10 Innovators in Rural Health

Telemedicine, new partnerships and real estate diversification make health care more accessible in rural Oregon. Larry Mullins For putting hospitality into hospitals — literally The little town of Lebanon had a big weekend this June. Along with their iconic Strawberry Festival, which features marching bands, floats and the world’s largest strawberry shortcake parading down Main … Read more

Store Bought

Market of Choice is on a tear. In 2012 the 35-year-old Eugene-based grocery chain opened a central kitchen/distribution center in its hometown. The market opened a third Portland store in the Cedar Mill neighborhood this year; a Bend outpost broke ground in March. A fourth Portland location is slated for the inner southeast “LOCA” development, a mixed-use project featuring condos and retail. Revenues in 2014 were $175 million, a double-digit increase over 2013. CEO Rick Wright discusses growth, market trends and how he keeps new “foodie” grocery clerks happy.

Loose Talk

When gossip crosses the line.

Farm in a Box

Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.