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Huber's Cafe: Icon on the edge

Huber's Cafe: Icon on the edge

Portland's oldest restaurant is a classic eatery and gin joint - and the COVID-19 pandemic doesn't care
State economists: Tax collections remain stable

State economists: Tax collections remain stable

But they warn lawmakers about the pandemic persisting and no more federal aid.
Shopping 2020 style

Shopping 2020 style

Holiday shopping adapts to the hunkered down mood during the pandemic, with new highs in online sales and higher expectations of customer service
Study shows construction workers struggle to afford a home…

Study shows construction workers struggle to afford a home…

Oregon among nation's least affordable states for construction workers to own a home.
COLUMN: An Eastside tower from the inside out

COLUMN: An Eastside tower from the inside out

5 MLK is big and prominent, yet it yields to its surroundings and fits in with the other recent construction at the Burnside Bridgehead.
King of the trees

King of the trees

William/Kaven-designed home in the Portland forest wins prestigious architecture award for talking to the trees
Will the Burnside Bridge redesign soar -- or be an eyesore?

Will the Burnside Bridge redesign soar -- or be an eyesore?

A new Burnside Bridge is coming, and it's time to put the design in the driver's seat, writes Columnist Brian Libby.
Proposal extends Oregon evictions moratorium, with…

Proposal extends Oregon evictions moratorium, with…

Tenants would certify hardship; landlords could tap state fund under pending bill.
City plans for SW Portland growth despite MAX line failure

City plans for SW Portland growth despite MAX line failure

Metro measure defeat does not slow down West Portland Town Center planning schedule.
Port agrees to develop Gresham land

Port agrees to develop Gresham land

Two firms partner to market and build out the 48-acre industrial property next to Subaru
State economists: Tax collections remain stable

State economists: Tax collections remain stable

But they warn lawmakers about the pandemic persisting and no more federal aid.
Oregon unemployed will get their waiting-week payments soon

Oregon unemployed will get their waiting-week payments soon

The agency announces the first round will go out by Thanksgiving, but some face a longer wait.
Macy's at Lloyd Center closing

Macy's at Lloyd Center closing

Stores in Vancouver Mall, Clackamas Town Center, Washington Square Mall, and the Streets at Tanasbourne remain open.
COLUMN: Congestion plan will help the community on many…

COLUMN: Congestion plan will help the community on many…

In this month's Keep Oregon Moving column, Brendan Finn outlines plans for the future of transportation in the Portland metro area.
Higher payroll tax awaits Oregon employers in 2021

Higher payroll tax awaits Oregon employers in 2021

But state says rate is lower because pandemic accounts for only three months of a three-year period.
Business organizations oppose Brown's new COVID-19…

Business organizations oppose Brown's new COVID-19…

The Coronavirus Recovery Business Coalition sent the Oregon governor a letter with a five-point action plan to slow the spead of the virus without…
Higher payroll tax awaits Oregon employers in 2021

Higher payroll tax awaits Oregon employers in 2021

But state says rate is lower because pandemic accounts for 3 months of a 3-year period.
Affordable housing development in Cornelius would double…

Affordable housing development in Cornelius would double…

A proposed affordable housing development in Cornelius would bring 113 regulated units to the city.
Construction still the state's third-fastest growing…

Construction still the state's third-fastest growing…

However, the construction industry is facing mixed forecasts for coming years.
Feds OK I-5 Rose Quarter plan: no shadows on Eastbank trail

Feds OK I-5 Rose Quarter plan: no shadows on Eastbank trail

The Federal Highway Administration finds 'no significant impact' for Interstate 5 revised environmental assessment.
Voters reject Metro's regional transportation plan

Voters reject Metro's regional transportation plan

The $5.2 billion ballot measure would have leveraged a payroll tax to fund projects throughout the area.
New state effort will focus on unemployment claims in…

New state effort will focus on unemployment claims in…

Agency looks at end of year to resolve 40,000 claims caught up in verification process.
Built better

Built better

AIA archtecture awards showcase bold new shapes and reuse of traditional Portland buildings.
Sook makes online shopping local

Sook makes online shopping local

Internet browser plug-in, Sook, makes it easier for smaller online retailers to compete with Amazon.
Sportswear giant Nike to lay off 700 workers

Sportswear giant Nike to lay off 700 workers

The cuts to Nike's workforce at its Beaverton-area world headquarters will be permanent.
Pok Pok out

Pok Pok out

Thai street food restaurant is closing; owner Andy Ricker announced Friday on Instagram, 'I am licked.'
State agency urges laid-off workers to certify for some…

State agency urges laid-off workers to certify for some…

Official: They may be eligible, but face repayments unless they take the extra step.
Trick-or-treat? COVID Candy

Trick-or-treat? COVID Candy

Teen markets virus-shaped goodies to cheer up ailing consumers, making a novelty product from the novel coronavirus
The Factory of Tomorrow, today

The Factory of Tomorrow, today

Manufacturers can try out digital tools using virtual reality at OMIC in Scappoose
New state effort will focus on unemployment claims in…

New state effort will focus on unemployment claims in…

Agency looks at end of year to resolve 40,000 claims caught up in verification process.

All bowling alleys, skating rinks can reopen

All bowling alleys, skating rinks can reopen
The state issues new rules to allow the reopenings in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties, where they have been closed.

COLUMN: Revenue from smart home devices expected to…

COLUMN: Revenue from smart home devices expected to…
However, those same smart home devices have given businesses reason to rethink cybersecurity.

PGE closes Oregon's only coal power plant

PGE closes Oregon's only coal power plant
Portland General Electric closed the Boardman Generating Station 20 years before a state ban takes effect.

Small Business Spotlight : Southern Kitchen PDX…

Small Business Spotlight : Southern Kitchen PDX…
New additions like red beans and rice offer Portland food truck's unique take on soul food with a healthy twist

Hillsboro announces new hydroelectric renewable…

Hillsboro announces new hydroelectric renewable…
The project will offset about 200,000 kWh of electricity annually at the Gordon Faber Recreation complex.

Statewide business group sounds alarm on taxes

Statewide business group sounds alarm on taxes
Local voters have OK'd several business tax increases and will decide more at the Nov. 3 general election.

COLUMN: Finding ways to help the Albina District…

COLUMN: Finding ways to help the Albina District…
ODOT's Rose Quarter Project will provide opportunities for communities that have historically been left behind.

Intel selling NAND memory biz

Intel selling NAND memory biz
Intel to sell its memory chip business to South Korea's SK Hynix, push on into artificial intelligence, 5G networking and the intelligent, autonomous…

Green, Black and brown

Green, Black and brown
Local architects meet to see how green energy and racial justice can intersect.

Sustainable Building Week 2020

Sustainable Building Week 2020
Equity and resiliency are in the spotlight during this year's virtual event.

Portland crane count dips: 27 rigs across metro area

Portland crane count dips: 27 rigs across metro area
The 27 construction cranes in the Portland metro area show that development continues despite a wild year.

Homeless and with issues: County building may help

Homeless and with issues: County building may help
Trauma-informed design is one part of the new five floor center downtown opening in 2022 to help the chronically homeless.

Grand Ronde reassessing Wood Village property

Grand Ronde reassessing Wood Village  property
North Salem casino proposal spurs Tribe to rethink gaming facility in East Multnomah County

Sheila Kilpatrick: Small business, big success

Sheila Kilpatrick: Small business, big success
On her way to becoming Oregon's top small business owner of 2020, Sheila Kilpatrick learned some valuable lessons about herself

Oregon community colleges report big dip in fall…

Oregon community colleges report big dip in fall…
Pandemic infects two-year institutions, contrary to the normal enrollment gains in a recession, including Portland, Clackamas and Mt. Hood community…

COLUMN: Leading in the Time of COVID-19

COLUMN: Leading in the Time of COVID-19
Helping employees feel valued during the pandemic requires earning their trust through honesty and action.

Oregon takes steps to start paid family medical…

Oregon takes steps to start paid family medical…
Virtual town halls will lead agency to propose rules, set contribution rates and benefits.

Escape to the suburbs: Reed's Crossing booms

Escape to the suburbs: Reed's Crossing booms
The mega development on the edge of the Portland metro area is proving popular with millenials, Silicon Forest workers.

Bora to move to Killian Pacific's rebranded Volta…

Bora to move to Killian Pacific's rebranded Volta…
Bora Architecture & Interiors will redesign the Volta building, once home to the Oregon Electric Group in 2021, then move in.

OAME takes annual awards event online

OAME takes annual awards event online
Virtual event will honor outstanding OAME partners, feature panel discussion celebrating the theme of 'Diversity is Practiced'

FedEx, Amazon to add employees

FedEx, Amazon to add employees
Companies to hire seasonal workers in Portland in time for pandemic/fall/holiday e-commerce rush.

Multco-branded Internet access would cost $1 billion

Multco-branded Internet access would cost $1 billion
A new study receals that for the county to build its own Internet delivery system it would come at a huge cost to the taxpayer.

U.S. House passes reduced amount for coronavirus aid

U.S. House passes reduced amount for coronavirus aid
Senate, Trump still obstacles to a scaled-down plan, which now helps small restaurants.

New Burnside Bridge: Long span inches closer to…

New Burnside Bridge: Long span inches closer to…
The public's choice of a bridge with good sight lines and few columns was approved Oct. 2

Oregon City breaks ground on Public Works complex

Oregon City breaks ground on Public Works complex
$12.8 million construction project kicks off at former General Distributing Inc. warehouse on Fir Street

LAM Research opens up for students

LAM Research opens up for students
Chipmaker will hold Zoom event for students on national Manufacturing Day, Oct 2.

Oregon steps back from new Employment Department…

Oregon steps back from new Employment Department…
Objection by a competitor forces a re-evaluation of the selection announced on Sept. 11.

Clean energy investor snaps up Les Schwab Tire…

Clean energy investor snaps up Les Schwab Tire…
Iconic Prineville company sells to California hedge fund run by top clean tech investment firm.

Oregon tire company Les Schwab sold to California…

Oregon tire company Les Schwab sold to California…
The iconic Prineville-based company reaches agreement to sell company to out-of-state investment firm called Meritage Group.

Oregon starts extra unemployment payments of $300…

Oregon starts extra unemployment payments of $300…
Money from federal disaster funds lasts only six weeks as Congress debates new plan.

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