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141 affordable units slated for Sugar Shack site in Cully

The one-time Portland strip club will be demolished for affordable housing project by Hacienda CDC.

Meeting future workforce needs through education

A strong, positive relationship between the business community and schools is needed to help build a skilled workforce.

Remaking Mother's

After nearly 20 years in the same location, a Portland favorite is finding a new place in the city's restaurant scene.

How to approach an RFP

Securing government contracts requires mastering the art of the Request For Proposals

Single-family builders sign on at Reed's Crossing

Local builder Stone Bridge Homes Northwest will join Lennar, a national company, to construct first homes in South Hillsboro division.

Governor offers vision, but no details at business summit

Brown fails to reveal how state will make up her budget's $2 billion deficit at the Monday gathering.

Better for bicycles

PSU study explores business, economic impacts of improvements for cyclists, pedestrians.

Nexstar to acquire Tribune Media

Definitive agreement calls for sale of Tribune Media assets, which will make Nexstar the largest broadcast television provider

Senior-living developer enters Portland metro market

Confluent Senior Living's Beaverton facility is open, a second is under way in Happy Valley.

Murphy's Furniture to receive Green Business Award

The family-owned Cornelius store joins about 40 businesses to receive the honor from Washington County.

Oil company's request draws new concerns over oil spills

Citing concern from community and key stakeholders, Port of Columbia County says workshop needed

Brown, business leaders to talk taxes, spending Monday

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is scheduled to speak before the 2018 Oregon Leadership Summit on Dec. 3.

Collaborative approach needed to solve homeless crisis

As we take on chronic homelessness, it's clear that commitment, collaboration and resources come together to produce results.

Portland Diamond Project picks Terminal 2 for ballpark

Group signs agreement in principal with Port of Portland for 45-acre site along Northwest Front Avenue.

Unique partnership turns tribal housing dream into reality

Nesika Illahee, an affordable housing development in Portland's Cully neighborhood, includes units reserved for members of federally recognized…

Letting In The Light

Portland's future is as a taller, denser city with buildings which makes little early-20th-century storefront architecture like this a dwindling…

Wonderland in downtown Portland

More than of 35 new retailers and restaurants opened this year, creating even more opportunities to feast, play and shop downtown.

Opening up opportunities

The Army Corps of Engineers' Industry Day offers chance for businesses in building industry to learn about projects, strengthen networks

HOUSING FUNDS ON THE HORIZON

Portland likely to get lion's share of Metro cash for affordable units because it will easily contribute the largest amount.

Lack of ferry means trouble in river city, backers say

Oregon Transportation Commissioners hear first report on Frog Ferry concept on Friday, Nov. 16.

Lake Oswego prepares to seek bids for Boones Ferry Project

Council OKs alternative method for evaluating proposals from contractors for the complex job

When less is more

By moving into ground-floor space in the historic Meier & Frank Building, Japanese retailer Muji is adding a next chapter to the story of retail in…

More anhydrous ammonia, a 'colorless gas with pungent,…

A Midwest company will use the Rivergate Terminal to export the fertilizer component to Asian markets.

Roundhouse gets the kill

Local creative agency builds a streaming studio for Fortnite's star video gamer.

Mitch Hornecker: A philanthropic calling

The co-founder of New Avenues for Youth is this year's recipient of an Alliance outstanding service award.

A building for Beatrice

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives' new project offers affordable housing now, home ownership later.

Collaboration leads to water savings

WIFIA funding will save ratepayers about $383 million in borrowing costs for the new water system.

Portland economist predicted Amazon HQ2 split months ago

Joe Cortright of City Observatory published his forecast for Amazon's new headquarters in January.

Infrastructure: the backbone of this country

The construction industry will be at the forefront of efforts to capitalize on emerging consensus and get real legislation passed.

New owners plan major renovations at Oswego Village

North Carolina-based Asana Partners reportedly pays $34 million for shopping center where many spaces have sat empty for years

Architecture's rose golden age

From Slender House to the National Music Center of Canada in Calgary to the SINBIN on Quimby, Portland shows its class

Let's support our community colleges

With elections over, it's time to focus on giving the state's ommunity colleges the financial support they deserve.

Economists see economic slowdown in Oregon's future

Housing affordability, lack of skilled workers taking a toll on state's productivity.

Hornecker honored with outstanding service award

Alliance presents former head of Howard S. Wright with William S. Naito award

Vacasa goes multifamily

Vacation rental management company aims to diversify by getting into the new post-hotel traveler market

Reveling in end times at the REVEAL

What happens in the last days before an apartment building's construction is completed?

Columbia Helicopters acquired by Houston company

Bristow Group Inc., a global industrial aviation services provider, pays $560 million for Aurora-based company.

WFH? Too nice for that!

Custom software firm AltSource moves into remodeled warehouse on inner east side.

Red Electric Trail bridge ready to roll

The structure for bicycles and pedestrians will connect Southwest Bertha Boulevard, Southwest Capitol Highway.

Determining look of French Prairie Bridge

Suspension and cable-stayed are the least obtrusive options for bike/pedestrian bridge across the Willamette River.

Polar bears, chimpanzees and rhinos: Your time has…

Ten years after voters approved a $125-million construction bond, the Oregon Zoo has entered a final round of projects.

TechTonic: A hardware hoarder comes clean

Scrapping ancient cables and useless gadgets feels good, they should have gone long ago.

Homes to grow old in

Architects see growing demand for residential design that allows people to age in place

Kellogg Middle School's $60M plan revealed

The new 108,000 square-foot school will tell students how much energy it is using and how much its solar panels are producing.

Baseball supporters withdraw offer for PPS…

Changes could still be coming to Rose Quarter area facility as school district explores its options for the desirable property.

Hail Mary for downtown food carts

Some displaced food carts may get their own culinary corridor along Southwest Ninth Avenue in a bid to keep tourist-friendly food culture intact and…

Moving Portland's central city forward

Cities across the continent - including Seattle, Denver, Toronto, and Austin - are moving quickly to modernize their transportation systems. Whither…

Barlow remodel pushes ahead

High school will get long-awaited stadium when construction finishes in 2020.

Excavation company faces new lawsuits filed related…

Lawsuits filed against Loy Clark Pipeline, Bremik Construction seek compensation for damages and injuries from October 2016 incident.

Committed to the future of architecture

Energy Trust of Oregon to award grants that match architecture students, internships.

PCC buys property in Scappoose for new training…

Site near OMIC and airport will provide advanced apprenticeship-style training in advanced manufacturing

Recession ready

Portland architecture, engineering firms have plans in place if economy begins to slip.

A look inside the proposed '7th Street Container…

Prototype model of shipping container homes shows what will soon be for sale in St. Helens.

Business group proposes car-free Transit Mall

Portland Business Alliance makes proposal in response to transportation project list the City Council will consider on Nov. 14.

SENTRE join the Division goldrush

San Diego firm buys its second Portland apartment building; now Slabtown's Thornton will be joined by Division's foodie-centric Anthology.

Portland State University: projects aplenty

PSU prepares to start Fourth & Montgomery, even as another project reaches a construction mid-point.

Pod's plan: A Moxy hotel

Moxy Portland hotel breaks ground on former food cart site, aiming to bring to the West End a boutique touch with a Marriott backbone.

Stantec consolidates Portland-area offices

New space in 14th floor of the Moda Tower will bring together 100 employees under one roof.

Update on Washington Park reservoirs: 'Concrete for…

Washington Park's underground reservoirs are about to be built with a lot of concrete

DESIGNERS GO CLICK WILD

The Wild's collaboration platform wants to allow designers to walk through work in real time, saving time and money up front.

Paul Allen's death muddles Rose Quarter's future

Plans for area run investment gamut, but no negotiations with the companies about the future redevelopment of the area were under way when Allen died.

Women's Business Ownership Act turns 30

Federal legislation in 1988 gave women entrepreneurs recognition, access to resources.

On the ballot this November? Portland's…

Four measures that that the Portland Business Alliance feels will affect how Portlanders live and work

LOOK MA, NO HANDS!

Experts say autonomous vehicles are coming no matter what, and politiicans better keep up.

A winner on Williams

The Silica on Williams Avenue marks a new chapter in an ongoing urban story in Portland.

Portland apprentice wins international masonry…

Matt Botts earned top scores in written, hands-on tests in the pointer-caulker-cleaner category.

Evenstads received Distinguished Service Award

Domaine Serene founders Grace and Ken Evenstad honored for contributions to wine industry

Portland rents drop 2.7% in steepest decline across…

Portland has added some 15,000 new apartments since 2015, but most are designed for luxury.

Beaverton Kmart, Washington Square Mall Sears will…

They are among 142 stores nationwide affected by the Oct. 15 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by parent company Sears Holdings.

24 affordable housing units being built for vets in…

Northwest Housing Alternatives breaking ground on approximately $7 million project at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at 314 Pleasant Ave.

Salt & Straw scoops up new Downtown Disney shop

New location opened Friday, Oct. 12, just before thunderstorms drenched nearby Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme parks.

Designing away trauma

The renovation of a 50-year-old former church into a center for homeless families features a healing twist.

Oregon RAIN feeds entrepreneurs

Rural group encourages entrepreneurs to scale up without relying on big city resources.

Shippers ramping up for seasonal hiring

Competitive wages, benefits packages attract temporary help in a tight job market.

Less is more for Canby manufacturing company

Screaming Circuits has created a niche by providing on-demand circuit boards.

Vacasa's new home

Part vacation home, part always-on tech hub, Vacasa's new rented space in the Pearl aims for work-fun balance

Here comes the sun: SunPower takes over SolarWorld…

SolarWorld's Hillsboro headquarters will remain open, but a deal to purchase the company very nearly didn't happen.

Cryptofluent is the new affluent

Understanding blockchain is going to take a bit longer. But until then there's a new gadget you can preorder.

Life after minecraft

Students get a look at the Oregon Manufacturing and Innovation Center R&D facility

Forum: Housing, transportation go hand in hand

Westside Economic Alliance gathering looks at ways to promote availability, affordability of housing when major transportation projects are…

PUC relaxes regulation of CenturyLink land-line…

'Pricing flexibility' plan applies to CenturyLink's business, residential customers in Oregon.

Companies weigh in on 'State of Manufacturing' in…

Workforce, uncertainty over tariffs rate as biggest challenges cited by Oregon and Washington companies.

Women on the Rise

The winners of Oregon Tradeswomen's Women on the Rise! Awards explain why the trades were their perfect career choices.

24 affordable housing units being built for vets in…

Northwest Housing Alternatives breaking ground on approximately $7 million project at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at 314 Pleasant Ave.

Intersectionality for planners

The D.C. prescription: infill, density levels, and thoughtful expansions of our urban areas

Beaverton OKs plan for Hyatt House

Five-story, 121-room hotel will be close to the proposed Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, The Rise Central apartment complex and a seven-story…

CCC's new ITC is a HIT

Lathes and routers should train people in the next wave of manufacturing skills.

Creative power comes from within

Creative Conference speakers plot their career paths back to childhood influences; nature, nurture and everything in between.

City and county move to eliminate 'dirty diesel'…

Portland, Multnomah County hope other governments, and then the state, will enact tougher regulations as well.

American Reality Advisors, Unico purchase Moda Tower

Home of Nordstrom Rack, the Southwest Second Avenue building is the joint venture's second purchase in downtown Portland.

Work it off!

Construction companies share the results of their employee health, wellness initiatives.

TERMINAL ONE-TED

Markets, brew pubs, water features...Vancouver's Terminal 1 aims for Pike Place livability.

Blockchain and the bootleggers

Ledger could be used to authenticate car parts, or maybe it's better suited to finance and complex marketplaces?

Safe as houses

The SafeBuild Alliance helps contractors strengthen health, safety programs, aided by a mentorship program.

PSU students fly high rethinking airport master plan

Students in real estate master's program asked to find ways to connect community with airport.

Minority entrepreneurs honored during MED Week

Portland's 2018 Minority Enterprise Development Week featured an award luncheon and educational sessions.

Beaverton OKs plan for Hyatt House

Five-story, 121-room hotel will be close to the proposed Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, The Rise Central apartment complex and a seven-story…

Opportunity Zones offer economic development, with…

At least one local Opportunity Fund is hoping to help make a difference around the state.

We must continue to make smart housing investments

The push must be made for more supportive housing to fight the growth in homelessness and housing insecurity in Portland and other cities.

Vermont 10: Exemplary Infill Housing

Greater density is coming to our neighborhoods, but we needn't sacrifice livability

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