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CITY OF PORTLAND - A rendering of the Ankeny Apartments submitted for design review.
March 22, 2017

Ankeny Apartments: PART 2 of 2 redlined and denied

by Jules Rogers
Development and design team says it's about zoning and property rights
SOURCE: GOOGLE SATELLITE  - For upper-upscale hotels in Portland, room rates rose 2.3 percent last year to an average of $187.24.
March 22, 2017

Design&Development

by Jules Rogers
This week featuring the Porter Hotel for sale, AGC opposes an OSHA rule and 686 S.E. Spokane St.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - NW Natural, which settled in the hard-scrabble Old Town Chinatown neighborhood before most companies would consider it, wants to move out when its lease expires.
March 21, 2017

NW Natural to move out of Old Town headquarters

by Jim Redden
Landlord fighting to keep utility from relocating to a new building in Portland.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Construction continued its strong growth in February, as Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to a 41-year low.
March 21, 2017

Unemployment rate drops to historic low in February

by Pamplin Media Group
State employment officials said that in February, 82,000 Oregonians were unemployed, the lowest number since August. 1995.
LAKE OSWEGO REVIEW: GARY STEIN - Skilled workers add their signatures to Building C's final beam at Wizer in Lake Oswego. Employment in construction in Oregon was up 8,900 jobs in February 2017 or 10 percent.
March 21, 2017

Oregon unemployment drops to 4 percent

by Joseph Gallivan
Oregon jobless rate lowest since Carter era; construction jobs up 10 percent in Feb.
SUBMITTED - With the innovative slanted south wall design, the net-zero Ankeny Apartments would have produced 20 percent more power than its projected needs.
March 21, 2017

Ankeny Apartments: PART 1 of 2 Redlined and denied

by Jules Rogers
Design Commission denies Ankeny Apartments; developer lawyers up before City Council appeal
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen skip back to the beginning of a scene during filming of an episode of Portlandia.
March 20, 2017

A grim future for Portland's film industry?

by Jim Redden
'The Librarians' will soon be the only series being filmed in Portland
COURTESY: PAULA BARRAN - Barran Liebman partner Paula Barran. Don't fly with a head cold.
March 18, 2017

Pro tips from frequent flyers.

by Melody Finnemore
Frequent fliers share business travel mishaps, tips for better odds on the road
PHOTO: KRISTA KELTAHAF  - A New Relic employee tries out a virtual reality gun the  VR15 made by Rebel Camp at a VR interst group meeting. Peripherals are starting to get more complex, beyond hand controllers.
March 17, 2017

Portland has virtually made it. No, really.

by Joseph Gallivan
Virtual Reality scene blooms as respected makers move to Portland and creatives immerse themselves.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MICHAELA BANCUD - Christy Goldsby's cocoa bars taste sweet, but they're so much more.
March 16, 2017

Down-home sweetness in Stumptown

by Michaela Bancud
Honey Mama's takes aim for your sweet tooth with a treat so clean you can cleanse on it.
JULIA ANDERSON - Julia Anderson, Smart Money
March 16, 2017

Oregon's earnings gap: How to close it

by Julia Anderson
Girls must embrace math and science and consider jobs in the higher-paying tech field, in engineering, in medicine.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VANCE W. TONG - Mayor Ted Wheeler sits down for an exclusive interview with the Business Tribune.
March 17, 2017

March Biz Influencer: WHEELER ENVISIONS BRIDGE CITY'S FUTURE

by Jules Rogers
Mayor says he supports 'appropriate density' and high tech transportation

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PHOTO: BRIAN AULICK - (L-R) On Monday Bill Gerry, program manager for Global Technology at Boeing in Gresham, Adrian Allen, cofounder of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield, U.K., and State Senator Betsy Johnson, called on manufacturers to explain modern manufacturing to elected officials and sell the idea of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center in Scappoose.
Mar 15, 2017

Lean into manuacturing

by Joseph Gallivan
OMEP summit shows manufacturing has a skills shortage but a bright future.
JULES ROGERS - This one-story warehouse in Sellwood is already surrounded by new dense infilled townhomes and older single-family homes.
Mar 15, 2017

Design&Development

by Jules Rogers
This week featuring 8705 SE 13th, 1403 SE Stark, and an RFP for PSU.
MOBILEYE - Mobileye technology scans the road for obstacles for autonomous cars. On Monday, Intel purchased Mobileye for $15 billion.
Mar 14, 2017

Intel purchases maker of autonomous car technology

by Geoff Pursinger
Multi-billion dollar investment could put Intel at front of the race to make autonomous cars a reality.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JULES ROGERS - This famously large development with 97,000 square feet of retail and 247 apartments is known for its site, which used to be home to a herd of goats.
Mar 14, 2017

Goat Blocks reimagined

by Jules Rogers
Andersen Construction used bridge engineering techniques to troubleshoot high groundwater
RENDERING COURTESY SCOTT EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE - A rendering courtesy Scott Edwards Architecture shows how office space might be configured,
Mar 13, 2017

Stamping out factories, bringing in screens at the Custom Blocks

by Joseph Gallivan
The old Custom Stamping blocks on Southeast 10th Avenue will be teeming with techies by Christmas
Mar 12, 2017

Investing in the future of our workforce

by Pamela Treece
Pamela Treece is the executive director of the Westside Economic Alliance. Her column appears monthly, addressing issues that are critical to the economic health of the Westside.
JOHN VINCENT
Mar 12, 2017

Relax and have a burger at Stanich's classic

by John Vincent
Northeast Fremont burger joint has been perfecting the sandwich for 68 years.
INDEPENDENT FILE PHOTO - Tree Top, Inc. announced last year that in early 2017 it would close its Woodburn plant, pictured above in September 2016. Just last week, Tree Top announced it would not be closing its Woodburn location after all, keeping on 45 employees.
Mar 11, 2017

Tree Top plant in Woodburn to stay open

by Julia Comnes
The company announced last September that it was planning to close the plant, which is located at 1440 Silverton Rd.
SUBMITTED: AFO - Executive Director Jane Jarrett will step down at the end of the year.
Mar 10, 2017

Architecture Foundation of Oregon Executive Director Jane…

by Jules Rogers
Nonprofit to lose second-ever executive director at the end of 2017
DAVID F. ASHTON - At a previous meeting in Sellwood, ODOT Region 1 Community Affairs Coordinator Lili Boicourt told how traffic will be impacted during the McLoughlin Boulevard rebuilding project, especially near the Crystal Springs Creek bridge.
Mar 09, 2017

Big McLoughlin Boulevard paving project gears up

by David F. Ashton
The months-long project - which will start at Southeast Harold Street and move south to Southeast Harrison Street at the north end of the City of Milwaukie - will disrupt traffic along the…
Mar 09, 2017

Phone scams still top the charts in Oregon

by Joseph Gallivan
Old school social engineering is still the most popular way to try to part a stranager and their money.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JULES ROGERS - Urban Development Group is asking to build affordable housing instead of storage for market-rate apartment dwellers cars, to see if it will pencil out.
Mar 09, 2017

Design&Development

by Jules Rogers
This week featuring 1707 S.E. Tenino St., a vacancy on the Historic Landmarks Commission and 8636 S.E. 17th Ave.


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