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June 28, 2016

Large in the Lloyd

by Jules Rogers
Holst Architecture proposes mixed-use plans for parking lot near Lloyd Center The Lloyd Center IMAX theater’s large parking lot, east of Holladay Park, will likely be seeing a new development going up next year. On June 30, Portland’s Design…
COURTESY NORPAC - Food manufacturers such as NORPAC are enjoying strong growth in Oregon right now.  Here, cranberries get squeezed.
June 27, 2016

Food pot boiling over

by Julia Anderson
Call it food manufacturing or processing, Oregon's got plenty. When Elisabeth Bueschen Monahan sells her Fraga Farmstead organic grade A goat cheese at Portland farmers markets, she supports the region’s fastest-growing manufacturing sector — food…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSEPH GALLIVAN  - A barista at Sisters Coffee in the Pearl stands behind Squares white Contactless and Chip Card Reader. Customers can still swipe their credit card on the left edge of the iPad, but they can now also insert a credit card with a chip into the back of the white box, or tap it with their NFC-enabled phone and use Apple Pay or another contactless payment method.Square is targeting Portland for its thriving small business scene and becasue uptake of the new reader has been strong since its launch in fall 2015.
June 25, 2016

Frictionless capitalism is here

by Joseph Gallivan
Square combines chip readers and contactless payment in its new dongle. Electronic payments company Square has been in Portland recently, building support for its new Contactless and Chip Card Reader. The new gadget costs businesses (or anyone…
OUTLOOK GRAPHIC: NADINE ZOOK - This map shows the location of current construction of the Subaru distribution facility, in relation to the site of future development by Trammel Crow and Specht Development at the Gresham Vista Business Park.
June 25, 2016

Developers buy big parcels in Vista Park

by Quinton Smith
The Port of Portland Commission on Wednesday approved the sale of 66 acres in its Gresham Vista Business Park to two development companies who plan to construct six buildings totaling 1.15 million square feet. The sales means more than half of the…
COURTESY: MONTAINER  - Montainer designed, made and installed this modified shipping container Accessory Dwelling Unit for a client in San Diego, California.
June 24, 2016

Contain yourselves!

by Joseph Gallivan
Montana firm hopes to crack the Portland ADU market with stylish turnkey shipping containers. Containers are the paper cups of the global trading world. Those metal boxes that stack like Legos on a cargo ship and click neatly on the back of…
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - NV, a high-rise in the Pearl District slated for August completion, went through Design Advice and Design Review in front of the citys Design Commission. It is in the Central Employment zone, the Design Overlay zone and the Central City Plan District.
June 23, 2016

City gears up to streamline development process

by Jules Rogers
Staffers contract out for help creating policy that won't slow down the building boom The City of Portland contracted with Seattle-based Walker Macy to complete its Design Overlay Zone Assessment (DOZA), a project intended to research the direction…
Julia Anderson
June 24, 2016

The 70s, a time for withdrawal

by Julia Anderson
Withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement savings accounts in the next nine to 21 months, that is People celebrating their 70th birthdays this year — as the vanguard of the baby boomer generation is doing — must start taking withdrawals from their…
June 22, 2016

Gov. Brown remains silent on corporate tax hike

by Peter Wong
She outlines economic priorities at Westside Economic Alliance breakfast. Gov. Kate Brown drew attention Wednesday (June 22) for what she did not say to Washington County business leaders and public officials as for what she did say. Brown did not…
June 22, 2016

Political analyst: Competing messages dominate tax fight

by Peter Wong
Advocates will sell plan based on 'fair share'; opponents label it a sales tax. A political analyst says that a ballot measure to raise corporate taxes — not races for governor or U.S. senator — will share the spotlight with the presidency in…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: PARIS ACHEN - Governor Kate Brown signing the minimum wage legislation in February.
June 15, 2016

Labor commissioner completes new minimum wage rules

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
New fixes will be explained to employers in a series of statewide seminars with the labor bureau. Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries finalized new minimum wage rules Wednesday, requiring employers to pay a regional rate based on where the…
COURTESY: INSTACART - Instacarts green-clad shoppers are now delivering from restaurant supply store Cash&Carry and classic health food co-op Food Front.
June 22, 2016

Instacart offers more options in Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
Mobile app-based grocery delivery service adds Food Front Co-op and Cash&Carry. Grocery delivery service Instacart announced Tuesday June 21 that it has expanded its Portland offering, adding two unlikely bedfellows: Food Front Cooperative Grocery…
City of Pendleton
June 21, 2016

New Bid Notices for June 21st

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TRIBUNE PHOTO; JONATHAN HOUSE  - Lynae Forbes, President of the Hasson Company, Realtors is the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR) Masters Circle 2016 Managing Broker of the Year.
Jun 21, 2016

Forbes lists her tips for success

by Joseph Gallivan
Lynae Forbes of the Hasson Company is PMAR Managing Broker of the year. Lynae (pronounced LIN-ay) Forbes, now the president of Hasson Company Realtors, always asks brokers who want to join her…
PHOTO: MICHAELA BANCUD - Clare McLeod, of St. Marys Academy, fights slavery and helps sex workers.
Jun 20, 2016

Future Citizen winner fights the good fight

by Michaela Bancud
From St Mary's to Cornell, with love and humility. St. Mary’s High School student Clare McLeod will attend Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Ithaca, New York in the Fall.…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Ancestry Brewing owner Jerry Turner, center, with general manager and son Jeremy, right and PDX Sliders chef Ryan Rollins.
Jun 20, 2016

Tualatin's only brewery is open for business

by Mark Miller
Ancestry Brewing already preparing to open second location in Sellwood. Beer from Tualatin? You better believe it. Ancestry Brewing, a new addition to the Portland area’s massive craft beer…
JAIME VALDEZ - Winners of the PMAR First Citizens Award: Barb Attridge (left) and Karen Fishel, the founders of Dress for Success Oregon, helped 635 women obtain and retain jobs in 2015. Not just about supplying job interview clothes any more, DFSO now offers training and other forms of support to women looking for work, especially in professional environments.
Jun 20, 2016

First among equals

by Dean Baker
Founders of Oregon Dress for Success become 'First Citizens'. They founded an organization that’s helped 25,000 Portland-area women overcome life’s problems, gain self-esteem, get jobs and build…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Broker of the Year Diana McCredie of Keller Williams Portland Central.
Jun 20, 2016

PMAR Brokers of the Year

by Jules Rogers
Beth Earnest & Diana McCredie The Portland Metro Association of Realtors awarded two Brokers of the Year for 2016: Beth Earnest of Earnest & Associates Real Estate and Diana McCredie of Keller…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Xander Perkins looks for the owner of a lost pomeranian as he carries him up the hill at Roger Tilbury Park in Beaverton. This photo won first place in lifestyle photography for a non-daily news source in the 2016 Northwest Excellence in Journalism awards.
Jun 20, 2016

Pamplin newspapers win top honors in regional contest

by Pamplin Media Group
Three first-place wins and a total of seven awards for Northwest news Pamplin Media Group newspapers won seven awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 contest. The…
JULES ROGERS - Modera Belmont is a lot with a tower crane along S.E. Belmont Street, so far.
Jun 20, 2016

Design&Development

by Jules Rogers
1. Modera Belmont 818 SE 6th Avenue Neighborhood: Central Eastside Developer: Mill Creek Residential Trust Designer: SERA Architects This full-block, six-story apartment building is shaped like…
COURTESY: WINDERMERE STELLAR  - Richard Caplan, Principal Broker with Windermere Stellar, is the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR) Realtor of the Year.
Jun 20, 2016

Caplan's crazy world

by Michaela Bancud
From carbon copies to CC-all: communication is key Richard Caplan, principal broker with of Windermere Stellar, is the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR) 2015 Realtor of the…
Jun 18, 2016

$400k, for that? Get used to it.

by Joseph Gallivan
As the real estate market remains red hot, professionals explain how to deal with the heat. The Portland housing market remains finger-licking hot. The average sale price of a Portland area home…
COURTESY: BILL GRANGE - Grange volunteers his time to kids going through chemo at both Doernbecher and Randall Childrens Hospitals.
Jun 18, 2016

Grange on the home

by Scott Keith
PMAR Realtor Good Neighbor Award 2016 winner, Bill Grange gives back to kiddos with cancer. The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR) presents the Realtor Good Neighbor Award to a…
City of Pendleton
Jun 17, 2016

New Bid Notices for June 17th

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Eli Fishel (age 18), Olivia Faulconer (24) and Jordan Vaandering (26) joined the Burgerville Workers Union to lobby for more wages, benefits and control of their schedule. They work at the Vancouver Plaza shop in Washington, one of five where the union is public.
Jun 17, 2016

More please, Sir!

by Joseph Gallivan
Burgerville crew members form a union but management isn't impressed with their menu. Agitate, educate, organize! That cri de coeur might seem a little old hat these days, what with Right to…


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