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Recognizing two important leaders

Opinion: both commissioners Dan Saltzman and Nick Fish have served the community well

Higher minimum wage could have negative impacts

Study of Seattle's minimum wage requirement has some startling revelations which may apply to Portland.

Amazon sets trend for other warehousers

Construction finished for three speculative warehouses off 223rd Avenue in Gresham.

Creative ways

The Portland Creative Conference turns the focus on innovation in the minds of artists.

Attitude of gratitiude

70 foot mural highlights the firm's green headquarters, which will open at the end of 2017


Apartment complexes are being designed with environmentally friendly features, which raises their value.

RiverPlace's final block begins to come online

BRIDGE Housing develops two buildings including mixed affordability in the South Waterfront

Let there be light

The Karl Miller Center - especially its massive atrium - gives PSU a sense of place

Design & Development

This week features the Asian Health & Service Center, 2611 S.W. Water Ave. and the Broadway Tower

BPS releases six month study on Inclusionary Housing

Development projects that are working under the Inclusionary Housing requirements are beginning to enter the review process in permit applications…

Amazon plans distribution warehouse in Portland

Amazon's third fulfillment center will be in North Portland with 1,000 full-time jobs

Woody Guthrie Place breaks ground

Fourth and final development in the Lents Town Center urban renewal area is officially under construction

UA out of the blocks

Under Armor opens its new HQ in old YMCA space in Southwest Portland, with Duniway Park track refurbished.

Street of Dreams to build in Hillsboro in 2018

The annual luxury home showcase will be built in South Hillsboro, near The Reserve golf course.

Design & Development

This week features the Sellwood Bridgehead, 7805 S.E. 13th Ave. and the Vista Pearl

Heavy metal with a human touch

Barge, railcar fab is still done mostly by humans at Gunderson, but robots are getting smarter and cheaper.

Under construction: The Rise Central

Rembold Properties adds mixed-use living to downtown Beaverton Central group of developments

C-PACE financing comes to Oregon

Prosper Portland and partners announce PropertyFit financing for building efficiency projects

Focusing on Washington County's transportation challenges

Opinion: Washington County is one of the fastest-growing areas in Oregon and with that growth comes increased traffic congestion - the focus of the…

Finding value with public funds

Many firms want to engage in a face-to-face discussion to learn about the public procurement process.

Oregonians sue Equifax after hackers access consumer…

Mary McHill of Portland and Brook Reinhard of Eugene filed their lawsuit Thursday, Sept. 7, in U.S. District Court. They're seeking class-action…

Black atcha

Three black Portland entrepreneurs talk about their business ideas, haaving just pitched them to investors at Pitch Black.

Five-story apartment complex sought for downtown Gresham

Developer Mike McKeel pledges units below market rate at Miller, Main avenues.

Cycle Oregon's $500 deal

Charity bike ride and glamping trip under no obligation offers half the money back, but hopes for charitable donations.

September Biz Influencer: Brian Smith

Inside the procurement sector: Brian Smith is Multnomah County's purchasing manager.

SolarWorld, in merger process, may be up for sale

The factory in Hillsboro has cut more than half its workforce and will likely need intervention to survive.

Home tap

Like a long-term spouse, Alexa on the Tap has selective hearing, and who knows what she does with the data.

Nike layoffs to top 700

Company restructuring means more employees will receive notice of layoffs by the end of the month.


This week features the Lennox Apartments, The Portland Clinic and Broadstone Pearl

Alexa, how much money do I have?

U.S. Bank rolls out voice activated online banking in baby steps, teaming with Amazon.

Market demands bigger apartments

Portland market saturated with empty studios; family-size rentals slow to come online

Change is here for Federal tax laws

Opinion: Time to prepare for coming changes Federal business audit procedures

Residences over retail proposed in Fairview

Twenty two apartments, four commercial spaces planned for three-story building.

D.R. Horton cites labor shortage for move-in delays

Scappoose homebuyers say closing dates have been pushed back several times due to construction delays

Five-story apartment complex sought for downtown Gresham

Developer Mike McKeel pledges units below market rate at Miller, Main avenues.

Two hotel projects planned in Oregon City

Two more downtown hotels are planning to be built in time for the construction of a pedestrian walkway to Willamette Falls beginning in 2018

Potential downtown projects on the docket for Oregon City

Pending sales of city-owned land to developers have fallen through before, including three times at the Main/12th street intersection

City sells Terminal 1 for $11.125 million

Northwest Portland industrial site sold to Lithia Motors, allowing Oregon-based Fortune 500 company to consolidate its Portland operations

Local tech hero Sam Blackman's last interview

Portland man who co-founded Elemental and sold it to Amazon died of cardiac arrest days after moving into new offices downtown

Oregon: No. 8 best state in women's equality

New study tracks disparity between binary genders in income, executive positions, work hours, educational attainment and political representation

Design & Development

This week features The Collective on Fourth, 12th & Morrison and The Ella Marie

Bracing ourselves

From bridges to buildings, Portland needs more investments and incentives. What if the Burnside Bridge went down?

Conventional Craig

New Oregon Convention Center boss Craig Stroud is a proud accountant who saw the Oregon Zoo through its expansion.

PitchBlack 2017 is back Wednesday

Business For a Better Portland is passing the digital hat to raise cash prizes for winning business pitches by people of color.

Portland Construction Contractors: equal pay for…

Workers' rights hearing highlights exploitation of immigrant carpenters with testimonials

Elemental founder Sam Blackman dies at 41

Governor Kate Brown laments Lakeridge High grad's passing, citing his ability to 'grow financially while engaging civically'

DOZA project moves forward: 'A' is for amendments

City kicks off projects to implement recommendations for improving the design overlay zone

Love of satellites

Portland State team leads the effort to build a tiny CubeSat for the OreSat project.

Healthy block will honor black history

Legacy Health, Prosper Portland, City of Portland partner up in North Portland

Beaverton homebuilder turns over 'smart home' to…

Wade Mitcheltree, injured in Afghanistan, got the house through the Gary Sinise Foundation.


This week features ongoing construction on the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, 19th and Quimby and 21 Astor

Boozy twilight brunch for Oregon eclipsers

The influx of eclipse viewers resulted in a 43 percent increase in liquor sales over the same time last year.

Computing cancer

Technology could speed the process of precision medicine; Beaverton firm is at forefront.

Inside Look: Knight Cancer Research Building

A day in the life of the tower crane operator: the fifth installment in the ongoing series about the people bringing the KCRB from conception to…

Traffic causing headaches for everyone

The answer? A little bit of everything as multi modal transportation gains ground.

renegotiating NAFTA

Opinions are divided on how to fix the trade agreement which after 25 years has a web of roots under all three countries.

Recruit for diversity and inclusion

Join more than 40 major Portland-area employers to hire diverse talent at career fair with roundtables


Former tile maven now spends her time jugging real estate and selling mid-priced eyewear to benefit her daughter's animal charity.

Retirement: fees keep coming

Opinion: Starting a Roth IRA along with 401(k) contributions is a good way to prepare for retirement

Tiny home goes wireless

Gresham's tiny home industry takes off with Tiny Innovations, a new company off Glisan Street.

Craft beer: real estate booster

Study says neighborhoods with craft breweries also see population and rent growth

The Barclay: Midcentury gets new life

Low slung home has a natural vibe and pays tribute to John Yeon and Robert Rummer.

Design & Development

This week features The Dianne, The Morgan which is now leasing and self-storage at 910 S.E. Seventh Ave.

Biz Influencer: design curator David Wark

Wark is an AIA principal architect at Hennebery Eddy, and chair of the Portland Design Commission

Unemployment rate hovers near record low

During the past 12 months, Oregon has added about 56,200 jobs. Construction led the way with the highest job gain in the past year, according to…

High School Grandstand Repairs

Experienced firms are invited to submit a bid for consideration by the District. A Mandatory Pre-Bid conference will be held at 8:00 AM on August 24,…

Help for minorities to access family wage jobs…

New jobs in manufacturing, healthcare and skilled trades could be open to minorities without college degrees.

Exposure, chance to experiment among benefits for…

Budget busters grab attention and are worth their weight in marketing for Street of Dreams builders.

Glass is in

...and wood, and stainless steel, at PSU's new biz school, as architects focus on performance.

Filling a nautical niche in Lake Oswego

yNaut Charters says it will cater to water enthusiasts up and down the Willamette who always wished they had 'friends with a big boat'

The Business of Diversity: play my song and ask me…

Luncheon forum at the Sentinel opens up the conversation about diversity as a resource

Ankeny Apartments: Fourth time's the charm

First project denied by Design Commission approved by City Council; developer's Fair Housing complaint against City still under investigation

Metal Toad respawns in Los Angeles

Portland firm expands southward to keep in with entertainment clients, but keeps its industrial base.

Design & Development

This week features self-storage at 627 S.E. Division Pl., the Field Office in Slabtown and the new county Courthouse

Tigard City Council approves local hotel tax

Total transient lodging tax rate will stay lower than Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego and others.

Mortenson Construction renovates its own new office

The Crane Building in the Pearl remodeled from warehouse to office reusing antiques

Designer Focus: Kengo Kuma's Suteki house

Japanese architect responsibile for Olympic Stadium designs a killer snout house for the Portland suburbs.

Take a staycation break here on the Westside

Keep the money local: biking, paddling and economic development in Washington County, which has it all.

Wood products ninth-inning comeback

The dream of an MLB ballpark in Portland made from cross-laminated timber is feasible - according to lumberpeople.

Design & Development

This week, we feature The Truman, 3336 S.E. Belmont and Modera Davis, all under construction

Groundbreaking: Hyatt at the Oregon Convention…

Metro president says it could stimulate an extra $120 million in Portland metro's economy

Metro - Notice of Public Hearing

The Riverwalk Project involves the demolition and the construction of access and a falls viewing location at the former Blue Heron Mill site in…

Construction projects keep pounding away in the heat

If 90 degrees is the temperature at which foremen start thinking about shutting down, what happens at 110? 'We go to the river.'

Centennial celebration: Historic U.S. Bank…

Guests celebrate the centennial of the U.S. Bank building at the 'Night at the Main' event

Lloyd Center: so ready for its close-up

Mall opens new entrance and spiral staircase in a bid to attract local office workers and Lloyd District residents.

Fair work week and drug decriminalization in Oregon

There is an increasing recognition that inconsistent scheduling can cause great disruption in the lives of wage earners.

Local lawmakers help to wrangle millions for…

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson directs $2 million for Rockwood Rising site.

Pearl West sells, from BPM Real Estate Investments…

The first office tower to go up in the Pearl after the Great Recession changes hands

Moxie and Moss Workwear: Denims made fit,…

Portland-made apparel industry grows with new women's workwear line that actually has tool pockets and fits women

PBA awards honor leaders for women in business

Lisa Kulok, senior vice president at Columbia Sportwear, and law firm Barran Liebman honored

HEAVY LIFTING: July's Biz Influencer, Julianna…

The Port of Vancouver's CEO/Executive Director, must deal with Trump's uncertain trade plans and competition from other bulk ports,

OBI's bipartisan pitch

Oregon Business & Industry aims to lobby hard for statewide businesses in a bipartisan manner.

Proposed measure would ban taxes on food sales

The initiative petition by the Northwest Grocery Association would prohibit taxing every point of food sales, except for restaurants.

The Goat Blocks: Placemaking over style

Portland Architecture columnist Brian Libby reviews the recently completed Goat Blocks development on Belmont.

Hawaiian Airlines resumes PDX-Maui direct flights

'We enjoy strong demand for our PDX-to-Honolulu flights today and connect many of our guests on to other islands, most notably Maui.'

Design & Development

This week features Clinton 50 Lofts, the Lennox Apartments, and the demolition of the Workmen Temple

Timber's comeback: CLT and seismic retrofits

A Corvallis engineer partners with local nonprofit to research cross-laminated timber uses in seismic rehabilitations

Help wanted app

Software helps Beaverton woman overcome ghosters and job application fatigue.

Hard-to-build housing

Recent study names Portland as one of the hardest markets to build apartments

Vacasa gets a COO

Former President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America and The Resort Company joins digital vacation rentals startup.

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