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Message on April 20 student walkouts

The walkouts were not authorized or sanctioned by PPS, and we would prefer that students remain on our campuses during the school day to receive instruction and where we can better assure their safet…
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How California's cannabis approach differs from Oregon's

What a contrast with Oregon. The San Francisco Business Times reports that California’s new recreational cannabis market has a problem: Growers aren’t exactly flocking to go legal. That's leading t…
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OHSU-UNC study lays the groundwork for a male birth control pill

A new study from OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center implies a birth control pill for men could be on the horizon. Investigators at OHSU and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil…
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Video: Green Bits CEO talks about big venture round, bucking cannabis barriers (Video)

Fresh from winning one of the largest venture fundings of a cannabis-related business, Green Bits CEO Ben Curren spoke with Silicon Valley Business Journal on 4/20 — the unofficial marijuana-connecte…
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Where Oregon cannabis grows: The top 10 counties for recreational, medical grow sites

The top 10 counties for recreational and medical grow sites
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Our full Major League Baseball to Portland coverage

Here are the Portland Business Journal's stories on the ongoing Major League Baseball to Portland efforts. Here's why Portland MLB is still in play at the ESCO site Major League dreams aside, busin…
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Here's why Portland MLB is still in play at the ESCO site

The manufacturing company says its pending acquisition won't affect plans to sell its Northwest Portland campus.
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Major League dreams aside, business-side watchers say Portland has its challenges

Randy Grant and Brian Berger warn that the city may not have the fan or business base to support a big-league team.
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Highly anticipated nLight IPO could happen next week

Laser manufacturer nLight Inc. could hit the public markets next week, according to a report Friday from IPO market research firm Renaissance Capital. The Vancouver, Wash.-based company, a maker of …
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Umpqua Bank reports 69% growth in first quarter profits

Umpqua attributed the significant growth to its investment in technology for customers.
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Five Things to know for Friday, and why Portlanders need to start saving early

Holy smokes, do you believe the Blazers came back from a 3-0 deficit to win that series last weekend? Oh, shoot, that's the lead I'll be writing 10 days from now. Of course, it'll take a heck of a l…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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Portland manufacturer ESCO acquired in $1.3B deal

ESCO Corp., one of Portland's oldest manufacturing companies, on Thursday said it will be acquired for $1.285 billion by another maker of mining equipment, Scotland-based The Weir Group PLC. The de…
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Growing pains: California cannabis farmers struggle with whether to go legit

California’s legalized cannabis market rests on growers getting legal too, but they have reasons not to go legit
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Three more senior exits at Nike, bringing the total to nine, start to raise questions with analysts

Three more senior managers have left Nike, according to an analyst note Thursday, bringing the total to nine since Brand President Trevor Edwards' departure was announced March 15. But a source clos…
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