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COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
February 18, 2017


by Julia Anderson
If you think it can't happen to your business, you're probably wrong
COURTESY: PETE ECKERT - One of Bainbridges recent projects included designing office space for Bright.md.
February 18, 2017

Company culture, employee collaboration drive office interior design

by Melody Finnemore
When it comes to designing workspace that is going to be effective for a diverse group of employee work styles and job functions, the first conversation has to be about the company's culture, according to a trio of Portland's leading interior…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VANCE TONG - Death panel for Obamacare: (L-R) Kraig Anderson, Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary at Moda Health; Bruce Howell, Healthcare Industry Group Leader, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt; Eric Hunter, President & CEO, CareOregon, K. John McConnell, Ph.D., Health Economist & Director of the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, Oregon Health & Science University.
February 17, 2017

Traumacare: son of ACA

by Joseph Gallivan
Experts agree that dismantling Obamacare in Oregon is going to be slow and disruptive.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Julie Sullivan and her colleague Ground Ups founder Carolyn Cesario (LEFT)  offered samples at the Portland Night Market recently.  Selling premium products to people with a conscience is a common business model  in the Benefit Corporattion, Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneur worlds.
February 17, 2017

Impact capitalism! Social entrepreneurs getting the upper hand

by Joseph Gallivan
Conference shows how social entrepreneurism can also be good business
(Image is Clickable Link) Metro
February 17, 2017

Request for Proposals: Metro on call creative development and design services

by Pamplin Media Group
The Communications department of Metro, a metropolitan service district organized under the laws of the State of Oregon and the Metro Charter, located at 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-2736, is requesting proposals for On-call Creative…
(Image is Clickable Link) Metro-Multnomah
February 17, 2017

Small Business Open House

by Pamplin Media Group
Come mingle with Metro and Multnomah County staff at an early evening Open House.
COURTESY: SKYWARD - Skyward staff test a drone which uses thier manageent system. Skyward was bought Feb 16 by its investor Verizon Ventures for an undisclosed amount.
February 16, 2017

Power boost: Verizon acquires Skyward

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland drone operations management company absorbed into the mothership of chief investor and cell phone giant Verizon.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
February 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
(Image is Clickable Link) Port of Portland
February 16, 2017


by Pamplin Media Group
The Port is soliciting proposals in response to this multistep request for proposals for the Portland International Airport Airfield Lighting Emergency Generator Replacement.
COURTESY: LITTLE FOXES - Pfeifer plans to carve 100 unique foxes from reclaimed wood in her Northeast Portland woodworking studio.
February 16, 2017

What does the Fox say?

by Michaela Bancud
This sculptor of adorable animal critters is a veteran of Kickstarter, having launched eight prior campaigns to fund various art and book projects.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Plant manager Carol Suckow stands in a long row of shelves in a second-floor storage area for smaller Subaru parts. The boxes are not yet in use, but will be once the warehouse fills up with 50,000 different parts.
February 17, 2017

Massive Subaru warehouse gears up

by Quinton Smith
Facility to employ 50 workers after full operations begin in April

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTOS - Zidell's recent partnership with PP&R plans parks for the South Waterfront District's future.
Feb 15, 2017

A health and wellness-oriented South Waterfront

by Jules Rogers
Zidell partners with Portland Parks & Recreation; advances South Waterfront District master plan
(Image is Clickable Link) Slayden
Feb 17, 2017

Joint Water Commission Expansion

by Pamplin Media Group
Slayden Constructors, Inc are requesting Sub Bids for Joint Water Commission Expansion, 85 MGD Project, Package 1. Office Remodel.
(Image is Clickable Link) Emery & Sons
Feb 15, 2017

City of Portland Southeast Interceptor Rehabilitation

by Pamplin Media Group
City of Portland Southeast Interceptor Rehabilitation Requesting sub quotes on all phases of work
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Husband and wife designers Eric Ludlum and Laurence Sarrazin on the makeshift steps to the MWU. That's where the budget ran out, Sarrazine says. A tiny home advocate, she enjoyed the challenge of building a trailer with translucent walls and modular fixtures.
Feb 14, 2017

Trailer lark

by Joseph Gallivan
Coroflot works out of an experimental mobile office within an office in Old Town
JAIME VALDEZ - Mercari Co-founder Ryo Ishizuka gifted Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler with a brand t-shirt emblazoned with a company value in Japanese characters that encourages the employees to take challenges.
Feb 13, 2017

Mercari officially opens in historic Yamhill district

by Jules Rogers
The giant Japanese tech startup celebrated with a ribbon-cutting Monday
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - CDK Plaza, located at 2525 S.W. First Ave., was recently acquired for $33.4 million for a major renvoation, shown here in the rendering.
Feb 13, 2017

Portland named No. 1 market for office investors

by Jules Rogers
As the national office sector falls, Portland named a 'buy' market
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - More than 600,000 workers in Oregon have no savings plan through their employer — and if they did, theyd be 15 percent more likely to save for retirement.
Feb 13, 2017

Treasury preparing to launch Oregon retirement savings plan

by Jules Rogers
In July, the Treasury is launching its new retirement program OregonSaves (formerly the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan), the first operating state-sponsored retirement savings plan.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOHN M. VINCENT - Larry & Co. has a small staff, consisting of Larry Packouz, Jennifer Duke, and designer Kevin Lindsey. They depend on word of mouth and their reputation to bring customers to the 17th floor of a downtown office building.
Feb 12, 2017

Heritage Matters: Larry & Company puts the family in jewelry

by John Vincent
For Portland's Larry Packouz, the jewelry business runs so deep in his family heritage that he can't get away from it.
Feb 11, 2017

Federal policies put local businesses, communities on alert

by Pamela Treece
A monthly column from Pamela Treece, executive director of the Westside Economic Alliance.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Greater Portland Inc. CEO Janet LaBar is most excited about the Oregon Manufacturing and Innovation Center (OMIC) in Scappoose, because it promises to link education, training and family wage jobs.
Feb 10, 2017

BIZ INFLUENCER: Janet LaBar's unicorn hunt

by Joseph Gallivan
Greater Portland Inc. boss Janet LaBar wants more unicorns like the OMIC in Scappoose.
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - The additions to this building were approved by both the Design Commission and by the Landmarks Commission as a historical resource.
Feb 10, 2017


by Jules Rogers
This week we feature 424 N.W. 14th Ave., 1400 N.W. Raleigh, and street work beginning on the Central Courthouse
PORT OF PORTLAND - The new Amazon.com fulfillment center will have over 2,500 parking spots.
Feb 09, 2017

Confirmed: Amazon.com facility coming to Troutdale

by Zane Sparling
Amazon to lease 73-acre property, bought for $20 million, as a fulfillment center.

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