It's easier than ever before to make reservations at your favorite restaurants, so why are so many restaurants still holding out?

Many businesses were forced to close for good during the pandemic.

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We spoke with economist Bob Whelan in February of 2020 about how what we called the “novel coronavirus” could affect Oregon’s economy. Now, more than a year later, he joins us to reflect on the consequences the state has experienced due to the pandemic and talk about what it will take for Oregon to recover.

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