Nordstrom To Close Under-Performing Stores

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 5, 2014

PORTLAND — Nordstrom is closing up shop at two of the retailer’s longtime stores in Portland and Vancouver.

The company says they’re shutting down their Lloyd Center and Westfield Mall locations next January when their leases are up.  The Lloyd store has been an anchor of the mall since 1960.  The Westfield Nordstrom opened in 1977.

Nordstrom says it just doesn’t pencil …

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Trader Joe’s Pulls Out of NE Portland Deal

Posted by Mike Turner on February 3, 2014

Trader Joe’s says it will not open a store in a neighborhood where it’s not wanted.

Some neighbors who live near the empty lot at NE MLK and Alberta says the deal to open a Trader Joe’s in that location would add to the growing gentrification in the area.

The site has been the center of complaints by some neighbors who say …

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Seahawks Score For Paul Allen

Posted by Steve Leader on January 30, 2014
Paul Allen

Paul Allen made a fortune helping Bill Gates launch Microsoft.  Allen still owns a good chunk of Microsoft stock. His other investments over the years include the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks.

Which has been Allen’s most profitable?  According to the Puget Sound Business Journal it’s the Seahawks. The Journal reports the NFL franchise and the television rights have been a …

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Can Bill Play In Portland?

Posted by Steve Leader on January 28, 2014

Ever heard of “Bill The Butcher?”  After launching in Seattle five years ago, the chain that prides itself on selling only grass-fed meat plans to expand to Portland.

The editor of the Portland Business Journal, Rob Smith, says Bill’s is known for a sustainable, green approach which fits in with Portland.  Smith says he wouldn’t be surprised if Bill’s took hold …

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Poo Pourri-The Sweet Smell Of Success

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on January 27, 2014

Suzy Batiz has been working for years to get rid of foul bathroom odors.

“My husband is the inspiration” she says laughing during a recent phone interview. “He’s a very stinky guy.”

After nine months of testing homemade formulas on her husband, kids and friends, Batiz came up with a winning formula.

“My backgrounds with aroma therapies, I love to …

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