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Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage preserves stories as well as relics

Mike Byrnes scours the country for everything from elevator doors to glass doorknobs to sell at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage, but some items are just not for sale. A few years ago, his quests took him to a neighborhood garage sale where he spied an item, overlooked by younger shoppers. It was a sampler, a piece of embroidery, that Byrnes’ trained eye instantly recognized as dating from the early 1800s.
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Beaverton woman shares Tibetan culture through dumplings

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A Beaverton woman is embarking on a meaningful journey to grow her small business in a big way. Kyikyi calls herself a Tibetan exile. She said she immigrated to the U.S. about 20 years ago from Tibet and is now committed to sharing her culture and promoting representation through food.

Tips Eliminated, Another Charge Implemented

Kachka eliminated tipping this week, replacing that model with a 22% service fee. This creates a base wage of $25 an hour for all employees, and they’re also able to provide healthcare. The owners of the Russian-inspired Portland restaurant say the tipping system is rooted in inequality. Owner Bonnie...

Sarah Ness named PeaceHealth executive vice president of people and culture

Sarah Ness brings 20 years of healthcare experience to the PeaceHealth position. On Jan. 10, PeaceHealth announced Sarah Ness as its new executive vice president of people and culture. Vancouver-based PeaceHealth is a religious-affiliated nonprofit health system originally founded by the Catholic Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1890, and offers care to communities in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

Portland co-ops say they haven't been hit as hard with grocery shortages

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – As grocery stores around the country experience empty shelves, stores in Oregon are seeing a different impact. Shortages at U.S. grocery stores have grown more acute in recent weeks. Portions of the United States are being slammed with winter weather. That is compounding with a...

Thermal Spray Coating Market Growth by Material, Process, End-Use Industry and Region-Forecast-2027 | 3M, APS Materials, CoorsTek, KCC, Linde Plc

As per the report published by Allied Market Research, "Thermal Spray Coating Market by Material (Ceramics, Metal & Alloys and Other), Process (Flame Spraying, Arc Spraying, Plasma Spraying, HVOF and Others) and End-Use Industry (Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial and Others): Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027". According to the report, the global thermal spray coating industry accounted for $7.96 billion in 2019 and is estimated to hit $13.5 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2019 to 2026. The study presents impending revenue forecast of the industry for the next few years coupled with imminent market trends and opportunities. Moreover, the study also doles out different logical tables and graphs to identify the complexities of the market.

Side expands into DC and Oregon

Side, a real estate brokerage that partners with and helps brand high-performing teams and independent brokerages, has expanded into two new markets to start 2022, according to an announcement sent to Inman. Are you receiving our weekly Teams Beat newsletter? For the latest news, insight and trends on teams, subscribe...

Readers respond: We need the urban growth boundary

I’m compelled to respond to the Jan. 9 op-ed “The downsides of Portland’s Midas touch in housing” by Gerard C.S. Mildner. Mildner provides evidence of the causes of higher housing prices in the Portland area. However, like so many in the political and economic realm today, he takes a short-term view and uses economic assumptions that don’t reflect the larger picture of humanity’s place in the world.

Bill would allow Vancouver businesses to continue getting assistance, tax credits

A proposed bill from state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, would allow Vancouver businesses to continue accessing benefits under the state’s Main Street Program. The state program provides assistance with local downtown preservation in the form of business-and-occupation tax credits. “Now more than ever, our small businesses need all the...

COLUMN: Hospitality industry lags as Salem employment recovers to pre-pandemic levels

Salem unemployment trends through November 2021 (Pamela Ferrara/Special to Salem Reporter) The Salem area unemployment rate inched down to 4.1 percent in November, falling for the sixth month in a row. This translates into 8,700 people unemployed in Marion and Polk counties, which make up the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Washington minimum wage increase ripples through Clark County

As Washingtonians rang in the new year, a big change took place. The state’s minimum wage rose by nearly a dollar, and its minimum threshold for salaried workers increased to $52,743.60 for all employers, regardless of size. What caused such a large increase? State law and a 5.83 percent...