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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