Thursday, April 17, 2014

Biz Announcements: A zombie (and other) survival gear store, a natural medicine shop, and bikes!

This week's Oregon business announcements are led by Columbia River Apocalypse, a store that offers zombie collectibles (brains!?...), along with emergency survival gear - don't get caught without it! Here are this week's highlights:

Openings and expansions:

  • Columbia River Apocalypse opened in The Dalles. It offers zombie collectibles, crossbows, survival knives, water purifiers, and first aid and emergency food kits. The Dalles Chronicle, 4/9/2014
  • Smitty's Outpost opened in Hermiston. It offers camping and fishing gear, firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment. Northeast Oregon Now, 3/29/2014
  • A 223-room Residence Inn by Marriott will open in Portland's Pearl District. Portland Business Journal, 4/8/2014
  • Green Thumb Natural Medicine, LLC opened in southeast Portland. It offers acupuncture, nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and bodywork services. The Bee, 4/4/2014
  • BBQ King, a food cart in Eugene, will open a restaurant. The Register-Guard, 4/5/2014
  • Weichert Wellness, a family health clinic, opened in Manzanita. The Daily Astorian, 4/10/2014
  • Sand Dollar Restaurant and Lounge opened in Rockaway Beach. Headlight-Herald, 4/2/2014
  • Piccadilly Cycles opened in Ashland. It offers electric-assisted and standard model bikes. Mail Tribune, 4/9/2014
  • Home Instead Senior Care in Bend plans to hire 30 people this year. The Bulletin, 4/16/2014
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield will close its Salem offices and move 70 jobs to Medford. Statesman Journal, 4/11/2014
  • Cascade Sierra Solutions, a Eugene-based nonprofit that used federal grants and bank loans to retrofit older trucks with pollution controls and improve fuel efficiency, closed. The Register-Guard, 3/22/2014
For more business news, check out this week's full report.

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