Tigard hotel undergoes major facelift

Tigard hotel undergoes major facelift

Shirish Patel never gave up. Patel knew he would be coming back to Tigard one day, and now,...

Haggen takeover to begin in March, company says

Haggen takeover to begin in March, company says

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New apartment building gets topped off

New apartment building gets topped off

High winds delayed the completion of the “topping out” ceremony at the large apartment...

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February 26, 2015

Gov. Brown: Re-examine small business regulations

by Peter Wong
She's still formulating ideas about economic development; state aid will continue to regions. Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to make her mark on economic development in Oregon’s rural…
February 25, 2015

Lawmakers weigh paid sick leave

by Peter Wong
Portland, Eugene already have requirement; Oregon would be fourth state to set mandate. Jim Houser says he has offered paid sick leave to employees at his Portland auto repair business for 32…
Photo Credit: REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Rick Baldwin and Susan Olson get a highly diverse clientele at World Class Wines. They will soon be moving their shop to another location in Lake Oswego.
February 24, 2015

Offering fine wine and a fine time

by Cliff Newell
When Rick Baldwin decided to get out of the mortgage banking business after 36 years, he wondered if he should do something about his overflowing wine cellar. The result has been World Class…
Photo Credit: JONATHAN HOUSE - San Francisco-based New Relic keeps most of its engineering team in Portland, where the living is easy. Staff enjoy fine views from Big Pink without the hassle of dressing for the Man.
February 24, 2015

How many engineers does it take?

by Joseph Gallivan
New Relic is one of those companies where you have to wonder, what the heck do they do? In a town where the usual exports are fairly tangible (even tasty), it’s hard to know what these…
Photo Credit: JONATHAN HOUSE - Premier Press CEO Jodi Krohn stands in front of a sample print for walls.
February 24, 2015

Print is not dead

by Joseph Gallivan
Depending on how you are reading this In a squat Pearl District building that looks westward over Interstate 405, Premier Press is getting ready to pack up and ship out. In the run up to June, a…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Diva Den co-owner and instructor Keli Davis works the heavy ropes during the Body Tune-Up class. The gym specializes in out-of-the-box workout routines, such as pole dancing and burlesque.
February 18, 2015

At Diva Den Studio in Tigard, it's all about being comfortable,…

by Geoff Pursinger
Kristin Nelson is a total diva. And she’s not afraid to admit it. Nelson and co-owner Keli Davis have been running Diva Den Studio, a women’s only gym off Southwest Garden Place in Tigard since…
Fashana
February 18, 2015

Hasson Company purchases Paulson Real Estate

by The Review, Tidings
The Hasson Company Realtors has purchased Paulson Real Estate in Wilsonville’s Charbonneau District. Paulson owners Marty and Sallie Paulson selected The Hasson Company, based on their past…
Kelsh
February 18, 2015

State Chamber identifies its legislative priorities

by Colin Staub
The Oregon State Chamber of Commerce has released a list of legislative priorities it will support during the 2015 legislative session, including both measures it sees as beneficial to the…
SMART MONEY
February 19, 2015

What to do with an unexpected windfall

by Julia Anderson
Your grandmother leaves you an unexpected chunk of money in her will. A great aunt dies with you as her only heir. You win the lottery. Your spouse dies leaving you a substantial life insurance…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: LEMONADE DAY - Kids run lemonade stands around Salem, learning how to run their own businesses through Lemonade Day.
February 18, 2015

Take a liking to Lemonade Day

by Jules Rogers
The annual project encourages entrepreneurship at an early age Lemonade Day, a national free entrepreneur program that teaches youth of all demographics to run their own business, is coming to…
February 16, 2015

Cheers and kaching!

by Joseph Gallivan
Oregonians are hitting the bottle a little bit harder. Booze sale were up 4% last year over 2013. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s gross sales for distilled spirits in calendar year 2014…
Bottles of Union Wine are bottled in a mobile unit at the companys Tualatin location., Times - News Tualatin-based Union Wine Company brought something new to the table in June - cans Tualatin wine company does it, because they 'can'
February 10, 2015

The big business of Oregon wine

by Colin Staub
Wine production is a major component of state's economy, growing rapidly each year as more wineries come on line Oregon’s wine industry is not only bringing the state national renown, it’s also…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Julie Richardson is celebrating 10 years at her Hillsdale Baker and Spice bakery.
February 11, 2015

A decade delicious

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Over the past decade, Julie Richardson could often be found renovating her Hillsdale bakery, working on her next pastry book or managing the ins and outs of a brick-and-mortar shop. But even…
February 11, 2015

Council allows lower employment levels for Boeing

by Jodi Weinberger
Agreement helps company comply with Enterprise Zone guidelines Gresham City Councilors unanimously approved a resolution to allow Boeing to lower its hiring responsibility from 1,758 employees…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: DOWNTOWN OC - Still undergoing renovations, the Arch Bridge Tap House plans 12 rotating taps, focusing heavily on craft beers from the Pacific Northwest, starting this spring.
February 11, 2015

Taproom set to open below Municipal Elevator

by The Oregon City News
Oregon City's Arch Bridge Tap House to open this spring Following in the footsteps of Oregon City Brewing Co., which opened downtown last November, and the Growler Run’s opening on the Hilltop…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Citing ownership changes, BJ Willy's in Central Village shut its doors Monday. It is unknown if the restaurant will re-open at a later date, but the BJ Willy's in the Willamette area will remain open.
February 11, 2015

BJ Willy's in West Linn Central Village closes

by Patrick Malee
Closure due to ownership changes The BJ Willy’s restaurant in Central Village has closed its doors until further notice, effective since Feb. 2. The closing was primarily due to ownership…
February 11, 2015

WORKERS UNITE!

by Peter Wong
Poll shows that in Oregon and throughout the nation, workers want more pay and better benefits Oregon and national voters support increased benefits for workers, according to surveys conducted…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Boriken Restaurant owner Sam Vasquez in the dining room of its Beaverton location.
February 10, 2015

Beaverton's new Boriken restaurant brings Puerto Rico's flavors…

by Eric Apalategui
When Samuel Vazquez first moved to the area about five years ago, he noticed that he could find a restaurant representing just about every corner of the world – except his own. Vazquez, 51, was…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Keith Martin's publishing business started with a publication devoted to classic Alfa Romeos. It's grown to encompass the entire collector car world, with 30,000 copies of his flagship magazine delivered each month.
February 10, 2015

Connoisseur of cars

by John M. Vincent
Like fine art, a classic car’s value is set only by how much someone is willing to pay for it. Analyzing that price for collectors around the world is a team of experts, led from an office in…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - COVER: Kelly McCollum of Yellow Scope explains to Portland State student Darriel Ingram how her and her business partner Marcie Colledge came up with the idea of science kits just for girls.
February 10, 2015

Killing it Softly

by Joseph Gallivan
StartupPDX Challenge firms in the first flush of traction Four months into the Startup PDX Challenge, what are the six winning companies doing with their free office space and $15,000 in…
February 09, 2015

Economist: Minimum wage hike no cure-all for economy

by Peter Wong
PSU's Potiowsky advocates greater spending on public works, restraint on college costs. An increase in Oregon’s minimum wage is not a cure-all for the state’s economy or economic inequality,…
February 09, 2015

First crowdfunding blood goes to Red Wagon Creamery

by Joseph Gallivan
Eugene company raises $26,400 in one week in Community Public Offering Red Wagon Creamery is the first Oregon company to make use of the state’s new Community Public Offering (CPO) crowdfunding…
Market of Choice opened its latest store in Timberland Town Center in Northwest Portland on Thursday, Jan.15, to offer shoppers an extensive selection of natural, organic, conventional and local products. TIMES PHOTO: Miles Vance
February 03, 2015

Market of Choice now open in Cedar Mill

by Miles Vance
Market of Choice made its grand opening in the new Timberland Town Center on Jan. 15, and on first look, it would indeed appear that lots of people are choosing the new Market of Choice. Market…
February 03, 2015

Get your groceries

by Dean Baker
Green Zebra Grocery in Portland is charged up and growing with a new partner, the two-year-old San Francisco-based home grocery delivery service called Instacart. The new national grocery…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Bruce Chevrolets sales manager, Todd Frankel, earned a Patriot Award for accommodating employee Ryan Kirks Oregon National Guard training schedule and supporting him while he has been deployed to the Middle East.
February 03, 2015

From sales force to war zone

by Doug Burkhardt
It must have been a gigantic transition going from being a car salesman to serving in a war zone, but that was the situation recently facing Staff Sgt. Ryan Kirk of the Oregon National Guard.…

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Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - New products - The SP Fiber Technology mill in Newberg will undergo renovations over the next year to add to its product line.
Feb 03, 2015

SP will be included in enterprise zone and get property tax break

by Gary Allen
The times they are a changing at the mill that for more than 125 years has sat on the banks of the Willamette River in Newberg. And those changes signal a partial shift from the product the mill…
Google Fiber announced this week that it would not be coming to the Portland area, despite more than a year of work by several local cities. The cities are still being considered for possible expansion in the future, Google said.
Feb 03, 2015

Portland, suburbs fail to make first Google Fiber cut

by Jim Redden
Despite jumping through all the hoops required by Google, it looks like the Portland area will not be getting the company's high-speed broadband service anytime soon. Google made an announcement…
Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - Tony Waite shows off his barbecue sauce, something he concocted for last year's Firehouse Cook-Off.
Feb 03, 2015

Woodburn resident sells sauce made for firehouse cookoff

by Lindsay Keefer
If you attended last August’s Woodburn Firehouse Cook-Off, you might remember the team Grilling Gurus’ tasty whiskey-based barbecue sauce on its pork. Now you can relive the experience by…
Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Drink me: Wylie Bettinger (R) serves samples of Wylies Honey Brews at a celebration of new community public offerings at Hatch Community Innovation Lab on Jan. 25 in Portland.
Feb 05, 2015

Capitalism for the 99 percent

by Joseph Gallivan
Last Thursday, the Technology Association of America threw a standard tech biz party: nice food, loud music, a 50-50 split between suits and plaid. The TAO is a well-oiled machine, thanks to its…
Megan Lum - Better Business
Feb 03, 2015

Scams targeting businesses

by Megan Lum
Since I began working at Better Business Bureau more than four years ago, I have learned a lot: how to be a smarter consumer, how a business ought to handle complaints, the warning signs of a…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Planning commissioners are impressed with Discount Tires ability to fit in with Oregon City plans for the Home Depot site on Highway 213.
Feb 02, 2015

'Clean tire store' proposal approved

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City’s Planning Commission last week unanimously approved a plan for Discount Tires to build a new, more than 11,000 square-foot store that hopes to open by October. On a portion of the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Puppet Labs CIO Nigel Kersten talks about the user experience on one of many of the companys whiteboards.
Feb 03, 2015

All hail the puppetmasters

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland's Puppet Labs continues to grow So you get a new computer. You have to set up your user name, browser and bookmarks, email, contacts, apps that also work on mobile, wallpaper, mouse…
Jan 28, 2015

Backers cite support for minimum wage boost, paid sick leave

by Peter Wong
Results from Oregon, national polls timed to coincide with lawmakers gearing for session. Oregon and national voters support increased benefits for workers, according to surveys conducted on…
Market of Choice opened its latest store in Timberland Town Center in Northwest Portland on Thursday, Jan.15, to offer shoppers an extensive selection of natural, organic, conventional and local products. TIMES PHOTO: Miles Vance
Jan 28, 2015

Market of Choice now open in Cedar Mill

by Miles Vance
Market of Choice made its grand opening in the new Timberland Town Center on Jan. 15, and on first look, it would indeed appear that lots of people are choosing the new Market of Choice. Market…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY - The interior of The Old Spaghetti Factory is know for its use of old trolleys, which serve as dining booths.
Jan 28, 2015

The Old Spaghetti Factory heads to Sherwood

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood will soon be home to The Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant. Plans are underway to construct the restaurant, whose corporate headquarters are in Portland, on a pad at Parkway Village in…
Photo Credit: BIKEWORKS - Western Bikeworks has sold bicycles and gear to avid cyclists in Portland since 2011. It's first Tigard location â€' complete with beer on tap â€' is slated to open in March.
Jan 28, 2015

Pearl District shop plans Tigard expansion

by Geoff Pursinger
A Pearl District bicycle shop is expanding, and its sights are set on Tigard. For years, Western Bikeworks has operated out of Portland's Pearl District, selling gear and bicycles to avid…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Haute Candles are made from non-GMO soybean oil and contain no preservatives. Wilsonville resident Kari Kramer said the company started simply because her friends liked a batch of her first homemade candles. Storebought candles, she said, triggered severe allergies.
Jan 28, 2015

Wilsonville candlemaker hits the big time with Oscar event

by Josh Kulla
A Wilsonville resident is headed to this year’s Academy Awards celebration in Los Angeles, and she needs your help to get there. No, she’s not an award-winning actress or director. Instead, Kari…
Jan 27, 2015

Chips Ahoy!

by Joseph Gallivan
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation Silicon Image for $600M Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is buying Silicon Image, Inc. Lattice will acquire Silicon Image in an all-cash tender offer of $7.30…
Photo Credit: JAIME VALDEZ - Smarsh CEO Stephen Marsh at the company's Portland headquarters which has been remodelled with a world financial capitals-cum-subway theme
Jan 27, 2015

Saving, not drowning, in data

by Joseph Gallivan
That giant, off-gassing landfill we call the Internet needs constant policing. Who knows what files we’re throwing in there, or how to retrieve them? Enter Portland company Smarsh, which started…
Photo Credit: JOANTHAN HOUSE - Portland tech industry workers gathered at Smarsh for the debut of a new video designed to lure out of town tech talent to work in Portland. Personal stories of work-life balance was the theme of the video.
Jan 27, 2015

Come for the clicking, stay for the fishing

by Joseph Gallivan
New video aims to lure tech talent to Portland with promise of passion, work-life balance, and bikes. Portland is TechTown. It says so on the Internet. The latest video designed to recruit…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software, helped her father run the company before he retired and she took over in 2007. If he had decided something else, we (she and her husband) would have probably moved to Portland and created our own tech company, says Parsons.
Jan 28, 2015

The state of female leadership

by Jules Rogers
“In corporate America, ... my male counterparts, I know for a fact they got larger bonuses and more stock options because I was the one in control of it all and I could see it,” says Angela…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: METRO PORTLAND AUTO DEALERS - New cars on display in the Exhibition Hall of the Memorial Coliseum at the 1967 Auto Show.
Jan 28, 2015

100 years of promoting Portland autos

by Jim Redden
In addition to hundreds of cars and trucks, the Portland International Auto Show once featured entertainment acts to draw people in — including some that were less than serious. Wentworth Chevy…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: PORTLAND BUSINESS ALLIANCE - Economist John Mitchell tells Portland Business Alliance members that the states economy is definitely improving.
Jan 28, 2015

Oregon is doing great - mostly

by Jim Redden
Economist John Mitchell says Oregon's economy is recovering, but there are still issues that need to be resolved Six years after the Great Recession officially ended, the U.S. and Oregon…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Intel's first and second D1X fabrication plants are helping to drive employment gains outside of downtown Portland.
Jan 28, 2015

Change on the inside at Intel

by Joan Brown
In the last quarter of 2014, Oregon’s largest private employer, Intel, decided on two changes — both of which are planned for implementation in the first quarter of 2015. “We’ve combined two…
Jan 21, 2015

Oregon's new business registrations up in 2014

by Joseph Gallivan
58,960 noobs in 2014 Secretary of State Kate Brown today announced that 58,960 new businesses registered in Oregon in 2014 -- about 2,000 more than in the previous year. In addition, the total…
Nike Map
Jan 26, 2015

Construction begins anew at Nike campus

by Eric Apalategui
New offices and parking meet growth demands Hard hats wer e in fashion on the main Nike campus last week as crews began construction on a $150 million expansion that will produce new office and…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Adam Cuddeford, right, President of River City Vapes, and Derek States, Vice President of River City Vapes, hold authentic vape mod's Thursday Jan. 8, 2015 in Gresham.
Jan 26, 2015

Troutdale business breaks in to vape industry

by Katy Sword
Despite being the owners and operators of River City Vapes, Adam Cuddeford and Derek States don’t smoke. “We don’t vape. That’s the ironic part of us making vape products,” Cuddeford said. “It’s…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Vanguard Brewing owners Don and Lin Anderson plan to open Wilsonvilles second brewery this summer. Theyre shown here in the brewery at Lake Oswegos Stickmen Brewery, where Don Anderson has honed his craft over the past several years working for the company.
Jan 26, 2015

For the love of the beer

by Josh Kulla
Beer has a way of bringing people together in a way few other things can manage. And in a way, that’s the ethos behind Vanguard Brewing, Wilsonville’s newest brewing company. “We’ve always…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - Jeff and Danell Burlingame hope to open a small Macheezmo Mouse restaurant in one of Beavertons busier commercial districts in 2015.
Jan 26, 2015

Beaverton's Jeff and Danell Burlingame aim to revive Macheezmo…

by Eric Apalategui
The way Jeff Burlingame sees it, all that’s blocking Beaverton residents from chowing down on a Macheezmo Mouse burrito slathered in Boss Sauce is a quarter million dollars. But the Beaverton…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Travis Noles, left, and his older brother, Seth, have opened a coffee shop, Jet Set Coffee, in Tigard.
Jan 26, 2015

Better living through coffee

by Geoff Pursinger
Sporting a bushy beard, orange shirt and blue bow tie, Travis Noles, 31, couldn’t look more different from his clean-cut brother, Seth. But the two are in sync when it comes to one of their…