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Survey: Downtown businesses, employment, wages growing

Annual Clean & Safe report documents increase in concern about cleanliness, however.

Migration Brewing opening Gresham brewpub

Brewpub to open at 18188 N.E. Wilkes Road just south of Interstate 84 by summer 2018.

Home Builders celebrate a great year

Awards and announcement of new board of directors all part of the annual Builders Ball

A year in review with Westside Economic Alliance

Housing and transportation were huge issues in 2017 in Washington County, and the WEA was there in the thick of things.

Updating St. Mary's Cathedral

The iconic cathedral in the Alphabet District has big plans to renovate its community hall

Southeast Division Corridor: big plans for buses

TriMet hits its 30 percent design milestone on the Division Transit Project.

Oregon Leadership Summit 2017: jobs and robots

The Bald Futurist speaks and the robots may not be far away, as automation gets smart and humans lag in education.

Drones bring the eye in sky to construction sites

Drone surveillance now means the ability to check materials and build maps of construction sites, not just spot thieves

Design & Development

This week we feature the Redwood Apartments in the Alphabet District and 1475 S.E. 14th Avenue

Scott Edwards Architecture designs for Rose Villa…

The firm is designing two new pocket neighborhoods on the senior living campus.

Oregon Business Tax Changes for 2018

End of the year is time to go over business tax compliance and plan for the coming changes as best you can.

Survey: Downtown businesses, employment, wages growing

Annual Clean & Safe report documents increase in concern about cleanliness, however.

Kershaw Knives, Walmart celebrate partnership at Tualatin…

Officials credited more than $7.5 million Kai USA has invested in its Tualatin facility to new demand.

PAM opens the glass door a little more

Museum extension on the brink as public pushes for bike and pet access through new common area.

Character building, just off Burnside

Hinge seeks to take animated characters to the factory, the school and the doctor's office, and maybe even to your all-seeing phone.

Clackamas board OKs revenue bonds

Proceeds will benefit Rose Villa, Willamette View, both on SE River Road outside Milwaukie; senior residents of developments, not county taxpayers,…

Timbers build new foundation

Underground work has started on the new east side stand, which will take shape in June 2018, open in 2019.

Prosper Portland grants $1.7 million to 5 areas

The five urban renewal areas around the city will each receive community livability grants

Design & Development

This week features 2880 S.E. Division St., Providence Park Stadium's expansion and the Broadstone Pearl

Listen: Animation and infrastructure

Reporters Joseph Gallivan and Jules Rogers talk about Hinge's place in Portland's creative tech maker community, and about the Broadway Bridge…

Let's work together to address livability issues

Homelessness issues won't be solved overnight, but livability challenges must be dealt with so that community standards are upheld.

Oregon receives a 'C' grade from local small businesses

Some owners chalk it up to competition, some say rules are confusing and finding labor is hard

New study shows best places to work for LGBTQ equality

Six Oregon companies earned 100 percent scores including Nike, Adidas, PGE, Cambia Health, Standard Insurance and Stoel Rives

OMIC gets into gear

New hire Chris Holden joins team to get the curriculum straight for apprentices and to get manufacturers interested in taking them

Women-owned business: tough competition

State of Oregon ranks 40th in growth and number of women-owned firms over past 20 years

After emotional intelligence: Gender intelligence

Author says workplace sexism can be combated by the 60 percent of males who want to do the right thing but need pointers.

Try a larger size

Adidas to expand NoPo campus, almost doubling headcount as shoe sales soar and hiring keeps pace.

Local architecture firm ZGF wins awards for sustainability

ZGF Architects won four awards this autumn for sustainability and global excellence


This week features 250 Taylor, 905 N.W. 17th Ave. and two of the Con-way Blocks

Cyberattacks are on the rise

PBA panel discusses the continuing threats to cybersecurity. Federal agnet agrees times are dangerous.

Amazon locks it up

Internet shopping giant offers customers a way to get their packages delivered securely.

November focus:Architecture's global vision

International projects provide perspective, lessons learned for Portland design firms

Tim Boyle Biz Influencer

Long time business leader speaks up against Trump's America First outlook, using the lectern and the phone.

Wells Fargo sells downtown Portland tower, the tallest…

The banking company also has plans to open 900-employee call center in Hillsboro

Portland General Electric: smart grid investments

PGE proposes five new energy storage projects that will help integrate clean, variable energy

Investing in women: The new economy

Local real estate investor Karlin Conklin of IMG Northwest reflects on 2017 as the Year of Financial Feminism

Social Security: What you need to know now and down the road

Social security won't go bust, but it may start to shrink as it ages around the year 2034.

H is for Hyperloop

Architect's master plan for the Northwest Portland's Broadway Corridor/Old Post Office site includes two towers connected by a tropical botanical…

Design & Development

This week features the RFQ for the Broadway Corridor Development, Derby NW and 19th and Quimby

Silicon Valley business leader offers advice on housing

Westside Economic Alliance audience told that a unified effort is needed over the long term; 'our housing challenges are not going to be addressed in…

Signing off

When a building is complete, architects are still on call to fix any little problem.

Venture Portland invests $43,500 in neighborhood…

Venture Portland awarded $43,517 in funding to 19 fall and winter projects in Portland's neighborhood business districts across the city

Breaking down barriers

For contracting, minorities need help in applying for certified status, especially in betworking and navigating the paperwork.

Containers are coming back to Terminal 6

Governor, Port and trade boosters happy to announce small win for beleaguered Terminal 6

Booming business: for the sale of businesses

Portland small businesses sold for 75 percent higher than last year and transactions have more than doubled since 2010

Your voice in regional transportation planning

Opinion: Here in the Portland metropolitan region, we have a Regional Transportation Plan, and it's a big deal in the transportation world.

Memorial Coliseum upgrades revealed

Two year, $5 million project improves concession stands, lighting, exterior and more of historic city-owned facility

Blackburn Building officially named, breaks ground

Development that combines affordable housing and healthcare named after former Central City Concern president and CEO

The league of honorable gentlemen and women

Portland yuppies get a new hi-touch dating app to weed out slobs and slackers.

Field Office announces first two tenants

Digital agency and child care center will be first businesses into the Frontside project in Northwest Portland in early 2018.


This week features the Multnomah County Courthouse, Block 28 and the Woodlark Hotel

President's tax plan promises sweeping changes to…

The tax plan would enact sweeping changes to both individual and business taxation.

Nau: Business (model's own)

Is the the world ready for Nau's business model? Ten years on it seems prophetic.

Luscious carpentry

Skilled carpenters used environmentally conscious wood to remodel Lush natural makeup shop uptown

Growing roots in the Jade District

Jade/APANO Multicultural Space breaks ground along Southeast 82nd and Division

Thoughtland, Oregon

Architecture judges pronounce Portland architecture thougthful, well-crafted and idealistic at the annual AIA Awards.

Reynolds High architects leave project

DOWA-IBI designer starts own firm in middle of construction of new high school in Troutdale.

Keep it in the family

Oregon State University's Austin Family Business Program's Excellence in Family Business Awards 2017

Flir names new executive vice president and CFO

The local thermal imaging company also landed a $75 million U.S. Army contract

Design & Development

This week featuring 5350 S.E. 18th Ave., 2027 S.E. Harold St. and 5624 S.E. 22nd Ave.

No demo: Small-business developers renovate 1890s…

All said and done at the Dekum Charles Condos, it's 'largely a very philanthropic venture'

Narrow parking blamed for accidents at FedEx

Troutdale FedEx Ground shipping hub site of two deaths in seven-year history in Troutdale.

Minorities report for work

Getting Port, Prosper Portland and PPS work starts with paperwork and ends with who you know.

Bonamici: Education key to more women in technology

U.S. representative also tells PDX Women in Tech group she supports boosting pay equity, creating paid family leave

Kennedy Wilson buys Heatherwood Apartments

The Beverly Hills-based property company has been investing in the PNW since 2006.

Metro hears the construction industry cry:…

Studying new policies, Metro's Construction Career Pathways project is at its halfway point

Biz Influencer: Graciela Gomez Cowger

Law firm appoints its first CEO - and a Latina to boot. The former HP engineer vows to deliver and be direct when it comes to leadership.

'Plywood on steroids' holds great potential for…

Oregon BEST study finds the state could gain thousands of jobs by nurturing the cross-laminated timber industry.

Governor announces two manufacturing partners for…

Gov. Kate Brown, while on a trade mission to Japan, says OSG Tools in Tokyo and Mitsubishi Material and Tools sign on to OMIC, one exploring site…

The art of architecture

With its wildly colorful artist-painted exterior, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell gives Portland a reason to smile

Jubitz CEO named to Kennedy Center advisory…

President Trump announced the nomination Thursday morning, Oct. 26. Frederick Jubitz joins seven other people as members of the advisory committee.

State treasurer announces Straub fellowships

New program at Portland State University will enable graduate students to gain experience with business finance and public service at Oregon Treasury.

Rockwell Collins acquired by United Tech for $30…

The aerospace firm, which has a large office in Wilsonville, also recently secured a $30.7 million defense contract in early October


This week features 7510 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 1331 N.W. 17th Ave. and 905 N.W. 17th Ave.

Ex-port CEO Wyatt hired to run Salt Lake City…

In his new position, Bill Wyatt will oversee a renovation project that has seen its construction costs increase

Oregon's boom time still needs work

At the Kruse Way Economic Forum, experts point to the good and bad of the Oregon economy.

The Morrison Bridge's new deck

Final concrete pours bring the Morrison Bridge work to near completion slated for the end of the month

2017 PAA Jury Critique Night

In preparation for the 2017 Portland Architecture Awards, our jury from the Bay Area will be discussing their impressions of Portland design and of…

Oregon launches retirement savings plan

Pilot projects result in 75 percent participation rate as state-sponsored program, akin to individual retirement accounts, begins reaching 1 million…

Outlets still 'in'

Long-running Troutdale complex takes on online retail with upgrades, fresh offerings.

Gun control: Is now the time for the conversation?

Opinion: Jim Mark is CEO of Melvin Mark Companies and is chair of the Portland Business Alliance board of directors.

North Elementary grad designs new school

Architect who attended North Gresham Elementary School reimagines $30.3 million facility.

Fight back against robo-calls

Opinion: Julia Anderson writes for women about money at Her Smart Money show with Joe Smith appears on Beaverton-based TVCTV…

Lead law: City's jurisdiction increases over…

Before, neighbors had no way of knowing if a nearby demolition was releasing toxins

House of Blues for Lloyd Center?

Rock and roll venue might take the Nordstrom space as part of the ongoing effort to make Lloyd Center and entertainment-based mall

Streetcar named desirable residence maker

New market and affordable housing follows along Streetcar route, which has 15,000 riders per day.

Portland pitches four-plus-one for amazon HQ2

Etailing giant will have to sort through four Portland area cities plus one 'distributed campus' to decided if the shoe fits.

Design & Development

This week features 17th and Pettygrove, the Towne Storage Building and Multnomah Village Apartments

TriMet General Manager announces retirement

Neil McFarlane will leave in early 2018 after 26 years, including the last seven as general manager

Smart move: car share ditches two-seaters

Turns out even the carless didn't really want the two seaters, when a Benz was available.

B+: Vacasa's big round

Vacation rentals firm Vacasa raises Oregon's biggest round of Series B funding.

State loses more jobs in September as unemployment…

Oregon employment officials said Tuesday, Oct. 17, that September's job losses followed rapid gains during February through July, when a total of…

West Linn Paper Company will close after 128 years

'Unforeseeable events' led to reduction in pulp, forcing city's only industrial business to close

Mayor Clark: Tear down this hall

Housing and retail would add $29 million value at old Wood Village municipal site.

The life of a permit

City of Portland's real estate development permit set-up is 'awesome, unique and weird'

Museum of games, puzzles moves to King City Plaza

Often referred to by its acronym IMOGAP, it formerly called a Cirrus Drive suite in Beaverton home.

To tip or not to tip ...

The owners of Gigi's Cafe banned tipping and added a 20 percent surcharge, but it was adding profit sharing that clinched the success of their bold…

National Association of Women in Construction…

Come and enjoy Beer and Food Pairings at (5) different stations including a beer float, Brewery Tours lead by the Rock Bottom Brewery Brewers and the…

October Focus: Healthcare in the trades

Healthy employees, healthy business: General contractors reap benefits from holistic health, wellness programs

The Springs breaks ground on new community in Lake…

After years of planning, construction is underway on the future senior living community in Lake Grove

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