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Archive for September, 2020

Oregon’s famous doughnut chain, Bluestar, enters bankruptcy

By Oregon Small Business Association The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge bite out of Blue Star Doughnuts, forcing the Portland bakery into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Blue Star owners announced the company is restructuring after permanently closing four of its eight Portland outlets this year because of COVID-19, according to the Portland Business Journal. After […]

Small business comes to rescue of wildfire victims

Photo: Left: Bar West, Portland, Right: Ruddick Wood, Newberg By Oregon Small Business Association As wildfires rage across Oregon, restaurants—already struggling after shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic—have stepped forward to feed firefighters, evacuees and others in need.

List of business, home lootings during fire

By Oregon Small Business Association, – In Molalla a man was arrested for breaking into a towing company and then stealing a utility terrain vehicle from a local school.

Possible special session to extend eviction ban for non-paying tenants

By Oregon Small Business Association Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants the state to extend its ban on evictions of tenants who can’t pay their rents because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She said the ban, scheduled to end Sept. 30, also prevents foreclosures of property when owners fall behind on payments. Kotek, a Portland lawmaker, […]