Fast food, fast times

Fast food, fast times

Making life easier with Postmates A rash of delivery startups have come to Portland recently,...

Power assist to the people

Power assist to the people

James and Anne McDowell and Eric Bekebrede are pioneers in an e-bike revolution that has quietly...

Plugged In

Plugged In

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co goes it alone, unaware of potential help from government...

The Little EnGen that Could, Maybe

The Little EnGen that Could, Maybe

Street lights that run off waste power and are easy to install could save municipalities big...

How many engineers does it take?

How many engineers does it take?

New Relic is one of those companies where you have to wonder, what the heck do they do? In a town...

Tigard hotel undergoes major facelift

Tigard hotel undergoes major facelift

Shirish Patel never gave up. Patel knew he would be coming back to Tigard one day, and now,...

Haggen takeover to begin in March, company says

Haggen takeover to begin in March, company says

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New apartment building gets topped off

New apartment building gets topped off

High winds delayed the completion of the “topping out” ceremony at the large apartment...

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WHAT COST CONGESTION?

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March 27, 2015

Iberdrola Renewables to give funds to wildlife protection groups

by Pamplin Media Group
Iberdrola Renewables of Portland is seeking applicants for its 2015 Wildlife Protection Program grants. The wind power company’s “Legacy of Caring” campaign provides grants to groups that…
March 26, 2015

Paid sick leave advances in Legislature

by Peter Wong
Senate committee, on party-line vote, moves bill to budget panel. A requirement for businesses to provide paid sick leave for workers has advanced a step in the Oregon Legislature. The Senate…
March 26, 2015

State survey: job vacancies increased in 2014

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s employers needed to fill about 45,000 jobs last year, most with wages starting at around $15 an hour, according to the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. That was a 40…
March 25, 2015

Debate on Gain Share future is on

by Peter Wong
Washington County is largest recipient of state funds to offset tax breaks for big investments. Legislators are reviewing whether the state budget should continue to offset property tax breaks…
March 25, 2015

Open-air marketplace to be unveiled in downtown Oregon City

by The Oregon City News
Kicking off its inaugural season on May 9, Marketplace Oregon City is planning a variety of art and food vendors, live entertainment, chess matches and children’s activities. The open-air market…
March 24, 2015

Bill offers tax breaks for data centers, high-speed Internet…

by Peter Wong
Lawmakers also reduce potential tax liability for Comcast resulting from 2014 court decision. Lawmakers have completed action on a bill ensuring property tax breaks to data centers around Oregon…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Rep. Bill Kennemer of Oregon City is the lone Republican sponsor of HB 2960.
March 24, 2015

Should Oregon get into the retirement account business?

by Peter Wong
Barbara Perrin of Eugene says she’s an example of why Oregon should require employers to offer automatic enrollment in a state-sponsored savings plan for retirement. For years, she did the…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Burnside Plaza at 1584 N.E. Eighth St. has slowly transformed from a vacant example of recession-era investment woes to the home of several healthy retail and services offices.
March 24, 2015

Once dormant recession-era buildings come to life

by Shannon O. Wells
It took several years for the two-story office and retail structure Pooneh Gray built in 2009 on Northeast Halsey Street in Wood Village to attract steady tenants. While no developer relishes…
REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Eric and Sara Wold might be the fittest couple you have ever met. They want you to be fit, too, at New Summit Fitness in Lake Oswego.
March 24, 2015

New ways to get in shape offered at New Summit Fitness

by Cliff Newell
With all of the fitness centers in operation, it helps to offer something different. That is what Eric and Sara Wold do at New Summit Fitness in Lake Oswego. The young couple has been dreaming…
COURTESY: TRAVEL PORTLAND - In the market for a selfie stick? Tourists come to Portland in the winter too, perhaps as a result of Travel Portlands ad campaign. Greater Portland stresses the need for area businesses to try to tap into Asian export markets, and to seek foreign direct investment if the economy is to survive the coming wave of migrants.
March 24, 2015

EXPORTLANDIA

by Joseph Gallivan
If you make beer you should be selling it in Germany. Or sneakers, to the Indian sub-continent. Chips, China. Better still, any Portlander travelling on business should be talking up this great…
March 24, 2015

Natural Grocers to open first Portland store in Southwest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has announced that it will open its first Portland store at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Capitol Hill Road. This will be the ninth Oregon location…
COURTESY PORTLAND BUSINESS ALLIANCE - Debbie Kitchin
March 24, 2015

New markets open possibilities for everyone

by Portland Business Alliance
In recent weeks, we have seen growing public discussion about two proposals currently before Congress: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Oregon…
March 24, 2015

Pulling the plug

by Joseph Gallivan
Port Terminal Six workers aren’t the only ones threatening to pull the plug on a local power house company: workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 125…
March 24, 2015

Failure to retire

by Jim Redden
Thanks to a certain cult TV comedy show, Portland has a reputation as a city where young people go to retire. Although some dispute that, there’s little doubt Portland is also a city where older…
March 21, 2015

Berri Leslie named administrator of Health Insurance Marketplace

by Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services
Berri Leslie will be administrator of Oregon's health insurance marketplace, Department of Consumer and Business Services Director Patrick Allen announced. The marketplace will be housed at DCBS…
March 17, 2015

Robbery by any other name

by Peter Wong
SALEM — Rafael Soto of Woodburn did not have to speak long to make a case for a bill allowing people like him to go after former employers that failed to pay him. As part of a three-person crew…
March 17, 2015

Beaverton's eWind Solutions lands $100,000 in USDA funding

by Eric Apalategui
Beaverton-based eWind Solutions just got a bit more air under the wings of its plan to develop kite-based energy production. David Schaefer, the company’s founder and chief executive officer,…
March 17, 2015

Navigating the tax season

by Julia Anderson
Taxpayers were in for a rough ride this year when they learned that the Internal Revenue Service would implement part of the federal Affordable Care Act during this tax-filing season. Asking the…
March 17, 2015

Economics of happiness: what localization means for the bottom…

by Sarah Nipper
The cost of the recent labor dispute surrounding western ports and its effect on Port of Portland’s container terminal 6 is still yet to be fully realized. In case you missed the slew of recent…
March 17, 2015

Dr. Tongue's I Had That ShoppeVintage toys from vintage times

by Jules Rogers
Collector? Mark Pedersen h?ad a vintage toy shop in the ‘90s. His annual revenue was once $150,000, but since then, all of it has been reduced to a?n Etsy store.? His passion for 13 years, the…
March 18, 2015

PORT OF VANCOUVERTHEIR BUSINESS RUNS DEEP

by Joseph Gallivan
POV increases awareness through public tours Look left as you cross into Washington on the Interstate Bridge and you’ll see the Red Lion Hotel, which is on the site of the original wooden…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - The former Withers Lumber store in Woodburn at 245 Young St. will become the site of a new ReStore serving the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity.
March 18, 2015

Withers Lumber to be site of Woodburn ReStore

by Tyler Francke
The former Woodburn location of Withers Lumber is about to be “ReStored.” Officials for the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity confirmed last week that they had finalized a three-year…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sandy and John Hendricks, owners of Ovation Design-Build based in Lake Oswego, have been awarded a Best of Houzz 2015 award.
March 12, 2015

Ovation wins a 'Best of Houzz 2015' award for best customer…

by The Review, Tidings
Annual survey and analysis of community of more than 25 million monthly users reveals top-rated home remodeling professionals and design trends Ovation Design-Build of Lake Oswego has been…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Becky Voorheis of Quickbeam, Inc., tells the audience about her company's product, which aids in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction, at the PubTalk pitch contest at Golden Valley Brewery on Tuesday.
March 12, 2015

Entrepreneurs vie at Oregon Technology Business Center's first…

by Eric Apalategui
David Schaefer started his sales speech by bringing the audience back to feeling the tug on a string the first time they learned to fly a kite. “That pull is energy,” said Schaefer, introducing…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - 203 -- One person assembles each Zero Tolerance knife in Kai USAs Tualatin factory. The new product line is designed around the needs of military, police and other first responders.
March 10, 2015

Kai USA The cutting edge

by John Vincent
When I became an Eagle Scout some 30-plus years ago, I received a folding knife from my scout troop. It’s a quality tool that was made by a local company, and I use it to this day. The Portland…

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JAIME VALDEZ - Darrell Goodley and Brook Weer, students at Portland Community Colleges new Swan Island Trades Center, just after graduating from a six month certificate program in heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation.
Mar 10, 2015

Taking the temperature of the Swan Island Trades Center Students

by Joseph Gallivan
A room at the new Swan Island Trades Center with high ceilings and plywood-lined walls has been transformed over the last three months. Two-by-four wood framing, like a cross section of a house,…
Mar 09, 2015

Senate panel hears bills on wage theft

by Peter Wong
Labor, social service groups in support; businesses, farmers raise legal questions. SALEM — Rafael Soto of Woodburn did not have to speak long to make a case for a bill allowing people like him…
Mar 04, 2015

Bill would allow sharing of wage info

by Peter Wong
Oregon House advances it on party-line vote; measure is part of antidiscrimination effort. Workers could not be punished for asking about or sharing wage information under a bill that has cleared…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Trudys Living Room specializes in locally-made furniture, including this living room set made by Dick Fredericks of Woodburn.
Mar 03, 2015

Trudy's Living Room focuses on relationships, community

by Josh Kulla
Trudy Palo has learned two things very well during her years in the furniture business. “I don’t worry about what anyone else is doing, I only concentrate on what’s important to serving my…
Photo Credit: HYATT - Construction has begun on the extended-stay Hyatt Place project at the corner of SW River Parkway and SW River Drive.
Mar 03, 2015

Portland's first Hyatt comes to Riverplace

by John Vincent
Construction is officially underway on downtown Portland’s first Hyatt-branded hotel. The extended-stay Hyatt Place project at the corner of SW River Parkway and SW River Drive will bring 203…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF TWO KILTS - According to a Facebook post, Two Kilts owners Chris Dillon, left, and Alex McGaw will continue to brew their variety of beverages in the Sherwood Industrial Park off of Tualatin-Sherwood Road. Late last year, the brewery announced plans to leave Sherwood for a new location in downtown Hillsboro with Dillon saying they found the city of Sherwood to have some 'challenging' fees and attitudes about small businesses.
Mar 03, 2015

Two Kilts pulls plug on Hillsboro expansion, will stay put in…

by Doug Burkhardt
Easy come, easy go. It looks like the long-anticipated Two Kilts Brewing, which would have filled an empty storefront in the 300 block of East Main Street, will not be opening in downtown…
Photo Credit: BUSINESS OREGON - Sean Robbins
Mar 03, 2015

Toothbrush grants come to Oregon

by Joseph Gallivan
Matching Oregon grants now available to SBIR/STTR recipients. Business Oregon, under a new Governor, has come out swinging for Oregon’s small businesses. Last week, the state’s economic…
Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - The ZoomCare clinic at NW 13th Ave and Everett St will be joined by nine more this summer, comprising a first-of-its kind 'distributed campus' in Portland.
Mar 02, 2015

ZoomCare scrambles to stay ahead with new "campus"

by Joseph Gallivan
Urgent care retailer to build "distributed campus" in Portland serving everything from dentistry to pediatrics. Walk-in medical chain ZoomCare announced Monday it is adding nine new clinics in…
Feb 26, 2015

Gov. Brown: Re-examine small business regulations

by Peter Wong
She's still formulating ideas about economic development; state aid will continue to regions. Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to make her mark on economic development in Oregon’s rural…
Feb 25, 2015

Lawmakers weigh paid sick leave

by Peter Wong
Portland, Eugene already have requirement; Oregon would be fourth state to set mandate. Jim Houser says he has offered paid sick leave to employees at his Portland auto repair business for 32…
Photo Credit: REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Rick Baldwin and Susan Olson get a highly diverse clientele at World Class Wines. They will soon be moving their shop to another location in Lake Oswego.
Feb 24, 2015

Offering fine wine and a fine time

by Cliff Newell
When Rick Baldwin decided to get out of the mortgage banking business after 36 years, he wondered if he should do something about his overflowing wine cellar. The result has been World Class…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Diva Den co-owner and instructor Keli Davis works the heavy ropes during the Body Tune-Up class. The gym specializes in out-of-the-box workout routines, such as pole dancing and burlesque.
Feb 18, 2015

At Diva Den Studio in Tigard, it's all about being comfortable,…

by Geoff Pursinger
Kristin Nelson is a total diva. And she’s not afraid to admit it. Nelson and co-owner Keli Davis have been running Diva Den Studio, a women’s only gym off Southwest Garden Place in Tigard since…
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Feb 18, 2015

Hasson Company purchases Paulson Real Estate

by The Review, Tidings
The Hasson Company Realtors has purchased Paulson Real Estate in Wilsonville’s Charbonneau District. Paulson owners Marty and Sallie Paulson selected The Hasson Company, based on their past…
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Feb 18, 2015

State Chamber identifies its legislative priorities

by Colin Staub
The Oregon State Chamber of Commerce has released a list of legislative priorities it will support during the 2015 legislative session, including both measures it sees as beneficial to the…
SMART MONEY
Feb 19, 2015

What to do with an unexpected windfall

by Julia Anderson
Your grandmother leaves you an unexpected chunk of money in her will. A great aunt dies with you as her only heir. You win the lottery. Your spouse dies leaving you a substantial life insurance…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: LEMONADE DAY - Kids run lemonade stands around Salem, learning how to run their own businesses through Lemonade Day.
Feb 18, 2015

Take a liking to Lemonade Day

by Jules Rogers
The annual project encourages entrepreneurship at an early age Lemonade Day, a national free entrepreneur program that teaches youth of all demographics to run their own business, is coming to…
Feb 16, 2015

Cheers and kaching!

by Joseph Gallivan
Oregonians are hitting the bottle a little bit harder. Booze sale were up 4% last year over 2013. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s gross sales for distilled spirits in calendar year 2014…
Bottles of Union Wine are bottled in a mobile unit at the companys Tualatin location., Times - News Tualatin-based Union Wine Company brought something new to the table in June - cans Tualatin wine company does it, because they 'can'
Feb 10, 2015

The big business of Oregon wine

by Colin Staub
Wine production is a major component of state's economy, growing rapidly each year as more wineries come on line Oregon’s wine industry is not only bringing the state national renown, it’s also…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Julie Richardson is celebrating 10 years at her Hillsdale Baker and Spice bakery.
Feb 11, 2015

A decade delicious

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Over the past decade, Julie Richardson could often be found renovating her Hillsdale bakery, working on her next pastry book or managing the ins and outs of a brick-and-mortar shop. But even…
Feb 11, 2015

Council allows lower employment levels for Boeing

by Jodi Weinberger
Agreement helps company comply with Enterprise Zone guidelines Gresham City Councilors unanimously approved a resolution to allow Boeing to lower its hiring responsibility from 1,758 employees…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: DOWNTOWN OC - Still undergoing renovations, the Arch Bridge Tap House plans 12 rotating taps, focusing heavily on craft beers from the Pacific Northwest, starting this spring.
Feb 11, 2015

Taproom set to open below Municipal Elevator

by The Oregon City News
Oregon City's Arch Bridge Tap House to open this spring Following in the footsteps of Oregon City Brewing Co., which opened downtown last November, and the Growler Run’s opening on the Hilltop…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Citing ownership changes, BJ Willy's in Central Village shut its doors Monday. It is unknown if the restaurant will re-open at a later date, but the BJ Willy's in the Willamette area will remain open.
Feb 11, 2015

BJ Willy's in West Linn Central Village closes

by Patrick Malee
Closure due to ownership changes The BJ Willy’s restaurant in Central Village has closed its doors until further notice, effective since Feb. 2. The closing was primarily due to ownership…
Feb 11, 2015

WORKERS UNITE!

by Peter Wong
Poll shows that in Oregon and throughout the nation, workers want more pay and better benefits Oregon and national voters support increased benefits for workers, according to surveys conducted…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Boriken Restaurant owner Sam Vasquez in the dining room of its Beaverton location.
Feb 10, 2015

Beaverton's new Boriken restaurant brings Puerto Rico's flavors…

by Eric Apalategui
When Samuel Vazquez first moved to the area about five years ago, he noticed that he could find a restaurant representing just about every corner of the world – except his own. Vazquez, 51, was…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Keith Martin's publishing business started with a publication devoted to classic Alfa Romeos. It's grown to encompass the entire collector car world, with 30,000 copies of his flagship magazine delivered each month.
Feb 10, 2015

Connoisseur of cars

by John M. Vincent
Like fine art, a classic car’s value is set only by how much someone is willing to pay for it. Analyzing that price for collectors around the world is a team of experts, led from an office in…