Family-owned Vinn Distillery makes popular Chinese spirit
Vinn Distillery is bringing baiju, a popular Chinese grain spirit made, to Portland’s vibrant craft distilling scene.
Portland’s Groovin High Steppers, an African American swing dance group, will be hosting their 5th annual soiree on Oct. 14th, bringing guests from across the country for a weekend of Chicago-style steppin’ and line dancing.
Non profit helps young adults reach full potential
David Greenidge is working to provide job training and affordable housing to break a cycle of low employment that keeps too many young men and women from our community from reaching their full potential.
World champion launches boxing studio
Steve “2 Pounds” Forbes, one of Portland's most accomplished athletes, is opening training studio 2 Pounds Sports to share his knowledge and talent with a new generation of athletes.
TriMet spreads economic stimulus across the board
TriMet’s long standing commitment of encouraging and supporting businesses owned by people of color and women when competing for TriMet contracts on transit construction projects has become a national model.
Albina turns to Beneficial with combined resources
Albina Commuinity Bank, a financial institution in Portland created to help finance economic development projects from disadvantaged and ethnically diverse individuals and communities, will merge with another mission-alligned bank, Beneficial State Bank.
Rockwood Boys and Girls Club celebrates
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro hosted the grand opening of its newest facility in the Rockwood community of Gresham Monday
Motive still a mystery as authorities look for clues
What set off 64-year-old shooter remains a question mark
Minority firm wins biggest ever Metro job
Northeast Portland-based firm Colas Construction won a $27 million contract to make renovations to the 27-year-old Oregon Convention Center, the largest contract ever awarded to a minority-owned business by Metro regional government.
Kay Newell says ‘knowledge and service’ has no glass ceiling
Kay Newell, owner of iconic light bulb shop Sunlan Lighting, Inc. on North Mississippi Avenue, has been brightening people's lives since the shop opened in 1989.
Convention hotel requires a diverse workforce
An agreement between public and private parties ensures the construction of the new convention center hotel is a leading example of workforce equity and inclusion in practice.
Hohsin Hamid writes on displacement and migration
"Exit West," from acclaimed writer Hohsin Hamid, selected this year for Multnomah County's "Everybody Reads 2018."
Recruiter hired to advance equity in hiring
First diversity recruiter hired at Portland Community College set to increase the amount of qualified diverse professionals.
Minority and women-owned businesses get priority
City developing affordable leasing to at Alberta Commons to help minority and women-owned businesses.
Young entrepreneur follows his dreams
Chef and former American Ninja Warrior 2017 Competitor Robert McDonald Jr. specializes in making soul food.
Thomas Martin looks back at how it all started
The owner and operator of Martin Cleaning Service can look back at the benefits of being his own boss
Free ‘Fan Fest’ to kick off new season
The free event will feature first-come, first-served general admission seating
Mediation ends investigation of Roy Jay and nonprofits
No admission of wrongdoing or fault was made in settlement reached
District wants Humboldt for another program
KairoxPDX faces displacement from location serving students of color