Clients in the News | Jan. 29

Boxer Ramen Expands | First Large Office Tenant Signs at Leland James | Starbucks Plans Wage Hike and More Employee Benefits



Boxer Ramen will open a new location in Sellwood-Moreland this year! Owner Matt Lynch says that this new space will be serving the same kinds of bowls, beers, sakes and potstickers that the other Boxer Ramen locations serve. This new SE spot will put Boxer Ramen in all four quadrants of Portland. Lynch also says that they plan on adding bento bowls to their menu, and estimate that if everything goes as planned, this new 32-seat location will be open by March 2018.

Check out their website for the full, delicious menu!


One of Slabtown’s creative office projects, Leland James, just signed its first large office tenant: Jet Reports. The software company will move from Tigard to a 30,000 SF space made up of the top-floor penthouse and part of the third floor at Leland James, located on the block on NW 22nd, between Raleigh and Savier.  “Jet Reports is an established software company that shares our vision of making Slabtown the premiere district to work, live, eat and play in Portland,” said Chris Nelson, principal of Capstone Partners, in a release.

Jet Reports will be joining Orange Theory Fitness and Good Coffee who have already leased ground floor space in Leland James.

Read the full article here!


Starbucks is planning another wage hike for April of 2018 for 150,000+ hourly and salaried US workers. Spokesman Reggie Borges quotes, “Everyone is getting a raise — the level they get depends on the region and the cost of living.” Many other companies have announced bonuses or wage increases since it was announced last month that the corporate income tax was reduced from 35% to 21%.

Along with this, they are altering their store-level policy so that fathers whose partners give birth also get 6-weeks with 100% pay. Corporate employees will get 12 weeks at 100% pay, and another 6 weeks for birth moms.

Read the full article and all about proposed benefits here.