Lloyd District pioneers arrive, owners in tow

Lloyd District pioneers arrive, owners in tow

Not one dog washing station, but four in a row! That was just a part of the message from the...

The Blooming Tower

The Blooming Tower

The fourth tallest tower in Portland (third if you count the decorative spire) should open for...

Pretty vacancies

Pretty vacancies

Portland company booming but still finds it hard to attract applicants Earlier this year,...

Roof pitch

Roof pitch

Startup uses Google Earth for roof estimates Internet, meet roofing. The company’s called...

Portland is better than this

Portland is better than this

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BRUSHING UP BROADWAY

BRUSHING UP BROADWAY

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WHERE CREATIVITY THRIVES

WHERE CREATIVITY THRIVES

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Boutique hotel shaking up the Lloyd District

Boutique hotel shaking up the Lloyd District

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Focus on Prism

Focus on Prism

CenturyLink offers TV over optic fiber phone lines in Southeast Portland When CenturyLink...

Escaping the corporate handcuffs

Escaping the corporate handcuffs

“My parents have started multiple businesses from scratch, and my dad didn’t want me to...

Tokyondia Rising

Tokyondia Rising

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About face for radio

About face for radio

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SEND IN THE DRONES

SEND IN THE DRONES

Portland firm's software makes it easier for drone operators to comply with paperwork When asked...

Heritage Matters: Andy & Bax marks 70 years

Heritage Matters: Andy & Bax marks 70 years

One of Portland’s most interesting, eclectic and yet affordable stores is located just south...

Dave's killer brand

Dave's killer brand

Bread is back as breadmaker spends fresh capital to expand nationwide John Tucker, the CEO of...

DIVERSITY Keeping your business from falling into a rut

DIVERSITY Keeping your business from falling into a rut

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Finding better people

Finding better people

Virtual recruitment company keeps up its people skills with video questionnaires and water cooler...

Kickstarting their glass business to new heights

Kickstarting their glass business to new heights

The Mt. Hood glass is nearly full for local idea with franchise potential. “The goal was...

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SKYLAB ARCHITECTURE - Rendering of Yard, looking southeast.
July 06, 2015

Burnside Bridgehead apartment tower to be named "Yard."

by Joseph Gallivan
Yard. Not The Yard. Yard. Skylab Architecture for Key Development Co. of Hood River and Guardian Real Estate Services of Portland have released the name of the 21-story apartment building rising…
July 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…
July 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…
July 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…
COURTESY: PHILLIP ISHERWOOD - Married last year in May, Isherwood affectionately refers to his cosplaying wife Stephanie as Mrs. Saberforge.
June 23, 2015

Forging a new saber

by Jules Rogers
Crowdfunding is generally for small businesses looking for less than $100,000 in loans, which is too small for most banks to back. SaberForge, located in Oregon City, has kick(started) that…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Vigor Industrial employee Clayton Kinder Jr. welds a part on an 83,000-barrel tank barge for Harley Marine Services. Vigor provides living-wage jobs for employees in the trades.
June 23, 2015

Manufacturing growth limited by lack of workers

by John Vincent
Applicants lack the new hard and soft skills required for modern manufacturing Many of the region’s manufacturers and workforce training programs recently joined forces to get out the message…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JENNIFER ANDERSON - Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently announced a bill that would lower excise taxes for Oregons burgeoning brewing, distilling, and winemaking businesses. Behind Wyden is Christian Ettinger, brewmaster at Hopworks.
June 23, 2015

Wyden steps up for small brewers

by Jennifer Anderson
Booze is quickly becoming Oregon’s cash cow — and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is doing what he can to boost it. The Democratic Congressman last week announced a first-of-its kind bill that would bring…
June 18, 2015

Pedal to the metal for storytelling accelerator

by Joseph Gallivan
Oregon Story Board unveils its new startups Oregon Story Board has picked its second annual accelerator class. OSB focuses on startups working in digital storytelling, such as film, video,…
GARY ALLEN - Rick (left) and Nick Swecker are the proprietors of a new firearms business in Newberg, called One Shot Gun Shop.
June 19, 2015

Gun shop trains women

by Colin Staub
New gun shop aims to educate and familiarize new customers with firearms For customers new to the industry, going to a gun store can be akin to the non-mechanic visiting the auto garage: the…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Jim Cramer, director of sales and marketing for Amstad Produce of Sherwood, points to aspects of the farm's potato production process to U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., during a tour of the farm on May 8.
June 18, 2015

Foreign markets want American produce, says Sherwood potato…

by Ray Pitz
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., got a crash course in potato growing and production Monday morning with a visit to Amstad Produce in Sherwood in an effort to see how the business would…
COURTESY: PMAR - Mark and Ann Edlen were named the Portland  Metropolitan Board of Realtors Citizens of the Year. This is only the fifth time in the awards history that a couple has been honored.
June 18, 2015

Mark and Ann Edlen

by Michaela Bancud
Givers, takers, movers and shakers. Some people stand out from the crowd for the ways they steadily move our city forward and plant deep roots — people like Mark and Ann Edlen, who received the…
June 18, 2015

Intel Capital starts $125 million diversity fund

by Joseph Gallivan
Intel Capital last week announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund to invest $125 million in businesses led by women and underrepresented minorities. The Santa Clara based chipmaker picked four…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JULES ROGERS - Chad Harvey is crowdfunding to start his longtime dream food cart with a southern comfort menu that benefits the homeless and hungry community.
June 18, 2015

'There's always room for you at Mama's Table'

by Jules Rogers
Chad Harvey is crowdfunding for $30,000 on Kickstarter to start a food truck to be located along SE Foster Road featuring pay-it-forward Southern comfort fare. Guests will be able to order an…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Shortly after this home in the Woodstock area of Portland was put on the market , it was inundated with real estate agents cards.
June 18, 2015

It's a seller's market

by Phil Favorite
Sellers continue to call the shots when it comes to closing residential real estate deals in the Portland metro market, local realtors say. According to April statistics released by the Regional…
June 16, 2015

'Ban the box' measure headed to governor's desk

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon will join the ranks of states barring most employers from asking about criminal convictions on their initial job applications. The House gave final legislative approval on a 34-25…
June 16, 2015

Dealing with ransomware extortionists

by Julia Anderson
Much has been written about online extortionists who freeze-up your computer and demand money to unlock it. However, until someone you know gets tangled in a ransomeware mess you may not take…
June 18, 2015

Drew Coleman

by Jules Rogers
2015 Master Circle Broker of the Year The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors voted Drew Coleman, principal broker at Hasson Company Realtors and local director on the PMAR 2015 Board…
June 11, 2015

Big Pink switches to gold

by Steve Law
Big Pink has graduated from LEED silver to LEED gold. The iconic pink-colored U.S. Bancorp Tower, downtown Portland’s largest Class A office building, earned a gold rating for Leadership in…
COURTESY OF NIKEBIZ.COM - Nike's swoosh will grace NBA jerseys as part of a new deal between the Washington County athletic apparel giant and the league.
June 10, 2015

NIKE wrestles NBA deal from Adidas

by Joseph Gallivan
Both sides mum about terms Nike and the National Basketball Association announced Wednesday an eight-year global merchandising and marketing partnership that will make Nike the official on court…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Blake Zoglman moved The Oilerie to Progress Ridge TownSquare to get a smaller footprint closer to more customers on the west side.
June 15, 2015

Oilerie moves to Progress Ridge TownSquare

by Eric Apalategui
Chris Ullom lives in West Linn, but when The Oilerie moved out of Lake Oswego a couple weeks ago, he tracked the business down at its new Beaverton storefront to pick up a couple bottles of his…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Burgerville wants to get an Oregon liquor license to sell craft beer, hard cider and wine at its Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard restaurant. The company sells alcoholic beverages at its Salmon Creek and Portland International Airport shops.
June 15, 2015

Burger, fries and a beer? Burgerville may expand Hawthorne menu

by Kevin L. Harden
Burgerville plans to add craft beer, hard cider and wine to the menu of its Hawthorne Boulevard restaurant. The Vancouver, Wash., fast-food company has asked Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission…
SUBMITTED - Settled? - A settlement for the Evergreen Vintage Aircraft bankruptcy case was approved by Judge Randall Dunn in Portland last week. The deal will sell some of EVA's planes and real property and will net $22 million from those assets; $20.5 million will go toward Umpqua Bank, with the recipients of the remainder still in negotiations.
June 15, 2015

Evergreen bankruptcy settlement approved

by Colin Staub
While none of the parties are entirely pleased with settlement terms for the Evergreen Vintage Aircraft bankruptcy case, Umpqua Bank has reason to be the most satisfied after a hearing last…
June 15, 2015

Nike scores well among greenest corporations but not Precision…

by Steve Law
Nike fared well in Newsweek magazine’s annual Green Rankings of the largest publicly traded corporations. Precision Castparts, the Portland-based metals manufacturer, fared not so well. Nike…
COURTESY OF WINGZ - New ride-to-the-airport service Wingz began operating at PDX in late May.
June 09, 2015

Wingz flies into Rose City with 'free-range' rides to PDX

by Kevin L. Harden
The first thing Geoff Mathieux wants you to know is that his ride-to-the-airport service Wingz is not the same as all those ridesharing businesses running into trouble with local governments. In…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Best Buy Geek Squad store manager Aryan Rahpeik shows off a Samsung ultra high definition (4K) television  that has proved popular in the Cedar Hills store.
June 09, 2015

Clicks and mortar grows up

by Joseph Gallivan
For Best Buy sales consultant Matthew Dodson, it’s the computers that get customers most wound up. The Lewis and Clark Law student has been working at Best Buy for a year to pay off his loans.…

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Jun 05, 2015

Benefit bills go to legislative votes

by Peter Wong
Paid sick leave is before Senate; retirement savings plan is before House. Two major employee-benefits bills are headed to votes of the Oregon House and Senate, where they are likely to pass…
Jun 03, 2015

Two of Oregon's BEST

by Jules Rogers
Two Portland-based small businesses have engineered clean tech that has the potential to change industrial and commercial energy use. The State of Oregon awarded three Oregon BEST companies,…
COURTESY: INTEL - Ronler Acres where the bulk of Intel's research and development takes place
Jun 01, 2015

Intel splurges $16.7 billon on chipmaker Altera

by Joseph Gallivan
Field Programmable Gate Arrays are the hot new thing. Intel announced Monday it has agreed to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corporation for approximately $16.7 billion. Intel will pay $54 per…
May 28, 2015

Comcast to launch 2 gigabit Internet later in 2015

by Joseph Gallivan
Gigabit Pro and Extreme 250 Comcast will roll out its new residential multi-gigabit broadband service to more than 650,000 customers later this year. Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical, 2…
GARY ALLEN - Prime location - Sara and Dave Specter visited Newberg as tourists in 2008, not imagining that seven years later they would open Bells Up winery on a patch of land that was visible from the bed and breakfast they stayed at.
Jun 01, 2015

Keeping things small

by Colin Staub
In 2008, Dave and Sara Specter visited Oregon wine country as tourists. They stayed at Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast, which overlooks Newberg and the northern Willamette Valley. Little did they…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kenneth Silverton watches Drones Plus co-worker, Chris Griggs, fly a Phantom 3 drone at the business at Beaverton Town Square.
May 27, 2015

Beaverton business takes to the skies

by Ray Pitz
Chris Griggs, manager of Beaverton’s Drones Plus, says he’s amazed at how quickly word about the opening of his new business in Beaverton Town Square has spread, mostly via word-of-mouth from…
May 26, 2015

Schnitzer buys Teton Industrial Building in Tualatin

by Joseph Gallivan
Furniture factory added to Harsch portfolio Jordan Schnitzer, President of Harsch Investment Properties, a privately-held real estate investment, development and management company, announces…
Jun 01, 2015

A diverse workforce is your best business asset

by Jilma Meneses
I’ve been fortunate to see first-hand the profound difference an education and career opportunities can make in the course of someone’s life. This is especially true for those who hail from…
Jun 01, 2015

Legislature considering tax credits for film industry

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Oregon’s tax credit for in-state film and video production has four more years to run, but its advocates have come to Salem to urge lawmakers to extend and expand it. While they didn’t put on…
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was in Portland May 18 and gave a speech opposing fast-track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trumka slammed Oregon pols who have backed the bill, and received a warm welcome at Oregon AFL-CIO headquarters in Southeast Portland.
Jun 01, 2015

AFL-CIO boss tells Oregonians just say no to TPP

by Joseph Gallivan
"NAFTA on steroids" The focus was all on secrecy and “back room” deals as Richard Trumka came to Portland Monday May 18. The boss of the largest U.S. trade union federation slammed President…
COURTESY: OREGON CONSULAR CORPS - Governor Kate Brown was one of the keynote speakers at this years Oregon Consular Corps Celebrate Trade event.
May 27, 2015

Trade awards target berries, banking and biz leaders

by Joseph Gallivan
Everyone’s talking about trade. The Oregon Consular Corps Celebrate Trade event on Monday, May 18 recognized the contribution Oregon’s traded sector companies and nonprofits make to the region’s…
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - A cell phone video showing Mandi Middlestetter placing a Lullafi prototype into the crib of her baby Luca to help him go to sleep.
May 19, 2015

Lullafi's final push

by Joseph Gallivan
Baby-soothing sound machine tries to make Kickstarter goal. You might think that with all the new tools for available to makers and entrepreneurs, turning a bright idea into a product on store…
May 19, 2015

Another charitable alternative

by Julia Anderson
For tax benefit reasons and because we like to support good causes, Americans donate to charities. Over a year, my donation checks might go to my grandson’s elementary school foundation and to…
REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Since he has been a West Linn resident for 15 years, Scott Hamersly decided to move his business, Oregon Wealth Management, to West Linn
May 15, 2015

Oregon Wealth Management moves to West Linn

by Cliff Newell
Having his home just five minutes away from his business was one good reason for Scott Hamersly to move Oregon Wealth Management to West Linn. A better reason is that Hamersly likes to make…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Uptown Billiards was a happening place at last years Sushi for a Cure. This year, even more people and more money are expected at the cancer fundraiser.
May 15, 2015

Sushi for a Cure has high hopes

by Cliff Newell
When Kent Lewis and David Kabaker host their third-annual Sushi for a Cure on May 16, there will be great food, Hula dancers and a silent auction offering everything from a beach-house vacation…
COURTESY: AMY BEACOM - Amy Beacom is the founder and CEO of the Center for Parental Leave Leadership, a partner of the Womens Plaza.
May 15, 2015

Work, life integration - not balance

by Jules Rogers
Women's Plaza: Where you don't have to make the choice between a successful career and providing the best care for yourself and your family With the classic 9-to-5 on the demise as people move…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - 138 -- All Miller Paint-branded products are produced at their NE Whitaker Way factory. The company also distributes Metros recycled paint products and Kelly-Moore paints through their retail channels.
May 15, 2015

Covering the Portland area for more than a century

by John Vincent
When I was growing up, every painting project in my house started with a trip to Miller Paint’s Grand Avenue store. I can’t tell you how many gallons of Miller’s Sun Yellow paint I put on my…
COURTESY TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF OREGON - Sam Blackman stands with his wife Adriane Blackman (orange dress) and others from the Elemental team. Blackman, CEO and founder of Elemental Technologies was awarded 2015 Technology Executive of the Year by the Technology Association of Oregon.
May 15, 2015

Tech Scene grows up, loosens up

by Joseph Gallivan
The Oregon Technology Award (OTA) used to be a dull event — a night for heaping praise on semiconductor manufacturers and checking your flip phone. Last week, however, the awards showed the new…
COURTESY: JAI SOOTS - The premise behind ComCap is to invest in small businesses, which many attendees seemed to think was a good idea.
May 15, 2015

Growing our Own

by Jules Rogers
ComCap Oregon conference showcases the area's entreprenurial spirit “Developing the Community Capital Investment system is an opportunity for us to round out our portfolio: we have banks, credit…