Coronavirus

Resources for Portland Small Businesses

COVID-19 hit your business. Here's our resource guide.

03/31/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Portland’s Small Business Grant Applications Are Open until April 1

Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund is aimed at getting $2,000—$10,000 grants to 200 small businesses. Some say that’s not nearly enough.

03/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Portland's Small Businesses Want to Know If and When Help Is Coming

As local businesses are forced to shutter, they look to the state and federal government for economic relief. Here's what that might look like.

03/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Financial Advice

Four Things Small Business Owners Should Do in the COVID-19 Crisis

Financial expert Georgia Lee Hussey of Modernist Financial offers her tips.

03/26/2020 By Fiona McCann

Breaking News

In a Do-or-Die Situation, a New Portland Independent Restaurant Alliance Rises

“Without your help, we won’t be here.”

03/24/2020 By Karen Brooks

Coronavirus

Attorney Jonathan Hardin Explains Why Insurance Companies are Rejecting Coronavirus Claims

Many local businesses believed when Governor Brown shut them down to slow the virus, that would trigger their insurance benefits and save their companies. We asked an attorney to explain why they likely won't get the help they believe.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Many Business Insurance Policies Won’t Cover Loss Due to Coronavirus

Most small businesses have Loss of Business insurance,. But not many know about the fine print that could void all their claims related to the coronavirus.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Will I Get Coronavirus from Ordering Takeout?

The lowdown on safety and ethics in Portland’s new takeout-only restaurant reality.

03/18/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

News

How the Local Retail Scene is Coping with Coronavirus

As the city wisely turns to social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, retail business has plummeted for our local boutiques and makers. Here are the sales, deals, and news from your local shops as they struggle to survive.

03/17/2020 By Eden Dawn and Kyle Sosa

What’s Next?

We Asked 5 Portland Tech Insiders about the Future of the Industry

Portland’s tech scene is steadily growing and morphing, ushering in economic, cultural, and physical change to our city as it does.

02/25/2020 By Fiona McCann and Marty Patail

Office Space

WeWork Opens First East-Side Location

The beleaguered workspace rental company opens its fourth Portland space in the Lloyd District.

02/24/2020 By Fiona McCann

News

After New Year's Day Break-In, Passages Bookshop Is Back in Business

Owner David Abel is still looking for the stolen books, including rare works by Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett.

01/17/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Best Places to Work

How to Switch Careers—According to these Portland Experts

In a rut? Portland career counselors Vicki Lind and Dan Hahn have some homework for you.

01/02/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Cover Story

The Best Places to Work 2020

Mind-melting offices, galaxy-brain work perks, and forward-thinking companies changing Portland’s work culture.

12/31/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Best Places to Work

BeFunky's Portland Headquarters Is a Gorgeous Minimalist Oasis

The photo editing software company has more than 25 million active users, so you might be surprised by the modesty of the firm’s Portland headquarters.

12/31/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Best Places to Work

Squarespace’s Downtown Office Puts an Emphasis on Togetherness—and Food

Meals are a big deal here.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

Best Places to Work

Swift’s Northwest Portland HQ is Packed to the Brim with Delights

At this point, the yoga sessions, roving bar cart, and rosé and Ecliptic hazy on tap just seem like overkill.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

Books

A New PDX-Grown Book Series Tackles Tough Topics for Kids

Read-alouds on racism, feminism, money and more that you can't buy on Amazon.

11/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Book Flap

An E-book Revolt Is Brewing at Your Local Library

A major publishing house wants to embargo its new releases. Librarians are fighting back.

11/21/2019 By Julia Silverman

Tech

This New Voice-Enabled Quiz Is Meant to Teach Oregonians About Wine

Alexa, play the Oregon Wine Quiz!

11/12/2019 By Olivia Wolf