HERITAGE MATTERS: More than 100 years of making great coffee

HERITAGE MATTERS: More than 100 years of making great coffee

Something very cool about Portland is the number of companies we have that respect their heritage...

Hands on across America

Hands on across America

Walking through the machine shop at Clackamas Community College’s Manufacturing Lab room is...

Are non-GMO products good for business?

Are non-GMO products good for business?

As we move along in this rapidly changing technological world, our taste buds aren’t being...

Portland favors small business - despite lower wages

Portland favors small business - despite lower wages

Willamette Valley residents are conflicted about how to improve the economy. According to a...

Janet LaBar is telling Portland's story

Janet LaBar is telling Portland's story

Janet LaBar’s office has a side view of Tom McCall Waterfront Park but she hasn’t found...

Portland's obsession with artisan salt

Portland's obsession with artisan salt

Along with organic coffee, heirloom tomatoes, hand-crafted chocolates and micro-distilled...

Very mixed use

Very mixed use

Gerding Edlen's new six-story building should breathe new life into the Old Town/Chinatown...

They find Elemental solutions

They find Elemental solutions

Portland firm makes software for complex global video streaming Remember when video streaming...

Trading Up

Trading Up

Swan Island Trades Center takes in first students to learn blue collar tech skills. When Portland...

Six new upstarts

Six new upstarts

Portland Development Commission's six startups move in The Portland Development Commission is in...

Thriving, not just surviving

Thriving, not just surviving

Auto dealers are enjoying their highest sales since before the start of the Great Recession...

FAST BOAT TO CHINA

FAST BOAT TO CHINA

Port of Portland expands into mixed goods even as container volume declines At Auto Warehousing...

New skydiving venture ready to call Mulino Airport home

New skydiving venture ready to call Mulino Airport home

Pacific Northwest Skydiving Center, LLC., started a lease agreement with the community airport in...

White Horse owners giving Molalla landmark a facelift

White Horse owners giving Molalla landmark a facelift

Ryan Gengler and Ben Rash of Silverton bought the restaurant and lounge after it had been closed...

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September 17, 2014

Oregon wage to rise to $9.25 in 2015

by Peter Wong
Increase linked to Consumer Price Index change Oregon’s minimum wage will increase 15 cents an hour on Jan. 1, giving a modest raise for about 8 percent of Oregon’s workforce. The increase is…
KPAM AM860 was recently named Radio Station of the Year by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
October 14, 2014

KPAM named station of the year

by Pamplin Media Group
KPAM AM860 was recently named Oregon Association of Broadcasters 2014 Radio Station of the Year. News Director and First Edition Host Tim Hohl, along with News Anchor Mark Provost accepted the…
Clinicient CEO, Rick Jung.
October 14, 2014

In the business of getting paid

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland’s downtown and Old Town are attracting software firms at a healthy trickle. If it is to turn into a flood it will be thanks to firms like Clincient which do work that rarely makes…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORT OF PORTLAND - Aerial view of the Portland Bulk Terminal at the Port of Portland scheduled for exapnsion.
October 14, 2014

Export terminal to expand at Port of Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
The Canpotex Limited (Canpotex) potash export facility is expanding at the Port of Portland’s marine Terminal 5. Canpotex, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Portland Bulk Terminals, L.L.C.…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - West Linn's new small business center offers two conference rooms as well as Skyping, conference calls, printing and notary services. It was created to provide a better home base for local businesses.
October 14, 2014

A place for businesses to conduct business

by Patrick Malee
As West Linn’s Community Development Director, Chris Kerr knows all about the problems facing small businesses in West Linn — particularly those based out of homes. The complaints are many, but…
MEGAN LUM
October 07, 2014

BETTER BUSINESS: Make social media work for your business

by Megan Lum
It’s an old but true cliché: Time is money. As a business owner, you may find yourself sometimes coming up short on both of these resources, so it’s important to make the most of what you have.…
October 03, 2014

Kennedy, Bush associate lend support to state retirement savings…

by Peter Wong
They join state treasurer at Portland City Club. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, joined by two prominent national figures, spoke Friday on behalf of creating a state-sponsored plan enabling…
October 01, 2014

SAIF to seek new CEO

by Peter Wong
Interim president will retire as 3 new members join board. SAIF Corp., Oregon’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance, will soon seek a new chief executive. Interim CEO John Gilkey…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: MARRAKESH - Belly dancers routinely perform at Marrakesh.
September 30, 2014

Marrakesh celebrates 25 years

by Jessica Valencia
Marrakesh sits on the corner of Northrup and NW 21st, under the shadow of the Legacy Good Samaritan campus. The building doesn’t scream for attention, barring the terra cotta pink paint, but the…
Photo Credit: CROWDSTREET - Tore Steen, CEO of crowdfunding site fro real estate investors CrowdSupply, hired two new execs and raised seed funding
September 23, 2014

Portland's crowdfunding real estate company CrowdStreet raises…

by Joseph Gallivan
Real Estate Marketplace Raises $800,000. Portland’s CrowdStreet announced Tuesday it has raised $800,000 in seed funding, led by Green Visor Capital and Seven Peaks Ventures and joined by…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Tim Williams has been named executive director of the Governors office of Film and TV.
September 23, 2014

Williams named as new director of state's office of film and TV

by Kendra Hogue
Tim Williams has been named executive director of the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & TV, based in Portland. He officially starts the job Oct. 1. Previously based in London and New York, most…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: THEME DRAGON - Third startup by 27: Lindsay Nelson, CEO and co-founder of Theme Dragon and Stat Dragon, which allow people to make web videos and animations cheaply and quickly, then minutely track the viewers with the goal of converting them to a sale.
September 23, 2014

TECH TONIC: Portland startup offers web cartoons and the stats…

by Joseph Gallivan
Every company by now knows the value of online video. People will sit through a 90 second cartoon but they won’t struggle through a top left 200 word explainer. Are you still with me? Lindsay…
September 17, 2014

SAIF gets 3 new board members

by Peter Wong
Senate confirms Kitzhaber appointees Three new members are set to join the board of SAIF Corp., Oregon’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance, on Friday. The Oregon Senate voted…
Julia Anderson
September 17, 2014

SMART MONEY: What you need to know about Social Security

by Julia Anderson
Baby boomers are not the only ones who should be checking up on their Social Security accounts. Everyone should create a personal online account at www.socialsecurity.gov to find out where they…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JON HOUSE - Brian Hollet works in the open floor of Rentrak's downtown office.
September 17, 2014

Who watches what?

by Jules Rogers
When you go to the movie theater, rent from Redbox or watch TV, you become a number. Whether you’re watching Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO or On Demand, every click — to record, change movies or…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: EMILY GREEN - After completing each task, Mason Stafford, a 23-year-old autistic man working at Valley Cinema Pub, checks the item off on a list of duties he refers to throughout his shift, which enables him to work independently.
September 17, 2014

A move toward integrated employment

by Emily Green
DHS invests more than $6 million to aid businesses in the hiring of disabled workers Every Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Mason Stafford begins his two-hour shift at Valley Cinema Pub in Beaverton. He…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: SCOTT KEITH - Jahmal Landers, one of the founding members of Bowyer and Fletcher, says, If you dress well, and take time out of your day to put on a tie, youre going to be in a much better mood.
September 17, 2014

It's hard to feel bad when you look good

by Scott Keith
Look up two words in the dictionary and you’ll discover that a Bowyer is a maker of shooting bows, and a Fletcher is a maker of arrows. Put these two words together and you have the name of a…
September 15, 2014

Digimarc to protect two top e-book publishers

by Joseph Gallivan
HarperCollins Publishers and LibreDigital sign on for anti-piracy watermarking for e-books. Digimarc has announced that HarperCollins and LibreDigital are the first adopters of a new anti-piracy…
September 11, 2014

HemCon moving to downtown Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
Tigard-based HemCon Medical Technologies Inc. announced last week that they will be moving their offices to downtown Portland and outsourcing their manufacturing to other medical contractors.…
September 10, 2014

Cooler new stores at PDX

by Joseph Gallivan
Airport signs 10 year leases with a variety of shops for browsing passengers With Bunk Sandwiches soon to show up at the refurbished Moda Center, PDX is keeping pace. Portland International…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Artist's Rendition
September 10, 2014

Terms of sale approved with Eastwind

by Cari Hachmann
A plan by Troutdale’s Junki Yoshida to purchase and develop property adjacent to the Sandy River has moved one giant step closer to reality. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, Aug. 26, the…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Erik Gottschalk, vice president of operations at Pacific Natural Foods, guides a tour of the companys Tualatin Plant where soy beans are ground up and blending stations are located.
September 10, 2014

Company maximizes sustainability practices

by Caitlin Feldman
Sustainability has a broad definition. Depending on who you talk to, recycling and composting might be the bottom line. Or perhaps it means keeping a garden at home for fresh produce. Maybe…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Clackamas County Commission Chairman John Ludlow, right, speaks as Washington County Commission Chair Andy Duyck watches Aug. 20 at the South Metro Leadership Forum at the Wilsonville Holiday Inn.
September 10, 2014

Transportation the key to future growth, jobs, commissioners say

by Josh Kulla
Transportation leads to jobs. It’s an economic truism that applies just as much to Clackamas and Washington counties as anywhere else, albeit in quite different ways. The Aug. 20 South Metro…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Dr. Adrienne Menniti of Clean Water Services operates the high-purity water system at CWS Forest Grove treatment facility, where its research and development team conducts experiments. The system uses several purification technologies, including ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, advanced oxidation and disinfection to create high-purity water, said CWS spokesman Mark Jockers.
September 10, 2014

Never fear, river beer is crystal clear

by Kendra Hogue
Portland-area beer drinkers rarely bat an eye at the unorthodox flavors dreamed up by local home brewers. Chocolate Stout? Order up. Fruit beer? A whole festival is devoted to them. There’s even…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - The Hillsboro City Council and Washington County Board of Commissioners met in a joint session Tuesday to discuss a deal with Intel.
September 10, 2014

Intel deal gets green light

by Kendra Hogue
Intel’s 2014 Strategic Investment Program (SIP) agreement was unanimously approved Aug. 26 after four hours of public testimony during a joint session of the Hillsboro City Council and the…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Three generations of the Itami family currently work in the Kern Park Flower Shoppe. Holly Itami Springfels (l); her grandmother, 92-year old Fumi Itami; and her daughter Kimberly Walker. Walker is in charge of many of the day to day operations.
Sep 10, 2014

Flower shop serves community for 99 years

by John M. Vincent
It’s not uncommon to see a few generations carry on the family’s business. But five generations is pretty special, especially when that family has been through what the Itami family of Southeast…
Photo Credit: JAIME VALDEZ - Theaters such as Cinetopia have long appealed to adults by serving alcohol and high-quality food. Now big chains such as Regal are inching in that direction.
Sep 10, 2014

Can drinking save Hollywood?

by Joseph Gallivan
Any adult who recently sat though the movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” knows it might have seemed better after a pitcher of ale, or perhaps a goblet of Cliff Creek Claret. Perhaps that…
Photo Credit: JAMA SOFTWARE - Barry Allen becomes CFO of Jama Software
Sep 09, 2014

Jama tomorrow!

by Joseph Gallivan
Jama Software hires a Chief Financial Officer Jama Software has hired its first Chief Financial Officer. The Portland company hired Barry Allen from Seattle’s Corbis, the image firm started by…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - The new Swan Island Trades Center will house the Facilities Maintenance Technology HVAC-R, Electrical Trades Apprenticeship, and Fiber Optics programs.
Sep 08, 2014

New PCC center to open on Swan Island

by Jim Redden
The public is invited to the grand opening of phase one of Portland Community College's new Swan Island Training Center. An open house will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17,…
Sep 05, 2014

Five Hot Oregon Startups to watch at State-funded Accelerator

by Joseph Gallivan
Oregon Story Board Reveals it Accelerator Class Companies Oregon Story Board, the accelerator based inside the former projection room at the Oregon Museum Of Science and Industry, has chosen…
Sep 04, 2014

If you lived here you'd be parking now

by Joseph Gallivan
New apartments seek to attract tech workers with parking lift Developer Bob Ball hopes his latest apartment project, The Parker, will attract single tecchies who like to walk or bike to work,…
Photo Credit: PDC - Six startups will get a year of rent free office space at the old New Market Theater in Old Town.
Sep 04, 2014

Worth grooming? Portland Development Commission picks six…

by Joseph Gallivan
Focus on diversity of owners rather than tech-related product The Portland Development Commission has announced the winners of 2014 Startup PDX Challenge. The six winners, all from the Portland…
Sep 03, 2014

Hales, city officials leave for Japanese trade mission

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales is leading a trade mission to Japan this week. The small delegation of city leaders departed from Portland on Wednesday, Sept. 3, and will return on Tuesday, Sept. 9.…
Sep 02, 2014

Large propane terminal proposed for Portland

by Jim Redden
Canadian company wants to invest $500 million in facility near Port of Portland's Terminal 6 A Canadian company wants to build a major rail-based propane storage and export terminal in Portland…
Sep 17, 2014

Local inflation on the rise - slightly

by Julia Anderson
The cost of living in the Portland-Vancouver metro area inched higher in the 12 months through June at a rate slightly ahead of the U.S. inflation average. Consumer prices here for such items as…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Todd Struble, Jade District manager with Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) shows a map of plans for the Jade District.
Sep 17, 2014

Chinatown on the move

by Jules Rogers
In recent calls for action in Old Town Chinatown, Portland’s citizens and Mayor Charlie Hales have acknowledged Chinatown’s degenerating economy. Designed as an area full of culturally authentic…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOAN BROWN - Thomas Burkleaux with two of his staffers in the tasting room at New Deal Distillery.
Sep 17, 2014

Crafting the new liquor market

by Joan Brown
It’s a time-consuming and expensive business to get started, nonetheless craft distilling is continuing to grow in Portland. “Dark spirits are the rage, that’s what people really want,” says…
Megan Lum
Sep 17, 2014

BETTER BUSINESS: The importance of customer reviews

by Megan Lum
When you shop online, how do you get reassurance that you will receive what you pay for? When you peruse business directories or yellow pages, how do you narrow down your choices? Do you read…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - PCC Sylvania Lab Tech Michelle Guckenheimer gives a hi-five to student Miranda O. Salinas after she finished her wearable tech bracelet that lights up.
Aug 26, 2014

Hack this then that

by Joseph Gallivan
The girl with the light-up hoodie is looking pretty happy. Madeline Pitoby, a Southridge High School freshman, stayed late at the Wearable Tech camp for girls Monday night. She wanted to get a…