PDXplosion

Portland Brands Are Taking Over the US

From coffee to haircuts, local businesses go big.

02/27/2018 By Stephen Phillips

Fancy Feasts

A Portland Pet Food Brand Goes Full Locavore

The sustainable line of products includes gluten-free biscuits and camping-friendly meal pouches.

02/27/2018 By Amy Martin

Business

Old Town Gets a Posh UK Hotel Brand

Will the Portland neighborhood's rough edges deter Hoxton’s globe-trotting clientele?

02/27/2018 By Eleanor Van Buren

PDX Index

After Portlandia, What's Next for the Local Film Industry?

Sample stat: 25 films have been shot in Oregon since the start of 2017.

02/27/2018 By Anya Rehon

Cannabis: Hot Boxing

It’s 2018. Of Course You Can Get Cannabis Delivered to Your Front Door.

Green Box brings pot to your porch.

01/30/2018 By Courtney Eldridge

Cannabis: Marketing

How Should Cannabis Companies Market Themselves?

Mike Reeves of Portland branding company LTRMN breaks it down.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

LA Gear

3 Portland Brands Going Big in Los Angeles

So how do shoppers in each city compare?

01/30/2018 By Hannah Bonnie

Holidays

America's Christmas Trees Come From Oregon. This Year, There's a Shortage.

The Great Recession of 2008 (temporarily?) whittled down a top state industry.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Game On

A Swiss Sneaker Company Kicks Into Gear in Portland

On, a Zurich-based running shoe maker, aims to break into the local market.

11/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Q&A

A Model Scout Returns to Portland to Head the Agency That Launched His Career

After years of globe-trotting, Jonny Shultz comes home to Q6.

11/15/2017 By Eden Dawn

Business

Two Portlanders Team Up to Fund Female and Black Start-Ups

Fund a Founder wants to help bankroll female and black creators by selling T-shirts.

11/14/2017 By Kayla Brock

Tech

A Radical New Tech Start-Up Movement Gathers in Portland This Week

Kinder, cooler, and smarter: 'zebra' companies take on Silicon Valley’s 'unicorns.'

11/13/2017 By Zach Dundas

Farm to Table

This Food Delivery System Is the Next Big Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

MilkRun is like a CSA where you get to choose what you want from local farms.

11/03/2017 By Chad Walsh

Style

This Women's Workwear Line Says Yes to Pockets (and No to Plumber’s Crack)

Portland landscapers couldn’t find suitable pants to work in—so they designed their own.

10/16/2017 By Eden Dawn

Breaking News

Hollywood Theatre to Buy Movie Madness

A marriage made in film geek heaven? The nonprofit cinema launches a Kickstarter campaign to purchase the SE Belmont institution, one of the last, best video stores in the universe.

10/11/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Fancy Pants

How Portland Helped Design Uniqlo's New Tokyo Headquarters

The new 200,000-square-foot facility is organized like an actual city.

09/21/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Architecture

Under Armour Finally Unveils Its New Portland HQ

Thanks to the East Coast sportswear giant, our city's iconic YMCA is empty no more.

09/14/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Sweat Equity

An All-Natural Portland Deodorant Brand Goes Big

Schmidt's started in a Foster-Powell home. Now it's got a massive factory and a Florida-based investor.

09/13/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Advertising

A Portland Ad Agency Plays Matchmaker with Bands and Brands

"This is like a young fawn in the forest."

09/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson