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August 24, 2016

Temple of Doom

by Bian Libby
An upcoming demolition speaks to a broader need for historic preservation Today Portland’s skyline is dotted with construction cranes. But what also has become distressingly prevalent are the demolition crews. The metro area’s urban growth boundary…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: PORT OF PORTLAND - Undeveloped land at the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park. The Port of Portland is hoping to find a buyer for an additional 178 acres soon.
August 24, 2016

Report: Industrial park will support 3,500 jobs

by Zane Sparling
The once-toxic site of the Reynolds aluminum plant will support 3,500 jobs and generate $46 million in annual tax revenue when fully redeveloped, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency. The 700-acre Troutdale Reynolds…
FILE PHOTO - The upscale theaters at Cinetopia are one of the biggest draws bringing customers to Progress Ridge TownSquare in southwestern Beaverton, near the Tigard boundary.
August 23, 2016

Progress Ridge TownSquare sold for $101 million

by Eric Apalategui
A California company has bought the Progress Ridge TownSquare shopping center in southwestern Beaverton for $101 million. Donahue Schriber Realty Group's purchase of the property from Tualatin-based Gramor Development was announced Monday. It is the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Todd Baker who is the third-generation president of Baker Rock Resources, stands on the grounds of his familys rock Beaverton company that was founded in 1956.
August 23, 2016

M97: Adding 2.5 percent to everyone's costs

by Jules Rogers
Todd Baker is the third-generation president of Baker Rock Resources, founded in 1956. It has rock quarries in Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill and Marion counties, and is located in Beaverton along Southwest Farmington Road. Baker Rock distributes…
August 23, 2016

East Portland Chamber of Commerce Board opposes Measure 97's six billion dollar tax

by PMG
The board of the East Portland Chamber of Commerce, at the recommendation of their Government and Economic Affairs committee, voted unanimously at their August meeting to oppose Ballot Measure 97 which would impose a new $6 billion tax on the sales…
RENDERING COURTESY CORE SPACES - Rooftop gardens and oversize hot tubs mark the style of the Collective on 4th
August 24, 2016

October 2016 goundbreaking for luxury apartment project downtown

by Joseph Gallivan
417 unit project at Southwest Fourth Avenue and Harrison Street Core Spaces will break ground in October on a 417-unit, 15-story luxury apartment project in downtown Portland’s South Auditorium District. The Collective on 4th will offer retail on…
August 22, 2016

River cleanup must keep economy afloat

by Jim Mark
The Willamette River is special to Portland. It runs through the heart of our city. It provides opportunities for recreation and is home to many species of wildlife. It provides opportunities for people to earn a living wage and to support their…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The Starship Robot is a self-guided machine designed for making deliveries.
August 21, 2016

Bridging the physical and digital retail worlds

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Twenty years ago, a self-driving robot zooming around might have drawn an excitable crowd. But on a recent morning at the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain, such a robot only gets a few curious glances and one actual inquiry. “I think people accept it at…
COURTESY: COMMUNITY VISION - A long-vacant spot at the southeast corner of Ladds Addition, which used to be a gas station in the 80s, is being developed into Portlands first universally accessible center.
August 20, 2016

Collaborative design comes to Ladd's addition

by Jules Rogers
Portland’s first universally accessible center is about to be developed on the southeast corner of Ladd’s Addition. Community Vision is building the Seven Corners Community Collaborative at Southeast Division and 19th Streets, which will house three…
SOURCE: PDC - The parcel consists of two lots, both in urban renewal areas.
August 19, 2016

PDC sells property under Broadway Bridge

by Jules Rogers
An empty parcel beneath the Broadway Bridge has been sold for $9 million after nearly 30 years of vacant underuse during the Portland Development Commission’s ownership, who approved the deal at last week’s meeting. Purchased by Wolff Enterprises,…
JONATHAN HOUSE - Ed Trotter, the engineer on OHSUs core team, watches work at the KCRB site.
August 19, 2016

A day in the life of the OHSU core team

by Jules Rogers
KCRB owner representatives design for the user As concrete is pumped into steel racks beneath the site of what is to be the Knight Cancer Research Building, almost 70 people ride the aerial tram back and forth between the Oregon Health & Science…
PORTLAND BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION - Flanders Crossing will connect pedestrians in the Pearl District to the Northwest District.
August 22, 2016

New bridge will overpass I-405 downtown

by Jules Rogers
Flanders Crossing will connect the Pearl District to Northwest PDX Construction on Flanders Crossing could begin April 2018, as it was approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission on August 19. The bridge is designed for pedestrians and bikes,…

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - David Chown runs family-owned Chown Hardware as operations and finance manager, in shared ownership with his brother.
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by Joseph Gallivan
David Chown is in charge of operations and finance for Chown Hardware, while his brother Fred is president and in charge of sales and marketing. Consequently, David is on the front line in…
Aug 17, 2016

CrowdCow mooves into Portland pastures

by Michaela Bancud
It’s Kickstarter, for cows. That’s how CrowdCow founders Ethan Lowry and Joe Jeitzeberg explain their shared beef-buying model. It’s already doing well in Portland, where we like to know a lot…
JULES ROGERS - Density has been controversial in Sellwood, a historical neighborhood with old architecture and mostly small, single-family lots.
Aug 16, 2016


by Jules Rogers
Galaxie Lofts 7400 S.E. Milwaukie Blvd. Neighborhood: Sellwood Owner: Galaxie Apartments LLC Designer: BAMA Architecture and Design Contractor: JF Construction Plans for a four-story apartment…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Matt Brown (left) and Jon Felix-Lund are opening their new Mini Mini mart on East Burnside after eight months delay.
Aug 16, 2016

New model mini mart finally opening

by Joseph Gallivan
The paper has come off the windows at Mini Mini, the new model convenience store at East Burnside and Seventh Avenue. Sort of. When they exposed and fixed the boarded up high windows, the new…
Aug 16, 2016

It always pays to re-evaluate your business

by Carrie Hulse
A jar of marbles sits on my desk, two hundred to be exact. Each marble represents one in-person site visit accomplished over a two-year period after joining Business Oregon on the Certification…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE - Consumer Cellular CFO John Marick says the new office in Tigard will be full in five years.
Aug 16, 2016

Tigard company growing by tapping older consumers

by Jim Redden
In movies and TV shows, parents and grandparents are frequently comic relief characters. Their old fashioned ways usually amuse or frustrate the much hipper young stars. But in the real world,…
Aug 16, 2016

It pays to plan ahead for long-term care

by Julia Anderson
As we age, most of us expect to remain in our homes and hope to stay there until the end. The reality is that 70 percent of us will need long-term care and will likely die in an assisted living…
PDC - The map shows the three areas of focus in the new Gateway Action Plan, which includes pedestrian-friendly plans to connect the Halsey-Weidler Business District, Central Gateway and the transit center.
Aug 15, 2016

A new plan for Gateway

by Jules Rogers
Three-pronged approach refocuses renewal efforts “In post-war Gateway, there were orchards and farms,” said Justin Douglas, policy manager with the Portland Development Commission (PDC). “The…
COURTESY: PORT OF PORTLAND - Bill Wyatt disagrees with Mannix on how to bring container traffic back to the Port of Portland's Terminal 6.
Aug 12, 2016

Union port forever

by Joseph Gallivan
Kevin Mannix's plan for a public employee port authority will never happen, says Bill Wyatt. In July, former Oregon legislator Kevin Mannix proposed creating the Oregon Shipping Authority. The…
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Aug 12, 2016

Cutting the cord at Burning Man

by Joseph Gallivan
March Fourth boss leads the way when it comes to balancing digital and analog lives. I figured out where I want my August vacation to be: away from my phone. It doesn’t ring very much but it…
Aug 12, 2016


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CM/GC SERVICES FOR THE THOMAS CULLY PARK, PHASE 1 COMPLETE PORTLAND, OR Proposals due: August 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm Proposals Due: Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 2pm at Verde…
PHOTOS: JULES ROGERS. RENDERING: COMMERCIAL REALTY ADVISORS - Workers ready the foundation along Woodstock and 52nd Streets.
Aug 11, 2016


by Jules Rogers
Restaurant and Retail Spaces 5931 S.E. 52nd Ave. Neighborhood: Woodstock Broker: Commercial Realty Advisors NW LLC Contractors: John Wassmer Construction Inc., Hercules Construction This lot at…

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