Daimler breaks ground on new headquarters

Today Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) broke ground at the site of its new headquarters building on Swan Island. New construction will begin immediately. Governor Kitzhaber and Portland Mayor Hales were on hand to join the celebration. “With our roots firmly planted in Portland over 70 years ago, Daimler Trucks North America is proud to lay the foundation for continued prosperity with a headquarters campus designed for the company’s long-term business success and a world-class workplace for employees,” said Martin Daum, president and CEO of DTNA. “Daimler Trucks North America will remain an important part of Oregon’s economy by investing... read more

Tilt to open third restaurant soon

Brittany and Octavian Jurj, owners of the Tilt restaurants on Swan Island and in the Pearl District, plan to open a third establishment on East Burnside in August or September. The couple have strong ties to Swan Island.  Andy Andersen, Brittany’s grandfather, founded Andersen Construction and her father, David Andersen, runs the company today.  Octavian’s dad is currently a machinist on Swan Island.  While in school, Octavian worked several jobs on Swan Island, including painting Freightliner trucks. Brittany and Octavian’s family background and personal work experience helped shape their business vision – Built for the American workforce.  Their first restaurant... read more

Overlook Sewer Project Construction Update: June 27, 2014

Environmental Services is replacing or repairing about 17,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Overlook neighborhood that are between 60 and 90 years old and in poor condition. Replacing and repairing these sewers will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/OverlookProject. Developments of Note o    Crews continue to focus on completing a “punch” list of remaining work. Punch list items typically include cleaning specific areas, completing remaining restoration of sidewalks, curbs, and planting strips, and any... read more