Gordon Oliver, The Columbian

Gordon Oliver

The Columbian

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Past articles by Gordon:

Banfield Pet Hospital headquarters a new kind of doghouse

The new corporate headquarters for Banfield Pet Hospital is twice the size of the event center at the Clark County Fairgrounds, consumes only half the ener → Read More

PDX to get new fueling station

MAJ Development Corp. of Vancouver will construct a gas station and travel center at Portland International Airport, the Port of Portland announced this week. The new facilities will be combined with → Read More

Apartment project proposed on Broadway in Uptown Village

Two single-family houses on the west side of Broadway north of 20th Street in the Arnada neighborhood would be removed to make room for a three-floor building with 23 apartments and seven live-work un → Read More

Battle Ground Kaiser clinic opens Monday

Kaiser Permanente launched its new Battle Ground Medical Office on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house ahead of a scheduled Monday opening for the new facility. → Read More

Developer bringing Hotel Indigo to Vancouver Waterfront

With one new upscale hotel already planned for Vancouver’s waterfront, commercial property developer Dean Kirkland believes there’s room for at least one more. → Read More

PayLess Drug moving in to Clark County, bringing 350 jobs

PayLess Drug Pharmacy Group will relocate its base of pharmacy operations from Portland to Vancouver, bringing about 350 employees to its new location by S → Read More

Strictly Business: Startups facing challenges

Do you remember the old mom-and-pop neighborhood markets? → Read More

Ridgefield-based Agave denim bought by L.A. clothing firm

Agave, the Ridgefield-based maker of premium denim clothing for men and women, has been acquired by a Los Angeles women’s casual clothing maker and will mo → Read More

Vesta offers more details for new Marriott at port of Vancouver

Vesta Hospitality owns or manages hotels throughout the West, but it has only one in its own backyard of Vancouver. → Read More

Demand for homes exceeds supply in Clark County

Homebuyer demand in Clark County continues to outstrip supply, pushing up the median price of homes sold in April by 15.4 percent from one year ago. → Read More

Analyst’s view of economy generally positive

A top economic analyst offered a generally positive short-term picture of both U.S. and global economies Thursday as part of a two-day regional economic conference at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. → Read More

Couve Cycle gets rolling in Vancouver

Couve Cycle is off and rolling on the streets of downtown Vancouver, and owner Michael Palensky is learning as he goes about how to build his pedal-powered → Read More

Vancouver vet files suit over 2010 foreclosure

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who faced foreclosure on his Vancouver home while serving in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the home’s lender, saying that th → Read More

Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 will get a Marriott AC Hotel

A hotel operated by the huge Marriott chain will be coming to the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 as a cornerstone of the port’s redevelopment of the prime → Read More

Home sizes keep getting bigger and bigger

A chart drawn from Census Bureau data seems almost wordlessly to tell a story about Americans’ desire for ever-larger homes. → Read More

Strictly Business: Instafab standoff takes turn for worse

It’s not been easy watching the bitter standoff between Instafab, a long-established Vancouver steel fabricator and installer, and its embittered former employees. More than one year out from a walkou → Read More

As costs climb, local interest in ever-bigger homes cooling

It’s no surprise that today’s homes in many ways are better than ever. Smart engineering and new technologies have improved most of the products we own, from automobiles to televisions to household to → Read More

State’s taxable retail sales up 8.4%

Washington state reported $135 billion in taxable retail sales in 2015, an increase of 8.4 percent over calendar year 2014, the Department of Revenue said → Read More

Clark County retail sales up 12.6 percent in Q4

Clark County’s taxable retail sales grew by 12.6 percent in last year’s fourth quarter, rising to $1.6 billion for the high-spending October-to-December quarter. → Read More

Wacom completes Portland move

Wacom's new Americas headquarters in Portland's Pearl District is 18 miles and a whole world away from the digital pen maker's former offices in Vancouver's Columbia Tech Center, a → Read More