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Dec. 25, 1976: A trip home for Christmas forever alters Oregon’s economy…

40th Anniversary
No company keeps more people working in Oregon than Intel Corp. Its sprawling Hillsboro campus employs 17,500, with an annual payroll of $2.8 billion. A 2012 ECONorthwest study found that nearly o   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 REBECCA TURLEY, BRENT WALTH

Blocked Path

West Hills neighbors push back against plans to expand the Japanese Garden.

City Hall
A well-trodden path nestled near the edge of Portland’s Japanese Garden winds into Forest Park, the city’s 5,167-acre urban green space. A sign reads, “Path to Wildwood Trail,” marking o   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 REBECCA TURLEY

The Long Goodbye

The last African-American family on a Portland block faces losing its home.

News Stories
To Helen Murray, a tour of her home is a tour of her life. Over the fireplace, Helen, 77, and her husband, Nelson, 82, display photographs of their six children. Pictures of their 12 grandchil   More

Startup of the Week: Project Skyhook

Four guys in North Portland built a Bitcoin ATM


Founders: Jon Hannis and Tim Schuuman

Year Founded: 2014

Location: 7600 N Interstate Ave.

Valued at: Undetermined

Need to turn your cash into Bitcoin? Four men in North Portland's Portsmouth neighborhood have created one of the nation's first Bitcoin ATMs.

This month, inventor Jon Hannis and three partners ...   More
Thursday, July 31, 2014 by REBECCA TURLEY

Meet the Marijuana Moneymen

These eccentric billionaires have the cash that could legalize pot in Oregon.

What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul and the nation’s most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 SAMI EDGE, REBECCA TURLEY

Startup of the Week: Ziba Design


Founder: Sohrab Vossoughi
Year founded: 1984
Location: 1044 NW 9th Ave.
Valued at: Declined to sayZiba Design isn’t exactly a tech startup: It’s been working with Fortune 500 companies since 1984 to make their customers want to use their products more. It rethought Heinz ketchup bottles, created a device to...   More
Monday, July 28, 2014 by REBECCA TURLEY

Same-Sex Couple Dropped on Interstate 84 Suing Broadway Cab for $38,000


The same-sex couple refused service by a Broadway Cab driver last July are now suing him and the taxi company for $38,000.

In a suit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Thursday, Kate Neal and Shanako Devoll say Ahmed Egal intentionally caused them emotional distress and held them under false arrest, and that Broadway Cab is guilty of negligence. <...   More
Friday, July 25, 2014 by REBECCA TURLEY

When Darkness Falls

The city is considering a new permit as a hammer over problematic late-night businesses.

News Stories
For years, the city of Portland and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission have worked as uneasy partners in law enforcement, playing a game of “good cop, bad cop” with bars they identify as p   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 REBECCA TURLEY

Reed College Trustees Still Debating Divestment from Oil and Coal

The board misses its self-imposed May deadline for announcing its plans.


For more than a year and a half, students at Reed College have been calling on the school’s trustees to get Reed’s investments out of companies that deal in oil and coal. They were promised an answer by the end of the school year.
Nearly a month beyond that deadline, they’re still waiting. College students across the country are    More
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by REBECCA TURLEY

City Commissioner Steve Novick's 10 Arguments for the Portland Street Fee


City Commissioner Steve Novick is ready to talk some more about the Portland street fee.
The architect of the much-maligned plan to raise at least $40 million a year for road repairs will take questions at noon today at a Portland City Club forum in the Governor Hotel.
Novick has been earnestly arguing for the $144-a-household fee over the past few weeks,    More
Friday, June 6, 2014 by REBECCA TURLEY
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