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Thorncroft Farms Apartments acquired for $97.5 million

The San Diego-based MG Properties Group is the buyer of the Hillsboro property

Height and view Corridors: A simple plan

Increased central-city height is inevitable, so let's make sure it's in the right places

Design & Development

This week features the Asian Health and Services Center, the Oregon Convention Center Hyatt Hotel and Broadstone Pearl

Design & Development

This week features the Asian Health and Services Center, the Oregon Convention Center Hyatt Hotel and Broadstone Pearl

Design & Development

This week features the Asian Health and Services Center, the Oregon Convention Center Hyatt Hotel and Broadstone Pearl

Business for A Better Portland builds its influence

Progressive-leaning group Business for a Better Portland reaches for civic engagement

Pot store manager sees 'green rush'

Washington County forum audience is told some will succeed, others fail as cannabis industry emerges from 2014 Oregon vote for legalization for…

Swinerton Builders self-install CLT

More than 1,600 prefabbed pieces of CLT were unloaded at the First Tech Federal Credit Union in Hillsboro

Change brings new challenges, opportunities

We hope these new elected officials will work hard to learn the issues, bring a new sense of collegiality and energy with them, and avoid being…

5 MLK: completing the Burnside gateway to the eastside

Furniture warehouse demolished to make way for more mixed use in the Central Eastside Industrial District

Coming together in the contact sport of politics

Everyone wins when the interested parties can put aside differences and work toward a goal that benefits everyone

New PSU president pitches county businesses

Co-op education would benefit them, students, he tells Westside Economic Alliance forum in Tigard.

Murmur Creative wins design award for Cascade Brewing…

The Portland-based design firm accepted the award at Revolution Hall last week

Washington County names two officials

Building official, principal engineer in Land Use & Transportation Department succeed retiree, promoted division manager.

Home Builders ready to show

Home and Garden shows bought out by Home Builders Association, which will expand the wow factor.


This week is featuring Lents Commons, Oliver Station and Flipside Bar and Carts


This week is featuring Lents Commons, Oliver Station and Flipside Bar and Carts


This week is featuring Lents Commons, Oliver Station and Flipside Bar and Carts

Gresham's ON Semiconductor opens Junior Achievement facility

City offers kids life experience at Junior Achievement of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

'Equifax bill' requires faster data breaches notices

A bill in the Legislature comes at a time when Equifax is under fire for failing to fully reveal the extent of a data breach last year.

Bridging the skills gap between jobs, workers

Opinion: As we ooh and ahh over the latest economic numbers, which signal continued expansion that is almost nine years old now, it is important to…

The Greater Portland Tech Challenge

Public agencies pose transportation challenges for tech firms to begin to solve in February for an international audience in June.

McMenamins: Adopt the Halsey Street plan already

Multnomah County's corridor plan dates back to 2005, needs 'fine-tuning' says lawyer Steven Abel.

Course on CLT fire safety could facilitate affordable…

American Institute of Architects certifies fire-safe high-density wooden buildings through Green CE class

Design & Development

This week features Field Office, the Portland Building renovation and Aura Burnside

February Focus: business travel

New convention center hotel to offer more options for local, national business travelers

Vigor to fabricate Ocean Energy's pioneering wave energy…

Wave energy conversion company closes deal at US Navy wave energy test site in Hawaii

TechTonic Tidbit: Why startups fail

Here's a little bit of entertainment to go with my story on virtual reality and the Olympics.

Design & Development

This week features Field Office, the Portland Building renovation and Aura Burnside

Design & Development

This week features Field Office, the Portland Building renovation and Aura Burnside

Seek Change 2018: team continuity

Sixth annual design and construction best practices symposium optimizes teams by opening up communication

In focus: Gresham's industrious development

City Hall's 66-Day Industrial Land Use Application Review helps industrial sector boom.

General Distributors to close, sell stock to Columbia…

Consolidation among beverage distributors could impede growth of micro breweries, distilleries

Portland area businesses selling well

BizBuySell's listings show Portland's small businesses are selling at a healthy clip, like the rest of the country.

Wyden to Trump: Where's the money coming from?

Oregon Democrat says president makes empty promise of billions for road and bridge work, but no specifics about how to raise it during State of the…

Hennebery Eddy Architects to design for Bonneville Power…

Power marketer has plans for a safer, simpler and more efficient workplace at its Ross Complex in Vancouver

Prosper Portland awards $300K to Constructing Hope

The money is intended to stimulate community wealth-building through career development

Commission hashes out plans for pot park in Troutdale

Six marijuana growers will rent space on Dunbar Avenue property along Interstate 84.

New federal laws a boon for local craft brewers

Pot shops and unions didn't fare as well as Trump's NLRB goes after the Browning-Ferris joint employer test.

Portland Loos making a splash beyond city

City-patented, locally produced public toilets are solving vexing problem around the world.

Industrial land at a premium

Housing, new shopping habits have made industrial land a hot commodity, and space is limited in Portland.

Portland: Better than Nashville

Portland Business Alliance Value of Jobs coalition's annual Economic Check-Up gives Portland a thumb up

Radiator Building acquired for $8 million

Manchester Capital Management secured the 11-year loan with help from HFF for the timber office building

Design & Development

This week features 627 S.E. Division Pl., SolTerra Systems Headquarters, and 1732 N.W. Quimby

Bonamici visits small-business lending platform

Oregon Democrat sees flaws in pending renewal of federal aid to college students; business CEO seeks easier path for businesses to obtain needed…

Biz Influencer: Port of Portland Commission…

OHSU's senior vice president and legal counsel has big ideas for the intersection of the economy, the environment and human health

Hiring strong

According to CareerBuilder's annual forecast, 44 percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2018

The value of working mobile

People in the Pacific Northwest value working mobile, but are more productive at the office

New minimum wage kicking in

Local businesses adapt to Portland's new $11.25 minimum wage, raising prices or squeezing hours.

Container ship spotted at T6

Terminal 6 keeps on trucking, with vehicles and containers of lumber leaving for Australia and New Zealand.

Townhomes planned for Gresham 'green street'

Two-building project set for 4th Street and Beech Avenue near Gresham Arts Plaza.


Local firm fights for a slice of the document mangement business, pushing from scanning into data hosting.

Three Chinatown buildings change ownership

It's the second phase of Swift Real Estate Partners' Old Town disposition to new owner NBP Capital

Upgrading the Yamhill SmartPark

Howard S. Wright, FFA Architecture implement $25 million renovation to parking garage

Good citizens make great architects

For his timeless style and sensitivity to users, Bob Frasca was perhaps the ultimate civic architect we've ever had.

Design & Development

This week features two local projects increasing density in Sellwood, and an update on the Vista Condos

Tech comes to construction

New tech speeds up construction, thanks to young pioneers making the most of cameras, drones and cheap storage.

Focus on the state's fiscal foundation

Opinion: The most important piece of business left undone in the last legislative session is addressing the unsustainable state budget.

Auto dealers celebrate a banner year

2018 Portland International Auto Show hits town Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Oregon Convention Center

Inclusionary Housing: one year later

A total of 21 projects will add 1,542 units to Portland under the inclusionary zoning policy

Portland area doesn't make Amazon HQ short list

No city in region is among top 20 being considered by Seattle-based company for new headquarters.

Show me...half a billion dollars

Study touts Comcast's economic clout, and its gentler side, to the value of $500 million.

Hasson founder signals changing of the guard

Mike Hasson says he's stepping aside as CEO of his LO-based real estate firm and handing the keys to Steve Studley

Apple says it will put more money into Central…

The Cupertino, Calif., computer giant announced Wednesday, Jan. 17, that it would 'build on its commitment to support the American economy and its…

December's strong job report shows return to…

The average unemployment rate for 2017 was 4 percent, Oregon's lowest annual average unemployment rate since records began in 1976.

Little Big Burger coming to Lake Oswego

Chain's latest storefront is expected to open in Oswego Towne Square sometime in the first half of 2018

Resistance is futile

PBA breakfast event showcases ECONorthwest report that says automation is going to potentially disrupt nearly 50 percent of the jobs in the Portland…


This week features Heartline, 80 N.E. 14th Ave. and new renderings from Zidell Yards

DOWN TO BUSINESS: Finding government contracting…

Each entity explains on their procurement web page how to register with their bidding system, and the majority of formal procurements are advertised…

TRIP takes a bow after cleanup

Troutdale Reynolds industrial park awarded for change into major regional employer.

Lyft adds $35 million to Portland's economy during…

In side hustle city (AKA Portland), 20 percent of Lyft drivers own their own business

Port: Don't count on containers

A new report says Terminal 6 should diversify its business because the container business peak is past

Optimism in construction industry hangs on federal…

Top worries for construction firms include political regulations and skilled worker shortages

U.S. ECONOMY: A lot of unknown unknowns

During his annual presentation to the Portland Business Alliance, economist John Mitchell says the economy is progressing toward uncharted territory

PATCHWORK: Fixing the Burnside Bridge's crumbling…

County, Hamilton Construction working on $19 million project to patch up cracks in Burnside Bridge.

Groundbreaking affordable condos

Nonprofit NUHECDC is developing affordable condos for homeownership alongside a training program for recently released offenders

The Windward reveals pricing info

Downtown Lake Oswego apartments will be available in studio and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom configurations and rent for $1,648-$6,917 a month


This week features Station Place Lot 5, Vista Pearl and the Multnomah County Courthouse

Apprentices needed in tech world

Washington State's Apprenti program is live in Oregon, with plans to expand into Portland.


GPI is growing small businesses globally, with a view to making exports carry the Portland flag overseas.

San Diego firm acquires Slabtown apartments

SENTRE buys The Thornton in Slabtown for $25.5 million, plans $1 million renovation

It's the start of a new era for recycling in Oregon

Opinion: Recently, it feels almost like we have taken a step back in time because we're no longer able to recycle certain plastics

Cornelius City Council approves model homes in…

Regulations address how many such units are allowable, how parking should be designated and more.

Design & Development

Slabtown's Q21 might be a catalyst for the new Conway Masterplan district, with architectural expression, sustainability and vibrant livability.

Las Vegas Arrivals

Oregon firms hit the Consumer Electronics Show next week to show off their wares: high-end, backend electronics, media offerings and pitches for…

Hillsboro's Premier Jets to move to Scappoose

The company will receive up to five years of tax breaks for moving and paying above-average wages.

PGE ranks 1 in business customer satisfaction

In the West, PGE tops other large utilities in the 19th annual study released by JD Power and Associates

POP's container shuttle opens

Port announces new rail service for containers from T6 to Seattle and Tacoma.

RARR Sportswear: From China with love

New Portland couple work their expertise in Chinese language and manufacturing to produce hot Pacific Northwest brand.

North Clackamas School District breaks ground on…

Nearly $15 million of the $433 million capital construction bond funding will go to Lot Whitcomb Elementary

City approves 31 townhomes for Ironcrest development

First phase of development places 31 townhomes off a private drive connecting to Northeast Fifth Street.

Facebook announces two new buildings

The company purchased 240 acres from Crook County for $5.4 million, construction begins this month

ZincFive gets funding

Tualatin battery manufacturer raises $11 million in second round of investing

Ribbon cutting ceremony moves Newberg-Dundee bypass…

Gov. Kate Brown announces Monday the opening date of the thoroughfare will be in early January

2017: Good times, but...

Portland-area thought leaders reflect on 2017's strengths and weaknesses, and most are good problems to have.

Nike scores high on LGBT inclusion

Human Rights Campaign assesses Fortune 500 companies, for fully-inclusive nondiscrimination; equitable benefits; structure for LGBT inclusion; and…

Bullseye Glass settles issue of 'dirty rainwater'

The rainwater stays on the Bullseye Glass site; now it will be cleaner rainwater

Forecast: State revenue growing more than expected…

In the long term, revenues are expected to slow as the state's population ages and people retire.

Senior living home settles in Rockwood

Alliance Senior Living plans two-story, 52-bed facility for memory and residential assisted care.

City approves 31 townhomes for Ironcrest development

Lack of parking, not open space, has residents frustrated off Northeast Fifth Street.

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