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Mt. Bachelor's new general manager talks about last winter’s sudden shakeup, the resort’s upgraded lifts and facilities ...
01/05/2024

Mt. Bachelor's new general manager talks about last winter’s sudden shakeup, the resort’s upgraded lifts and facilities — and why the company wants to woo Central Oregon skiers.

Bachelor’s new general manager talks about last winter’s sudden shakeup, the resort’s upgraded lifts and facilities — and why the company wants to woo Central Oregon skiers.

Oregon’s glass bottle recycling rates may be some of the highest in the nation, but with the state’s only glass recyclin...
01/05/2024

Oregon’s glass bottle recycling rates may be some of the highest in the nation, but with the state’s only glass recycling plant temporarily shuttered, where is the rest of our used glass being carted off to? And is glass recycling as green as environmentalists once thought?

Oregon’s glass bottle recycling rates may be some of the highest in the nation, but with the state’s only glass recycling plant temporarily shuttered, where is the rest of our used glass being carted off to? And is glass recycling as green as environmentalists once thought?

The end of the year — and the beginning of a new one — is a time to reflect on the year that’s passed and the one ahead....
01/02/2024

The end of the year — and the beginning of a new one — is a time to reflect on the year that’s passed and the one ahead. We reached out to leaders in a variety of sectors — politics, business, economic development and organized labor — across the state and asked them what they were thinking about as 2023 drew to a close.

We asked leaders in Oregon’s business and political sectors what they make of 2023 — and what they hope to see in 2024. Here’s what they said.

Oregon Health and Science University raised close to $600 million for research in the last fiscal year, breaking its pre...
12/22/2023

Oregon Health and Science University raised close to $600 million for research in the last fiscal year, breaking its previous record.

The university’s Knight Cancer Center received largest share of funding in the 2022-23 fiscal year.

With the Fed signaling a declining market next year, Michelle Weisenbach, senior vice president and market leader at Wel...
12/20/2023

With the Fed signaling a declining market next year, Michelle Weisenbach, senior vice president and market leader at Wells Fargo Commercial Banking, says AI tends are top of mind for companies coming out of hibernation.

As some companies continue to delay buying decisions, Michelle Weisenbach says the declining interest rate environment is signaling companies to invest in technical improvements.

Portland's iconic Salt & Straw ice cream shop will open its newest location in Vancouver on Jan.5 and will feature the c...
12/18/2023

Portland's iconic Salt & Straw ice cream shop will open its newest location in Vancouver on Jan.5 and will feature the company’s dairy-free January flavors.

The Vancouver ice cream shop opens its doors Jan.5, and will feature the company’s dairy-free January flavors.

The agreement establishes a tribal energy authority and allocates additional resources to preserve the Snake River salmo...
12/15/2023

The agreement establishes a tribal energy authority and allocates additional resources to preserve the Snake River salmon populations in exchange for a five to ten-year litigation pause, which advocates of the deal say puts an effective end to a 30-year legal battle to breach the dams on the Snake River.

The agreement establishes a tribal energy authority to oversee the development of new energy resources and allocates additional resources to preserve the Snake River salmon populations.

Comcast and Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission's $2 million investment into Portland-based Free Geek will connect thou...
12/12/2023

Comcast and Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission's $2 million investment into Portland-based Free Geek will connect thousands of underserved Oregonians to internet service, says Yoana Molina Marcial, executive director of Guerreras Latinas.

Last week the nonprofit received a $2M grant to close the digital divide in East Multnomah County.

12/07/2023

Wine-making is synonymous with the Willamette Valley in Oregon where Linfield University is located. Linfield recently the Acorn to Oak Wine Experience, a wine tasting room that affords real-world experience to students across different majors. In...

Tigard entrepreneur Miranda Vaughn pitched her mess-free gingerbread house on "Shark Tank" in September. Her Tomte Cake ...
12/06/2023

Tigard entrepreneur Miranda Vaughn pitched her mess-free gingerbread house on "Shark Tank" in September. Her Tomte Cake kit has already sold over 20K units in two years, and she says her pitch on Shark Tank, which airs this Friday, has left her ‘feeling confident.’

Miranda Vaughn’s Tomte Cake kit has already sold over 20K units, and says her pitch on Shark Tank left her ‘feeling confident.’

OSU receives a 4.2 million USDA grant to study the causes and prevention of European foulbrood disease, a once minor ail...
12/01/2023

OSU receives a 4.2 million USDA grant to study the causes and prevention of European foulbrood disease, a once minor ailment that is now killing honey bees at a rate that impacts crop pollination.

The study will assess and address the causes of foulbrood disease, which is now killing honey bees at a rate that impacts crop pollination.

Ben Kaiser brings experience with mass timber and modular housing to his new role as LSW Architects principal.
11/29/2023

Ben Kaiser brings experience with mass timber and modular housing to his new role as LSW Architects principal.

Ben Kaiser brings experience with modular housing and was responsible for developing the tallest wood building in the U.S.

According to the company, the facility is “strategically located near key customers” and will serve as the new sales and...
11/27/2023

According to the company, the facility is “strategically located near key customers” and will serve as the new sales and service hub for the company. The company also anticipates doubling the number of U.S. employees as it grows its North American footprint.

The company says the facility will serve as its new sales and service hub as it expands its North American footprint.

One 18-year-old high-school graduate of L&M Hair Company began making $80,000 in her first year as a stylist, something ...
11/22/2023

One 18-year-old high-school graduate of L&M Hair Company began making $80,000 in her first year as a stylist, something a competition judge says was a standout factor in the judge’s decision.

The salon was selected from a pool of 212 applicants after making an ‘overwhelming’ pitch

The gift does not include a new building space, but establishes the Gaulke Center for Marine Innovation and Technology w...
11/20/2023

The gift does not include a new building space, but establishes the Gaulke Center for Marine Innovation and Technology which will be an organizational base under which to bring people together from multiple fields to collaborate on issues, including collaborations between oceanography and artificial intelligence

The Gaulke Center for Marine Innovation and Technology will focus on an interdisciplinary approach, combining AI, robotics and oceanography to solve pressing climate challenges.

The release quotes a scientist employed by Shape Therapeutics praising Twist's Express Genes innovation, but activist sh...
11/17/2023

The release quotes a scientist employed by Shape Therapeutics praising Twist's Express Genes innovation, but activist short-seller Scorpion Capital's founder says the program is “press-release hype."

The CEO of the controversial firm says the new service is possible to due its existing technology, plus increased capacity at the Wilsonville facility

An OSU Study shows wildfires and drought have reduced the value of West Coast timber by $11.2 billion. Perceived risk, r...
11/15/2023

An OSU Study shows wildfires and drought have reduced the value of West Coast timber by $11.2 billion. Perceived risk, rather than direct damage, was the main driver of the devaluation over the last 20 years, which has cost Oregon timberland $4.5 billion in lost value.

Perceived risk, rather than direct damage, was the main driver of the devaluation over the last 20 years, which has cost Oregon timberland $4.5 billion in lost value.

The announcement is yet another snowflake in a flurry of union activity across the state’s health care sector, including...
11/13/2023

The announcement is yet another snowflake in a flurry of union activity across the state’s health care sector, including strikes at Providence Health Systems in Portland and Seaside this summer and a strike authorization vote at Oregon Health and Science University in September.

://oregonbusiness.com/staff-at-10-legacy-womens-health-clinics-announce-intent-to-unionize/

Organizers say the union drive was spurred by Legacy’s abrupt, temporary closure of the Mount Hood Birth Center earlier this year.

Departing Congressman Earl Blumenauer says his last years in Congress were his most productive, but Congress is currentl...
11/10/2023

Departing Congressman Earl Blumenauer says his last years in Congress were his most productive, but Congress is currently too dysfunctional to be an efficient use of his time.

‘I have a lot of things I want to work on, and I don't think any of them are going to be advanced in a dysfunctional Congress’

The terminated deal was expected to bring $176 million to NXTClean Fuels ahead of the company’s initial public offering.
11/08/2023

The terminated deal was expected to bring $176 million to NXTClean Fuels ahead of the company’s initial public offering.

The company says the aborted merger will not impact its proposed Oregon refineries, but NXT’s critics say this is one more reason to be skeptical.

The sale, which closed on Oct. 31, 2023, included 18 collection vehicles, a 1.23-acre truck yard, and offices at 9035 He...
11/06/2023

The sale, which closed on Oct. 31, 2023, included 18 collection vehicles, a 1.23-acre truck yard, and offices at 9035 Henderson Street in Portland. The company has been rebranded Recology Clackamas following the purchase.



The employee-owned Recology will add the Portland operation to its 136-community West Coast refuse-collection operation.

SCRAP PDX, VIDA Coworking, and Portland Outdoor Explorers are just some of the companies offering extra hours to support...
11/03/2023

SCRAP PDX, VIDA Coworking, and Portland Outdoor Explorers are just some of the companies offering extra hours to support kids and their families during the Portland School District teacher's strike.

Owners say they are in it for the long haul as over 40,000 students are left stranded, though some report they are still below capacity.

The city's goal is to lure more commercial and advertising shoots to Portland, which have become a lifeline for film pro...
11/01/2023

The city's goal is to lure more commercial and advertising shoots to Portland, which have become a lifeline for film production workers during the WGA/SAG-AFTRA strikes.

The city’s intent is to lure more commercial and advertising shoots to the city, which some insiders say is a long time coming and could go further.

All 450 customers of the alleged silver coins scheme were retirement age or elderly. 11 Oregon investors will be compens...
10/30/2023

All 450 customers of the alleged silver coins scheme were retirement age or elderly. 11 Oregon investors will be compensated as part of the deal.

The case alleges defendants deceived elderly and retirement-age customers by inflating the price of its precious metal coins.

The two consortiums will now consult with local industry leaders including Timberlab, Swinerton Builders, Intel, and HP ...
10/27/2023

The two consortiums will now consult with local industry leaders including Timberlab, Swinerton Builders, Intel, and HP to devise private sector-focused projects to scale Oregon's mass timber and microfluidics industries.

The mass timber and microfluidics industry groups will now compete for $500 million in grants to spur American technological competitiveness.

Katie Poppe, CEO of Blue Star Doughnuts, talks about what inspired her to try to sell a gourmet doughnut, how the compan...
10/25/2023

Katie Poppe, CEO of Blue Star Doughnuts, talks about what inspired her to try to sell a gourmet doughnut, how the company weathered the pandemic — and what’s next.

Katie Poppe, CEO of Blue Star Doughnuts, talks about what inspired her to try to sell a gourmet doughnut, how the company weathered the pandemic — and what’s next.

The Portland theater company parted ways with Jeanette Harrison one year into her tenure, amid a canceled season and unm...
10/25/2023

The Portland theater company parted ways with Jeanette Harrison one year into her tenure, amid a canceled season and unmet fundraising goals.

The layoff comes as the theatre navigates a canceled season and unmet fundraising goals for its new performing arts space.

Winter seasonal flight service of Horizon Air’s E-175 jet resumes after two years in hibernation, and strengthening air ...
10/23/2023

Winter seasonal flight service of Horizon Air’s E-175 jet resumes after two years in hibernation, and strengthening air travel numbers.

The airline will resume seasonal 45-minute flight service between November and April.

The news comes as Oregon, like the rest of the country, remains in a state of historically low unemployment.
10/20/2023

The news comes as Oregon, like the rest of the country, remains in a state of historically low unemployment.

Construction saw the most job growth, while the leisure and hospitality sector has gained the most jobs year-over-year.

The 40-foot traveling training center — a three-way collaboration between PCC, Union Pacific and Vigor Industrial — will...
10/18/2023

The 40-foot traveling training center — a three-way collaboration between PCC, Union Pacific and Vigor Industrial — will offer training and certification in 17 different types of welding over a roughly 11-week course. The first mobile course setup will be at Liberty High School in the Hillsboro School District.

The collaboration five years in the making began as an idea hatched by a professor to bring welding training to tribal communities.

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