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September 26th, 2016

Gantry crane at Zidell Marine Corporation (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last week I happened to be meeting a friend for coffee in South Waterfront, at a bakery directly across the street from the Zidell Marine Corporation's barge-building facility. As...

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September 25th, 2016

I share a few observations and personal experiences at XOXO, mostly revolving around stickers, buttons, and anxiety — and how I'll take my new wisdom with me to help ease personal struggle at future conferences.

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September 24th, 2016

My sojourn to South Dakota has not given me too many insights into the nature of the national beer scene. The state is in a nascent phase of building a market for local beer; to date there are only 14 craft breweries, and most of them are tiny (one that I know of, Gandy Dancer, is so small and provisional one could debate w

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September 23rd, 2016

The post Feast 2016 Brunch Village – Eat with Your Eyes appeared first on Portland Food and Drink.

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ARCHITECTURE Steele Associates Architects has added Sarah Peterson as an interior design professional. She has an associate’s degree in interior architecture and design from the Academy of Art University in University. Currently, she is working on commercial projects, including a restaurant, a tech center and two light in

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ARCHITECTURE Myhre Group Architects has promoted Chelsea Baertlein to office coordinator. Her primary responsibilities are to provide administrative support to staffers at all levels, oversee office organization, and coordinate functions and events. She has a background in fine arts, and joined the firm a year ago. Please s

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ARCHITECTURE Myhre Group Architects has added Amanda Knutsen as marketing assistant. She will provide support to the firm’s marketing department. Knutsen, a Portland native, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon. Please send your announcements for DJC People to djcpeople@djcOre

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ARCHITECTURE Myhre Group Architects has added Stephanie Anderson as a junior designer. She has three years of experience handling residential and commercial interior design. Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Oregon State University. Please send your announcements for DJC People to djcpeople@djcOrego

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ARCHITECTURE Myhre Group Architects has added Janelle Korporaal as an interior designer. She previously worked for various high-end residential firms in New York City. Korporaal has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the Design Institute of San Diego. Please send your announcements for DJC People to djcpeople@djc

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ARCHITECTURE Myhre Group Architects has hired Quinn Lindstrom as an architectural intern. He has several years of construction and BIM experience, as well as a master’s degree in architecture from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Please send your announcements for DJC People to djcpeople@djcOregon.com.

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GreenWorks has hired Veronica Ullauri as office coordinator. She will handle administrative duties and manage the firm’s office as well as oversee human resources. Ullauri recently graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in public health. Please send your announcements for DJC People to

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GreenWorks has hired Jill Roszel as landscape designer. She has nine years of industry experience involving parks, trails, higher education spaces, transportation-related spaces, public engagement, master planning, commercial spaces and environmental projects. Roszel recently completed coursework for

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CONSTRUCTION EC Company has hired Matt Ditty as the director of business development for its EC Power Systems division. He will focus on industrial engine sales. Ditty formerly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and worked in sales and management positions with Southwest Products Corp. and Pacific Power Products. Please send

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CONSTRUCTION EC Company has hired Stephanne Beauchamp as human resource director. She will oversee performance management, employee relations, organizational development, reporting and compliance, training and development, and safety regulations. Beauchamp previously worked in resource management positions with Cascade Mana

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Eliot tower (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Each year Architect magazine, the official publication of the American Institute of Architects, publishes a list of the top 50 firms in the United States. And while Portland is only the 20th-largest metropolitan...

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By National Retail Federation The National Retail Federation asked Congress to reject legislation that would both undermine competition and repeal the Federal Reserve’s cap on debit card swipe fees. The proposed bill would unleash new, higher, hidden swipe fees that could more than double without competitive routing optio

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By Robert Giblin, American Farm Bureau Federation, Just about everyone running for a major federal or state office is talking about immigration reform, and it will likely be a top item on 2017 political agendas. Responsible immigration reform will need to balance homeland security and food security. Otherwise, consumers may

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September 22nd, 2016

As the early stage accelerator scene in Portland has cooled a bit, many of our companies have been looking to resources outside of the Rose City to help them during their formative stages. It probably comes as no surprise that Y Combinator and Techstars are shouldering the bulk of the load. But, there’s one Techstars

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By Fred Thompson, Oregon Economics Blog So far, my criticisms have been directed to the pro-97 camp – to claims like Gov. Brown’s that “there is a basic unfairness in our tax system that makes working families pay an increasing share for state and local services.” Not so. Oregon has long had one of the […]

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The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley The post Spirit appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley The post Spirit appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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September 21st, 2016

By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Blog The big economic news last week wasn’t our office’s forecast, but the big jump in median household incomes nationwide. Two separate reports showed two different numbers: the Current Population Survey gains were 5.2% and the American Community Survey gains were 3.8%.

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter The future of your crop protection tools is at stake. Now is the time to tell EPA to follow good science and let them know what simazine and/or atrazine mean to your crop production! Who is really running the Environmental Protection Agency? Recently, the EPA released a draft Ecological [&

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  The post Details II appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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September 20th, 2016

Feast 2016 was a rousing success. Every event sold out, and overall the festival seemed to run more smoothly than ever before. Lessons have obviously been learned, and every year is better than the previous. This year I don’t have a single complaint about Night Market. If anything, the percentage of really good dis

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For links today, rallying Portland founders to help one another, tracking TriMet, understanding the call of entrepreneurship, understanding that it’s not about race, and the entire history of Kickstarter city by city. Portland founders — it’s time to show up This is a call to the Portland entrepreneur communit

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. Portland is a great town for mission driven startups. Maybe that’s why we’re home to more nonprofits per capita that any city in the US. But we can always use more—especially when they’re focused on new industries and startups. That̵

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Sunday afternoon, the Denver Botanic Gardens, every living thing humming along happily at its peak. We breakfasted at my Grandpa’s (Hello!). I made smoked salmon (from Alaska!) benedict on super soft challah, roasted asparagus, and a fruit cup of last hurrah strawberries, plums, and Palisade peaches. I was smart en

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What if you could watch every single TriMet vehicle at the same time? Seeing the migratory patterns of vehicles as they traverse around town. Well, thanks to Eugene’s Moonshadow and their DB4IoT, you can. But you don’t have to watch in real time. They’ve captured 24 hour of activity and have compressed it

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You may have noticed that there hasn't been a new Beervana Podcast for awhile. (Surely you were waiting on the edge of your seat!) This has to do with our transition to All About Beer On-Air. We've finally worked out some of the kinks, and we've got one podcast in the can, and one available today. The good news is that we'v

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One of my favorite things about founders is that they’re problem solvers. Problem solvers who don’t wait for permission. They just see stuff that’s broken. And they come up with creative ways to fix it. So it should come as no surprise that—given the dearth of early stage startup support in the Portl

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Stained glass at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY As I arrived at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church on a recent weekday morning, the neighborhood seemed full of energy as well as change. I'd been a...

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Sen. Wyden featured in Snowden film By Oregon Small Business Association U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has now been seen in two major motion pictures in the past two years over a single question. First it was the 2016 Oscar winning documentary on Eric Snowden entitled The Fourth Citizen. The film features a news clip showing [R

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September 19th, 2016

Today’s links feature OEN award winner Tyrone Poole, black and latina women founders, Steve Case says Peter Thiel is wrong, and venture capital is one hell of a drug. Tyrone Poole, founder of NoAppFee, wins Wyatt Starnes award for most promising Oregon entrepreneur Tyrone Poole, whose Portland startup helps prospectiv

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This is a pretty remarkable bit of news:Dad and Dudes Breweria of Aurora, Colorado, has received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to sell its General

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by Deidra Krys-Rusoff Senior Vice President Ferguson Wellman, A leading Oregon financial firm Despite volatility, the stock market appears to heading for a slight gain of around 0.5 percent for the week [12th-16th]. Bond yields trended higher, with the benchmark 10-year trading at 1.66 percent versus last Friday’s level o

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau thanks Oregon Governor Kate Brown for speaking to the OFB Board of Directors on Sept. 14, 2016. Governor Brown discussed her work with a variety of stakeholders to avoid a sage grouse listing via the national Endangered Species Act, her signing the bill this session to ratify the removal [

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Filed under: Life, Memories, Photography Tagged: abandoned, Garden, old, photo, sewing machine, SwittersB, vintage, Yard Art

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September 18th, 2016

Why do I love clouds? Because you can’t save a cloud like you can save a leaf or a flower or a rock — clouds are now! ~Terri Guillemets, “Ever-changing sky, ever-changing life,” 2009 Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: change, clouds, coast, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB, water, Weather

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September 17th, 2016

There will be no new articles published on EE until next week (I’m taking a few days off to celebrate my anniversary) but don’t worry, I won’t leave you in the lurch! :) With all your extra free time, I recommend heading over to A Singular Creation’s free art contests—they always offer great prizes

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A quick note. This story has nothing to do with food, but as always I memorialize the important things in my life on these pages. You will enjoy this story most if you have ever loved and lost an animal. When Russ was found in a forest in Utah, he had mange and was covered with

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“The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning — and the younger generation doesn’t think much of it either.”  John J. Welsh Filed under: Beauty, Nature, Photography Tagged: dawn, delight, flowers, Garden, Life, lighting, morning, photo, roses, SwittersB

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September 16th, 2016

What if there were an awesome new JavaScript gathering? One that had interesting speakers, opportunities to meet other JavaScript types… and donuts? And what if all proceeds from the event went to a deserving charity? What? That sounds way too amazing. Well, get ready to be amazed. By Donut.js. A fun night of code and

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Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)Hans Swarowsky (1899-1975) B. B. King (1925-2015) andJohn Gay (1685-1732) Henry Louis Gates Jr. (1950) Elizabeth McCracken (1966)

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One of my favorite things about the ever increasing popularity of startups is the fact that they’re no longer beholden to any single location. You don’t have to be in the Valley. You don’t have to be in the city. You just have to start. Wherever you are. So it makes sense that organizations designed

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A man pepper-sprayed a family in northeast Portland on Tuesday night and he remains at-large. Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here. The post

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American Farm Bureau Federation, A unanimous ruling from the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said the Environmental Protection Agency violated the personal privacy rights of farmers and ranchers. Chad Smith has more. Smith: Danielle Quist is the Senior Counsel for Public Policy with the American Farm Bureau Federation,

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the garden is pushing out all those last blooms. I’m sure there will be a last gasp into October…. Filed under: Nature, Photography, Plants Tagged: blush, change, flowers, Garden, gardening, hobby, photo, roses, Seasons, SwittersB

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September 15th, 2016

Today on the precious linkses, Puppet hires new execs, Semaphoria unveils new Uncorked awesomeness, Miru takes on a white male dominated industry, Brian Michael Bendis provides business guidance from the world of comics, and more. Puppet adds execs from VMware, Riverbed to management team These appointments are the fifth an

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