My first article about Reno was in 2008, just after I moved to the market. As I was falling in love with this unique city that was struggling from the Great Recession, local officials were working to diversify its economic base away from gaming.
Portland, Oregon, is known as the "Rose City." From the growth realized over the last several years in industries ranging from athletic gear to hotels, the city is in bloom. Despite strong demand and billions of dollars in business expansion, there is some threat of new supply during the next several years putting downward pressure on occupancy.