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    Student Savings Accounts

    Parents of three mid-valley students were selected to receive a $1,000 savings account as part of the “Think Big, Save For College” summer reading program their children participated in at Oregon libraries over the summer. In all, 13 students were selected by a random drawing from among 4,525 children and teens who entered the Oregon […]

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    Work starts on first new Park Block in 143 years

    The renaissance of Old Town/Chinatown takes a giant leap forward today as work begins on the first new Portland Park Block in 143 years. The Pacific Northwest College of Art, which is relocating its campus to the North Park Blocks, installed a massive sculpture by artist Lee Kelly’s Memory 99 in what is now the […]

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    Exploring the Wineries of the Dundee Hills

    Northwest Travel: Oregon’s pinot Exploring the wineries of the Dundee Hills A two-day visit to the wineries and vineyards of the lower Willamette Valley doesn’t have to be all about drinking. It can also be an education, especially during the annual autumn harvest of pinot noir grapes. Just as I enjoy my food more when […]

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    Roundhouse Ad Agency

    The Roundhouse advertising agency has grown from scratch to $20 million in annual billings over the past decade in part, its founders admit, because they didn’t know quite what they were doing at the beginning. As other ad agencies in Portland and elsewhere struggled to adapt their existing business models to the digital age, and […]

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    Nike Employee Grant Fund

    Nike has granted $250,000 to 25 local nonprofits and schools through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation for its Spring 2013 cycle. The Spring 2013 award recipients include a wide variety of fantastic organizations in greater Portland. Read about it here.

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    Portland Farmers Market Publicity Blitz

    More than 650,000 shoppers visited the 190-plus Portland Farmers Market vendors last year, generating more than $8 million in sales. “The real news is we have such a wealth of farmers markets here,” says  Trudy Toliver, executive director for the Portland Farmers Market. “Having more farmers markets gives the farmers places to sell their food but not […]

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    OCAC

    For more than a century, the Oregon College of Art and Craft has taught students to make creative handiworks in ceramics, fabric, metals and other media at its bucolic campus northeast of Beaverton. Over the past decade, the college, founded in 1907, has broadened its reach beyond recreational classes to include increased numbers of degree-granting […]

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    Portland Farmers Market

    The Portland Farmers Market organization surveyed shoppers over the summer during the market’s peak to find out what motivated them to come to the four community farmers markets run by the nonprofit in Buckman, King, Northwest and Kenton. When asked the same question at farmers markes in 2008, the most frequent response was that shoppers […]