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COURTESY: PORT OF PORTLAND - Internal candidate Curtis Robinhold will take over as Executive Director of the Port of Portland July 1, 2017.
May 23, 2017

Curtis Robinhold gets the nod as new Port boss

by Jim Redden
Bill Wyatt's number two will take over running the Port of Portland July 1.
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - SolarWorld announced Monday, April 22, it had filed a mass layoff notice for all employees at its Hillsboro location.
May 26, 2017

SolarWorld files notice of possible mass layoffs, closure of Hillsboro plant

by John William Howard
Company cites Chinese competition as one of the contributing factors to the layoff decision
Portland Business Alliance
May 23, 2017

What happens when the 'City that Works' can't get to work?

by Jim Mark
City leaders need to get more public input before implementing changes to transportation infrastructure
COURTESY: DLR GROUP - A rendering of the Portland Building when it is renovated in 2020  and 1,350 city staff move back in to a lighter, cozier space. (Impossible southern shadows notwithstanding.)
May 22, 2017

Portland Building: Your tax dollars at work (at the office)

by Joseph Gallivan
Postmodern city building shows off its final renovation plans as it prepares to ship out staffers this fall.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE - Ascendio! Britt Howard, 34, founder, owner and CEO of the contract sewing company Portland Garment Factory, stands in the front office of their Montavilla location. On the walls are soft sculptures commissioned by a client. Howard is focusing on getting more high profile conceptual work through her PGF Lab, for clients such as Nike and Adidas and to be used in events such as the Billboard Music Awards.  Howard wears her own creations and describes herself as a mood dresser.
May 22, 2017

Sew What?

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland Garment Factory expands its creative consulting lab to move beyond mittens
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Girls in elementary school practice architecture in a recent exhibit.
May 19, 2017

2017 Women in Trades Career Fair

by Jules Rogers
Event today and tomorrow inspires the next generation of tradeswomen
JONATHAN HOUSE - Beaverton School District Superintendent
Don Grotting, center, chats with School Board member Becky Tymchuk, and Facilties Department Executive Administrator Richard Steinbrugge on the football field of the new Mountainside High School.
May 22, 2017

Construction nears completion at Mountainside High School

by Blair Stenvick
This September, Mountainside High School will open its doors to around 800 freshmen and sophomore students for the first time.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Michael Hill is making bank as a designer-developer of virtual reality environments for local creative agencies. Here he wears the HTC Vive goggles but can design for Oculus Rift too.
May 19, 2017

Masked man makes bank

by Joseph Gallivan
In-demand developer combines left and right brain for commercial success.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - McMenamins employee Nancy Spangler carries a tray of bread through the crowded kitchen at the Black Rabbit Restaurant at Edgefield resort in Troutdale. The brewing giant is gearing up for the busy summer season, when it boosts its employee numbers. But with unemployment rates at all-time lows, it's getting harder for companies to find qualified workers.
May 18, 2017

Help Wanted: Looking for labor in tight market

by Teresa Carson
With unemployment at historic lows, some area positions are tough to fill.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Workers installing LEDs above the pendulum at the Oregon Convention Center.
May 18, 2017

The Oregon Convention Center is lit

by Jules Rogers
New colored LED lights are being installed in the two spires.
(Image is Clickable Link) LMC Construction
May 19, 2017

72 Foster Apartments - Invitation to Bid

by Pamplin Media Group
New construction of four-story mixed use building consisting of (101) units of affordable housing along with resident /community common spaces and ground floor retail.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - The lot at 1015 N.W. 16th Ave., a 128-unit project by KOZ Development, is valued at $7.7 million and was submitted for permit on Feb. 6. KOZ Development is also listed on a Block 204 development submitted in April, valued at $4 million with 87 units.
May 16, 2017

Where is PDX's Inclusionary Housing?

by Jules Rogers
City hopes developers will opt in; approved developments on track to be down by $270 million this year

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COURTESY: CENTRAL CITY CONCERN - The proposed Eastside Health Center.
May 15, 2017

MAY FOCUS: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Housing and healthcare in NoPo

by Melody Finnemore
Portland forges new model of integrated commercial health care space, affordable housing
COURTESY: AGC - Falls are the main cause of death and injury in construction.
May 14, 2017

Plenty of jobs, plenty of danger

by Joseph Gallivan
New workers should know that falls account for one-third of U.S. construction fatalities.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Julia Anderson, Smart Money.
May 14, 2017

How OregonSaves for retirement

by Julia Anderson
New program requires all businesses to have a payroll-withholding retirement program.
SUBMITTED: AIA PORTLAND - The upcoming symposium is scheduled for Friday, May 19.
May 13, 2017

At issue: Equity in architecture

by Jules Rogers
AIA event, coming up May 19, focuses on fueling diversity
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Most travelers want to get security screening over with as soon as possible, and are quite tense until they do. His agency aims to take the stress out of security without leaving holes.
May 12, 2017

PDX'S smiley-faced Fed

by Joseph Gallivan
TSA's Michael Irwin runs this show and has 700 under his wing.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Zapproved CEO Monica Enand MC'ing the 2017 TAO tech awards on May 11. The Most Dirsruptive category was decided by one minute of audience texting and was won by battery maker ZincFive of Wilsonville.
May 12, 2017

Oregon Technology Awards 2017 Winners Announced

by Joseph Gallivan
Big wins for software in a software town; women give a boost to equity
SUBMITTED: SALLY PAINTER FOR AFO - The Architects in Schools exhibit opened First Friday, May 4 at Opsis Architecture (shown) and three other locations.
May 11, 2017

First Thursday: Architects in Schools

by Jules Rogers
Mentorships in elementary schools showcase final exhibits at downtown architecture firms
May 10, 2017

PDC changes name to Prosper Portland

by Jim Redden
City's economic agency says name better reflects its goal of helping all communities achieve their potential.
COURTESY: LYFT - Lyft puts a happy face on the dog-eat-dog world of rideshares. The driver-connected light is color-coded to your ride request.
May 10, 2017


by Joseph Gallivan
Lyft is winning the branding wars with its fuzzy numbers and warm feels.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JULES ROGERS - The development features a community room and an interior courtyard that will provide recreational and community garden space for residents.
May 10, 2017


by Jules Rogers
This week features St. Francis Park apartments, 2350 S.E. 37th Ave., and a grand opening on the Goat Blocks
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - The Portland sign at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall was installed in 1984 and is undergoing a renovation in 2017.
May 09, 2017

Metro, Tube Art renovate famous 'Portland' sign

by Jules Rogers
The sign along Broadway at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall was hauled down last week
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Port of Portland outgoing director Bill Wyatt in the ground run up enclosure at PDX where airplanes rev their engines to test them. The enclosure baffles the noise so as not to disturb neighbors. Wyatt says marine and landowning functions of the Port are changing rapidly, as ships get bigger and Portland is squeezed for industrial land.
May 08, 2017

Wyatt's Port prognosis: Part 2LOOKING LONG TERM

by Joseph Gallivan
Aviation is king at the Port of Portland, but outgoing boss Bill Wyatt explains where marine and industrial are going.

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