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COURTESY: PORT OF PORTLAND - Port of Portland Director Bill Wyatt (left) presents The Transportation Security Administration's Michael Irwin with  the Port of Portland Compass Award. Irwin is federal security director for the state of Oregon at Portland International Airport and other Oregon airports, managing a team of 700.
March 28, 2017

Port of Portland's self-assessment: Very good

by Joseph Gallivan
Port begin's Bill Wyatt's long goodbye after 16 years with a generous report card.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN  - Cesar Idrobo in his home barely furnished office downtow, wearing a pair of shoes made for him by his professor at the Savanah College of Art and Design. In the foreground are his his  Nike running shoes.
March 28, 2017

Grasshopper could shake up shoe industry

by Joseph Gallivan
3D design software algorithm is putting creativity on steroids by making designs work even as variable change.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - NW Natural, which settled in the hard-scrabble Old Town Chinatown neighborhood before most companies would consider it, wants to move out when its lease expires.
March 28, 2017

NW Natural to move out of Old Town headquarters

by Jim Redden
Landlord Merlo not willing to let the move happen without a fight
March 25, 2017

Pardon the dust

by Jim Mark
Portland International Airport construction is growing the economy of the whole state
PHOTO: STEVE DAVEE - At TechFestNW Friday, Sen. Ron Wyden said referring to government digital search and surveillance of U.S. citizens, 'We are really in serious straits folks. I am going to fight this with everything I have.'
March 24, 2017

Sen. Wyden: RISE UP!

by Joseph Gallivan
Senator implores netizens to rise up and fight the fear and surveillance culture in D.C.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN  - Macy's will be out by April, to be replaced by open plan creative office space over five floors. The building will be rebranded Meier & Frank, the way it used to be. The Nines Hotel in the top part of the building will remain a separate entity.
March 24, 2017

What was Macy's is Meier & Frank again

by Joseph Gallivan
Classic Portland name revived for creative office project to replace windowless Macy's.
(Image is Clickable Link) Douglas County
March 24, 2017

Douglas County Parks Department - Windy Cove B Office & Cabin Replacement

by Contributor
Douglas County, Oregon is receiving bids for Pre-Manufactured Structures at Windy Cove B, located in Winchester Bay, Oregon per specifications contained in the bid documents.
COURTESY PACIFIC POWER  - Pacific Power's solar array in Lakeview is an example of the growing utility-scale solar field in Oregon.
March 23, 2017

Big solar arrays to sprout in state's sunnier areas

by Steve Law
Business Oregon awards subsidies to 15 large-scale solar developments
NIKO PAL - Forge Parkour's Eastgate building, just yards from I-205, uses steel siding for low maintanance. Some of it was still being placed last weekend when the gym opened. Schatz needs 100 memebers to break even, and says owning the building will reduce costs and help the business be a community player, with scholarships and mobile equipment for summer time jams in local schools and parks.
March 23, 2017

Forge Parkour: it's the real thing

by Joseph Gallivan
Street sports gets its first dedicated gym, a design-build project by Allusa Architecture
March 23, 2017

A landmark threatened from within

by Brian Libby
Earthquakes may endanger our historic buildings, but we mustn't let those concerns be manipulated
CITY OF PORTLAND - A rendering of the Ankeny Apartments submitted for design review.
March 22, 2017

Ankeny Apartments: PART 2 of 2 redlined and denied

by Jules Rogers
Development and design team says it's about zoning and property rights
SOURCE: GOOGLE SATELLITE  - For upper-upscale hotels in Portland, room rates rose 2.3 percent last year to an average of $187.24.
March 22, 2017

Design&Development

by Jules Rogers
This week featuring the Porter Hotel for sale, AGC opposes an OSHA rule and 686 S.E. Spokane St.

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COURTESY PSU - Artists rendition of proposed building on Portland State University campus.
Mar 21, 2017

Colleges, city join forces for new building

by Lyndsey Hewitt
PSU to buy land from PDC to build $100 million center with Portland, OHSU and PCC.
LAKE OSWEGO REVIEW: GARY STEIN - Skilled workers add their signatures to Building C's final beam at Wizer in Lake Oswego. Employment in construction in Oregon was up 8,900 jobs in February 2017 or 10 percent.
Mar 21, 2017

Oregon unemployment drops to 4 percent

by Joseph Gallivan
Oregon jobless rate lowest since Carter era; construction jobs up 10 percent in Feb.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - NW Natural, which settled in the hard-scrabble Old Town Chinatown neighborhood before most companies would consider it, wants to move out when its lease expires.
Mar 21, 2017

NW Natural to move out of Old Town headquarters

by Jim Redden
Landlord fighting to keep utility from relocating to a new building in Portland.
SUBMITTED - With the innovative slanted south wall design, the net-zero Ankeny Apartments would have produced 20 percent more power than its projected needs.
Mar 21, 2017

Ankeny Apartments: PART 1 of 2 Redlined and denied

by Jules Rogers
Design Commission denies Ankeny Apartments; developer lawyers up before City Council appeal
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen skip back to the beginning of a scene during filming of an episode of Portlandia.
Mar 20, 2017

A grim future for Portland's film industry?

by Jim Redden
'The Librarians' will soon be the only series being filmed in Portland
COURTESY: PAULA BARRAN - Barran Liebman partner Paula Barran. Don't fly with a head cold.
Mar 18, 2017

Pro tips from frequent flyers.

by Melody Finnemore
Frequent fliers share business travel mishaps, tips for better odds on the road
PHOTO: KRISTA KELTAHAF  - A New Relic employee tries out a virtual reality gun the  VR15 made by Rebel Camp at a VR interst group meeting. Peripherals are starting to get more complex, beyond hand controllers.
Mar 17, 2017

Portland has virtually made it. No, really.

by Joseph Gallivan
Virtual Reality scene blooms as respected makers move to Portland and creatives immerse themselves.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MICHAELA BANCUD - Christy Goldsby's cocoa bars taste sweet, but they're so much more.
Mar 16, 2017

Down-home sweetness in Stumptown

by Michaela Bancud
Honey Mama's takes aim for your sweet tooth with a treat so clean you can cleanse on it.
JULIA ANDERSON - Julia Anderson, Smart Money
Mar 16, 2017

Oregon's earnings gap: How to close it

by Julia Anderson
Girls must embrace math and science and consider jobs in the higher-paying tech field, in engineering, in medicine.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VANCE W. TONG - Mayor Ted Wheeler sits down for an exclusive interview with the Business Tribune.
Mar 17, 2017

March Biz Influencer: WHEELER ENVISIONS BRIDGE CITY'S FUTURE

by Jules Rogers
Mayor says he supports 'appropriate density' and high tech transportation
PHOTO: BRIAN AULICK - (L-R) On Monday Bill Gerry, program manager for Global Technology at Boeing in Gresham, Adrian Allen, cofounder of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield, U.K., and State Senator Betsy Johnson, called on manufacturers to explain modern manufacturing to elected officials and sell the idea of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center in Scappoose.
Mar 15, 2017

Lean into manuacturing

by Joseph Gallivan
OMEP summit shows manufacturing has a skills shortage but a bright future.
JULES ROGERS - This one-story warehouse in Sellwood is already surrounded by new dense infilled townhomes and older single-family homes.
Mar 15, 2017

Design&Development

by Jules Rogers
This week featuring 8705 SE 13th, 1403 SE Stark, and an RFP for PSU.


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