City Hall: More Staff Cuts at Bureau of Development Services


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Almost a year after announcing drastic layoffs, the City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is making more personnel cuts. This morning bureau director Paul Scarlett told the 160 remaining workers in an all-staff meeting that he would need to eliminate 15 to 18 more jobs immediately. At this time last year, the bureau had 300 people on the payroll. The cuts come as revenue from construction ...   More
 
Monday, May 3, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Coffee Talk: Espresso Stand Owner Offers Cautionary Tale


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Last month, Melissa Drake's modest business in the Ardenwald neighborhood became the source of a cautionary tale for other entrepreneurs in Portland's booming food-cart business. Drake bought her drive-thru espresso stand almost seven years ago. She says that her small Southeast Portland business, Wake and Bake, has a loyal and supportive base of customers who come in nearly every morning. But ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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