Anna Marum, The Oregonian

Anna Marum

The Oregonian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Anna:

Amazon HQ2: Documents reveal Portland's subdued proposal

Many said Portland didn't have much of a chance, given its proximity to Seattle. If Amazon doesn't choose the City of Roses, the company has prompted Portland to take a hard look at how it wants to grow. → Read More

5 bizarre things that happened during the eclipse

The eclipse prompted some strange happenings throughout the country. → Read More

The funniest reactions to the World Naked Bike Ride

Here are some of the best reactions to the annual ride in Oregon, from stoked participants and disgruntled onlookers. → Read More

Dennis Richardson co-opts Kate Brown's public records referee

Richardson is giving the public records advocate duties to the state archivist, who works in his office. → Read More

Amazon Lockers have come to Portland

The expansion to Portland comes four years after Amazon opened its first lockers in the Bay Area as the retailer sought a remedy for failed package delivery. → Read More

Cost Plus World Market apologizes after telling customers to 'summer like an Italian'

The email, advertising syrups for coffee and cocktails, came two days after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake killed more than 200 in central Italy. → Read More

Leif's Auto Collision Centers earns 'F' from Better Business Bureau

The chain of auto body shops has received dozens of complaints of shoddy service and false advertising. → Read More

Portland's ModCloth pop-up is staying open all year

But while temporary shops in Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. that opened this spring are now closed, the Portland store will stay open through the holiday shopping season. → Read More

Surf shops with a Portland twist popping up all over town

Portland will soon be home to three – count 'em, three – surf boutiques. → Read More

Portland shoe store Johnny Sole to close after 23 years

The store is closing to make way for a new hotel, but the owners aren't upset about it. → Read More

New Seasons is speeding up your chip card transaction

New Seasons and Northern California subsidiary New Leaf Community Markets are the first in the nation to implement the "Quick Chip" technology. → Read More

American Girl pop-up store coming to Washington Square

The store will offer an assortment of the dolls that have inspired a cult-like following, along with American Girl books and accessories. → Read More

Feds: Whole Foods can't trademark 'world's healthiest grocery store'

Whole Foods' bid to trademark the broad slogan comes several years after CEO John Mackey told The Wall Street Journal that his stores sold "a bunch of junk." → Read More

Remembering Tom Peterson, an icon of old Portland

His kitschy ads (offering free haircuts, alarm clocks and even poodles with purchase) made him a Portland pop-culture legend. → Read More

The 10 most powerful brands

See which brands took the top spots. → Read More

Whole Foods wants to trademark 'world's healthiest grocery store'

The application is under review by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and a response – either an approval or an objection – will likely take several weeks. → Read More

Nike Instagram post stars curvy model in new sports bra

The post features plus-size model Paloma Elsesser wearing one of Nike's new bras, but makes no mention of her size. → Read More

America's top 100 retailers, ranked by billions in sales

I bet you can guess who's number one. Or maybe not. → Read More

Whole Foods' 365 in Lake Oswego: What you need to know before you shop

The store is a smaller, stripped-down version of a typical Whole Foods, with changes designed specifically to reduce overhead or appeal to younger shoppers. → Read More

Macy's reportedly trying to sell downtown Portland store

If it were to close, the departure of Macy's would spell the end of an era for the historic Meier & Frank Building, which has housed a department store since 1909. → Read More