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SUBMITTED: PMG ABATEMENT & DEMOLITION - Rosa Martinezs PMG Abatement & Demolition works on residential and commercial projects, cleaning them up safely before renovations or demolitions. Its normal for them to have around five two-week projects booked.
July 26, 2016

Contracting Connection Part II

by Jules Rogers
Finding work that fits a minority firm's size and scope. Following the Friday, July 22 article on strategies general contractors use connecting with minority-certified subcontractors, Part 2 in the series covers certified minority firms' experiences…
COURTESY PHOTO - Portland businessman Tom Peterson, seen here in a 1981 TV commercial, died Monday, July 25, after a battle with Parkinson's disease.
July 26, 2016

Tom Peterson's family plans memorial service for icon, businessman

by Pamplin Media Group
The family of Portland businessman Tom Peterson is planning a memorial service for the showman and furniture/electronics store owner who died Monday morning after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 86. Details of the memorial have not been…
COURTESY NW NATURAL STREET OF DREAMS - Workers put the finishing touches to Mon Coeur, a French/Hamptoms-themed home in this year's NW Natural Street of Dreams in West Linn, which runs July 30 to Aug. 28.
July 26, 2016

Relaxed design

by Joseph Gallivan
Ralph Tahran designs the ultimate Hamptons house for the Street of Dreams Mon Coeur means “my heart” in French. The name was given to the Hamptons-style house on Lot 3 by the family who commissioned it. Ralph Tahran was asked to design a home that…
Jim Mark
July 26, 2016

Look closely at IP28; a bad idea can never help a good cause

by Jim Mark
Oregon consumers and small businesses should be very concerned about Initiative Petition 28, a proposed $6 billion tax increase that will be on the November ballot. IP28 would create a new 2.5 percent tax on the Oregon sales — not profits — of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Portland's average home prices have shot up to more than $400,000, according to new RMLS figures.
July 23, 2016

Average Portland home price hits record $412,000

by Jim Redden
The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent from a year ago. The jump happened despite an increase in homes for sale in June. The 4,501…
SUBMITTED: ANKROM MOISAN ARCHITECTS - Designs for the hotel show a sidecar-style segment that replicates the scale of the historic Auditorium, shown in brick red, above the hotel lobby.
July 25, 2016

Downtown Duo

by Jules Rogers
Hotel designs approved; new office coming soon Hotel designs are done on the block northeast of Lownsdale Square following a year-long series of redesigns surrounding existing buildings on the site. Ankrom Moisan Architects (AMA) designed the new…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Rockwood Rising design group created a model of what the site will look like upon completion of phase one.
July 22, 2016

Rockwood Rising phase one plans approved

by Christopher Keizur
Site will feature large public square, mixed-use buldings, market hall For architect Matt Brown, Rockwood Rising is like a rocket ship launching a satellite, the neighborhood in his analogy, up into a stable orbit. It can’t get there without the…
VANCE W. TONG
July 21, 2016

The business of Measure 97

by Vance W. Tong
Today, the Business Tribune begins a series on potential impacts of Measure 97 on local businesses. Formerly known as IP 28, this measure would place a 2.5 percent gross receipts tax on businesses that generate sales greater than $25 million in…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Emily Powell, President and Owner of Powells Books, says Measure 97 (formerly IP 28) would ruin the business and many others, hitting it with a huge tax bill and cost of living expenses. She is the granddaughter of Powells founder Walter Powell and daughter of Powells icon Michael Powell. She works in management with the companys CEO Miriam Sontz.
July 21, 2016

Measure 97 could mean the end for Powell's Books

by Joseph Gallivan
Emily Powell, President and Owner of Powell’s Books, says the proposed Gross Receipts Sales tax affecting companies in Oregon with more than $25 million in annual sales would apply to Powell’s and would ruin the company. Answers were edited for…
BRIAN LIBBY
July 22, 2016

Framing the future

by Brian Libby
In Oregon and around the world, a new generation of timber-framed buildings is rising: taller, greener and safer than ever before. It’s easy to see how Portland finds itself with two new wood-framed, glass-enclosed buildings each called Framework.…
July 21, 2016

A woman's touch

by Patrick Malee
Ten years ago, when Jamie Harris and Natalie Long were first breaking into the home building industry, they could feel the suspicious gazes from their male counterparts. More than even other industries marred by gender inequality, the construction…
JULES ROGERS - Franklin High Schools seismic roofing improvements began in 2013. Meanwhile, classes are at the Marshall Campus, 3095 S.E. 91st Ave.
July 21, 2016

Design&Development

by Jules Rogers
Franklin High School 5405 S.E. Woodward St. Neighborhood: South Tabor Contractor: Skanska USA Building Designer: IBI Group Architects, SERA Architects In a renovation that began in July 2013, the full modernization of Franklin High School includes…

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Nate McCoy
Jul 21, 2016

Contracting Connection: Part I

by Jules Rogers
Building up Portland's builders There’s a mismatch in Portland’s construction sector. Large general contracting firms struggle to find certified minority-owned businesses to fulfil diversity…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kids play futsal during camp at Rose City Futsal.
Jul 20, 2016

Rose City Futsal coming to Tigard

by Mark Miller
Three-field facility with restaurant, store under development on Cascade Avenue. It's not quite soccer, and it's definitely not basketball — it's futsal, and it's coming to Tigard in a big way.…
ANKROM MOISAN ARCHITECTS - Renderings show how the building steps down in height as it nears historic sites, not to dwarf them.
Jul 19, 2016

Ankrom Moisan Architects: Stepping it up to fit in

by Jules Rogers
Ankrom Moisan's fresh design for the Pearl blends with old warehouses at street level and with Portland's rising glassy skyline It's a mix between historic proportioning and modern technique,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE - The Chehalem Cultural Center project has netted Scott Edwards Architecture a top award from the Golden Nugget design awards, which noted the building's reuse of old materials during the rehabilitation.
Jul 17, 2016

Cultural center nets top design award

by Colin Staub
The restoration of the 1935 Central School building and its transformation into the Chehalem Cultural Center has earned Portland design firm Scott Edwards Architecture (SEA) a top award for its…
TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH - Julia Anderson, Smart Money
Jul 16, 2016

It's not too early to plan for retirement

by Julia Anderson
People tend to put off retirement planning until their 50s. Most of us are too busy with family and work until then to think about seems like far away retirement in our 60s. But in our 50s a bit…
COURTESY PORT OF PORTLAND - (L-R) David Zielke, Port of Portland, Air Service Development Director, Keith Leavitt, Port of Portland Chief Commercial Officer, Philippe Lacamp, Senior Vice-President, Americas for Cathay Pacific, Fred Ruggiero, Vice President, Cargo, Americas, Cathay Pacific, Rick Aizawa, Port of Portland Air Service Development Manager.
Jul 15, 2016

A new link to the far east

by Joseph Gallivan
Cathay Pacific will fly freight out of Portland to Hong Kong starting November 2016. The Port of Portland has lured Cathay Pacific Airways to add a twice-weekly scheduled service to Portland…
RENDERING: CARELTON HART ARCHITECTS.  - Commuters pass this site driving on and off I-405 via Highway 26, along Southwest Arthur Street.
Jul 15, 2016

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

by Jules Rogers
Hill Park Apartments 110 S.W. Arthur St. Neighborhood: Lair Hill Contractor: Colas Construction Designer: Carleton Hart Architects Acting Owner: Central City Concern Type: Affordable Housing…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Nik Gervais, a Project Manager at Turner Construction.
Jul 15, 2016

Pick 'n' pull for vintage houses

by Joseph Gallivan
City says houses over 100 years old must be picked apart, not crushed. Starting this Halloween, houses older than 100 years in Portland must be deconstructed — not demolished. Last week, the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JULES ROGERS - Left to right, speakers Kim Moore, managing director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in Dallas; Tony Schum, vice president of Duff & Phelps in Austin; and Lee Higgins, principal at Tax Incentives Consultants in Austin formed the site-selection consultants panel. Janet LeBar, president and CEO of Greater Portland Inc., hosted the forum event at the White Stag building in Old Town.
Jul 19, 2016

Build your business in Bridgetown

by Jules Rogers
Greater Portland Inc. directs expansion of Portland's business sector In a rural Texas community with a population of 12,000 wanting for new business to expand there, a tax incentive consultant…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - FedEx Ground is hiring 200 package handlers. If they can find the place.
Jul 14, 2016

Hiring . . . of sorts

by Joseph Gallivan
Federal Express Ground needs 200 entry level package handlers stat. Why won't they show up? They built it. So where are they? Federal Express Ground — the packages that don’t go by air — has a…
MICHAELA BANCUD
Jul 13, 2016

When Mom’s at work, who’s watching baby?

by Michaela Bancud
Tracking system for tots (and CAREGIVERS) comes straight out of Intel It’s called BabyBit, and it’s a battery-powered sensor that snaps onto a baby’s clothes. Why do babies and their parents…
SEIU LOCAL 49 - Janitors rally at the Pittock Block in April 2015 after the building owner hired a non-union janitorial company, kicking off the nationwide Raise America campaign.
Jul 14, 2016

National campaign sweeps up success in Portland

by Jules Rogers
PDX janitors slide ahead of the minimum wage movement Portland janitors, homecare workers, early childhood educators and city employees are getting their minimum wage raise early. Portland area…


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