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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN  - Macy's will be out by April, to be replaced by open plan creative office space over five floors. The building will be rebranded Meier & Frank, the way it used to be. The Nines Hotel in the top part of the building will remain a separate entity.
March 24, 2017

What was Macy's is Meier & Frank again

by Joseph Gallivan
Classic Portland name revived for creative office project to replace windowless Macy's.
COURTESY PACIFIC POWER  - Pacific Power's solar array in Lakeview is an example of the growing utility-scale solar field in Oregon.
March 23, 2017

Big solar arrays to sprout in state's sunnier areas

by Steve Law
Business Oregon awards subsidies to 15 large-scale solar developments
NIKO PAL - Forge Parkour's Eastgate building, just yards from I-205, uses steel siding for low maintanance. Some of it was still being placed last weekend when the gym opened. Schatz needs 100 memebers to break even, and says owning the building will reduce costs and help the business be a community player, with scholarships and mobile equipment for summer time jams in local schools and parks.
March 23, 2017

Forge Parkour: it's the real thing

by Joseph Gallivan
Street sports gets its first dedicated gym, a design-build project by Allusa Architecture
March 23, 2017

A landmark threatened from within

by Brian Libby
Earthquakes may endanger our historic buildings, but we mustn't let those concerns be manipulated
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


by Jules Rogers
This week featuring the Porter Hotel for sale, AGC opposes an OSHA rule and 686 S.E. Spokane St.
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.
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.
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.

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MICHAELA BANCUD - Christy Goldsby's cocoa bars taste sweet, but they're so much more.
Mar 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.
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Mar 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.
Mar 17, 2017


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


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.
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

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