Scene & Heard

Shipping News

Take a look inside FedEx’s Troutdale nerve center.

11/23/2011 By Martin Patail


Mobile Money

The big financial institutions are having some serious PR problems. Perhaps it's high time for Portlander Alex Payne's startup business BankSimple.

10/14/2011 By David Wolman


Portland’s Thriving Defense Industry

How peace-loving Portland makes big bucks off America’s wars.

09/21/2011 By Daniel Mollet


Burgerville’s Chief

The pescetarian CEO who helped green up Burgerville

09/21/2011 By Emily Burton


The Bottom Line

Local company gDiapers moves beyond the pail.

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas


Seed Money

Farmland LP is a company on the grow—organically that is.

07/22/2011 By Eleanor R. Brown


Go West!

Hi-tech hub Hillsboro has a handle on the future.

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas


The Flax Man

Is flax the fashionable fabric of the future?

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas


Food Fixer

Kurt Huffman has his hands in more eateries than Zagat.

05/20/2011 By Zach Dundas


How ZoomCare is Shaking Up the Checkup

The Hilsboro-based urgent- and primary-care clinics offer a high-speed prescription for health care.

04/22/2011 By Ethan Epstein


Gold School

Carolynn Duncann is the 29-year-old founder of Portland Ten, a boot camp-style, 12-week shock-therapy course in business fundamentals for tech entrepreneurs, in which "students" must pledge to aim for $1 million in revenue within 18 months.

11/16/2010 By Eric Blokland


2020 Vision

The inside look on what industries and companies will be driving Portland's economy in 2020, so you can get in early.

08/17/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Zach Dundas and Oakley Brooks


Up With Umpqua

Find out how Oregon's Umpqua Bank has managed to come out of the recession as Oregon's largest bank.

07/15/2010 By Randy Gragg

The Mudroom

The China Connection

The business connection between China and Stumptown has many ties. From academia to green initiatives to tennie-runners, the imports, exports and collaborations are plentiful.

03/16/2010 By Kasey Cordell

The Mudroom

PERS Strings

The economic crash has left Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) in need of an estimated $1 billion from public employers to cover future commitments to retirees. How do gubernatorial candidates Allen Alley and Chris Dudley plan to help pub

02/02/2010 By Randy Gragg


Wheel Borrow

If people can take out loans on houses and cars, why not take them out on bikes?

08/18/2009 By Laura Klairmont


Street Cents

As it turns out, the money the Portland Bureau of Transportation received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act only equals 1.25 Raef LaFrentzes.

07/20/2009 With Brian Barker


Earth and Money

Dan Weldon, Portland's first ecobanker, can help you save the earth and your money with the GreenStreet Lending Initiative.



Green Machine

With economic stimulus dollars up for grabs, a gubernatorial strike force of Portland power players has a comeback plan.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas


The Bounceback

Earlier this year Oregon became ground zero for economists Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida's bickering. Forbes columnist, Kotkin, and Florida, his longtime adversary in regional-economics punditry, hash out what will save Portland's economy.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond