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  • Who's in the Portland Marathon bidding, take two December 15, 2018
    Two proposals are certain, at least two more are likely. And there's a wild card.
    Pete Danko
  • Much-anticipated downtown hotel to open its doors this weekend (Photos) December 14, 2018
    After a more-than-three-year renovation of two downtown buildings, the Woodlark hotel will open its doors this weekend. Located in the old Cornelius Hotel and Woodlark buildings at 813 S.W. Alder St., the Woodlark adds 150 hotel rooms and a new restaurant and bar to downtown. The project comes from Portland's Provenance Hotels and NBP Capital. […]
    Jon Bell
  • Our full Oregon's Most Admired Coverage: Top 25 rankings, Lists and stories December 14, 2018
    When the Portland Business Journal accorded its Most Admired honors on Thursday, hundreds of business leaders were on hand to recognize their peers. It's an easy sell: The event, at downtown Portland's Hilton Hotel, provided plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with the region's array of respected entrepreneurs, executives and innovators. Given the season, the […]
    Andy Giegerich
  • Metro expands urban growth boundary to add more than 9,000 new homes to the region December 14, 2018
    Another 9,200 homes could be joining the metro region in the coming years thanks to a vote by the Metro Council yesterday. The unanimous vote approved four metro-area cities' plans to expand the urban growth boundary by nearly 2,200 acres. The four cities that submitted concepts for growth were King City, Beaverton, Hillsboro and Wilsonville. Hillsboro's […]
    Jon Bell
  • Nike hires Mercedes executive to oversee diversity efforts December 14, 2018
    Nike has hired former Mercedes executive Tamika Curry Smith as part of its effort to improve its diversity and inclusion efforts. Her title is vice president of global diversity and inclusion. Curry Smith's hiring is the latest in a series of steps taken by the sportswear giant in the wake of complaints about workplace opportunities […]
    Matthew Kish
  • Five reasons I enjoyed writing Five Things December 14, 2018
    On March 25, 2015, we stole an idea that had worked to really great effect at our sibling paper the Cincinnati Business Courier. With the headline "5 Things to know today, and does God walk among us in Portland?" we introduced the notion of a morning news roundup in which we took a look at […]
    Andy Giegerich
  • Portland staffing firms, comp packages feel pain from prolonged labor crunch December 14, 2018
    Filling jobs is now a real challenge from entry level and skilled trades to leadership and high tech, but local staffing firms still found a way to boost temporary workers and direct-hire placements this year.
    Brandon Sawyer
  • How unemployment has affected Oregon's higher-ed enrollment (Infographic) December 14, 2018
    Total state enrollment at all higher-ed institutions from trade schools to four-year universities peaked in 2011 then declined amidst of an expanding economy.
    Brandon Sawyer
  • Oregon failing on climate, report says; time for a cap? December 14, 2018
    Global Warming Commission delivers dire report to Legislature.
    Pete Danko
  • PGE renewables a good deal, if not perfect, regulators say December 13, 2018
    Transmission issues cut out a lot of bidders, frustrating PUC Chair Megan Decker.
    Pete Danko