Everyone benefits from a diverse workforce

PBA project aims to help businesses become more diverse, as experts discuss how to hire more equitably.

Warehouse planned for Troutdale property

Port of Portland sells 19 acres in the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park to Clayco for up to four manufacturing or distribution companies.

Design & Development

This week features three projects under construction including 9101 S.E. Foster Rd., Oliver Station and Duniway Park

Portland: 14

The 14th best tech city is growing, and has advantages, but will it ever catch Baltimore? Real estate brokers assess.

Trucking: a going concern

Rise in rates indicates economy is improving as more goods get shipped by road, by van, reefer and flatbed.

Different kinds of beauty

The Portland Art Museum's John Yeon retrospective and Grisha Bruskin's tapestry 'ALEFBET' remind us of the place of beauty in design.

OSHA fines Ross Island Bridge contractor $189,000

In February, two contractors from Abhe & Svoboda fell and were injured, resulting in nine safety violations

SolarWorld: money problems

SolarWorld could be on the hook for millions in abated taxes, and is hoping to recoup millions from lawsuit against Calif. companies

Timeshare contracts: How to get in and how to get out

Millions of Americans have purchased a timeshare. Nine million households to be exact, according to the American Resort Development Association and…

Promise to pay

Local businesses take the plunge and embrace higher taxes, linked to spending cuts and adequate spending on public education.


Green construction is a balance of financial risk, community investment. When 12 West opened in 2009, it was a pinnacle in green design and…

Nike: Layoffs likely in Washington County

Corporate restructing will result in a global workforce reduction of 2 percent - a total of 1,400 jobs worldwide

Amazon's Whole Foods grab could be 'a brilliant combination'

Amazon to buy Whole Foods in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion and take the retailer into the e-tail fast lane.

Lake Oswego Corporation to add second story to marina…

Project would also slightly expand the boathouse and add solar panels and stormwater retention features to both buildings.

Former employees sue Hillsboro-based SureID

A former employee at SureID is suing the Hillsboro company, in the wake of several mass layoffs at the company.

Prosper Portland awards $300,000 in grants to eight…

Proposals include Portland's first African American museum, greater accessibility to community centers and micro-enterprise support

Cleaning up the kitchen

Food and beverage processing is a core Oregon industry, changes in the law mean a scramble to catch up.

Up a notch: 277 gets shipped

Zidell's final barge launches Friday, because real estate is hotter than barge building right now on South Waterfront.

Prosper Portland's getting into the affordable field

Affordable Commercial Tenanting Programis spreading from Lents to Alberta and downtown Portland.

Help Wanted Construction Estimator

Slayden Constructors Inc., is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Construction Estimator


This week featuring a renovation at Sears, the Nike World Headquarters expansion and a groundbreaking in the Pearl

Bremik, LaRusso pour ADA ramp during NeighborWorks Week

Portland laborers share their skills with senior citizens in Lents

A home is a key component to economic vitality

June is WEA Housing Month for the Westside Economic Alliance Housing Advisory Group and Land Use and Housing Committee.

Crawford Street is coming up

Pre-application in for 15-acre warehouse revamp along St Johns waterfront; ideas abound for the waterfront site that equals about eight city blocks.

Framework gets shovel ready

Portland's wood tower receives construction permits and prepares for historic groundbreaking.

Historic apartment building wins national award

The Bronaugh Apartments is home to elderly and disabled Oregonians who live on fixed incomes

Another Schnitz in the hall

Portland State University announced it is anchoring the $70 million renovation of its main classroom building Neuberger Hall, with a 7,500…


How much tech is enough? Modern homes pick and choose their tech battles

June Business Influencer: Monica Enand of Zapproved

Likeability study rates Zapproved founder Monica Enand as PDX's No. 1 CEO

Pete Mark: 'Leave the last nickel on the table.'

Jim Mark remembers his father, Pete, who died June 1, as a businessman.

Massive development forecast for Halsey Street corridor

Existing projects add 500 jobs, living areas to three-city zone.

Design & Development

This week features the new SolTerra HQ, the Vista Pearl and the Canopy by Hilton

Shovel-ready scholars

Northwest College of Construction students attend their graduation ceremony in a boom time.

OCC announces plaza update

The renovation of the Convention Center will complement nearby hotel development, 'Portland's new front porch'

Amazon to bring 1,000 jobs to Troutdale

Alexa: How big are the tax breaks and how many human workers will there be?

The changing face of Oregon's marijuana laws

Senate Bill 863A now prohibits the collection by dispensaries of information that personally identifies their recreational consumers.

An industry of relationships

Connections and informed risk taking help contractor realize company success.

BIKETOWN get pumped

Portland bike share program BIKETOWN is expanding north, east and south.


Wizer Blocks 212-foot-tall crane at First Street and A Avenue is dismantled and removed.

Snøhetta, Mayer Reed reveal Willamette Falls Legacy Project…

Industrial remnant renovation by Metro will transform ruins into a public access riverwalk in a long-term public-private partnership.

2017 groundbreaking announced for new hotel by…

It contributes to the city's hotel building boom, adding 211 rooms

21st Century Modernists

Saturday June 3, 2017, brings the chance to look around some impressive modern homes, all in the name of architecture.


This week featuring 4405 S.E. Belmont St., PDX Commons and the Field Office

Wheels in the garden

The International Rose Test Garden will be ADA accessible by mid-June


Proving ground facilities in South Bend, Indiana will be moved to Madras, Oregon

Schoolhouse Electric invests in its employees

Local company models mentorship to attract, retain talent in industrial Northwest Portland

My View: HB 2007 - Housing's Trojan horse

A bill being considered in the Oregon State Legislature uses affordable housing as a ploy to enable housing deregulation and erode preservation

Reimagining Wilsonville Town Center

The Town Center Plan is intended to create a community-led vision for the approximately 100-acre Wilsonville Town Center area

Wilsonville City consultant says Basalt Creek OK…

City of Wilsonville third-party study of central subarea complete, and plans take shape.

PCC, PSU team up to increase accessibility to…

Complete two business degrees entirely online with the joint schooling

Dozer Day 2017: future workers dig in

Two days of playing with earth moving equipment is designed to inspire the next generation of construction workers.


This week featuring Station Place Lot 5, 21 Astor and Heartline

To Market of Choice we go

Central Eastside gets a dialed-in new grocery store at the former Goat Blocks

SolarWorld files notice of possible mass layoffs,…

Company cites Chinese competition as one of the contributing factors to the layoff decision

Curtis Robinhold gets the nod as new Port boss

Bill Wyatt's number two will take over running the Port of Portland July 1.

What happens when the 'City that Works' can't get…

City leaders need to get more public input before implementing changes to transportation infrastructure

Legislators pursue changing appointment authority…

Legislators on a joint committee to craft a transportation package plan.

Portland Building: Your tax dollars at work (at the…

Postmodern city building shows off its final renovation plans as it prepares to ship out staffers this fall.

Sew What?

Portland Garment Factory expands its creative consulting lab to move beyond mittens

2017 Women in Trades Career Fair

Event today and tomorrow inspires the next generation of tradeswomen

Construction nears completion at Mountainside High…

This September, Mountainside High School will open its doors to around 800 freshmen and sophomore students for the first time.

Masked man makes bank

In-demand developer combines left and right brain for commercial success.

Help Wanted: Looking for labor in tight market

With unemployment at historic lows, some area positions are tough to fill.

The Oregon Convention Center is lit

New colored LED lights are being installed in the two spires.

72 Foster Apartments - Invitation to Bid

New construction of four-story mixed use building consisting of (101) units of affordable housing along with resident /community common spaces and…

Where is PDX's Inclusionary Housing?

City hopes developers will opt in; approved developments on track to be down by $270 million this year


Portland forges new model of integrated commercial health care space, affordable housing

Plenty of jobs, plenty of danger

New workers should know that falls account for one-third of U.S. construction fatalities.

How OregonSaves for retirement

New program requires all businesses to have a payroll-withholding retirement program.

At issue: Equity in architecture

AIA event, coming up May 19, focuses on fueling diversity

PDX'S smiley-faced Fed

TSA's Michael Irwin runs this show and has 700 under his wing.

Oregon Technology Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Big wins for software in a software town; women give a boost to equity

First Thursday: Architects in Schools

Mentorships in elementary schools showcase final exhibits at downtown architecture firms


Lyft is winning the branding wars with its fuzzy numbers and warm feels.

PDC changes name to Prosper Portland

City's economic agency says name better reflects its goal of helping all communities achieve their potential.


This week features St. Francis Park apartments, 2350 S.E. 37th Ave., and a grand opening on the Goat Blocks

Metro, Tube Art renovate famous 'Portland' sign

The sign along Broadway at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall was hauled down last week

Wyatt's Port prognosis: Part 2LOOKING LONG TERM

Aviation is king at the Port of Portland, but outgoing boss Bill Wyatt explains where marine and industrial are going.

2017 Portland High-Tech Job Fair

Since 1995, CASPA High-Tech Job Fair has attracted many international and US companies and thousands of job seekers.

Timbers take a stand

Successful soccer franchise to add 4,000 seats with help of local architect-fans.

Parks play into the Westside economy

Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District delivers the lifestyle that well-paid workers expect.

New Asian Health & Service Center breaks ground

It is one part of the Lents Town Center revitalization


Ad agency makes web show to network and to make video second nature.

Grants announced for seismic upgrades of schools,…

$153.6 million goes toward upgrading the priority facilities for quake preparedness

Hennebery Eddy is designing the new Oregon City…

The station serves the Hilltop area of Oregon City, and currently is a 1970s facility which will be replaced.

OAME 29th Annual Trade Show & Luncheon

The OAME Trade Show & Luncheon is designed for purchasers and buyers from the Public and Private agencies to network with Minority, Women, Emerging…

Women in Construction: CHANGE THE EXPECTATIONS

Panelists agree women in leadership keep projects from going off the rails


This week featuring the Mt. Tabor Summit comfort station, 5833 S.W. Macadam Ave. and the Broadstone Pearl

Wyatt's Port prognosis: Part 1

Port of Portland executive director Bill Wyatt explains why aviation rules.

Changes to renters' rights in Oregon may be imminent

As Salem acts, rent control in Portland becomes more likely.

DOZA goes to city council

Changes are coming to the notoriously long and expensive design review process that ensures quality new developments in critical neighborhoods.

Housing density fight heats up

The latest flashpoint in the fight over increasing homes in single-family neighborhoods

Metro - On Call Research and Public Opinion…

The Communications department of Metro, a metropolitan service district organized under the laws of the State of Oregon and the Metro Charter,…

State of the City Design Report 2017

City's Design Commission shares what it has been up to

The Chinese are coming - on vacation

Tour operators flock to Portland, greeted with selfie sticks and tulip trips.

Concrete can be sexy too

The 37th Annual Excellence in Concrete Project Awards hit hard

Portland's understated architecture and Japan

Kengo Kuma's Cultural Village at the Portland Japanese Garden shows how designers in Oregon and Japan - and the landscapes they inhabit - continue to…

Ankrom Moisan Architects: passing the torch

Navy man turned architect to retire to the sea next


This week features the Harlow Hotel, the Central Courthouse and the Macadam Apartments

PNCI and PlanGrid partner up

Carpenters shave off five hours a day with new on-site tech

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