbindery. But because of the recession and increasing digitalization of magazines, periodicals, and other print media, that’s no longer the case.

 

Old tech is new again

Old TechVintage technologies such as manual cameras and vinyl records have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity among 20-somethings and teenagers who grew up inundated by digital technology, and it’s helped several Portland stores that cater to these niche markets survive.

Watch your back, Woods Hole

woodsholeNewport’s research community leapt forward last month when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration signed a lease with the Port of Newport for a new facility, paid for by $19.5 million in lottery-backed bonds and $24.8 million in revenue bonds issued by the port.

Uncle Sam buys Timberline a facelift

Timberline_1Major repairs at the Timberline Lodge were deferred for years because they were too expensive for its operator, RLK and Company. But $4.25 million in federal stimulus funding approved last month will cover repairs, new paint and more, including alterations to make the lodge compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Pioneer rail line could return to rural Oregon

Pioneer RailEver since Amtrak discontinued the Pioneer line in 1997 because it was losing money as passengers dwindled, no passenger train has stopped in Pendleton, Ontario or Baker City. But that may change as Amtrak considers reinstating the Pioneer, a move that could give an economic boost to Eastern Oregon.

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