Archive for April, 2013

Oregon Business Activity For The Week Ending April 26

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OREGON COAST

• Rumba Grilled Sandwiches, a Latin-themed sandwich shop, opened in Astoria. It employs four people. The Daily Astorian, 4/18/2013
• Cellular 101 opened stores in Newport and Lincoln City. They offer prepaid cell phones and plans. News-Times, 4/17/2013
• The Tillamook Air Museum informed the Port of Tillamook Bay it plans to move its collection to Madras. Headlight-Herald, 4/10/2013

SOUTHERN OREGON

• Paisans Pizzeria, offering New York-style pizza, opened in Medford. Mail Tribune, 4/24/2013
• Infuzed Xpress restaurant will open in Grants Pass next month. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 4/21/2013
• Petals ‘n Thyme Flower Shoppe opened in Cave Junction. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 4/14/2013
• Chrome Night Club opened in Roseburg. The News-Review, 3/25/2013

CENTRAL OREGON / COLUMBIA GORGE

• La Cabaña, a Mexican restaurant, opened in The Dalles. The Dalles Chronicle, 4/17/2013
• Industrial Oil, an oil refining company, laid off four workers at its Klamath Falls location. Herald and News, 4/14/2013
• Construction began on a new 50 room hotel at Tetherow Resort and Golf Course near Bend. The Bulletin, 4/13/2013
• Confluence Fly Shop, a fly fishing shop, will open in Bend. Cascade Business News, 4/11/2013
• Consumer Cellular, a cell phone service provider, hosted a job fair for their Redmond Contact Center. It plans to increase its workforce by several hundred over the next couple years. Cascade Business News, 4/11/2013
• Validation Resources, a Bend pharmaceutical products company, will expand to a larger facility. It’s been adding employees and needs more room for growth. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013

EASTERN OREGON

• Valley Wide Cooperative closed its gas station and store in the unincorporated community of Durkee, leaving the area without retail fuel or food. Snake River Garage in Huntington is now the only gas station along a 73-mile stretch of Interstate 84 between Baker City and Ontario. Baker City Herald, 4/1/2013
• Skate Shop opened in Ontario. It offers skateboards. Argus Observer, 3/29/2013

PORTLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS

• Sporting goods retailer Cabela’s will open in the new Nyberg Rivers shopping center in Tualatin in the fall of 2014. The Oregonian, 4/25/2013
• Luminous Boutique Spa opened in Newberg. The Newberg Graphic, 4/23/2013
• SoloPower, the startup pitched as the most innovative player in Oregon solar manufacturing, will suspend its Portland operations in June and lay off 29 people. The Oregonian, 4/22/2013
• The Greenbrier Cos. plans to lay off 200 workers at its Gunderson plant in northwest Portland by the end of August. The Oregonian, 4/19/2013
• Mega liquor store chain Total Wine & More will open in Vancouver next month. It will employ 40 to 50 people. The Columbian, 4/19/2013
• Nike plans to begin construction on two new buildings at its Beaverton campus later this year. The expansion will add at least 500 new jobs. The Oregonian, 4/19/2013
• Two Einstein Bros. Bagels shops in southeast Portland and one in northwest Portland closed. The Oregonian, 4/17/2013
• Pho Gia, a Vietnamese restaurant, opened in southeast Portland. The Oregonian, 4/14/2013
• Café 30 Coffee House will open in St. Helens. The Chronicle, 4/12/2013

WILLAMETTE VALLEY
• Gallon House, a restaurant and bar, will open in Silverton. Statesman Journal, 4/23/2013
• Paws Animal Hospital opened in Lebanon. It employs four people. Albany Democrat-Herald, 4/22/2013
• Lantz Cabinets, a cabinet manufacturer, broke ground on an 18,000-square-foot addition to its facility in Eugene. It plans to add 40 workers by the end of the year. The Register-Guard, 4/21/2013
• Davidson’s Garden Store in south Salem will close. Statesman Journal, 4/19/2013
• The Cannery restaurant opened in Eugene. It features food made with preserved local organic products. The Register-Guard, 4/19/2013
• Caruso’s Italian Café in Keizer closed. Keizertimes, 4/15/2013

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Pat Pendley’s Get To Know Oregon Volume # 14 The Oregon Caves

Some of the best travel experiences across Oregon happen at places that offer teachable moments through touchable history. This week we visit an iconic site in southwest Oregon that will put you in touch with geologic history that reaches back 250 million years.

It’s an above and below ground adventures at the Oregon Caves National Monument. When you trek inside “Mt Elijah” at the Oregon Caves National Monument, you must go through a locked gate. It’s just the other side of that gate that you discover it’s a national park land unlike any you’ve visited before.

The half-mile long trail thru the Oregon Caves offers shadowy glimpses into a timeless world of mystery and adventure. Park rangers like Sandy Gladish can teach you much about the place that – despite its century old national designation – remains surprisingly foreign to many visitors.

“It’s called “Oregon Caves” because early explorers thought there were a lot of caves here,” noted Gladish. “The name just stuck even though there’s but one cave.”

“Visitors tend to think the cave is all there is but there’s a lot more – in the monument and the area around us,” added George Herring, the NPS Monument’s Chief Interpreter. He said that the 480-acre national parkland – established in 1909 – offers miles of trails with stunning scenery of mountains, creeks and waterfalls.

The adjacent “Chateau at the Oregon Caves” provides a base camp to launch your adventures. It is a five story wooden lodge built of locally milled lumber, plus massive hand hewn doug fir posts and beams.

The Chateau at the Oregon Caves opened to the public in 1934 and the lodge’s rustic simplicity (surprisingly, there are only 23 spacious rooms) provides a warm setting supported by down home family comfort that’s based upon a simple idea:

There are few distractions at the Chateau – no phones, radios or TV contribute to a sense of isolation, but that’s a good thing. The lack of distractions offers a wonderful chance to reconnect with your family or friends that makes the time here so fulfilling.

Back down in the Oregon Caves, the temperature is a constant 44-degrees, so be sure you are prepared for the 90-minute tour with a jacket, cap and comfortable shoes. Don’t forget a camera to capture stunning stalactites that drop from above and stalagmites that reach to the roof.

“These form drip by drip by drip, noted Gladish. “They can take anywhere from a hundred to a thousand years to grow just an inch.”

“The true adventure is coming up the highway, letting go of the present and spending time in the past,” added Herring. “You will relax here – nature doesn’t give you any choice!”

Courtesy of
Travel Oregon
http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/grants-getaways/oregon-caves/

Oregon Business Information For the Week Ending April 19 2013

For the week ending April 19, 2013

OREGON COAST

Faded Rose Boutique opened in Charleston. It offers eclectic gifts and home décor. The World, 4/13/2013
• Carl’s Coffee opened in Newport. It employs three people. News-Times, 4/10/2013
• Room 2 Grow opened in Coos Bay. It offers new and used kid’s clothing and toys. The World, 4/6/2013
• The Port of Garibaldi received a $3.08 million grant to help rebuild its Commercial Street wharf. The project could create 32 jobs and retain an additional 250 jobs. Headlight-Herald, 4/3/2013

SOUTHERN OREGON

• Rough & Ready Lumber will close its 90-year-old lumber mill in Cave Junction. The shutdown will cost the community 85 jobs. Statesman Journal, 4/17/2013
• J. Austin and Co., a coin, jewelry, and diamond buyer, opened in Grants Pass. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 4/16/2013
• Howiee’s on Front, a bar and grill, opened a second Medford location. The two restaurants employ 28 people. Mail Tribune, 4/16/2013
• Portland-based Pacific Tire Distributors opened a Medford wholesale location and plans to hire 12 people. Mail Tribune, 4/13/2013

CENTRAL OREGON / COLUMBIA GORGE

• A Kidz Dental Zone clinic opened in The Dalles. Columbia River Gorge Business Review, 4/8/2013
• Wiggy’s Oregon will open in Bend. It will offer domestically produced outdoor recreation gear. The Bulletin, 4/4/2013
• Skrubz Medical & Supply LLC, a store that offers medical scrubs and footwear, opened in Redmond. The Bulletin, 4/2/2013
• Revive Skin Services will open in Bend. It will offer facials and microdermabrasion skin treatments. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013

EASTERN OREGON

• Columbia River CPA Services in Hermiston moved to a new location. It employs three people and plans to add more. Northeast Oregon Now, 4/3/2013
• Bangkok East, an eatery offering Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, will open in La Grande. The Observer, 3/20/2013

PORTLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS

• The Safari Club restaurant in Estacada closed. The Oregonian, 4/14/2013
• Malibu Raceway and Beaverton Batting Cages, co-located in Beaverton, will close at the end of the month. CarMax, a used-car retailer, will open at the site. The Oregonian, 4/10/2013
• Bacchi’s Italian Delicatessen opened in northeast Portland. The Oregonian, 4/10/2013
• The Meating Place, a butcher shop, opened in Hillsboro. The Oregonian, 4/7/2013
• Crispy Sandwich, a Vietnamese restaurant offering sandwiches, salad rolls, sticky rice, bubble tea, and coffee, opened in southeast Portland. The Bee, 4/5/2013
• Noah’s Arf, a pet daycare and kennel, opened in Beaverton. The Oregonian, 4/4/2013
• Best in Class opened in Lake Oswego. It offers educational programs in English and math for preschool to high school age children. The Oregonian, 3/31/2013
• Little Big Burger opened in Portland’s West End. The Oregonian, 3/24/2013

WILLAMETTE VALLEY

• Salem Clinic will open a new clinic in south Salem in October. It will have space to accommodate up to 70 employees including 15 physicians, as well as lab, X-ray, and urgent care services. Statesman Journal, 4/16/2013
• Cover Oregon, the state’s new health insurance exchange will open a customer service office in southeast Salem in May, creating about 50 permanent jobs and 100 seasonal positions. Statesman Journal, 4/12/2013
• Shoestrings, a footwear and apparel store in Cottage Grove, will close. Cottage Grove Sentinel, 4/2/2013
• WAG Pet Care, a pet sitting business, opened in Corvallis. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 4/1/2013
• Outback Steakhouse in Salem will relocate to Keizer Station. The new restaurant will open in July. It will employ about 90 current employees and some new hires. Statesman Journal, 3/29/2013

MULTI-REGION

• Easybar, a Tualatin-based maker of devices that regulate the amount of liquor or beer poured in bar drinks, will open a facility in Bend and move most of its 40 employees to the new site by the end of the year. The Bulletin, 3/30/2013

Pat Pendley’s Get To Know Oregon Volume #13 Hood River Valley Along the valley’s famous 35-mile Fruit Loop

I love to ramble across Oregon at this time of year when the state is shaking off winter’s long, lonesome run. This week, I traveled across the Hood River Valley where the famous fruit orchards offer visitors a stunning carpet of snow from the valley’s spring blossoms.

The Hood River flows from the foot of Mt Hood down to the banks of the mighty Columbia River, and the drive up the valley is a scenic excursion that will leave you wide-eyed and slack-jawed by the journey. As winter’s grip gives way to riotous spring, the mountains’ surrounding countryside invites us to play. “It’s all about the blossoms right now – we have over 40,000 acres of flowering fruit trees so you want to be here to see it soon,” said Kerry Cobb of Hood River County.

Along the valley’s famous 35-mile Fruit Loop, you can experience an endless wash of foamy white, pink-tinged blossoms from pear and apple orchards that rise and plunge toward distant horizons. “The higher you get up the valley, the longer the blooming season lasts. Sometimes it’s a three-week period,” said Cobb. “Even people who have lived here forever – they are stunned by how beautiful it is right now.”

Jack Kennedy is proud to be a life-long local whose family roots run four generations deep across 300 acres of orchards and farmlands; the centerpiece is the family-owned and historic Gorge White House. When it comes to fruit, his family grows it all. “Cherries, apricots, peaches, pears, apples; we try to get the whole fruit table out there and we want people to stop in and see it all too,” he said.

He admitted that he has to pinch himself sometimes because it is all so beautiful. “Especially on a gorgeous day like this one – you wake up and it’s a joy to look out and see two beautiful mountains – Mt Hood and Mt Adams.”

Many roadside stands like Rasmussen Farms are waking up from winter and have opened for daily business. Manager Julie Milling said that their farm offers flowers and vegetable plants and that she enjoys the colorful landscape that surrounds the family farm. “It certainly does make the day go by easier!” said Milling. “When you look and see Mt Hood or Mt Adams or Mt Defiance — plus all the pretty fruit blossoms — it makes the day go by a lot faster.”

The Hood River Valley Fruit Loop is best enjoyed by a slow and easy cruising pace, and it’s best to put on the brakes along the winding roads and pull off the roadway often to enjoy the stunning views. This is how getaway days are meant to be enjoyed – perhaps with a stop that provides a delicious reward for your travel efforts at the Apple Valley Country Store, where they whip up some of the richest, thickest huckleberry milkshakes around.

It’s a place that stays in touch with its local history too. The store reaches back more than a century when hardware, antiques and even fishing tackle ruled the scene. These days it’s all about “pastries, pies plus jams and jellies,” according to owner Bob White: “Many of our preserves and pie fillings are wild fruit that people pick and bring to us too.”

For example, they offer wild blackberry and mountain huckleberry in varied forms. Each offers a taste of the valley that you can take back to your home town.“Mother Nature at its best,” said White. “Just a real beautiful place to come and relax.”

I hope you fall in love with this area for the simple peace of mind that it offers and the absolutely stunning view of Mt Hood – taken together, it’s a thrilling getaway experience.

Courtesy of
Travel Oregon

http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/grants-getaways/spring-snow/

Pat Pendley’s Get to Know Oregon Volume # 12 Waterfall Wanderings And Swans

A cold winter chill may dampen, but never drown, my spirit for adventure along Oregon roadways that are less traveled; especially when I’ve so much wild company to show the way before I drop in at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area just off State Highway 30.

It’s an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife site that caters to visitors, according to Assistant Manager Dan Marvin – both those with feathers and those without: “We have become very popular and the largest part of our visitor-use is non-hunting: people who just come out and look for wildlife. This is quite the resource for that.”

The route between Portland and Astoria may not be the fastest, but that’s alright with me because I can pull off and watch the “B-52’s of the waterfowl world” at Trojan Pond near Rainier, Oregon. The pond and adjacent nature park is owned by Portland General Electric and is open to visitors seasonally. The pull-out at the pond is open anytime.

The pond is where Tundra Swans seem to fill the sky on six-foot wingspans before gliding in for a well-deserved break. Tundra Swans have wintered at this pond for decades, and their bright white feathers are an impressive contrast against the otherwise drab backdrop of water and surrounding forest. The big birds really do light up the scene!

Swans mate for life, and each winter they arrive from sub-Arctic homes in Oregon with their families, including young-of-the-year birds called “signets” that are mottled in black and gray feathers, as though covered in soot.

A little more than four miles past Rainier, just after you cross over Beaver Creek, dive off State Highway 30 onto Beaver Falls Road, where waterfall wanderings take over along a lane that provides two falls for the price of one stop.

‘Upper’ Beaver Falls is easy enough to find; it’s mere steps from your car on the left side of this drive. Note the swift-flowing, cascading rapid just above the main falls that drops 11 feet over basalt rock. There’s a deep pool below the falls that is a popular swimming hole on warmer days, but on a January afternoon is filled with snowflakes under a grey shaded sky.

When you make this short jaunt on Beaver Falls Road keep in mind that the narrow, winding roadway was once the main state highway that was built more than a century ago. It is one of the last remaining sections of the Old Columbia River Highway and boasts five restored old bridges and two beautiful waterfalls.

Realignment of Highway 30 occurred decades ago, and now Beaver Falls Road is a quiet, out of the way and barely noted lane — but perhaps that’s not so bad.

Continue your drive less than two miles further and watch for a chain link fence on the left hand side of the roadway. Lower Beaver Falls is spectacular; at nearly 50 feet tall, it drops like a curtain across rugged basalt rock. A word about safety is important: a tall chain link fence separates the roadway from the steep-walled cliff and the creek flows far below. There’s a narrow pathway that skirts the fence for one hundred yards. This is not for young children or folks afraid of heights and clearly, caution is critical. Trek at your own risk.

Soon, we’re back to the highway where the best is yet to come. 11 miles east of Astoria, Burnside Road is on your right, where the Twilight Eagle Sanctuary offers more than 100 acres of protected wetlands and forest that spread like an apron in front of the roadway.

Local photographer Neal Maine loves this place, and he has the photos to prove it. He told me that “Paradise isn’t a place, but a place you decide to know about.” He admitted that he has certainly learned all about this corner of Oregon. “There isn’t anything out there that I don’t enjoy! If it flies or tweets or makes a sound – everything’s in there – from elk to hummingbirds,” he said.

Maine was instrumental in securing the Twilight Sanctuary more than twenty years ago. He called it a community-based effort to buy and protect habitat that provides an important nesting site for bald eagles as well as wetlands for other birds. “The vista here is outstanding – maybe one of the best in the lower river. There’s always something going on with lots of ducks and geese, egrets and blue herons are always cruising by. You can kind of count on owning it at least for a few minutes; it doesn’t draw a crowd,” he said.

Highway 30, The Lower Columbia River byway, requires you slow down and savor places that are off the beaten path and offer so much so close to Portland.

Courtesy of
Travel Oregon
http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/grants-getaways/waterfall-wanderings/

Weekly Oregon Empoyment Report For The Week Of April 12, 2013

For the week ending April 12, 2013
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OREGON COAST
• South Coast Hydrographics LLC opened in Coos Bay. It uses water-transfer printing to apply graphics to irregularly shaped objects. The World, 4/5/2013
• Always Young Skin Care will open in Coos Bay. It will offer esthetician services such as diamond microdermabrasion, hot stone treatments, massage, and waxing. The World, 3/30/2013
• Dutch Brothers will open a drive-through coffee shop in Seaside. The Daily Astorian, 3/28/2013
SOUTHERN OREGON
• Roux 26 restaurant opened in Grants Pass. It offers American and Italian fare. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 4/7/2013
• The Windmill Inn, a hotel complex in Ashland that closed in 2007, will be remodeled and reopen by spring 2014. It will employ 100 people to work in management, food and banquet service, housekeeping, and groundskeeping. Mail Tribune, 4/6/2013
• Dawn’s Beauty Nook opened in Yoncalla. The News-Review, 4/1/2013
CENTRAL OREGON / COLUMBIA GORGE
• Blue Pine Kitchen and Bar, a gastropub, opened in Bend. The Bulletin, 4/5/2013
• Jefferson County plans to reduce its workforce by more than 15 full-time employees for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The Madras Pioneer, 4/3/2013
• Jumpin’ Jack’s Java will open in Cascade Locks in May. Hood River News, 4/2/2013
• Bluebird Coffee Company will open in Bend. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013
• Studio Shen, a massage and body works business, will open in Bend. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013
• FootZone will open a second store in Bend. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013
• Heaven Scent Massage and Spa Therapy opened in Madras. The Madras Pioneer, 3/27/2013

EASTERN OREGON
• Smart Wireless, an authorized AT&T retailer, opened a store in La Grande. The Observer, 3/20/2013
PORTLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS
• Treehouse, a technology training startup headquartered in Portland, plans to add about 200 jobs as soon as next year. KATU, 4/9/2013
• Jenteal Soaps & Gifts opened in Newberg. The Newberg Graphic, 4/9/2013
• The Portland Development Commission plans to cut 40 positions before July 2014. The Oregonian, 4/5/2013
• The Fireside restaurant opened in northwest Portland. Neighborhood Notes, 4/2/2013
• Ración opened in downtown Portland. It offers prix fixe, five-course meals for diners seated at a bar that circles the kitchen. It also has a tapas-menu-only lounge. Neighborhood Notes, 4/2/2013
• Dekum Street Doorway, a garden supply store, opened in northeast Portland. It also carries feed for chicks, rabbits, and pigeons. Neighborhood Notes, 4/2/2013
• Either/Or, a coffee shop, opened in southeast Portland. Neighborhood Notes, 4/2/2013
• Township and Range, an 80-seat, family-friendly restaurant, opened in southeast Portland. Neighborhood Notes, 4/2/2013
• Thai Noodle Etc. opened in northwest Portland. It offers more than 80 specialty Thai street foods. Neighborhood Notes, 4/2/2013
• Mirage Mediterranean Grill opened in Hillsboro. The Oregonian, 3/31/2013
• Young Art Lessons and Young Art Fashion, side-by-side stores in Vancouver, will close. The Columbian, 3/21/2013
• Island Station Media Lab opened in Milwaukie. The studio offers space for shooting music videos, film scenes, or commercials; a drum tracking room; and a vocal booth. The Oregonian, 3/10/2013
WILLAMETTE VALLEY
• The Drunken German, a restaurant and bar, opened in Mt. Angel. Appeal Tribune, 4/2/2013
• The Farmer’s Outlet meat market opened in Dallas. Polk County Itemizer-Observer, 4/2/2013
• MetLife Auto & Home opened an office in Salem. Statesman Journal, 3/20/2013
• American Mattress opened in Springfield. The Register-Guard, 3/15/2013
• Nathan Good Architects in Salem added three employees. Statesman Journal, 3/14/2013
• Frozation Nation Frozen Yogurt opened in downtown Salem. Statesman Journal, 3/13/2013

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Weekly Oregon Employment Opportunities

For the week ending April 5, 2013

OREGON COAST

• Bell and Whistle, a coffee shop, opened at the Port of Brookings Harbor. Curry Coastal Pilot, 4/3/2013

• The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay laid off three workers. The World, 4/2/2013

• Speedy Glass, an auto glass service, opened in Seaside. The Daily Astorian, 3/28/2013

• Sapphire Center opened in Lincoln City. It offers physical and spiritual therapy. News-Times, 3/27/2013

SOUTHERN OREGON

• Pediatric TLC will open in Grants Pass. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 3/27/2013

• Construction began on a new dental clinic at the Veteran’s Administration campus in Roseburg. It is expected to be completed this fall. The News-Review, 3/13/2013

CENTRAL OREGON / COLUMBIA GORGE
• Brigham Fish Products, a fish market, will open in Cascade Locks. Hood River News, 4/2/2013

• Mt. Hood Pullout, a restaurant, opened in Mt. Hood. Hood River News, 4/2/2013

• Pure Kitchen, a restaurant serving tapas and small plates, will open in Bend. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013

• Jeff Murray Photography, a photography art gallery, will open in Bend. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013

• Sweet Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant, opened in Bend. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013

• The Drake, an upscale diner is under construction in Bend. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013

• Ju-Bee-Lee, a women’s accessories and gift store, will open in Bend. The Bulletin, 3/28/2013

• Picky Bars, a nutrition bar maker, moved to Bend where it will manage sales and marketing of its gluten- and dairy-free bars. Manufacturing of the bars is done in Spokane by a partnering snack bar maker. The Bulletin, 3/26/2013

• Nyback’s Floral and Vintage Shoppe in Klamath Falls will reopen. Herald and News, 3/24/2013

EASTERN OREGON

• Two restaurants, Panda Express and Little Caesars Pizza, will open in Ontario. Argus Observer, 3/7/2013

PORTLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS

• Hatch Restaurant and Bar opened in downtown Portland. It offers fare inspired by the Gulf of Mexico. Neighborhood Notes, 4/2/2013

• Atomic Pizza Hollywood opened in northeast Portland. Neighborhood Notes, 4/2/2013

• Eve in Eden, a vintage bridal boutique, opened in northwest Portland. The Oregonian, 3/24/2013

• Yoga OMazing opened in Hillsboro. The Oregonian, 3/24/2013

• Thistle & Bone, a curiosity shop, opened in southeast Portland. The Oregonian, 3/24/2013

• Ladd’s Inn in southeast Portland closed. The Oregonian, 3/17/2013

• Block Bikes opened in north Portland. It offers bike accessories and repair services. It will also begin selling bikes in the coming months. The Oregonian, 3/17/2013

• Fresh Start Espresso in St. Helens will close its coffee shop. The South County Spotlight, 3/13/2013

WILLAMETTE VALLEY

• Funky Bun, a gourmet hot dog shop, will open in Monmouth. Polk County Itemizer-Observer, 3/27/2013

• Burley Design, a manufacturer of bike trailers, expanded to a larger building in west Eugene. Its manufacturing is done in China, but it plans to add four to five people this year and up to 65 over the next five years at its new location. The Register-Guard, 3/17/2013

• Two Togo’s Eateries opened in Eugene. The Register-Guard, 3/15/2013

• Armstrong Wellness, a full-service, family practice clinic, opened in Salem. Statesman Journal, 3/11/2013

• Oregon State University and Samaritan Health Services plan to build a sports medicine facility on the OSU campus in Corvallis. It is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2014 and will serve patients from the university and the local community. Portland Business Journal, 3/1/2013

MULTI-REGION

• NORPAC Foods Inc. and Hillsboro-based Henningsen Cold Storage plan to build a 260,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in southeast Salem. NORPAC will move its corporate headquarters from Stayton and relocate staff from Lake Oswego to a new office in southeast Salem. Henningsen will employ about 35 workers in Salem. Statesman Journal, 4/3/2013

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