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SUBMITTED PHOTO - During the employment land use feasibility study presentation, KPFF consultant Matt Dolan showed several renderings (pictured) of types of developments that could be built on the central sunarea.
May 26, 2017

Wilsonville City consultant says Basalt Creek OK for industrial use

by Claire Green
City of Wilsonville third-party study of central subarea complete, and plans take shape.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: FILE PHOTOS  - This autumn, on-campus students will study business in the new Karl Miller center, slated for completion this September.
May 26, 2017

PCC, PSU team up to increase accessibility to business education

by Jules Rogers
Complete two business degrees entirely online with the joint schooling
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN  - Families lined up to sit in a variety of machines, from earth movers to garbage trucks and ambulances.  Dozer Day is organized by the Nutter Foundation, the charitable arm of civil construction firm Nutter Corporation, to raise money for child-focused non-profits and spark an interest in construction for the next generation. Over 20,000 people attended over the weekend.
May 25, 2017

Dozer Day 2017: future workers dig in

by Joseph Gallivan
Two days of playing with earth moving equipment is designed to inspire the next generation of construction workers.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - The PDC sold this then-vacant lot for $7.4 million in 2015.
May 25, 2017


by Jules Rogers
This week featuring Station Place Lot 5, 21 Astor and Heartline
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE - The new Goat Blocks Market of Choice opened on Thursday serving the rapidly growing Central Eastside.
May 25, 2017

To Market of Choice we go

by Michaela Bancud
Central Eastside gets a dialed-in new grocery store at the former Goat Blocks
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - SolarWorld announced Monday, April 22, it had filed a mass layoff notice for all employees at its Hillsboro location.
May 26, 2017

SolarWorld files notice of possible mass layoffs, closure of Hillsboro plant

by John William Howard
Company cites Chinese competition as one of the contributing factors to the layoff decision
COURTESY: PORT OF PORTLAND - Internal candidate Curtis Robinhold will take over as Executive Director of the Port of Portland July 1, 2017.
May 23, 2017

Curtis Robinhold gets the nod as new Port boss

by Jim Redden
Bill Wyatt's number two will take over running the Port of Portland July 1.
Portland Business Alliance
May 23, 2017

What happens when the 'City that Works' can't get to work?

by Jim Mark
City leaders need to get more public input before implementing changes to transportation infrastructure
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Members of the Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization meet May 17, 2017, at the Oregon Capitol in Salem.
May 25, 2017

Legislators pursue changing appointment authority for ODOT director

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Legislators on a joint committee to craft a transportation package plan.
COURTESY: DLR GROUP - A rendering of the Portland Building when it is renovated in 2020  and 1,350 city staff move back in to a lighter, cozier space. (Impossible southern shadows notwithstanding.)
May 22, 2017

Portland Building: Your tax dollars at work (at the office)

by Joseph Gallivan
Postmodern city building shows off its final renovation plans as it prepares to ship out staffers this fall.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE - Ascendio! Britt Howard, 34, founder, owner and CEO of the contract sewing company Portland Garment Factory, stands in the front office of their Montavilla location. On the walls are soft sculptures commissioned by a client. Howard is focusing on getting more high profile conceptual work through her PGF Lab, for clients such as Nike and Adidas and to be used in events such as the Billboard Music Awards.  Howard wears her own creations and describes herself as a mood dresser.
May 22, 2017

Sew What?

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland Garment Factory expands its creative consulting lab to move beyond mittens
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Girls in elementary school practice architecture in a recent exhibit.
May 19, 2017

2017 Women in Trades Career Fair

by Jules Rogers
Event today and tomorrow inspires the next generation of tradeswomen

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JONATHAN HOUSE - Beaverton School District Superintendent
Don Grotting, center, chats with School Board member Becky Tymchuk, and Facilties Department Executive Administrator Richard Steinbrugge on the football field of the new Mountainside High School.
May 22, 2017

Construction nears completion at Mountainside High School

by Blair Stenvick
This September, Mountainside High School will open its doors to around 800 freshmen and sophomore students for the first time.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Michael Hill is making bank as a designer-developer of virtual reality environments for local creative agencies. Here he wears the HTC Vive goggles but can design for Oculus Rift too.
May 19, 2017

Masked man makes bank

by Joseph Gallivan
In-demand developer combines left and right brain for commercial success.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - McMenamins employee Nancy Spangler carries a tray of bread through the crowded kitchen at the Black Rabbit Restaurant at Edgefield resort in Troutdale. The brewing giant is gearing up for the busy summer season, when it boosts its employee numbers. But with unemployment rates at all-time lows, it's getting harder for companies to find qualified workers.
May 18, 2017

Help Wanted: Looking for labor in tight market

by Teresa Carson
With unemployment at historic lows, some area positions are tough to fill.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Workers installing LEDs above the pendulum at the Oregon Convention Center.
May 18, 2017

The Oregon Convention Center is lit

by Jules Rogers
New colored LED lights are being installed in the two spires.
(Image is Clickable Link) LMC Construction
May 19, 2017

72 Foster Apartments - Invitation to Bid

by Pamplin Media Group
New construction of four-story mixed use building consisting of (101) units of affordable housing along with resident /community common spaces and ground floor retail.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - The lot at 1015 N.W. 16th Ave., a 128-unit project by KOZ Development, is valued at $7.7 million and was submitted for permit on Feb. 6. KOZ Development is also listed on a Block 204 development submitted in April, valued at $4 million with 87 units.
May 16, 2017

Where is PDX's Inclusionary Housing?

by Jules Rogers
City hopes developers will opt in; approved developments on track to be down by $270 million this year
COURTESY: CENTRAL CITY CONCERN - The proposed Eastside Health Center.
May 15, 2017

MAY FOCUS: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Housing and healthcare in NoPo

by Melody Finnemore
Portland forges new model of integrated commercial health care space, affordable housing
COURTESY: AGC - Falls are the main cause of death and injury in construction.
May 14, 2017

Plenty of jobs, plenty of danger

by Joseph Gallivan
New workers should know that falls account for one-third of U.S. construction fatalities.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Julia Anderson, Smart Money.
May 14, 2017

How OregonSaves for retirement

by Julia Anderson
New program requires all businesses to have a payroll-withholding retirement program.
SUBMITTED: AIA PORTLAND - The upcoming symposium is scheduled for Friday, May 19.
May 13, 2017

At issue: Equity in architecture

by Jules Rogers
AIA event, coming up May 19, focuses on fueling diversity
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Most travelers want to get security screening over with as soon as possible, and are quite tense until they do. His agency aims to take the stress out of security without leaving holes.
May 12, 2017

PDX'S smiley-faced Fed

by Joseph Gallivan
TSA's Michael Irwin runs this show and has 700 under his wing.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Zapproved CEO Monica Enand MC'ing the 2017 TAO tech awards on May 11. The Most Dirsruptive category was decided by one minute of audience texting and was won by battery maker ZincFive of Wilsonville.
May 12, 2017

Oregon Technology Awards 2017 Winners Announced

by Joseph Gallivan
Big wins for software in a software town; women give a boost to equity

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