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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - At the Delight conference last week at the Portland Art Museum, Sarah Fritsch, Schoolhouse Electric's VP of sales and marketing, discusses what's for sale and what is not. Schoolhouse rocks authenticity above all in its brand message.
October 04, 2016

Taking delight in human-centered design

by Joseph Gallivan
Speakers say emotional responses to digital objects are key to marketing. Delight, a conference about marketing, user experience and interactive design, made clear on its first day that consumers have been busy pivoting while the business world has…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GOUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN  - Robert Brunner, who founded Ammunition in 2007 in San Francisco and once ran Apple's design lab, distilled his five rules for design success. Ammunitions clients include Adobe, Beats by Dre, Lyft, Polaroid and UNICEF.
September 30, 2016

CREATIVITY: It's not just a job, it's a lifestyle

by Joseph Gallivan
Creative Conference speakers inspire regular Portlanders with tales of getting things done. The Portland Creative Conference 2016 hewed closely to the inspirational directive, that of geeing up the audience to be creative, by using examples. It also…
PHOTO BY KRISTEN FORCE, COURTESY OF ANKROM MOISAN FOR THE SOCIETY. - Portlands Sinju Sushi was designed by the Ankrom Moisan team that has evolved into The Society.
September 30, 2016

Ankrom Moisan Architects launch independent hospitality collective, The Society

by Jules Rogers
Hospitality and leisure markets demand dedicated designers Luxury, exclusivity, creativity and mischief are what The Society intends to convey in its upcoming designs, which will be solely in the leisure and hospitality market. The Society is an…
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September 30, 2016

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COURTESY ODOT - An aerial view of construction of the Pioneer Mountain-Eddyville project, ODOT's effort to straighten out 10 miles of highway on the road to Newport. Critics question whether ODOT learned lessons from the project, which was completed years behind schedule after $200 million in cost overruns.
September 30, 2016

ODOT's bumpy road to cost management

by Nick Budnick
Months before the Oregon Department of Transportation asks the Legislature for a massive increase in taxes and fees to support new spending on roads and bridges, the agency plans to “celebrate” a newly completed project that went $230 million over…
EO MEDIA GROUP - A New York company will conduct a review of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
September 30, 2016

New York firm gets $1 million contract to review ODOT

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The state has awarded a nearly $1 million contract to New York-based McKinsey & Company to conduct a long-awaited management review of the Oregon Department of Transportation before lawmakers approve a transportation package in 2017. State officials…
COURTESY OF HILL ARCHITECTS - Plans to build a Hampton Inn at Highway 99W and Meineke Road have been submitted to the city of Sherwood. The hotel next to the assisted living complex could be within the Hilton Hotel chain as well, owner of Hampton Inns.
September 29, 2016

Developer unveils plans for assisted living, retail complex and hotel

by Ray Pitz
After never having a place for out-of-town guests to stay, Sherwood is on the verge of having two hotels locate within city limits. And they would be within a mile of one another. About 25 people packed into a meeting room at the Sherwood Center for…
September 28, 2016

Hillsboro janitorial company banned from public contracts

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Company was accused of underpaying workers on public projects The Bureau of Labor and Industries has banned a Hillsboro janitorial company accused of underpaying workers on publicly funded projects in Western Oregon from ever working on public works…
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Workers connect the ceremonial final beam to a tower crane so it can be lifted into place Friday during a 'topping out' celebration on the Wizer Block.
September 29, 2016

'Topping out' the Wizer Block

by Anthony Macuk
Steel structure reaches its full height. The original Wizer’s building on Block 137 in downtown Lake Oswego has come a long way, baby. Workers have powered through the rain, mud and heat, and two weeks ago they held a topping-out ceremony for two of…
ZGF ARCHITECTS - The Multnomah County Health Headquarter is half-block development on a vacant site adjacent to the Bud Clark Commons development.
September 28, 2016

Design & Development

by Jules Rogers
Multnomah County Gladys McCoy Health Department Headquarters N.W. Sixth Ave. and N.W. Hoyt St. Neighborhood: Old Town/Chinatown Developer: Home Forward Designer: ZGF Architects Builder: JE Dunn Construction This project saw design review for the…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Preservationists helped negotiate a 120-day delay for the Ancient The Order of the United Workmen building at Southwest Second and Taylor earlier this year, but the building is still set to be demolished.
September 27, 2016

City closes loophole on historic properties

by Lyndsey Hewitt
One group plans to sue, says Portland violated state law Once snooze-worthy topics — buildings and city code — are becoming increasingly popular as Portland makes changes big and small in the wake of gentrification and urban renewal. But a small…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Puppet CEO Luke Kanies is passing the baton.
September 26, 2016

Puppet's founder and CEO Luke Kanies is stepping down.

by Joseph Gallivan
Sanjay Mirchandani taking over. Star Portland tech firm Puppet announced Monday that Luke Kanies is stepping down as CEO. He will be succeeded immediately by Sanjay Mirchandani, who joined the company in May 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. In a…

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Sep 24, 2016

Affordable housing bond makes good business sense

by Jim Mark
For the last two years, a primary conversation among Alliance directors has been the persistent and pervasive housing affordability and homelessness crises facing our community. Housing and…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE - Doug Obray, Terminal Leader at trucking company Swift Transportations Troutdale terminal.
Sep 23, 2016

Trucking keeps on paying

by Joseph Gallivan
Long haul truck driving remains a steady job, and Swift Transportation aims to standardize it. Even in the future, when shoppers prefer to buy stuff from their couch, there will still be a need…
SERA ARCHITECTS - The Jantzen Apartments U-shape honors the historical Jantzen Knitting Mills across the street.
Sep 23, 2016

SERA Architects dust off designs in industrial southeast

by Jules Rogers
Plans for a vaguely familiar building came through the design commission this September: A project that was parked two years ago has resurfaced under a new owner, Mapleton Waterloo. "We bought…
PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - Governor Kate Brown talks about her support for Measure 97 and other pressing issues for the state at a Portland Business Alliance Breakfast Forum at the Sentinel Hotel.
Sep 23, 2016

Governor Brown addresses Portland Business Alliance, defends…

by Jules Rogers
Businesspeople respond: set the table for us all to contribute ideas When Governor Kate Brown attended the Portland Business Alliance breakfast forum last week, moderator Kerry Tymchuk asked for…
COURTESY REACHNOW - A ReachNow car cruises Northwest Portland.
Sep 22, 2016

New car-sharing service launches in Portland

by Steve Law
A new car-sharing service, ReachNow, has launched in the Portland market, billing itself as a “premium car sharing service” because its fleet includes BMWs. The company, like Zipcar and other…
Sep 22, 2016

Live tweets from inside Bird Photo Booth 2.0

by Michaela Bancud
Some devices alienate us from nature. Others brings us very, very close to it. Bird Photo Booth 2.0 is a weather-proof bird-cam and bird feeder wrapped in one. It enables bird enthusiasts and…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JULES ROGERS - This location is just south of the Lone Fir Cemetery, and to the east of Colonel Summers Park.
Sep 22, 2016


by Jules Rogers
2100 S.E. Belmont St. Neighborhood: Buckman Developer: Urban Development Group Contractor: Hoff Construction This four-floor, 56-unit apartment building is designed to have 19 underground…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Brian Libby, architecture critic
Sep 21, 2016

Roosevelt and a New Deal for Portland schools

by Brian Libby
Bond money has been well spent in this school. It’s a sunny, early-fall day at Roosevelt High School in St. Johns, and despite the continuing mix of students and construction workers as…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP:  - A new barge from Zidell Marine Corp hits the water while tugs wait to push it into place against the Zidell dock in October 15, 2003. Zidell is getting out of the barge building business and plans to redevelop more of its 33 acre site.
Sep 21, 2016

Zidell Marine Corporation quitting barge building biz

by Joseph Gallivan
Last one will launch in 2017, but leasing will remain. Zidell Marine Corporation is quitting the barge building business, it announced Wednesday. The 50-year-old company, sited on prime real…
COURTESY: SARA WACHTER-BOETTCHER  - Content strategy consultant Sara Wachter-Boettcher will address the Delight Conference and explain some of the assumptions behind many of todays apps.
Sep 21, 2016

The Delight conference puts interface design in its place

by Joseph Gallivan
The Delight conference (of which the Business Tribune is a sponsor) is about design. Mainly online design, or screen interfaces. But it uses a wide variety of experts to inspire designers to…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VANCE TONG - Caption: In the blue corner, Uriel Ibarra of Spartan Boxing, Medford, faces off against Brandon Soto of Alive Boxing, Portland, at the Associated Builders and Contractors boxing social at the Portland airport Sheraton. The merit shop, or non-union, contractors meet every year for this social event, with the athletes sanctioned by USA Boxing.
Sep 20, 2016

ABC sues DOL on OT

by Joseph Gallivan
Non-union builders oppose new rules extending overtime to office workers. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and a coalition of business groups filed suit Tuesday against the U.S.…
SERA ARCHITECTS - The design team made changes such as lightening up the bricks and adding more windows.
Sep 20, 2016

Modera Davis: Lightened up

by Jules Rogers
SERA Architects' designs approved after changes At Northwest 10th Avenue and Davis Street — the half-block where Jimmy Mak’s jazz club is — there will soon be a 12-story apartment building. By a…

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