7th Annual NAYA Winter Marketplace

Saturday December 9th 10am-4pm
Native American Youth and Family Center
5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, Oregon 

NAYA is proud to announce that the 7th annual NAYA Winter Marketplace will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 10am – 4pm in the NAYA gymnasium!
Come support our community’s vendors for one-stop Christmas shopping. Arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and more just in time for the holidays!!!


Native Family Day and Marketplace

Saturday November 25th 10am-5pm
Mt. Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, 

A day to celebrate Community with our families and FREE crafts, swimming, roller skating and snacks!
Fry Bread Taco Fundraiser at noon!

This is also an opportunity to get a jump on that special gift from one of our many talented Native

Little Boxes Small Biz Weekend Shopping Event

Thursday, November 24th- November 26th

Portland, OR

Little Boxes is a city-wide shopping event and prize raffle held the weekend after Thanksgiving-Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Sunday

Get a raffle entry for every participating retailer you visit, and earn an additional raffle entry for every purchase you make.

More entries = more chances for you to win.

For more information, please visit the Little Boxes website.

Trump Administration Appoints John E. Huffman to Serve as State Director for Rural Development in Oregon

PORTLAND, Oregon, November 6, 2017 – The Trump Administration recently appointed John E. Huffman as the new State Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development in Oregon. A former state legislator, Huffman will now help to implement USDA policies and Rural Development programs in the state to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.

“It is an honor to be selected by the President to fill the extremely important role of State Director of USDA Rural Development in Oregon,” said Huffman. “I look forward to working with the President, Secretary of Agriculture, and Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development to increase rural prosperity and enhance customer service through innovation and partnerships in our state.”

Huffman has spent the past 10 years as an Oregon State Representative. His extensive experience identifying the needs of the rural communities he represented and helping to implement solutions will inform his new position with Rural Development. One of his first achievements in the state legislature was to help bring cellular infrastructure to a rural county in central Oregon. Huffman served on the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and numerous ways and means subcommittees over the years. He has also led wide-ranging efforts, from expanding affordable rural housing, to connecting rural businesses with the resources that will enable them to thrive, to supporting the installation of new sources of renewable energy.

Prior to serving in the state legislature, Huffman owned and managed a successful radio station in north central Oregon for 22 years. He is supported in his work by his wife, Korina.

As State Director, Huffman will use his leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs in a customer-focused manner to improve prosperity in rural Oregon.

Career Opportunity at the Oregon Lottery – Program Manager

The Oregon Lottery is a leader in the gaming industry and an important contributor of revenue for the state’s schools, parks, watershed restoration, veteran’ programs and outdoor schools.  We are looking for a Program Manager to provide effective management of the project initiation, planning, execution, control, closure and evaluation activities for projects of various size and scope.


As a member of the Enterprise Program Management Office (PMO) team the Program Manager in consultation with the Program or Project Sponsor(s), Technical Lead(s), and other stakeholders, provides effective management of the project initiation, planning, execution, control, closure and evaluation activities for projects of various size and scope. Projects include both business and IT centric initiatives and project management scope includes people, process and system implications and solutions required for program and project success.


Typical project management functions include program scope and schedule development and maintenance, project communications, team meetings, status reporting, change management, process improvement management, issue and risk management, etc.  The Program Manager leads, manages and coordinates enterprise-wide programs & projects involving diverse sponsor and stakeholder expectations and cross-functional teams.  The Program Manager develops new and enhances existing project management processes, tools and techniques. This position also supports business program portfolio management functions including the development, maintenance and on-going status reporting for the Lottery’s project portfolio database, associated IT resource allocation and Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) methodologies, and may act as the PMO’s team lead.


For more information and to apply visit our careers website http://www.oregonlottery.org/jobs/

Food Service Commercial Gas Equipment Bonus for Oregon Customers

Staying competitive means businesses of all sizes need to look for ways to stretch every dollar. Improving the energy efficiency of your facility and operations is one important way you can lower operating costs and save money, while enhancing employee and customer comfort. Energy Trust of Oregon offers incentives to help reduce your upfront costs and make energy-efficiency upgrades more affordable. And because bill savings often pay for the improvements in just a few years, you may achieve a faster return on your investment. Plus, by installing upgrades that reduce energy use, you can continue to save energy and money down the road.

  • This bonus is limited to Oregon State gas customers of Cascade Natural Gas, Northwest Natural and Avista only. This does not apply to sales in SW Washington. However, regular incentives still apply to our Northwest Natural customers.
  • This bonus is available for all commercial facilities with natural gas from Cascade Natural gas, Northwest Natural or Avista.
  • Applications need to be received by December 31, 2017 to receive the bonus incentive. If they are received after that date, they may not receive the bonus, but would be eligible for the standard incentive levels. Applications can be submitted electronically or by fax for expediency.
  • The date on the Invoice needs to be between October 18, 2017 and December 31, 2017.


Upgrade Now and Save Even More

ENERGY STAR EQUIPMENT Estimated Average Savings Standard Incentive Bonus Incentive
Gas Convection Oven (Full Size) 302 therms each $600 each oven $400 each oven
Gas Combination Oven 290 therms each $750 each oven $250 each oven
Gas Fryer 569 therms/vat $800/vat $300/vat
Gas Steam Cooker 1,308 therms each $2,600 each $900 each


Quick Checklist for a completed application with links:

  1. 120P Incentive Application Form: Completely filled out with signature typed or signed (Click for 120P)
  2. W-9: This is the most commonly forgotten piece. (Click for W9)
  3. Itemized Invoice: For the qualified equipment, including model numbers.
  4. Copy of site location gas bill

For more information, please visit the Energy Trust Commercial website, located here.

Washington County’s Job Opportunities

Washington County offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future.  We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for our open positions.

Job Title  Job Type Department Closing 

Benefits Supervisor

Full Time Support Services 10/29/17

Industrial Appraiser

Full Time Assessment & Taxation 10/29/17

Information Technology Business Analyst

Full Time Support Services 10/29/17

Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement) DPSST CERTIFIED ONLY

Full Time Sheriff’s Office Continuous

Management Analyst II

Full Time All County 11/05/17

Payroll Specialist

Full Time Support Services 10/29/17

Property Appraiser I

Full Time Assessment & Taxation 10/29/17

Senior HVAC Technician

Full Time Support Services Continuous

Senior Network Analyst

Full Time Support Services 11/05/17

Sheriff’s Office Recruit and Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Positions)

Full Time Sheriff’s Office Continuous

For more information, please click here.


The Oregon Lottery has a new job opportunity!  Please forward to all interested parties.


The Oregon Lottery has a current opening for a temporary, full-time Records Specialist position in the Human Resources department.  This temporary assignment is scheduled to last up to 6 months, and is not eligible for benefits.


The Records Specialist is responsible for reviewing confidential and other files to review and transfer information based on the guidelines provided.  The work includes, but is not limited to, reviewing and gathering information in files and HR systems and then transferring the information to a master spreadsheet in accordance with policies and rules provided by the Lottery.


Under direction of the HR Manager, this position requires the ability to work independently and with others, within specific and general guidelines.  Decisions are to be made within the scope of Lottery policies and rules dealing with data privacy. The work is guided by Lottery policies and procedures, and Oregon Statues.


For more information and to apply visit our careers website http://www.oregonlottery.org/jobs/

My People’s Market by Travel Portland, Prosper Portland, and Partners in Diversity


Support and network with Portland’s entrepreneurs of color at My People’s Market, a vibrant gathering of nearly 100 local multicultural vendors! Head to The Redd at Ecotrust on Nov. 9 to meet, network and experience dozens of multicultural vendors — all while enjoying free live music, artwork and food.

My People’s Market showcases the local entrepreneurial community’s commitment to equity and inclusion. A collaborative event between Travel Portland, Partners in Diversity and Prosper Portland, My People’s Market is aimed to advance opportunities for business owners of color, connecting them with the travel industry and other professionals who can help to expand and scale their businesses. This event is one of a series of connection opportunities for the Mercatus platform and Inclusive Business Resource Network of Prosper Portland.

Support Portland’s multicultural community and enjoy an evening of networking, shopping and fun!

***Interested in sponsoring My People’s Market? Learn more here.

Potential Subcontracting Opportunity for the Linn County Road Department

NMC is actively looking for small businesses, subcontractors and suppliers, interested in bidding on these and future projects.

To access plans on our FTP site, please contact us at 503.783.0620.

Natt McDougall Company will not be held liable for plans, specifications, or addenda found on our FTP site.

If you wish to be added to our small business/small disadvantaged business database, feel free to contact us at 503.783.0620.


It is the policy of the Natt McDougall Company (NMC) to promote the use of Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Women-Owned Small Business, HUB Zone Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business concerns and provide them the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors on contracts awarded to NMC.  NMC hereby agrees to carry out this policy in the awarding of subcontracts to the fullest extent consistent with efficient contract performance, and in accordance with the contract clauses.