OBI's bipartisan pitch

Oregon Business & Industry aims to lobby hard for statewide businesses in a bipartisan manner.

The Goat Blocks: Placemaking over style

An opinion column on Portland Architecture from a local expert features a view on the Belmont Goat Blocks

Hawaiian Airlines resumes PDX-Maui direct flights

'We enjoy strong demand for our PDX-to-Honolulu flights today and connect many of our guests on to other islands, most notably Maui.'

Design & Development

This week features Clinton 50 Lofts, the Lennox Apartments, and the demolition of the Workmen Temple

Timber's comeback: CLT and seismic retrofits

A Corvallis engineer partners with local nonprofit to research cross-laminated timber uses in seismic rehabilitations

Help wanted app

Software helps Beaverton woman overcome ghosters and job application fatigue.

Vacasa gets a COO

Former President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America and The Resort Company joins digital vacation rentals startup.

Downtown Portland is booming

Downtown Clean & Safe reports a 19 percent net increase in foot traffic over the June 2016 count.

Cabela's gives grant to Oregon Tuna Classic

The sporting goods store in Tualatin recommended the $3,700 award to support the annual event.

Church under construction

Renovation of existing structure will increase space for worship and social services

Legacy Emanuel: New tech, seismic upgrades

Legacy Emanuel expansion includes new home for cardiac surgery, Oregon Burn Center.

OMIC announces 7 industry partners

Manufacturing research and development facility making major headway with industry collaboration

Millennials may not be moving out

The recession may be in the rearview mirror, but many Millennials who moved back home have decided to stay.

Astra Women's Business Alliance to celebrate 20th…

The networking event supports the supply chain with women-owned business by inviting a range of diversity

Proposed measure would ban taxes on food sales

The initiative petition by the Northwest Grocery Association would prohibit taxing every point of food sales, except for restaurants.

Beyond solar panels

Home builders strive for EPS, Passive House and net zero standards, according to Energy Trust of Oregon's 2016 annual report.

Design & Development

This week features three projects in the works: Heartline, Vista Pearl and 8155 N.E. Air Cargo Rd.

Marketing Portland's maker culture

PDX-made stop-motion animation first to target short-flight cities for Travel Portland

Decades-low unemployment rate hovers as state adds more jobs

Oregon employment officials said Tuesday that June's job gains follow gains were the largest since February 2016, when 9,600 jobs were added.

Astra Women's Business Alliance 20th Anniversary

Astra Women's Business Alliance celebrate its 20th Anniversary of supporting women business owners and our next generation of women leaders.

Scott Edwards Architecture wins three Gold Nugget Awards

Town Center Courtyards along Southeast 85th Avenue, the Music Box Residence along Northwest Skyline and 10 Barrel Brewing in Colorado all won

Development proposal includes venue for Lake Oswego events

Top-floor events center will be the central focus of Haladay family's proposed new building

Creating Platforms for Change

Pamela Cosper and husband Christian Brahe-Pedersen aim to cut waste and promote a community with the launch of their new women's footwear business.

Draft ordinance would keep food trucks out of downtown…

Councilors discussed the proposal, which would mostly limit mobile food vendors to more industrial areas.

Rose City still cookin' as a hot hot hot housing market

Denver, Portland and Seattle were the fastest-moving markets, the company reported, with the typical home in each market finding a buyer in just…

Straight shooter

Part 2 of an interview with Curtis Robinhold, the new executive director of the Port of Portland since July 1

Bremik's interns, part 2: The new American dream

College-educated interns move toward jobs in the field as skilled trades fall out of public education

Whose global village? Our global village!

Tech Tonic: data's new economyRamesh Srinivasan is one of those rare thinkers who straddles the worlds of technology and culture.

Design&Development

This week features the OHSU Center for Health & Healing South, the new Mountainside High School in Beaverton and Willamette Park

Campbell to buy Pacific Foods

The multinational soup company announces $700 million agreement to purchase the long-time Tualatin business

Final curtain falls at Troutdale Elementary gym

School first constructed in 1926 will be ready to open by fall 2018. The cost is about 32 million.

What's up? Minimum wage.

The amount of increase in the state's new minimum wage differs depending on what part of the state you live in

Jantzen Beach Center sells

Oregon's largest open-air retail sale closes for $132 million to Kimco Realty, a New York-based company that owns several shopping centers across the…

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store heading to Beaverton

The Southern-themed store and restaurant will open its second area store in 2018 in Beaverton

Curtis Robinhold: A new path for the port

Part 1 of 2 of an interview with the new Port boss and his plans to pair the best of his predecessor's traits with his own personal management style

Understanding management and control

Contracting opportunities are plentiful, but do you know the best way to get connected to them?

Westside commercial real estate market continues to move

Opinion: We are a growing area, but with our low unemployment rate, we need to continue to focus on land supply and workforce development.

Bremik's interns, Part 1: The old American dream

Blue-collar apprentices used to work their way up to project superintendent positions; now, those jobs are half filled by the college-educated

Trion Properties acquires its fifth multi-family property…

Hollywood-based company acquires 67 more units in Beaverton, adding to its 217 corridor strategy

VANCOUVER'S WATERFRONT VISION

Fish tacos and ol' man river, as a Portlander makes progress in his vision for Vancouver's radically changed mixed use waterfront area.

Oregon wineries, food processors oppose proposed…

Bill proposes dropping maximum work week from 91 to 72 hours in manufacturing sector, clarifying overtime pay

TAO-ing the line: Tech group gets into equity

Technology Association of Oregon looks to diversify through gender, ethnicity and place, in order to stay relevant.

Kaiser Permanente: History honored, new technology…

Kaiser's new center at the corner of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Southwest Western Avenue will open in spring 2019.

Wage growth pushes up weekly unemployment benefits

The maximum weekly benefit amount paid to unemployed people will increase from $590 to $604. The minimum amount will increase from $138 to $141.

TAO-ing the line: Tech group gets into equity

This week features Modera Belmont, The Dianne in the Pearl and self-storage at 910 S.E. Seventh Ave.

Bill to require advance notice of work schedule…

Retail, hospitality and food service employers with more than 500 employees will now give seven days' notice of work schedules

SureID announces more layoffs

Tech security firm workers pay dearly for security lapse at US Navy, bringing total cuts to nearly 300.

Retail rethink: Come on in.

Three Portland brick and mortar retailers are making their stores into event spaces to bolster their online sales.

New Marriott hotel planned near I-84

A new Courtyard by Marriott is sited on a 2-acre lot in Gresham's Interstate 84 corridor district.

Portland Policy updates: seismic mandates, DOZA…

Bureau of Emergency Management working on updates for unreinforce masonry buildings in case of an earthquake; The Design Overlay Zone Assessment…

Oregon seeks to ensure equal pay for all

Hour and wage law gets a spine; gender-based protections will be extended to protected classes.

COVERED PATIO CONUNDRUM

Want to cover the patio on your pub or coffee house? The process and paperwork may not be as easy as you'd think.

The Portland Building's rain screen test

Experts disagree on whether the Portland building's proposed new exterior hurts or helps its status as a Postmodern architectural icon.

OregonSaves rolls out first pilot

First statewide retirement program starts payroll deductions July 1 for 11 Oregonian businesses

Creating Platforms for Change

Pamela Cosper and husband Christian Brahe-Pedersen aim to cut waste and promote a community with the launch of their new women's footwear business.

The region's best classic and sports car show is…

Sponsored content: The Concours d'Elegance is Sunday, July 16 on the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove.

More than 'another number'

For 10 years, Southwest Portland-based Ticket Tomato has put a face and heart to online ticketing process.

Big burger to teens: Snap!

Teens can take ten seconds of summer to apply for a job at McDonald's via Snapchat, with a swipe of the finger.

Design & Development

This week, we are featuring the Modera Davis, the Clay Pavilion and Restoration Hardware uptown

GK Machine brings home global Manufacturing…

Old school innovators combine high-tech software with mechanical machineworks in the city of Donald

Lovin' beats drivin'

UberEATS now delivers McDonald's in Portland; kept hot in foil pouches sealed with tamper-proof a sticker.

The homeless crisis has not left us

The opinion from the Portland Business Alliance is that summer increases the population living outdoors and they need beds

Everyone benefits from a diverse workforce

PBA project aims to help businesses become more diverse, as experts discuss how to hire more equitably.

Warehouse planned for Troutdale property

Port of Portland sells 19 acres in the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park to Clayco for up to four manufacturing or distribution companies.

ZincFive's innovative battery approved by ODOT

World's first environmentally safe battery approved as alternative to lead-acid and lithium-ion

Democrats give up on new biz taxes this session

Brown, legislative leaders say structural changes will have to wait until the next long legislative session in 2019.

Design & Development

This week features three projects under construction including 9101 S.E. Foster Rd., Oliver Station and Duniway Park

Portland: 14

The 14th best tech city is growing, and has advantages, but will it ever catch Baltimore? Real estate brokers assess.

Oregon wineries, food processors oppose proposed…

Oregon's wineries and food processors say a bill limiting the work week doesn't take into consideration the seasonal fluctuations in their businesses.

Trucking: a going concern

Rise in rates indicates economy is improving as more goods get shipped by road, by van, reefer and flatbed.

Different kinds of beauty

Architect John Yeon's landscape The Shire and Grisha Bruskin's tapestry 'ALEFBET' remind us of the place of beauty in design.

OSHA fines Ross Island Bridge contractor $189,000

In February, two contractors from Abhe & Svoboda fell and were injured, resulting in nine safety violations

Rosendin Electric builds to suit

Rosendin is contributing to its own new division headquarters in Hillsboro at the Brookwood Majestic business park

SolarWorld: money problems

SolarWorld could be on the hook for millions in abated taxes, and is hoping to recoup millions from lawsuit against Calif. companies

Timeshare contracts: How to get in and how to get…

Millions of Americans have purchased a timeshare. Nine million households to be exact, according to the American Resort Development Association and…

Promise to pay

Local businesses take the plunge and embrace higher taxes, linked to spending cuts and adequate spending on public education.

JUNE BIZ FOCUS: DIRT LAW. DOES GOING GREEN PUT YOU…

Green construction is a balance of financial risk, community investment. When 12 West opened in 2009, it was a pinnacle in green design and…

Nike: Layoffs likely in Washington County

Corporate restructing will result in a global workforce reduction of 2 percent - a total of 1,400 jobs worldwide

Zidell launches its final barge . . . after a lunch…

Barge launch delayed three hours by getting stuck on the skids, but eventually ZM 277 makes it into the Willamette River.

Amazon's Whole Foods grab could be 'a brilliant…

Amazon to buy Whole Foods in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion and take the retailer into the e-tail fast lane.

Lake Oswego Corporation to add second story to…

Project would also slightly expand the boathouse and add solar panels and stormwater retention features to both buildings.

Former employees sue Hillsboro-based SureID

A former employee at SureID is suing the Hillsboro company, in the wake of several mass layoffs at the company.

Prosper Portland awards $300,000 in grants to eight…

Proposals include Portland's first African American museum, greater accessibility to community centers and micro-enterprise support

Up a notch: 277 gets shipped

Zidell's final barge launches Friday, because real estate is hotter than barge building right now on South Waterfront.

Cleaning up the kitchen

Food and beverage processing is a core Oregon industry, changes in the law mean a scramble to catch up.

Prosper Portland's getting into the affordable field

Affordable Commercial Tenanting Programis spreading from Lents to Alberta and downtown Portland.

Help Wanted Construction Estimator

Slayden Constructors Inc., is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Construction Estimator

Design&Development

This week featuring a renovation at Sears, the Nike World Headquarters expansion and a groundbreaking in the Pearl

Unemployment rate hits 41-year low -- again

For the first time, Oregon's labor force rose above 2.1 million people. It grew by 40,000 in the first five months of this year.

Bremik, LaRusso pour ADA ramp during NeighborWorks…

Portland laborers share their skills with senior citizens in Lents

A home is a key component to economic vitality

June is WEA Housing Month for the Westside Economic Alliance Housing Advisory Group and Land Use and Housing Committee.

Crawford Street is coming up

Pre-application in for 15-acre warehouse revamp along St Johns waterfront; ideas abound for the waterfront site that equals about eight city blocks.

Framework gets shovel ready

Portland's wood tower receives construction permits and prepares for historic groundbreaking.

Historic apartment building wins national award

The Bronaugh Apartments is home to elderly and disabled Oregonians who live on fixed incomes

Pamplin launches new websites for dozens of…

Regular visitors to this website will see something quite different today: an updated digital presence from the only news organization that covers…

Another Schnitz in the hall

Portland State University announced it is anchoring the $70 million renovation of its main classroom building Neuberger Hall, with a 7,500…

TECH MATE

How much tech is enough? Modern homes pick and choose their tech battles

June Business Influencer: Monica Enand of Zapproved

Likeability study rates Zapproved founder Monica Enand as PDX's No. 1 CEO

Pete Mark: 'Leave the last nickel on the table.'

Jim Mark remembers his father, Pete, who died June 1, as a businessman.

Massive development forecast for Halsey Street…

Existing projects add 500 jobs, living areas to three-city zone.

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