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Sept. 30, 2010

Portland's Alberta Arts District Shines and Sings

Though not technically a neighborhood on its own,  the Alberta Arts District , located in NE Portland, is known for its funky, artsy feel and colorful, lively vibe.  Based around a 20-block stretch of Alberta Street, the neighborhood is home to some of Portland's most unique local businesses, artists and ...

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Sept. 27, 2010

Beervana! Portland Happy Hour Voted #1!

Portland Proudly Wears its Crown

A new list of the best happy hour cities in the United States ranks Portland at the top.  The list of cities was created by GoTime.com and was featured on CNBC.com.  One of the reasons Portland was listed as #1  because it has ...

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Sept. 27, 2010

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Home in Portland NOW!

I recently came across this article in the Wall Street Journal.  With all of the negativity in the media about the housing market, it was refreshing to see that some journalists are seeing a silver lining.  For those of you in secure financial positions, this really is a fantastic time ...

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Sept. 18, 2010

Power-Ups Now Available on Portland Bike Lanes!

Thanks to some anonymous, but incredibly awesome, pranksters,Super Mario Kart-esque power-ups are now available on some of Portland's bike lanes!  These are great for extra energy on those cloudy Monday morning commutes, or invincibility when swerving home from the pub on Friday night. Just be careful to ...

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Sept. 16, 2010

Portland Real Estate Market Update - August

Portland Real Estate Sales Activity for August 2010

The number of home sale closings in the Portland metro area dropped 2.2% from July to August of 2010. During that same period pending sales grew 3.6%. New listings fell 5%. At the rate of sales Portland metro area has ...

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Sept. 16, 2010

Today's take on Buying vs. Renting in Portland

The Today Show on NBC had a segment on buying real estate vs renting in the current market.  They talk about the considerations, positives and negatives of the two choices.  While Portland was called out as a good city to rent in, they give a pretty balanced view on the ...

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Sept. 8, 2010

7 Great Reasons to Live in Portland's Irvington Neighborhood

I live in the Irvington neighborhood of NE Portland, Oregon.  When I was looking for homes to buy, I knew exactly what I was looking for.  I wanted to live on the East side of the river, but close enough to the City Center that I could still get there ...
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Aug. 17, 2010

Natural Beauty and Vintage Country Life in Sisters, Oregon

Welcome to one of nature’s most beautiful playgrounds, just a 3-hour drive from Portland, Oregon along the spectacular Santiam River Highway!!

What would you do if you only had one sunny summer day in the Sisters, Oregon area?  If you’re adventuresome you might get up into the gorgeous wildflower-strewn ...

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Aug. 3, 2010

Thinking Big in a Small Way: Green, Sustainable Homes in Portland

Who wants a tiny home?  We allthinkwe want to move up in size, convenience and number of bedrooms, right?  But then, we pick paper over plastic at the grocery store and think we're changing the planet for our children’s children.  Right on! It's a small step ...
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Aug. 3, 2010

Red Fox Hills Townhomes Create Community in Lake Oswego

You may not know much about the Red Fox Hills neighborhood in Lake Oswego, as it’s quietly tucked away next to Tryon Creek Park.  I’ve lived very happily in the Red Fox Hills Townhome complex, located in the middle of the neighborhood, for 5 years.  Check out my two RFH ...
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