Built Oregon website helps people shop local this holiday season

The executive director of Built Oregon, a website that helps people shop local, explains why that’s so important this holiday season.

PORTLAND, Ore. — As the pandemic has hurt small businesses across the country, a nonprofit in Oregon started a website that promotes local companies.

The website, Built Oregon, launched about a month ago. Executive director Mitch Daugherty said they have more than 2,000 products and it’s growing.

“COVID is not going away when Christmas ends,” Daugherty said. “Support your local retailer. Support your local restaurant. Support your local company.”

On the Built Oregon website, you can find everything from arts and crafts to jewelry. All the products were produced by people right here in the state.

“A lot of food and beverage companies cannot do farmers markets, they cannot do demos,” Daugherty said. “We have launched this marketplace as a hub for discovery so you can find the products

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Advanced computer model locks in picks for Oregon vs. Oregon State, Week 13, 2020

A Pac-12 battle is on tap between the Oregon State Beavers and the Oregon Ducks at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Reser Stadium. Oregon State is 1-2 overall and 1-1 at home, while Oregon is 3-0 overall and 1-0 on the road. The Ducks are ranked first in the North Division; Oregon State is ranked fourth. The Ducks are favored by 13 points in the latest Oregon State vs. Oregon odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the Over-Under is set at 64.5.

Before you make any Oregon vs. Oregon State picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is also a

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Dyson Hot+Cool Cleaned 70% Of Smoke Particles From My Air During The Fires In California, Oregon, Washington

Can the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool clean your air from smoke and soot?

That’s what I have been testing for parts of the past few months during the western fires that hit California, Oregon, and Washington State. They’ve been banished from the news cycle thanks to the impending election, but the fires this summer were devastating, horrific, and massive. When you can’t breathe safely, few other things in life matter.

Months later, the fires are still not completely extinguished.

Dyson sent me a review unit of its largest air filtration system which can also heat a room (the last thing I needed this summer) and provide cooling breezes (very welcome). Since I got it during the height of the summer’s

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Oregon public employee unions, interest groups launch neutral-looking election website to sway voters

Oregon voters who go online to search for information about the election now underway are likely to find a website called the “2020 Oregon voter guide” at the top of their search results.

Thanks to paid search engine ads, that website shows up before the state’s official voters’ guide, which is what the Oregon secretary of state calls the online version of the voters pamphlet.

So what is the “2020 Oregon voter guide” and who is paying for it?

It looks neutral and informational, with biographies and flattering photographs of all six major party candidates for statewide office and a promise to provide “simple and clear information.” But it endorses only Democrats and urges a “yes” vote on all four statewide ballot measures.

The website says it is “presented by a coalition of organizations dedicated to promoting economic fairness, public education, healthcare access, and environmental justice.” It recommends the Democratic

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