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Gentrification for the people

Opportunity zones should aid investment in local people, not squeeze them out.

Establishing a foundation

Wilsonville official wins builders association award for supporting, building inspector training program

Tile contractors create new training co-op

New co-op will offer online and hands-on training for apprentices in the tile trades

Vancouver USA Waterfront is almost ready for its close-up

Media given sneak peek of waterfront park and restaurants on former paper plant brownfield.

Job seekers 'snapped up' as state's economy chugs along

Construction, trade continue to add jobs as unemployment rate hits 3.8 perecent in August

Blockchaining up

Portland firms put a smiley face on complex crypto technology, as the gold rush begins.

Energy industry grapples to boost diversity

The Shades of Green conference, held Sept. 12 and 13 in Portland, was designed to spark discussion, spur change

Metro issues 'fine print' to regulate mandatory food scraps…

Regional government expects the Portland area's organic waste will be turned into energy after requiring major establishments to begin separating it…

Regional home sales cool slightly in August's withering heat

RMLS monthly report says median and average prices continued to rise across five counties surrounding Portland.

Nike CEO takes public stance on sanctuary law repeal

Nike CEO Mark Parker has written an argument in opposition to Ballot Measure 105 in the Oregon Voters' Guide.

Urban legends

Tech startups are trying to make cities more livable while avoiding the pitfalls of bikeshare graveyards and snooping government.

Oregon ranks 37th for growth in women-owned businesses

Report indicates Oregon is doing better at supporting women-owned businesses, but there's still room for improvement

Feel-good factor: Scientists and architects probe mass…

There's a fascination with the material for its carbon seqestering and its comfy wooden feel

Building relationships the 'Oregon way'

Recent forum appearance by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden supports Westside Economic Alliance efforts maintain economy where all can flourish

People get ready

Greater Portland Inc's annual economic summit will focus on talent to lure businesses to Portland.

Cross-laminated timber is hanging tough

Despite recent setbacks, CLT's popularity expected to continue to grow, attorneys say

Anlon Homes, BC Custom Construction win big

Winners were selected by a group of respected builders, designers and architects

Lake Oswego's Mercantile Center project wins final approval

Despite lingering concerns about traffic, Design Review Commission votes to approve the new retail and apartment development

'Lung, breast, colon, skin and brain.'

Knight Cancer Research Building opens in Phil and Penny Knight's name, although they skip the ceremony

Saving Portland one piece at a time

A plan is under way to bring back an old favorite Portland restaurant, with a modern twist

Brilliant! New dean looks beyond smart cities

Engineering boss at PSU sees Portland and the college straddling several fault lines, presenting a chance to show leadership

Yamaki USA opens in Forest Grove to fanfare

The facility produces smoked, dried fish products for broth and other culinary applications.

How to build a diverse workforce in the energy industry

National Shades of Green conference coming to Portland will explore strategies for recruitment and multicultural outreach.

St. Helens asks for $15 million in federal funds to fix up…

Money would pay for development of street grid, boardwalk and trail on city-owned property

Kah-Nee-Ta closure date arrives

The closure of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa was officially set to take place on Sept. 5.

Schmizza Public House unveils expansive gathering place

Gresham Town Fair pub features extensive menu, 31 taps, sports on TV, live music at night

Building a better battery

Tualatin-based company leads a quiet revolution in the world of rechargeable batteries

PPS finds money for schools; Lincoln greenlit

School board will issue 2020 bond to make up for cost overruns and finish Benson

Construction companies advised to enjoy benefits of tax act

Construction C corps will benefit from lower Federal taxes, but the code is now more complex.

Stuart Emmons goes mod in Seattle

Former Portland city council candidate's modular housing design will be built for Emerald City's homeless

Sorted by lasers: Processing a hazelnut bumper crop

New plant helps farmers handle increased hazelnut harvest, using lasers, steam and marketing savvy.

CCB joins swoop on dodgy contractors

Oregon board joins with Feds; Unlicensed subs working on home renos a common problem on the Oregon coast.

Alexa, where's my kale?

Amazon expands Whole Foods delivery service to Portland, amongst other cities, for Prime users.

Student-built tiny home becoming a family tradition

Stone Bridge Homes NW and Pacific Lumber & Truss Co. helped students from Oregon Episcopal School building a tiny house for Dignity Village.

ODOT takes steps to prepare for flood of projects

The agency is working to improve the way it tracks projects being funded by a statewide transportation package

USO and Google.org team up in Portland

United Service Organizations and Google link arms to provide training and career guidance for transitioning military personnel.

Swiss apprenticeship model for Portland?

PCC investigates European connection and the efficient and successful Swiss model depends on public-private partnerships.

Family Fun Center seeks bowling alley

Renovation plan passes City's Development Review Board, expected to create draw during wetter colder months

KCRB: It's move-in day at the Spellman lab

Scientists ready to share space, ideas at new OHSU KCI, formerly known as the Knight Cancer Institute.

A green light for all congestion relief efforts

When it comes to solving the area's congestion woes, Portland Business Alliance says all relief strategies should be examined.

Clackamas Soil and Water 'hits reset' on…

Beavercreek facility would only have offices for 20 officials, smaller floor plan

Design & Development: Chik-fil-a

A new 4,800 square-foot Chik-fil-a with a drive-thru window will replace a building that formerly housed the Golden Crown Restaurant in Beaverton.

Orchard Supply Hardware closure affects four…

Store closures in Tigard, Beaverton and Portland's Belmont and Hollywood districts will affect 112 employees.

New hire helps nudge first-time builder to dream big

At the urging of Anlon Custom Homes' operations manager, company owner Michael Harn jumped into his first Street of Dreams by tackling two projects.

State treasurer plans local summit on sustainable…

Tobias Read invites state and national investment experts for session next month in Portland.

Dan Holladay's re-election bid has new hope for…

Incumbent Oregon City mayor promises more timely progress on project to redevelop former Blue Heron paper mill

MASS TIMBER CHANGES PROJECTS - AND MINDS

Advocates of building with cross-laminated timber say the material helps save time and money on projects while also offering the opportunity to…

SummerWorks: it works

Young paid interns celebrate a summer of showing up, with the help of several nonprofits, politicians and private companies.

Design & Development: Kaiser Permanente MOB

Kaiser Permanente's new 90,000 square-foot building in Beaverton will provide patients with medical and dental care.

Foodcarts and development: A movable feast

The loss of a popular food cart pod is only a next chapter for these culinary nomads.

BC Custom Homes: Creating works of housing art for…

Last year's home by BC Custom Homes won two awards, and this year's Street of Dreams home is just as impressive

Design & Development: Modera Davis

First move-ins for Modera Davis in Portland's Pearl District are planned for February 2019.

Preparing tomorrow's entrepreneurs

At the annual OAME Youth Entrepreneurship Conference, young adults learn what it takes to launch a successful startup business.

Bagels and banking

Capital One Café opens soon near Pioneer Courthouse Square, promising hassle-free coffee-shop atmosphere and a co-working feel.

Suteki shows harmony in Hillsboro

Suteki Harmony house on the Street of Dreams in Hillsboro, a four-bedroom, five-bath home listed at $2,050,000.

Time running out to file for VW 'clean-diesel'…

'The benefits under this historic settlement - for both consumers and the environment - are too significant to pass up.'

Zones of opportunity

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established a new federal tax incentive to encourage long-term, private-sector investments in certain low-income…

Despite rosy market, Camas facilities closed for…

Pulp and copy-papermaking equipment to be demolished by Georgia-Pacific, in another local example of a company seemingly bent on eliminating supply,…

Vancouver city officials support building new I-5…

In a resolution, Vancouver City Council calls for a multimodal approach, including high-speed transit

TriMet awards contract for Division Transit Project

Raimore Construction will handle pre-construction services for the project, which is still in need of federal funding

Nurturing women in tech fields

Portland is blessed with an abundance of nonprofits that seek to aid girls, women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM…

Portland's lil' bro' tech culture

Survey says plenty of women in tech feel slighted at work while men think everything's fine in their progressive bubble.

Building a book business

After 34 years with Powell's, CEO Miriam Sontz is preparing to retire in January.

We need a new vision for industrial land

The Discussion Draft of Metro's Urban Growth Report sparks discussion among members of the Westside Economic Alliance's Land Use and Housing…

Binge-hiring at Amazon

Amazon tries to hire 1,500 warehouse workers in three weeks, with all-day sign-ups and on the spot drug testing.

Zen design at the Street of Dreams

'There is no real separation between what's happening inside the house and what's happening outside the house.'

Sharing is caring smileyface exclamation point

Voot allows friends to make a group purchase but to split a bill in advance so nobody's feelings get hurt

Oregon wheat aid shipped to starving Yemen

Last of seven ships leaves downtown Portland for Arab nation caught in conflict between Saudia Arabia and Iran.

Honey, I shrunk the house!

A tiny home, designed and built by Westlake Development and Empty Nest Tiny Homes, will be auctioned off during the NW Natural Street of Dreams event.

Plaza 122: You buy it, you own it

Low income investors see first dividend from Mercy Corp shopping mall investment on the way east side

LINCOLN LOGS 2: Parents weigh in on school design

Lincoln High School parents see the new school design and ask architects about programming and budget.

Live Nation: hanging out at the mall

Lloyd Center confirms music venue is coming to the former Nordstrom space, probably in early 2020.

COSTS ARE MOVING ON UP

Tariffs, worker shortages are pushing construction costs in the Portland metro to unprecedented levels.

A new master planned community in South Hillsboro

Street of Dreams six kicks off the Vendage at The Reserve, which will become the largest master planned community in Oregon,

SLIDESHOW: Street of Dreams Celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans were celebrated at the NW Natural Street of Dreams in Hillsboro on Tuesday. Veterans and their families were given free admission to the…

Economists: More workers moving to Oregon, more…

Portland's burgeoning construction industry is attracting workers in unprecedented numbers, but it's still not enough.

Brittainy Tiffany interior design for the NW…

'I'm trying to highlight those fun, new trends, but I'm also making sure there are some kind of memory moments throughout the homes.'

Powering up

The Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo offers a place for linemen to show off their skills to a next generation of potential workers

WORKER SHORTAGE DELAYS BUILDING PROJECTS

Public, private construction employees can't keep up with demand of unprecedented building boom.

Women in construction 2.0

Women poised to play larger role in Portland's booming construction industry

Lake Oswego's Design Review Commission to consider…

CenterCal and Trammell Crow will make their pitch Monday for a mixed-use project with 208 apartments and 50,000 square feet of retail space

County names contractor for event center

Swinerton Builders is approved by Washington County commissioners on July 3; officials hope to start project at fairgrounds in Hillsboro by the end of…

Lake Oswego's North Anchor likely to be split into…

Hotel still in the works, but developer pushing for office space instead of apartments on half of downtown LO project

TOLLING: The cost of congestion

Plans to toll Portland interstates raises concerns among the business community. Higher freight costs will eventually be passed on to the consumer.

Construction underway on new mass-timber building

Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners are developing a six-story timber creative office in the Central Eastside

$3 Million more for OMIC

OMIC receives $3 million grant from Commerce's Economic Development Administration

Lake Oswego City Council mulls incentives for…

Strategies include adding design flexibility and adjusting use of development charges for teardowns and multi-family projects

Job vacancies are now challenging unemployment rates

Oregon struggles to fill vacancies within the job market as more are created every day

Everything neutral

Green Hammer builds a winery tasting room to Living Building Challenge standards - one of only 21 certified buildings in the world

JULY FOCUS: TECH IN CONSTRUCTION

As the cost of technology has decreased, the use of virtual, augmented reality has become more prevalent as the construction industry adopts new…

(Open) space is the place

The design of Field Office - both on the interior and exterior - makes going to work a walk in the park

Bird lands in Portland - for now

Electric scooter company makes nice with the City, office workers at an event held at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Thursday

Pressure on state to expand road tolling

Oregon transportation officials are urged to impose tolls on other highways besides I-5, I-205.

OUT THERE: Waterfront-Vancouver USA almost ready…

Two restaurant buildings and the pier are set to open around August 15, as private developer touts vision and small government.

Technology advances improve accuracy, communication…

3D laser scanning, point cloud modeling, BIM 2.0, robots and wireless sensors are the latest tools of the construction management trade.

Think fed, act state

Online sales taxes will hurt Oregon small businesses, a policy form D.C. that must be resisted locally.

Summer brings warm welcomes, events

Portland summers are fun, which is why we live here; check out these things to do.

Construction boom seen across U.S., trickles into…

The U.S. added 13,000 new construction jobs in June, aiding in Portland's own rise in construction

MadeHere comes home

Local goods store opens homewares branch next to maker space in search of souped-up synergy.

OMSI GOES WITH GERDING

Science museusm with 18 acres of prime real estate picks Gerding Edlen for its master plan development.

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