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MOBILE PAYS OFF

MOBILE PAYS OFF

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Lloyd District pioneers arrive, owners in tow

Lloyd District pioneers arrive, owners in tow

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The Blooming Tower

The Blooming Tower

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Pretty vacancies

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Roof pitch

Roof pitch

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Portland is better than this

Portland is better than this

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BRUSHING UP BROADWAY

BRUSHING UP BROADWAY

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BUSINESS OREGON - SEAN ROBBINS
July 29, 2015

Business Oregon's Robbins pivots back to Wisconsin

by Joseph Gallivan
Sean Robbins, director of Business Oregon, is stepping down after 13 months on the job. Gov. Kate Brown’s office announced Robbins' departure Wednesday, July 29, from the state's economic development agency. Robbins took over Business Oregon in June…
July 29, 2015

Kaya Holdings consolidates marijuana grow operation in new facility

by Pamplin Media Group
Kaya Holdings Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said Wednesday, July 29, that it has leased a 6,000-square-foot facility in Portland to expand the company’s marijuana and cannabis manufacturing complex. The company operates Kaya Shack medical marijuana…
July 28, 2015

Achievement gap hurts Oregon's economy

by Marion Haynes
Oregon’s demographic makeup continues to evolve with increased representation of communities of color, including more minority students in the state’s public school system. We are culturally richer for this diversity. Unfortunately, an achievement…
COURTESY OF XENIA HOTELS & RESORTS - Portlnd's RiverPlace Hotel is now part of Xenia Hotels & Resorts after a purchase agreement announced Tuesday, July 28.
July 28, 2015

Xenia buys RiverPlace Hotel

by Joseph Gallivan
Orlando REIT goes boutique shopping on the waterfront Xenia Hotels & Resorts has acquired three boutique hotels for a combined purchase price of $245 million. They are: • The RiverPlace Hotel Portland next to Tom McCall Waterfront Park. • The…
August 03, 2015

Container ship docks briefly at Port of Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
The first container ship to call on the Port of Portland in three months arrived last Tuesday and stayed a day. The Westood Rainier picked up hay cube, paper and wood products, and non-refrigerated 40 foot cargo to take to Japan. It wasn’t a lot.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr.
July 28, 2015

Here's why!

by Joseph Gallivan
Robert B. Pamplin Jr. explains his motives in comic book form A few years ago Robert Pamplin Jr. the president and CEO of R.B. Pamplin Corp., looked back at his life and decided to distil his wisdom into a form young people might easily appreciate:…
July 14, 2015

Company plans new headquarters near airport

by Steve Law
Cook Security Group has negotiated a deal to buy a parcel in Cascade Station from the Portland Development Commission to build its new headquarters building. Cook expects to build a two-story 30,000-square-foot office building, where it hopes to…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Silas Beebe is expanding his product lineup from just products for bicycle riders to tote bags made from a blend of traditional and modern materials. Durable canvas and quality leathers are featured in nearly all of his designs.
July 15, 2015

Talkin' 'bout an evolution

by John M. Vincent
The Beebe Company has a long and varied local history When fifth-generation Portlander Silas Beebe is working on a new design, there’s one final step that makes the product complete. Beebe breaks out the stamping tool that his grandfather used when…
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: DAVID BLAIR - Images from last years Oregon Trail Rally show the dust, dirt, mud and water flying, and the isolation of racing outside Dufur and Hood River. This years rally starts at Portland International Raceway on Friday night.
July 15, 2015

Subaru picks Gresham industrial park for distribution center

by Jim Redden
Subaru of America has selected Gresham for its new 600,000-square-foot master distribution center, which it is relocating from Japan to the United States. The new distribution center will be built at the Port of Portland's Gresham Vista Business…
FILE PHOTO - Hapag-Lloyd is the second container shipping line to pull out of the Port of Portland this year after Hanjin Shipping.
July 15, 2015

Shipping workshops announced to help exporters

by Jim Redden
State economic development officials have announced six upcoming workshops around the state to help develop and promote alternatives to the container shipping companies that have left the Port of Portland. Although the port is continuing to try to…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Here comes the sun: Roofers expect a boom in solar array installation in the next year in the run up to diminishing tax breaks.
July 15, 2015

Boom time looms for solar installers

by Steve Law
It's a good time to add solar before tax break goes away Portland-area solar panel installers are bracing for booming demand the next year and a half, followed by a dropoff in 2017. The reason: two lucrative federal tax breaks for solar energy are…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Nike Chairman Phil Knight announced on Tuesday that he would be stepping down from the company he co-founded in 1964.
July 15, 2015

Phil Knight announces plan to step down as Nike's chairman

by Geoff Pursinger
Nike Inc. Chairman Phil Knight said Tuesday that he would step down as chairman of the company he co-founded more than 50 years ago. Knight, 77, made the announcement in a press release on Nike's website in a press release on Nike's website, saying…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO: ANNI TRACY - Tastebud chef-owner Mark Doxtader has been selling his wood-fired baked goods and pizzas at the markets around town since 2000.  A staff pick is the roasted peaches, pancetta, marscapone and fresh arugula pizza, though the menu changes sometimes daily.

Photos by Anni Tracy.
July 15, 2015

Tastebud owner Mark Doxtader launches Kickstarter campaign for wood-fired Multnomah Village…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tastebud food truck owner Mark Doxtader has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring his long-anticipated “wood-fired local fare” restaurant to Multnomah Village. It’s been two and a half years since Doxtader first began trying to set up shop at…
July 13, 2015

Better business with sophie dichter

by Sophie Dichter
It was on a beautiful spring day on the Portland waterfront when Vance Tong, the Managing Editor at the Portland Tribune, asked me to be a columnist for the paper. “Sure!” was my initial reply. After all, I’ve always loved writing. I spent 10 years…
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 and Key Development Co. of Hood River have released the name of the 21-story apartment building rising just eight feet from the east end of the Burnside Bridge. Yard will have landscaped terraces at…
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 agreed to stay until the end of 2016 and help with…
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 talked about their attempts to expose Japan to Portland…
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 Food Front management will have to react to a bigger,…
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 notion to the curb. SaberForge, a custom electronic…
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 that they have jobs to fill — for applicants with the…
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 lower excise taxes and other rule changes to support…
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, animation, visual effects, digital media, and gaming. The…
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 jargon and learning curve can leave rookies feeling…
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 producer

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 benefit with more overseas markets. Along the way, she…
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 prestigious Portland Metropolitan Board of Realtors…

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Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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…
Jun 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…
Jun 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…
Jun 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…
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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…
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.…
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…