Come for the clicking, stay for the fishing

Come for the clicking, stay for the fishing

New video aims to lure tech talent to Portland with promise of passion, work-life balance, and...

Saving, not drowning, in data

Saving, not drowning, in data

That giant, off-gassing landfill we call the Internet needs constant policing. Who knows what...

Better living through coffee

Better living through coffee

Sporting a bushy beard, orange shirt and blue bow tie, Travis Noles, 31, couldn’t look more...

Beaverton's Jeff and Danell Burlingame aim to revive Macheezmo Mouse

Beaverton's Jeff and Danell Burlingame aim to revive Macheezmo Mouse

The way Jeff Burlingame sees it, all that’s blocking Beaverton residents from chowing down...

For the love of the beer

For the love of the beer

Beer has a way of bringing people together in a way few other things can manage. And in a way,...

Is fun productive?

Is fun productive?

Offices resembling playgrounds are actually more productive say designers and bosses...

Oregon Square hopes to be Portland's family room

Oregon Square hopes to be Portland's family room

You’ve heard of Portland’s Living Room. Get ready for Portland’s Family Room. ...

Su Casa

Su Casa

Vacation rental management firm Vacasa is growing at warp speed, although not all the hires are...

HERITAGE MATTERS: Creating family traditions for 70 years

HERITAGE MATTERS: Creating family traditions for 70 years

Every family has that special restaurant where the clan gathers for the milestones of their...

It's your personal lockbox

It's your personal lockbox

It happens often. You stroll along the street and you notice a package propped up against your...

Safe shopping is in the hands of the consumer

Safe shopping is in the hands of the consumer

Americans are expected to spend $616.9 billion dollars on retail purchases in November and...

Army goes 'green' with Neil Kelly cabinets

Army goes 'green' with Neil Kelly cabinets

The U.S. Army recently drafted Tom Kelly, president and CEO of Portland-based Neil Kelly...

Square 2.0

Square 2.0

Portland ad agency Sq1 has an army metaphor going on in its downtown office in the old Police...

Design for working

Design for working

Two Portland architecture firms ride the boom while trying to stay true to themselves Toward the...

Consolidation leads to fewer dealers, bigger companies

Consolidation leads to fewer dealers, bigger companies

In 1970, there were 30,800 franchised new car dealers in the U.S. In 2014, there are only 17,700...

TEC Equipment keeps on truckin'

TEC Equipment keeps on truckin'

Portland's company grows with new trailer franchise When Portland’s TEC Equipment bought the...

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January 27, 2015

Chips Ahoy!

by Joseph Gallivan
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation Silicon Image for $600M Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is buying Silicon Image, Inc. Lattice will acquire Silicon Image in an all-cash tender offer of $7.30…
January 21, 2015

Oregon's new business registrations up in 2014

by Joseph Gallivan
58,960 noobs in 2014 Secretary of State Kate Brown today announced that 58,960 new businesses registered in Oregon in 2014 -- about 2,000 more than in the previous year. In addition, the total…
Nike Map
January 26, 2015

Construction begins anew at Nike campus

by Eric Apalategui
New offices and parking meet growth demands Hard hats wer e in fashion on the main Nike campus last week as crews began construction on a $150 million expansion that will produce new office and…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Adam Cuddeford, right, President of River City Vapes, and Derek States, Vice President of River City Vapes, hold authentic vape mod's Thursday Jan. 8, 2015 in Gresham.
January 26, 2015

Troutdale business breaks in to vape industry

by Katy Sword
Despite being the owners and operators of River City Vapes, Adam Cuddeford and Derek States don’t smoke. “We don’t vape. That’s the ironic part of us making vape products,” Cuddeford said. “It’s…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Leah Tutin, left, and Taya Geiger, are the owners of Tigards Scratch and Grain Baking Co. will appear on the popular reality series Shark Tank this season.
January 26, 2015

Tigard cookie company lands in 'Shark Tank'

by Geoff Pursinger
The ABC reality competition “Shark Tank” will see a few familiar faces this season. Leah Tutin and Taya Geiger, the owners of Tigard’s Scratch and Grain Baking Co., will appear on the popular…
Photo Credit: COURTESY LUCID ENERGY  - Portland Water Bureau installs new pipe under Southeast 147th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The new pipes contain turbines that produce hydro power from potable water flowing downhill.
January 20, 2015

Lucid begins producing electricity inside city water pipes

by Steve Law
Some Portlanders will soon get their electricity from hydro power generated inside Portland Water Bureau pipes. Portland-based Lucid Energy, which designed and built the gravity-based renewable…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOAN BROWN - Incubating startup science companies is the business of Dr. Jennifer Fox at the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute - and business is good.
January 26, 2015

State science incubator heats up

by Joan Brown
The State of Oregon has invested millions in OTRADI. Any chance of a return to tax payers? Internationally, experts posit that 70 percent of what we know in medicine has been learned since 2010.…
Business Tribune
January 26, 2015

Proactive measures to avoid embezzlement

by Julia Anderson
Many people give back to the communities where they live and work by volunteering with nonprofit organizations. When our kids are in school, the opportunities are limitless — sports teams, arts…
Business Tribune
January 26, 2015

College and a coffee shop

by Jules Rogers
SocialSourcing ~ by Jules Rogers Shortly after receiving his official orders to separate on Jan. 20, Sergeant Tyler Owens, a 25-year-old recently-retired U.S. Marine, is moving back to Portland…
Photo Credit: JONATHAN HOUSE - RH Construction and Harsch Investment Properties consider old bluebprints of Centennial Mills left on site
January 13, 2015

NEW LIFE FOR OLD MILLS

by Joseph Gallivan
The Portland Development Commission board meets on Jan. 21 and part of its agenda will be the latest microstep in developing the historic Centennial Mills waterfront site on the riverfront in…
January 13, 2015

White collar workers queue here

by Joseph Gallivan
Career fair at the Heathman on Wednesday There is a career fair on January 14th at the Heathman Hotel. Organzier HireLive speciaizes in white collar work in management, sales, and retail.…
Photo Credit: INTEL - Nixie the wearable drone by Intel can be thrown forward where it hoers, takes a photo and then flies back to the user.
January 13, 2015

Oregon's Internet of Things (and bees)

by Joseph Gallivan
The Internet of Things refers to everyday objects connected to the Internet that are constantly reporting back to base. At the Consumer Electronics Show this week there was a smart pacifier,…
January 13, 2015

Wheeler backs access to retirement savings plans

by Peter Wong
Half of states are considering legislation, which has national supporters. Giving Oregonians access to retirement savings plans will be a top priority for state Treasurer Ted Wheeler in his…
January 07, 2015

Experts offer free workshops on clean-tech

by Steve Law
Budding clean-technology entrepreneurs can learn from the pros at two free workshops. Participants will hear about best practices in the industry, forces driving today’s clean-tech sectors and…
Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Tom Worley checks a coffee roaster controlled by the DADO Labs software which controls temperature, timeing and multiple roast profiles.
January 07, 2015

Craving Las Vegas

by Joseph Gallivan
Portlanders head to the Consumer Electronics Show in search of mainstream success The Consumer Electronics Show is the Superbowl of trade shows, when 150,000 people in the computer,…
Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Evo's new Portland store has ramps for wheelchairs and gear for skateboarders
January 07, 2015

Outdoors types get indoor support

by Joseph Gallivan
New action sports and climbing spaces hope to lure Portlanders with customer service. Two businesses have sprung up recently that show that non-Portlanders understand there’s money to be made…
January 05, 2015

Labor commissioner lays out priorities

by Peter Wong
More money for school-work programs, higher minimum wage and steps toward pay equity. As economic issues remain on center stage for the Oregon Legislature, newly re-elected Labor Commissioner…
January 02, 2015

Oregon's minimum wage increases

by Peter Wong
But some hope to boost it beyond the $9.25 that took effect on New Year's Day. As political momentum builds for an even larger increase, Oregon’s minimum wage goes from $9.10 to $9.25 per hour…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Open soon - Tiffany Darwich displays some of the clothing that will be for sale at DarLin Vintage on First Street. The shop is expected to open Thursday.
December 30, 2014

DarLin Vintage to open in downtown

by Katy Sword
Leaving a corporate job seemed like the perfect time for Tiffany Darwich to pursue a different career path. “My job was going to change, so I said, ‘You know what? This is finally the time to…
Photo Credit: WIDMER BREWING - Kurt Widmer celebrating 30 years in the beer biz
December 30, 2014

How was it for you?

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland businesspeople reflect on 2014, and they'll be back in '15. Substitute “economic growth” for “power” and you have Portland’s 2015 business scene right there in a Lincolnism. Let the…
December 23, 2014

PacifiCorp closing coal mine

by Steve Law
Portland-based PacifiCorp announced it will shut down its Deer Creek coal mine in Utah next year, after concluding it became too costly to operate. Deer Creek, which employs 182 workers, has an…
December 23, 2014

Data warehouse party

by Joseph Gallivan
Cheap power, data pipelines, willing workforce: Portland is a good place for data centers You hear a lot about the giant enterprise data centers east of the Casacades: Amazon in Boardman, Google…
Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Dude, bro: Consumer electronics reviewing site Digital Trends Marketing  boss Glenn Chinn and founder, CEO and Publisher Ian Bell, have built out a fun but practical space for their growing staff inside the tech-friendly US Bank Tower.
December 29, 2014

Tower of power strips

by Joseph Gallivan
Consumer electronics review publisher expands man cave in staid bank tower If your big dilemma this holiday season is whether to plunk down a grand on a 4K or UltraHD television, Portland-based…
Photo Credit: JAIME VALDEZ - Sam Blackman CEO of Elemental Technologies outside his office on SW Broadway
December 22, 2014

Elemental secures 14.5 million investment

by Joseph Gallivan
Series D round from Aussie and European sources boosts video streaming software company's market Elemental has secured a series D funding of $14.5 million from Telstra and Sky. The SW…
December 17, 2014

Study shows economy's strengths and fault lines

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland's economy is back. But for how long? The Portland Business Alliance published its fifth annual Economic Check-Up today, Wednesday. The good news: jobs are coming back. The bad news:…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - New CEO Jim Rankin (left) and Chairman Stan Wilson stand in front of one of the Boeing Vertol helicopters at Columbia Helicopters.
Dec 16, 2014

Touchdown, liftoff

by Joseph Gallivan
In a hangar at Columbia Helicopters Inc., (CHI) at the Aurora State Airport, 20 miles south of Portland, Paul Leach proudly shows off a pair of retired U.S. aircraft: two Chinook helicopters…
Dec 16, 2014

Nike plans big expansion

by Shannon O. Wells
The Washington County Land Use and Transportation Department has approved Nike’s proposed $150 million expansion plan - with conditions related mostly to road accesses and traffic control…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Market returns to normal - The overplanting of trees in the early 2000s has given away to more frugal yields the past three years, meaning the price per Christmas tree is better for growers in the state.
Dec 16, 2014

Christmas tree growers regain market Share

by Gary Allen
After years of oversupply in the Christmas tree industry, things are turning around for wholesale growers in Oregon. “Grower prices went up a couple dollars a tree this year,” said Bryan…
Dec 16, 2014

Oregon proposes crowdfunding rules

by Peter Wong
Oregon’s proposed regulation of crowdfunding, which typically relies on the Internet to raise start-up money for small businesses, has drawn favorable comments from securities lawyers and…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Matt Pomerinke of Longview, Wash., was just 21 and working at a lumber mill when his arm was caught in an unguarded conveyer drive chain and ultimately amputated just below the elbow. Now, as part of L&I's Injured Young Workers Speakers Program, he tells his story and talks about safety awareness with young people ages 16 to 24 in schools and workplaces.
Dec 16, 2014

"Timberrrrr!" won't cut it any more.

by Joseph Gallivan
Matt Pomerinke runs equipment and works on paper machines at Capstone in Longview, despite his false arm. His job is to take a big roll of paper and cut it into four rolls, for use on cardboard.…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Brannon's Pub and Brewery owner Kevin Brannon enjoys a beer brewed just feet away from the circular bar area.
Dec 11, 2014

The beer is here

by Shannon O. Wells
Brannon's offers 10 microbrews, Sunday brunch in downtown Beaverton If you wander into the just-opened Brannon’s Pub and Brewery, you’ll likely notice how the industrial, metal gear-oriented…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This customized Honda Odyssey minivan was converted for wheelchair use with a Braun Ability mobility kit. This and other similar conversions can cost upward of $20,000, although the company gives veterans a sizable discount.
Dec 09, 2014

MPJ Mobility helps people with disabilities stay on the road

by The Spokesman
MPJ Mobility, a company that converts vehicles to meet the needs of disabled drivers and passengers, has set up a location in Wilsonville to serve the Portland metro area. “We’re primarily in…
The larger space allows for easier display of gowns plus private dressing/viewing rooms and twice the space for alterations.
Dec 11, 2014

Anna's Bridal in new, roomier space

by Barb Randall
Anna’s Bridal Boutique and Bridal Bliss have moved to 402 North State St. in downtown Lake Oswego. At 4,000 square feet, the new space provides much more showroom space, plus private dressing…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - BPMI's Ben McClurg talks about the company's new product, the Pierce and Seal, which helps keep the spout of a caulking gun clean, in the new Tualatin warehouse.
Dec 09, 2014

Home maintenance made easy

by Caitlin Feldman
Home improvement products might not fly off the shelves, but when you need them, you want them to work. President and founder of BPMI, Inc. (Building Products Manufacturing International), Ben…
Dec 03, 2014

Oregon proposes crowdfunding limits

by Peter Wong
$250,000 per venture, $2,500 per investor. Oregon’s proposed regulation of crowdfunding, which typically relies on the Internet to raise start-up money for small businesses, has drawn favorable…
MEGAN LUM
Dec 04, 2014

BETTER BUSINESS: End the year on a good note

by Megan Lum
The year is winding down, and the holidays are upon us. The remaining days of your 2014 calendar are likely filled with parties, dinners and family gatherings. It’s time to put business on the…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - Mukesh Dulani, SolarWorld U.S. president, praised work by Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (left) during the Hillsboro companys Oct. 30 announcement that it planned to expand production and add up to 200 new jobs.
Dec 04, 2014

SolarWorld expansion brings new jobs

by Kendra Hogue
Hillsboro’s SolarWorld Industries America is growing, but the growth is not expected to be obvious from the outside. SolarWorld, which develops and manufactures solar panels, announced last…
Dec 02, 2014

Su Vacasa

by Joseph Gallivan
Vacation rental biz says it will hire 2,000 in Oregon, 6,000 worldwide in 2015. Vacation rental company Vacasa has unveiled plans to expand internationally and hire 6,000 new employees in 2015.…
Jan 06, 2015

Back in the building business

by John Baker
Canby native and her husband are new owners of Canby Builders Supply Canby Builders Supply will remain a “family affair.” And the new owners couldn’t be more excited. As of November, the…
Jan 06, 2015

Business resolutions for 2015

by Megan Lum
It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time to decide how you want to improve your organization. Yes, even your business can have New Year’s resolutions! January is a perfect time to…
Jan 06, 2015

Your Business

by Pamplin Media Group
NW Natural makes year-end donations NW Natural’s Corporate Philanthropy Fund is contributing nearly $35,000 to local nonprofits that help children and families in need. The fund, supported by…