THE MONEY ISSUE

3 Incubators for Portland's Next Smashing Start-Up

Got a great business idea? These entrepreneurial pros can help.

12/23/2014 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

How Nike Elites Changed the Athletic Sock Game

Tracking the rise of Nike's share of national sock stock

12/01/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski

REPORT

Why Are Enterprising Portland Foodies Heading for the Suburbs?

Portland restaurateurs find opportunity on the food scene’s next frontier: suburbia.

11/03/2014 By Molly Woodstock

ART

Portland Windows Shine a Light on Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz Art

What do a Chinese dissident, America’s most notorious federal prison, and energy-conscious Portland homeowners have in common?

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

Article

Celebrating Stumptown's 15th Year of Coffee Empire Building

Checking in on Duane Sorenson's big idea, a decade and a half later.

11/03/2014 By Catalina Gaitán

VISUAL THINKING

XPlane Tranforms Global Companies with the Power of Doodling

Using drawings, skits, role-playing, and the power of "show, don't tell," one local design consultancy generates some seriously smart thinking.

10/10/2014 By Kelly Clarke

GROUP THINK

Ziba Made Your Ketchup Bottle—Now It's Remaking Itself

For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

VENTURES

Are Semi Trucks Portland's Most Visible Product?

Freightliner’s chief looks to keep America (and Portland manufacturing) rolling.

09/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

DISPATCH

Portland Shacks Up with Airbnb

Is sharing really caring? We track the controversies surrounding the house-share company's new Portland office.

06/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

BUSINESS

Cinnabon Conjures A Bit of Portland Voodoo

How Portland's quirky tastes are secretly influencing food-court culture.

05/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

VENTURES

Portland's Friendly Real Estate Renegade

How Jenelle Isaacson and Living Room Realty are putting people first.

04/02/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

BIG PICTURE

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm's Bloom Boom

An artisan farming niche shows its true colors

04/02/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

BIG PICTURE

The Rise of the Portland Mercado

How the Hacienda Community Development Corporationaims plans to turn a Southeast Foster neighborhood eyesore into a Hispanic hub

03/03/2014 By Nathan Tucker

VENTURES

Taking the Start-Up Scene from PDX to Gaza

Pierced, tattooed, and driven, Tom Sperry goes rogue in the world of Portland investing.

03/03/2014 By Randy Gragg

NEWS

Legal Weed is Coming! Are We Ready?

Oregon may vote to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014. As the drug war winds down, we explore Oregon's current cannabis landscape.

03/03/2014 By Doug Fine

VENTURES

Point 97's Ocean Conservation Apps Make Waves

A Ecotrust spin-off from local data navigator Ruby Gates steers high-tech solutions out to sea.

02/03/2014 By Cari Johnson

PORTLAND RESTAURANTS

5 Reasons Portland Restaurants Stall

We’ve all seen it: a new restaurant sets an opening date and...nothing happens. What gives?

01/02/2014 By Julia Raymond

INTERVIEW

The Future of Portland Shopping

Tom Cody, developer of Union Way and South Waterfront’s Emery apartments, expounds on place, profit, and how for-profit development can build community.

01/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

BIG PICTURE

Zen and the Art of Typewriter Maintenance

Ace Typewriter, one of America’s last typewriter specialists, keeps hitting return.

01/02/2014 By Christina Cooke

VENTURES

How Chirpify is Cashing in on Twitter

Mobilizing hashtags as instant digital payments, one local company is mashing up social media and marketing.

01/02/2014 By Zach Dundas