More Jobs Are Moving Downtown: A Portland Think Tank Finds an Urban Economic Boom


The jobs are moving downtown. U.S. cities such as Portland are seeing faster job growth in their downtowns than in the outer neighborhoods and suburbs, according to a report released Tuesday by local think tank, City Observatory. The report compared employment growth rate in 41 American cities’ urban cores—defined as the central business-district and a three-mile radius—to the surrounding metro ...   More
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Up to the Jobs?

The King of Apple gets Punk’d.

Movie Reviews & Stories
For cult-of-Apple devotees—Applets, let’s call them—Friday, Aug. 16, may be a dark day. That’s when Jobs, a new biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder and tech messiah Steve Jo   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

The Future Of Jobs In Portland

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The city of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has released an "Economic Opportunities Analysis" that, with the help of the number-crunchers at Metro, comes to some pretty interesting conclusions about the future of the local economy.In another 23 years, for instance, Metro and the city figure Portland will boast another 147,000 new jobs. Wow! That's a lot of economic opportunities. Lucky ...   More
Thursday, June 14, 2012 by Corey Pein

Massive Cojones on Display at Oregon Convention Center (Updated With Shrinkage)

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Via Hacker News comes this video of a fascinating talk by (former) Google staff software engineer Steve Yegge.Speaking at the annual prestige geekfest that is OSCON, the open-source software convention, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland this week, Yegge took the opportunity to quit his job in front of a live audience.There's a fair amount of technical jargon in Yegge's speech, but his main ...   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 COREY PEIN

Portland Jobs Snapshot: Good News and Bad News

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Christian Kaylor, a workforce analyst with the Oregon Employment Department, has just come out with his monthly snapshot of the Portland job market. Kaylor's one-page graphic analysis (PDF) based on the latest data mixes some good news and bad news.First, the main take-away: Unemployment in the Portland metro area fell to 9.1 percent in March—still lagging the national jobless rate of 8.8 percent.Next ...   More
Friday, April 22, 2011 JAMES PITKIN


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