Rainmaker

Raising the Barre

Barre3’s ballet-Pilates-yoga fusion has attracted some big names—including Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna.

02/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Ramona DeNies

Mudroom

Five Questions For… David Wolman

Local writer David Wolman answers questions about the current state of currency.

01/26/2012 By Zach Dundas

SAVE YOUR SOLES

Video: Well Cobbled

Those boots might be made for walking—but only for so long. See how Julie Derrick, owner of JD’s Shoe Repair, can save your soles.

01/20/2012 Videography by Stephen Person

Rainmaker

Mobile Mappers

Feeling lost at Powell's or the Portland Art Museum? There's an app for that.

12/23/2011 By Ramona DeNies

Rainmaker

New Seasons

Local snowboarding CEO has outerwear ideas that go beyond the slopes.

11/23/2011 By Ramona DeNies

Scene & Heard

Shipping News

Take a look inside FedEx’s Troutdale nerve center.

11/23/2011 By Martin Patail

Rainmaker

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

Mudroom

Portland’s Thriving Defense Industry

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

09/21/2011 By Daniel Mollet

Rainmaker

Burgerville’s Chief

The pescetarian CEO who helped green up Burgerville

09/21/2011 By Emily Burton

Mudroom

The Bottom Line

Local company gDiapers moves beyond the pail.

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Seed Money

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

07/22/2011 By Eleanor R. Brown

Mudroom

Go West!

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

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Flax Man

Is flax the fashionable fabric of the future?

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Food Fixer

Kurt Huffman has his hands in more eateries than Zagat.

05/20/2011 By Zach Dundas

HEALTH

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

Rainmaker

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

JOBS

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

Mudroom

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