Allan Brettman

Detail-focused journalist with creative edge recognized for developing, honing and delivering inventive, quality content, strengthening brand and engaging diverse audiences. 

The Waterfront Vancouver setting sail

Standing at the prow of the Grant Street Pier suspended above the Columbia River, Barry Cain took on an aura of a conductor facing the orchestra. Cain, the developer of The Waterfront Vancouver, relished the crescendo. There, he says, that new building on the left is home to Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar. Next door, Maryhill Winery. Upstairs, Barlow’s Public House. And there, the other building. That’s home to WildFin American Grill. Yes, the second floor is vacant. More on that later, he says. S

Oregon Business - Rift management: Eight execs on closing the culture gap

Oregon biz leaders talk culture change, the social and political divisions that find their way into the office or factory and how they attempt to influence the hearts and minds of their employees. As America enters the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency, social and political polarization has intensified. An October 2017 study by Pew Research Center found that 44% of Democrats and Democratic leaners have a very unfavorable opinion of the GOP; and 45% of Republicans and Republican leaners

Mount Hood climber died after delays slowed rescue

It was 10:40 a.m. on a brilliant Sunday in early May. Jenkins had slipped above the Bergschrund, a crevasse near the summit. His metal-pointed crampons clipped the snow, but he kept falling, his body rotating and rapidly gaining speed. There would be no "self-arrest," the mountaineering technique climbers use to stop slides, typically by digging an ice ax pick into the surface. After tumbling 600 feet, Jenkins finally came to a stop in a flatter area called Devils Kitchen. Climber Jesse Corne

Phil Knight on Oregon Ducks as they play for BCS National Championship: 'We're exactly on plan'

As a 13-year-old Boy Scout, Phil Knight worked as an usher at Portland's Multnomah Stadium -- now known as PGE Park -- and watched his first University of Oregon football game. The Ducks lost, 63-0, to the University of Washington. Knight's destiny was not deterred, in part, because his father, UO alum William H. Knight, pointed the Cleveland High School track star toward the university. And legendary track coach Bill Bowerman provided the magnetic pull. Five decades later, Knight is basking