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Union calls for 'consumer boycott' of Fred Meyer stores

Union calls for 'consumer boycott' of Fred Meyer stores

Management says United Food and Commercial Workers' tactics will only help Freddy's competitors in Portland, Oregon
The Blockchain Six: Part 1

The Blockchain Six: Part 1

The six blockchain startups prepare to pitch their companies on demo Day, Oct. 8
MESO finds temporary space for Rockwood satellite office

MESO finds temporary space for Rockwood satellite office

Umpqua Bank offers rent-free location while nonprofit waits for permanent home in Rockwood Rising development
Why companies choose greater Portland

Why companies choose greater Portland

Companies cite quality of life, global connectivity among top benefits of relocating to city
Forum: Congestion pricing coming, details unknown

Forum: Congestion pricing coming, details unknown

Panelists tell the Portland Business Alliance that charging people to drive is the only sure way to reduce congestion.
Panelists agree that transportation future is electric

Panelists agree that transportation future is electric

Executives tell Westside Economic Alliance forum that issues remain to be resolved, but Portland region has the leadership to accomplish the goal.
Are you ready to fly? Real ID licenses coming to Oregon

Are you ready to fly? Real ID licenses coming to Oregon

Starting on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, you will need a special form of identification or face additional time and scrutiny by the Transportation…
Oregon Convention Center renovation nears completion

Oregon Convention Center renovation nears completion

The $39 million project is designed to bring Pacific Northwest feel to the nearly 30-year-old building
The need for CTE programs is now

The need for CTE programs is now

Career and Technical Education programs are crucial to the future of the construction industry
Grocery union slams stores' temp worker wage plans

Grocery union slams stores' temp worker wage plans

UFCW Local 555 says promising $15 an hour is 'a slap in the face'; cancels labor contracts with Kroger.
Home Builders Association of Metro Portland drops LUBA…

Home Builders Association of Metro Portland drops LUBA…

Land Use Board of Appeals case will not go forward challenging 'moratorium' in the three-party intergovernmental agreement signed by Lake Oswego,…
Soccer club planning $14 million facility in West Linn

Soccer club planning $14 million facility in West Linn

The facilities proposed to be built in SW West Linn have already generated significant community interest
Planned St. Helens complex to add 238 housing units

Planned St. Helens complex to add 238 housing units

Planning Commission approves permit for residential development on Gable Road
Ichijo USA to build Eco-Friendly Homes at Reed's Crossing

Ichijo USA to build Eco-Friendly Homes at Reed's Crossing

Housing developer Newland announced the award-winning Ichijo USA as the fifth builder for its newest master-planned community, Reed's Crossing.
FOCUS: Dirt Law

FOCUS: Dirt Law

Shortage of skilled laborers causing legal issues for contractors, project owners
Lamb's, Bales Thriftway stores closing in Washington County

Lamb's, Bales Thriftway stores closing in Washington County

No closure dates announced, but likely in October; union spokeswoman says 'we are really disappointed.'
Tossing the triage mentality

Tossing the triage mentality

Planning for the future of your business - both good and bad - will help ensure present-day success for both you and your employees
Prologis purchases Portland Meadows property

Prologis purchases Portland Meadows property

The San Francisco-based owner of warehouse and distribution centers paid $48.8 million for the North Schmeer Road property
Commission taps Strickler to lead ODOT

Commission taps Strickler to lead ODOT

Head of the highway division replaces Matt Garrett, who stepped down in June after leading agency for 14 years.
Greyhound's Portland terminal empty and for sale

Greyhound's Portland terminal empty and for sale

Bus company cleared out of notorius terminal on Sept. 1 and moved ticketing to a small storefront opposite Harvery's Comedy Club, with curbside…
Family provides the fuel for Chown Hardware success

Family provides the fuel for Chown Hardware success

Portland-grown Chown Hardware is celebrating 140 years - and five generations of family leadership - with a block party and a new showroom in Seattle
Which way without NORPAC?

Which way without NORPAC?

Food-processing co-op's bankruptcy creates uncertain terrain for area agribusinesses.
Japanese bookstore goes open kimono downtown

Japanese bookstore goes open kimono downtown

Japanese books and cute stationary store Kinokuniya Portland Downtown opens in the former Guild Theater space on Director Square
Help shape our region's transportation investments

Help shape our region's transportation investments

On Sept. 18, the Transportation Funding Task Force will host a meeting on the Westside
Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center showcases…

Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center showcases…

Local facility talks avoiding landfills, conserving energy, and being green on a large scale
Suburban district opens doors to new school

Suburban district opens doors to new school

Building named in honor of early 20th-century civil rights activist Beatrice Morrow Cannady
Like beer? Oregon hops crop now No. 3 in the U.S.

Like beer? Oregon hops crop now No. 3 in the U.S.

The US produces more hops than any other country in the world, and bulk of those are grown in the Pacific Northwest
A classroom in a container

A classroom in a container

Thirty-eight volunteers associated with Andersen Construction turned shipping containers into a clasroom at Hananani Primary School in rural South…
Experts make the case for a Portland water taxi service

Experts make the case for a Portland water taxi service

Terminal in Vancouver, Washington may be too great a leap for the proposed Frog Ferry, says founder Susan Bladholm.
Design & Development: Block 216

Design & Development: Block 216

A planned Ritz-Carlton hotel for Block 216 in downtown Portland will have approximately 250 rooms, 138 condominiums

Constant PIE

Constant PIE
Portland Incubator Experiment hits the tweenage years and now comes in two flavors

BBPDX: How to house more Portlanders

BBPDX: How to house more Portlanders
For businesses to grow, Portland needs better housing options, and a refresh in residential zoning rules helps.

Hazelnut farmers will get aid in fight against soil…

Hazelnut farmers will get aid in fight against soil…
A growing problem for hazelnut crops could be offset by funding from the USDA and local partners

Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center showcases…

Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center showcases…
Local facility talks avoiding landfills, conserving energy, and being green on a large scale

Bankrupt Oregon food processor, NORPAC, sold for…

Bankrupt Oregon food processor, NORPAC, sold for…
Farmers co-op to be bought by Oregon Potato Co., owned by Oregon agribusiness entrepreneur Frank Tiegs

Market research outpaces all other occupations

Market research outpaces all other occupations
Oregon's quality of life, in-migration and rising number of tech firms contribute to sector's growth locally

Intel's low hanging fruit

Intel's low hanging fruit
With its own supply chain of chips and chip-making tools, Intel is now applying that knowledge to blueberry farming

Bringing in the hops

Bringing in the hops
The US produces more hops than any other country in the world, and bulk of those are grown in the Pacific Northwest

Architects re-envision Portland's Eastside…

Architects re-envision Portland's Eastside…
It won't happen for at least a generation, but the Albina Rail Yard and I-5 are destined to move

Grand opening set for Cannady Elementary

Grand opening set for Cannady Elementary
New school in Happy Valley, Damascus area first in North Clackamas to be named for woman

Alpenrose Dairy future up in the air again

Alpenrose Dairy future up in the air again
Members of the founding family are back in court trying to block the sale of the beloved Southwest Portland institution for redevelopment

Finex Cookware: A Story Of Heavy Metal

Finex Cookware: A Story Of Heavy Metal
Cast in foundries in Vermont and Wisconsin and machined in Clackamas, Finex cast iron pans are launched on to the market from industrial Northwest…

New jobs: training rural health care scholars

New jobs: training rural health care scholars
New programs at Oregon Health & Science University aim to address physician shortages

Brad Avakian is new president of Washington County…

Brad Avakian is new president of Washington County…
Former state labor commissioner from Beaverton succeeds Rob Solomon, who led the forum since January 2015.

'Government is not helping business'

'Government is not helping business'
Trade policies, taxes lend uncertainty to Oregon's economy, a different kind of disruption

Pitch Black holds up a mirror to Portland

Pitch Black holds up a mirror to Portland
Annual Pitch Black event brings out more businesses concerned with black culture and spaces than products

Developer pulls plans for hotel at North Anchor…

Developer pulls plans for hotel at North Anchor…
Council's lack of consensus blamed for developer's inability to secure investments

Rep. Schrader: Oregon farmers among trade war…

Rep. Schrader: Oregon farmers among trade war…
'You cannot go to war' with all nations, as President Trump has with tariffs, he tells Westside Economic Alliance forum in Tigard. 'You have to pick…

Wyden: U.S. needs allies in trade dispute with China

Wyden: U.S. needs allies in trade dispute with China
Democrat says Trump is right to go after unfair practices, but wrong in his go-it-alone approach, as Oregon's trade-dependent economy hinges on the…

Sherwood heavy equipment company reaching new…

Sherwood heavy equipment company reaching new…
Allied Systems Company nets $70 million Navy contract for up to 37 crash cranes

Vacuum equipment manufacturer opens Hillsboro…

Vacuum equipment manufacturer opens Hillsboro…
Edwards Vacuum, a British company, estimates 100 more jobs created at North American HQ

Broadway Rose announces $3M expansion

Broadway Rose announces $3M expansion
Tigard's resident musical theater to expand its current space by the fall of 2020.

Developer pulls plans for hotel at North Anchor…

Developer pulls plans for hotel at North Anchor…
Council's lack of consensus blamed for developer's inability to secure investments

Warming up for the first pitch

Warming up for the first pitch
Startups flex their business pitch muscles in front of a friendly PSU audience.

Chocolate company with a mission finds its new home…

Chocolate company with a mission finds its new home…
A new space in a historic Pearl District building offers room for Tony's Chocolonely to grow its U.S. market

Survey Says: Dear white people in tech ...

Survey Says: Dear white people in tech ...
PDX Women in Tech survey on work inside tech firms exposes fault lines along race and sex

Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge

Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge
Steps taken and decisions made today will establish the pace for the area for decades to come

New commercial center planned in Happy Valley

New commercial center planned in Happy Valley
Anchored by a 144,000-square-foot Fred Meyer, Crossroads East will include mix of retail offerings

Building for the future

Building for the future
Internship with Skanska offers Sherwood High School student a chance to help construct a school for future generations

Willamette Falls walkway construction budget…

Willamette Falls walkway construction budget…
Initial phase of work to exceed $12.5M budgeted by as much as $20M, which is amount envisioned in Metro bond measure

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