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The 30-story Park Avenue West mixed-use tower, being built in downtown Portland by Hoffman Construction Co., continues to rise. The building’s concrete core has reached 23 stories, while structural steel being erected around the core’s perimeter is quickly catching up. Steel on the buildings east side, which is supporti

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LAW Miller Nash LLP recently added former Portland State University assistant general counsel P.K. Runkles-Pearson as a partner. She has served as a trial and appellate litigator, and has extensive experience in education and employment law. She is expected to help the firm continue to grow in those practice areas. SENDING

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CONSTRUCTION Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s Pacific Northwest office recently added Harry Sisson as a senior project manager. He will work on A&P’s Novus Energy project in Boardman. He previously served the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for four years and the Army Reserve for 22 years. He has nearly 16 years

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BUSINESS The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, a local chapter of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber, recently added Paulina Salgado as a business development coordinator. She will be responsible for serving small business owners in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Salgado has served as a program coordinator for Latino businesses and f

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Congress’ passage of a $10.9 billion extension of the federal Highway Trust Fund through May was not the worst thing it could have done to create uncertainty among transportation leaders and the construction industry. That would have been to have done nothing. Instead, Congress’s action was the second worst thin

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If someone, or something, is being an energy hog in PAE's downtown Portland office, associate Ruwan Jayaweera knows about it.

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Findlay Automotive Group has big plans for a former Hollywood Video distribution center building in Wilsonville.

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OREGON // LEASE // INDUSTRIAL • Splash Worldwide Limited leased 19,600 square feet of flex industrial space at The Buck Building, 425 N.E. Ninth Ave., in Portland, from TBH LLC. Brandon O’Leary of Kidder Mathews represented the lessee. Scott MacLean of Norris, Beggs & Simpson represented the lessor. • Ming Fa Supp

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The next steps in the process of locating a new Multnomah County courthouse were approved by board commissioners on Thursday.

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  Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me your opinion of Porter Stansberry, whose newsletter predicts the immediate collapse of the dollar and the stock market, and recommends gold and silver. Should I buy this letter and follow his other advice, which is available only from this publication? Also, tell me your opinion of IBM.

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  Welcome back to the recurring chronicle of two of Portland’s fastest changing neighborhoods, the South Waterfront and the Central Eastside. Past columns have touched on the construction and naming of the soaring Tilikum Crossing that connects these two neighborhoods, and the regulatory framework that the city o

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A neighborhood association president and a homebuilder agreed to discuss further the future of a house slated for demolition on Thursday.

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Economic factors are holding back development of more net-zero buildings, industry professionals say.

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Triplett Wellman is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for Thompson Park Pool & Related Facilities – The Dalles, Oregon. Bids are due August 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

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Hoffman Construction Company is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for Oregon State Hospital – Junction City. Oregon – Bid Package: Final Cleaning. Bids are due August 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

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Invesco Advisers last month purchased the 16-story, 231-unit Asa Flats + Lofts from Unico Properties and partner Cigna Investments.

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The cutout people in architectural renderings shoulder a mighty weight, so they are chosen carefully.

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FINANCE IQ Credit Union recently promoted Kari Stansberry to senior vice president of human resources. She provides strategic human resources leadership, and oversees development and implementation of human resources policies, programs and services. She has eight years of experience in human resources management, including

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LAW Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Bradford recently was appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association’s Oregon chapter. He is an associate in the firm’s litigation department and focuses his practice on breach of contract actions and business ownership disputes. The Federal Bar Association offers attorn

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LAW Miller Nash LLP government and regulatory attorney Carla Kelley recently was elected to the Oregon Repertory Singers’ board of directors. She will serve as board secretary. ORS is a premier choral arts nonprofit featuring six choirs. Kelley is a member of the firm’s business group, and works with clients on governme

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Mayer/Reed recently added Brian Stuhr as a landscape architect. He has experience with commercial and institutional projects, educational campus planning, streetscapes, national cemetery design and large-scale transportation planning. Currently, he is working on site renovation and a new north entry p

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Mayer/Reed recently added Anita Seeger as marketing manager. She has 10 years of experience marketing for architecture, engineering and construction firms. She works with the landscape architecture and visual communications teams in marketing and business development. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: P

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The Daily Journal of Commerce has opened registration for the 2014 Women of Vision Conference, on Sept. 24 at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland.

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Plans for the new Multnomah County Health Department headquarters in Old Town Chinatown will go before the Portland Design Commission later this summer.

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  Financial benchmarks surged to new highs, as investors remain cautious and even skeptical. The financial markets have had an almost consistent rise since lows were reached on March 6, 2009. The S&P, the broad market benchmark, has risen 167 percent in that time up to June 30, 2014. Skeptics have criticized the ri

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  Dear Mr. Berko: I know that Pfizer has made several big drug company purchases in the past 10 years, and Wyeth (I used to work for that company) was one of them. But its failure to buy AstraZeneca concerns me. I’ve owned 600 shares of Pfizer since you recommended it at $28 in 2003. ...

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TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane on Wednesday presented a proposal to create an off-street bus layover site at Northeast Lombard Street and Sixth Avenue.

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Mountain West Investment Corp., as part of the Pringle Square project, has entered into a multilayered purchase and sale agreement with the city of Salem.

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