Tagged Portland business


Biz Ins and Outs

Head Start names building for Tonkon Torp lawyer Owen Blank Albina Head Start has renamed one of its classroom buildings in honor of Portland attorney Owen Blank in recognition of his nearly 20 years of pro bono service to the organization. At a Sept. 30 rededication ceremony and open house attended by dozens of friends,…


Oregon’s Silicon Forest

Oregon’s start-up community, nicknamed the Silicon Forest, is growing exponentially, with more than six start-up incubators in the Portland area alone. Edith Dorsen, managing director and co-founder of the Oregon-based Women’s Venture Capital Fund, said, “There are a stunning number of resources coming together to help Oregon entrepreneurs with everything from developing a business plan…



When I first came to Portland, I quickly learned that Portland (or actually, Beaverton) is the hometown of Nike. With all the Ducks merchandise going around, you just can’t miss it. But, as time went by, I was surprised to find out more companies I really liked are based here, including Columbia Sportswear, Gerber Gear…