Thursday, January 16, 2014

Business News in Oregon

Business activity around Oregon is highlighted in this week's openings and closings summary.

Openings and Expansions:
  • Natural Grocers will open a store in Gresham in March. The Oregonian, 1/10/2014
  • Seattle-based sports retailer Evo will open a store in southeast Portland this fall. Portland Business Journal, 1/9/2014
  • Maurice Luncheonette, a bakery and cafĂ©, opened in downtown Portland. Neighborhood Notes, 1/7/2014
  • Baker Butcher, a restaurant, opened in the Fifth Street Public Market in downtown Eugene. It employs six people. The Register-Guard, 1/4/2014
  • Portland-based The Hingson Law Firm opened an office in Newport. News-Times, 1/8/2014
  • White Dental Studio will open in Ashland. Mail Tribune, 1/11/2014
  • Bend Modern, a store offering vintage mid-century modern furniture and collectibles, will open in Bend next month. The Bulletin, 1/11/2014
  • Golf Galaxy, a golf retailer in Beaverton, will close. The Oregonian, 1/15/2014
  • Albertsons will close two stores in Vancouver and one in Albany. The Vancouver stores employ 55 and 77 people, and the Albany store employs 68. The Columbian, 1/13/2014, Albany Democrat-Herald, 1/14/2014
  • Skipper's Seafood & Chowder House in Roseburg closed. It employed six people. The News-Review, 1/13/2014
  • Alex's Plaza Restaurant and Bar in Ashland closed. Mail Tribune, 1/13/2014
  • Air Methods Corporation, an air ambulance provider, closed its Ontario and La Grande bases, laying off 24 people. Argus Observer, 1/9/2014
For more business news, check out this week's full report or visit the Around the State page on

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