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Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Crowdfunding Oregon Businesses

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: A new crowd-funding law will let anyone become an investor in an Oregon startup or expanding business.

Portland's Professional Cuddler Opens A Storefront

OPB | Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: Samantha Hess has built a business that she says caters to people who need more cuddling in their lives.

Should Portland Mandate Sick Leave?

OPB | Jan. 23, 2013

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has a proposal to mandate all Portland employers offer sick leave to employees.

The $100 Startup

OPB | June 07, 2012

Portlander Chris Guillebeau's latest book is all about turning dreams and ideas into a dependable income.

Talking Business

OPB | May 30, 2012

We talk with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Employers Unable To Find Skilled Workers

OPB | Jan. 12, 2012

Even though unemployment remains high in Oregon, some businesses within the state are struggling to find skilled workers to hire.

The View Point Inn

OPB | July 25, 2011

The View Point Inn, a 1920s hotel that once hosted presidents, celebrities and dignitaries, now sits empty after a fire and financial crisis. What will become of this Nationally Registered historic landmark?

Starting Up

OPB | July 20, 2011

How do new companies use public and private funds to help get their ideas off the ground?

Box Stores in the City

OPB | July 18, 2011

How do national big box stores customize themselves for urban settings?

The Lipstick Economy

OPB | May 05, 2011

What's your personal economic indicator?

Creating Sustainable Jobs

OPB | Feb. 08, 2011

What makes a job sustainable?

Southern Oregon's Green Economy

OPB | June 23, 2010

Measuring the economic impact of marijuana in Southern Oregon.

Helping Minority and Women - Owned Businesses

OPB | Jan. 08, 2010

How can cities help women and minority-owned businesses thrive?