Buy PDX: Not Your Everyday Sneakers

Inside Chinatown's Consignment Sneaker Store Index

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From behind the counter, Mikey Nguyen slides four high-school-aged boys a shoebox. They exchange cash and the boys slip out of the Chinatown storefront.“We do legit checks here,” explains Terrence Ricketts, the other shoe fanatic behind Index sneaker consignment on Northwest Third Avenue. “People bring in their shoes, whether they want to sell them here or not, and we tell them if they are ...   More
 
Friday, May 22, 2015 LUCAS CHEMOTTI

President Barack Obama Comes to Nike (And Not For New Shoes)

President pitches free-trade agreement to friendly audience.

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The big question about President Barack Obama's visit to Portland is, "Why Nike?"Obama is making a cross-country swing to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation free trade agreement he's pushed for six years as president. The Oregon stop is a nod to one of his strongest congressional allies, Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. Wyden is carrying Obama's water on trade in Congress, and Wyden's ...   More
 
Friday, May 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Buy PDX: Bluemercury Opening, Frances May Moves, Nike and Adidas Launch Groundbreaking Lines

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Bluemercury is opening a second Portland location in the Pearl District on NW Couch street, across from Powells. ”Following in the footsteps of its well-received Bridgeport Village location, Bluemercury will be expanding its Portland presence,” Allix Wright said. If Bridgeport Village's swanky reputation don't tip you off; this stuff isn't cheap. Macy’s recently acquired the luxury ...   More
 
Monday, March 16, 2015 by Lucas Chemotti

Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban Will End Ballot Initiative Drive If Judge Overturns Oregon Law by May 23

Nike, Others File Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

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Oregon United for Marriage told a federal judge today that if he overturns a state ban on same-sex marriage by May 23, the campaign will not move forward with ballot initiative to repeal the ban in November."If the Initiative qualifies for the ballot and is approved by the voters, same-sex couples in Oregon would be granted the right to marry," Oregon United for Marriage wrote in a brief filed ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Kate Willson

Deadspin Takes On Salazar

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A local legend in the running scene is making headlines.Nike coach and celebrated distance runner Alberto Salazar allegedly tried to bully judges into disqualifying the winner of this year's USA Women's Indoor 3,000 meter championship.  The event, which took place in Albuquerque on February 23, has been the talk of Track and Field for two weeks because of a disputed finish that was only ...   More
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 by Kate Willson

Brother, Can You Spare $200 Million?

OHSU is using its clout to have taxpayers match a donation from Nike’s Phil Knight.


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Two months ago, Nike Chairman Phil Knight dangled a tantalizing offer before Oregon Health & Science University: the promise of $1 billion—cash—to finance expansion of the cancer institute   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adidas America Adds Its Support to Gay Marriage

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Oregon United for Marriage is cleaning up sporty-type endorsements for its campaign to overturn the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage this week, with adidas America announcing today it supports the campaign. “Marriage is an important, individual choice that should be extended to everyone," adidas America Vice President Paul Ehrlich. "It is time to recognize this important human ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Nike Picks Washington County for Expansion

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Nike has picked Washington County for a planned major expansion, selecting property it already owns over Portland's South Waterfront.Portland had been in the running for Project Impact, which promises to create as many as 6,000 new jobs in the coming decades. Julia Brim-Edwards called the Mayor Charlie Hales at 2:15 pm today to say they were going with Washington County, Hales' spokesman Dana Haynes ...   More
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Hotseat: David Cohen of TechStars

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TechStars, which touches down next week in Portland to team up with shoe giant Nike, is pretty much Harvard for hungry tech entrepreneurs. The Boulder, Colo., based company is one of the world's most successful business accelerators—ventures whose goal it is to link up would-be tech entrepreneurs with "angel investors," free-flowing venture capital and maybe even profits. TechStars runs ...   More
 
Friday, March 15, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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