Will A Slow Start For PNW Potato Farmers Lead To The French Fry Apocalypse?


A winter of record snowfall means potato farmers in the Pacific Northwest are getting their spuds in the ground later than ever. Could that lead to national french fry shortages this summer?

Study: Visitors To Smoke-Filled Southern Oregon Plan On Returning


The survey found that 85% of visitors who visited the region during smoky summers said they would return — though maybe not in the late summer. 

Behind The Scenes Of Laika's New Film, 'Missing Link'


Hillsboro-based Laika is a world leader in the art of stop-animation filmmaking. "Missing Link," the studio’s fifth feature film, is their most ambitious yet.

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The Birth Of A Bubblegum Empire: Big League Chew's Unlikely Portland Origin

Rob Nelson was a pitcher for the Portland Mavericks. A bullpen conversation led to the creation of Big League Chew, the bubblegum that's sold over 800 million pouches.

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Vancouver-Based Papa Murphy's Bought By Canadian Company

Papa Murphy's was acquired by MTY Food Group. MTY also owns restaurants like Taco Time, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry.

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Willamette Falls Trust Receives $7 Million Donation For Riverwalk Project

The project, which will create public access to the iconic Oregon City waterfall, is slated to break ground next year.

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Once Quiet, The Debate Over Higher Oregon Tobacco Taxes Lights Up

In the first hearing on a package of tobacco tax bills, opponents warned of layoffs and shuttered businesses. Tax supporters touted health outcomes.

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Lawmakers Announce Funding For Portland Bus Rapid Transit Project

The Division Bus Rapid Transit Project is projected to open in 2022. It's expected to lessen travel times by up to 20%. 

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Portland’s Proposed Rental Screening Rules: 3 Perspectives

Portland City Council heard public testimony on a proposal to increase the regulation of the screening process and other aspects of renting. We highlight three different perspectives on the ordinance.

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Oregon Warns Medical Cannabis Growers: Report Or Face Fines

Oregon is warning medical cannabis growers that if they don’t report their inventories, they could face stiff fines.

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Metro Chair Lynn Peterson Says I-5 Rose Quarter Project Needs To Help Revitalize Nearby Area

Metro Chair Lynn Peterson joins with the Albina Vision Trust in pushing for major changes to Interstate 5 improvement project in Rose Quarter area of Portland.

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Oregon Herbicide Ban Slowed By Chemical Company Appeal

Dead pines nears Sisters set off a state investigation and a proposed ban, but chemical giant Bayer claims this unfairly singles out its product. 

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Bend Bulletin Owner Eyes Sale Of Sister Newspapers

An attorney for Western Communications says the goal is to sell all but two of the company's seven newspapers serving rural Oregon and California.

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