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Bob Dye, shopping guy

Bob Dye, shopping guy

New mall boss has plans to spruce up Lloyd Center Robert Dye, the new general manager of the...

Freight town

Freight town

Makers sound off about the state of freight in Oregon. How about a drop yard between Eugene and...

BeFunky's charm filter

BeFunky's charm filter

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It's like Monopoly out there

It's like Monopoly out there

Zombies are taking over downtown Portland and its surrounding neighborhoods. Not the walking...

MOBILE PAYS OFF

MOBILE PAYS OFF

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COURTESY OF PSU  - Catlin Gable student Ben Kitoku explains his invention, a compostable compost container. He's one of the finalists in the 2015 Cleantech Challenge.
August 26, 2015

Environmental technology geeks, leaders converge at annual BESTFEST

by Steve Law
Oregon’s cleantech industry takes center stage at the annual BESTFEST conference, where inventors, academics, students and financiers mingle and discuss the latest ideas in biofuels, smart grid, solar energy, fuel cells, wastewater and other…
COURTESY AMAZON - An Amazon Prime Now employee shops at New Seasons Market for two hour home delivery in Portland.
August 26, 2015

Amazon Prime Now launches in Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
Hard-driving retailer teams with eco grocers and cup cake shop for two-hour delivery in select zip codes. Hard day at the office? Uncontrollable crying jag? Need Kleenex? Amazon’s got you covered. Specifically, Amazon Prime Now, the one and two hour…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A proposed $37.2 billion deal to sell Precision Castparts to Berkshire Hathaway faces a challenge from a shareholder lawsuit.
August 26, 2015

Shareholder sues to block Precision Castparts sale

by Kevin L. Harden
Berkshire Hathaway’s $37.2 billion deal to buy Portland’s Precision Castparts Corp. faces a legal hurdle after a shareholder sued this week to block the purchase. A lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 13, in Multnomah County Circuit Court seeks…
COURTESY SAMEER SULLIVAN - Lasting Connections CEO Sameer Sullivan is bringing  classy matchmaking to the masses with her new $299 a month app.
August 25, 2015

Algorithm, meet matchmaker

by Joseph Gallivan
Sameera Sullivan has been running Lasting Connections since 2012. It’s a classic matchmaking service: find busy, wealthy dudes and set them up with eligible single women, and charge them a lot of money. She says her fees range from $25,000 to…
COURTESY BPM - A rendering of the 20 story office/hotel tower coming to SW Broadway in 2018
August 25, 2015

20 story tower for downtown

by Joseph Gallivan
Hotel and offices will brighten empty SW Columbia St corner. Downtown Portland is getting another new tower. This time it’s a combination hotel and office building on the empty corner of the lot kitty corner from the former Oregonian newspaper…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JULES ROGERS - Todd Morgan, 21, has been a tattoo artist for four years since he graduated high school in Washington state.
August 20, 2015

Ink inc.

by Jules Rogers
Tatoo artist starts a shop of his own. Todd Morgan, a quiet 21-year-old, is crowdfunding on Kickstarter for $4,000 to start up his own tattoo shop. “It’s to furnish my shop. It will go toward flooring and equipment,” said Morgan. “I need a light…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN VINCENT - Joelle Nesen (center) talks with two members of the interior design team for the Shaw House, Margaret Mast (left) and Morgan Thomas (right). Nesen says she just couldnt say no to working on the project.
August 20, 2015

Designer Profile: Joelle C. Nesen, Maison Inc.

by John Vincent
From the time she was a small child, Joelle C. Nesen’s mom gave her a lot of leeway to explore her artistic side. She was the kid who didn’t play with Barbies; she used them as props in the houses that she was building for them. When her mom would…
August 20, 2015

The IRA alternative

by Julia Anderson
Are you worried about saving enough for retirement before the job runs out? Consider starting and funding your own tax-advantaged Individual Retirement Account or Roth IRA. This is an especially good idea if your employer contributes little or no…
COURTESY OF DAVE'S KILLER BREAD - Dave's Killer Bread of Milwaukie is about to be part of the Flowers Foods family, after the two companies agreed to a $275 million purchase Aug. 12.
August 13, 2015

Dave's Killer Bread joins Flowers Foods after $ 275 million deal

by Pamplin Media Group
Dave’s Killer Bread of Milwaukie was acquired Wednesday by Flowers Foods of Thomasville, Ga., in a deal worth $275 million. The purchase must get regulatory approval and should be completed early this fall. John Tucker, Dave's Killer Bread chief…
TFNW - Clark James of HiveFX
August 20, 2015

TechfestNW returns with data, drones and digitalFX

by Joseph Gallivan
TechFestNorthwest is back for another year, promising a veritable wordcloud of themes: - Virtual Reality - Augmented Reality - Gaming - Robotics - The Future of Technology - Scaling Your Business - Drones - Storytelling - Mobile Organized by…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will acquire Portland's Precision Castparts Corp. in a deal valued at $37.2 billion.
August 10, 2015

Buffett buying Precision Castparts, Oregon's second-largest company

by Steve Law
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the Omaha conglomerate run by investing whiz Warren Buffett, will acquire Portland's Precision Castparts Corp. in a deal valued at $37.2 billion. Precision Castparts is the second-largest company in Oregon, after Nike. The…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Crystal Rutland and Gregg Sloan, co-founders of Empirical, sit in the office of the business at the East Bank Commerce Center.
August 04, 2015

EV for everyone

by Jim Redden
When dozens of electric vehicle advocates gathered in Portland last week, only a handful were from Oregon. And only one expert was not obsessed with overcoming the challenges of high prices, limited driving ranges, long recharging times and limited…
BUSINESS OREGON - SEAN ROBBINS
July 29, 2015

Business Oregon's Robbins pivots back to Wisconsin

by Joseph Gallivan
Sean Robbins, director of Business Oregon, is stepping down after 13 months on the job. Gov. Kate Brown’s office announced Robbins' departure Wednesday, July 29, from the state's economic development agency. Robbins took over Business Oregon in June…
July 29, 2015

Kaya Holdings consolidates marijuana grow operation in new facility

by Pamplin Media Group
Kaya Holdings Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said Wednesday, July 29, that it has leased a 6,000-square-foot facility in Portland to expand the company’s marijuana and cannabis manufacturing complex. The company operates Kaya Shack medical marijuana…
JONATHAN HOUSE - The Rainier docks at Terminal 6 for 200 containers.
August 03, 2015

Container ship docks briefly at Port of Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
The first container ship to call on the Port of Portland in three months arrived last Tuesday and stayed a day. The Westood Rainier picked up hay cube, paper and wood products, and non-refrigerated 40 foot cargo to take to Japan. It wasn’t a lot.…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Stephens Homes Mid-Century Evolution pulls together three different exterior looks: vertical siding, horizontal siding and stone.
August 04, 2015

Small footprints, not-so-small prices

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Stepping into Stephens Homes’ “Mid-Century Evolution” at the NW Natural Street of Dreams will be like setting foot in a simpler era — but with ample innovative gadgets and time-saving appliances from the modern world. The Mid-Century Modern house…
July 28, 2015

Achievement gap hurts Oregon's economy

by Marion Haynes
Oregon’s demographic makeup continues to evolve with increased representation of communities of color, including more minority students in the state’s public school system. We are culturally richer for this diversity. Unfortunately, an achievement…
COURTESY OF XENIA HOTELS & RESORTS - Portlnd's RiverPlace Hotel is now part of Xenia Hotels & Resorts after a purchase agreement announced Tuesday, July 28.
July 28, 2015

Xenia buys RiverPlace Hotel

by Joseph Gallivan
Orlando REIT goes boutique shopping on the waterfront Xenia Hotels & Resorts has acquired three boutique hotels for a combined purchase price of $245 million. They are: • The RiverPlace Hotel Portland next to Tom McCall Waterfront Park. • The…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr.
July 28, 2015

Here's why!

by Joseph Gallivan
Robert B. Pamplin Jr. explains his motives in comic book form A few years ago Robert Pamplin Jr. the president and CEO of R.B. Pamplin Corp., looked back at his life and decided to distil his wisdom into a form young people might easily appreciate:…
July 14, 2015

Company plans new headquarters near airport

by Steve Law
Cook Security Group has negotiated a deal to buy a parcel in Cascade Station from the Portland Development Commission to build its new headquarters building. Cook expects to build a two-story 30,000-square-foot office building, where it hopes to…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Silas Beebe is expanding his product lineup from just products for bicycle riders to tote bags made from a blend of traditional and modern materials. Durable canvas and quality leathers are featured in nearly all of his designs.
July 15, 2015

Talkin' 'bout an evolution

by John M. Vincent
The Beebe Company has a long and varied local history When fifth-generation Portlander Silas Beebe is working on a new design, there’s one final step that makes the product complete. Beebe breaks out the stamping tool that his grandfather used when…
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: DAVID BLAIR - Images from last years Oregon Trail Rally show the dust, dirt, mud and water flying, and the isolation of racing outside Dufur and Hood River. This years rally starts at Portland International Raceway on Friday night.
July 15, 2015

Subaru picks Gresham industrial park for distribution center

by Jim Redden
Subaru of America has selected Gresham for its new 600,000-square-foot master distribution center, which it is relocating from Japan to the United States. The new distribution center will be built at the Port of Portland's Gresham Vista Business…
FILE PHOTO - Hapag-Lloyd is the second container shipping line to pull out of the Port of Portland this year after Hanjin Shipping.
July 15, 2015

Shipping workshops announced to help exporters

by Jim Redden
State economic development officials have announced six upcoming workshops around the state to help develop and promote alternatives to the container shipping companies that have left the Port of Portland. Although the port is continuing to try to…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Here comes the sun: Roofers expect a boom in solar array installation in the next year in the run up to diminishing tax breaks.
July 15, 2015

Boom time looms for solar installers

by Steve Law
It's a good time to add solar before tax break goes away Portland-area solar panel installers are bracing for booming demand the next year and a half, followed by a dropoff in 2017. The reason: two lucrative federal tax breaks for solar energy are…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Nike Chairman Phil Knight announced on Tuesday that he would be stepping down from the company he co-founded in 1964.
July 15, 2015

Phil Knight announces plan to step down as Nike's chairman

by Geoff Pursinger
Nike Inc. Chairman Phil Knight said Tuesday that he would step down as chairman of the company he co-founded more than 50 years ago. Knight, 77, made the announcement in a press release on Nike's website in a press release on Nike's website, saying…

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The view east from Park Avenue West gives a new angle on Pioneer Courthouse Square, Pioneer Place mall and the riverfront. A few thousand people just lost their view of Mount Hood, but thats progress.
Jul 07, 2015

The Blooming Tower

by Joseph Gallivan
The fourth tallest tower in Portland (third if you count the decorative spire) should open for business in January 2016. It’ll be lawyers and bankers in the top half, apartment-dwellers in the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - A courtyard at the Velomor building in the Lloyd District, with a turf area for human recreation, and a smaller, fenced-in turf area for dogs in the background.
Jul 07, 2015

Lloyd District pioneers arrive, owners in tow

by Joseph Gallivan
Not one dog washing station, but four in a row! That was just a part of the message from the owners of Velomor, a new 177-unit apartment complex that has risen in place of an asphalt parking lot…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO: ANNI TRACY - Tastebud chef-owner Mark Doxtader has been selling his wood-fired baked goods and pizzas at the markets around town since 2000.  A staff pick is the roasted peaches, pancetta, marscapone and fresh arugula pizza, though the menu changes sometimes daily.

Photos by Anni Tracy.
Jul 15, 2015

Tastebud owner Mark Doxtader launches Kickstarter campaign for…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tastebud food truck owner Mark Doxtader has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring his long-anticipated “wood-fired local fare” restaurant to Multnomah Village. It’s been two and a half years…
Jul 13, 2015

Better business with sophie dichter

by Sophie Dichter
It was on a beautiful spring day on the Portland waterfront when Vance Tong, the Managing Editor at the Portland Tribune, asked me to be a columnist for the paper. “Sure!” was my initial reply.…
SKYLAB ARCHITECTURE - Rendering of Yard, looking southeast.
Jul 06, 2015

Burnside Bridgehead apartment tower to be named "Yard."

by Joseph Gallivan
Yard. Not The Yard. Yard. Skylab Architecture and Key Development Co. of Hood River have released the name of the 21-story apartment building rising just eight feet from the east end of the…
Jul 02, 2015

Outside Intel

by Joseph Gallivan
Intel Corp. said Thursday July 2 that President Renée James is leaving. James, will seek a chief executive job elsewhere. She worked at Intel for 28 years. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said James…
Jul 07, 2015

Soon to be big in Japan

by Joseph Gallivan
At Oregon & Japan: Partners in Trade last Tuesday, the state was taking the temperature of its trade relationship with Japan. Folks from Business Oregon and the Portland Development Commission…
Jul 07, 2015

On the Food Front Lines

by Joseph Gallivan
Classic co-op aims to survive big competition When New Seasons Market opens in Northwest Portland’s Slabtown neighborhood, how will Food Front Cooperative Grocery adapt? Seven blocks away, the…