The Mall Goes Small

The narrative about Lloyd Center has changed. Is this its final chapter or the beginning of a new story?

Cannabis Crunch

Despite inflation, cannabis prices are falling — putting Oregon’s once-thriving pot industry, and government programs that rely on it for tax revenue, in a sticky situation.

Lip Service

Makeup sales bucked a long-held economic trend last year — dipping downward rather than holding steady as they typically do at the onset of a recession. Two Oregon cosmetics makers say it’s been a wild ride.

Mall Rats

Driven by bankruptcies, redundancies and the rise of e-commerce, the retail sector has been in flux for years. COVID-19 accelerated the shift. Oregon’s malls can either reinvent themselves to stay vital or they can fail.