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Some of Portlands greatest neighborhoods are featured in the Architectural Heritage Center's upcoming walking tours! Want to learn more about your neighborhood or the neighborhood your dreaming of moving to? Click the event to register. Once you fall in love with Portland's historic neighborhoods, give us a call and we'll help you find your dream home. We're your neighborhood real estate experts! 

Willamette Heights | Saturday, Oct. 6th | 10 am 

Pearl District: A Century of Preservation and Change | Tuesday, Oct. 9th | 10 am

King's Hill National Register Historic District | Tuesday, Oct. 16th | 10 am

Landscapes and History: A Walk Through River View Cemetery | Saturday, Oct. 20th | 10 am

 The Houses of Eastmoreland Tour | Tuesday, Oct.

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Three years ago, we wrote a blog post claiming Portland is ADU City (Baby) and predicted we’d see more and more pop up in our neighborhoods. Well, sure enough, Portland’s ADU trend is rising to new heights.

Why? Simply put, there’s still a housing shortage. Because ADUs are allowed in more areas than duplexes, triplexes, and apartments, many people are turning to building a second, compact home right in their backyard. Moreover, local government in Portland and other major cities with housing shortage are widely encouraging this movement, so much so that since 2010 the City of Portland has been waiving expensive system development fees, saving up to $19,000 in building costs. In 2016 alone, the city issued 615 permits for new ADUs.

So what is an

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Looking for something fun to do in Portland this weekend?

Hosted by the Willamette Light Brigade, the Portland Winter Light Festival is a citywide, family-friendly event that celebrates winter and community through a creative combination of art, technology, and lights. The festival designed to bring the community together in a different light is returning for its third year starting this Thursday, February 1st and ending Saturday, February 3rd. The free outdoor event will be held at multiple locations this year in addition to the original location OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) and the east end of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge. You can find more installations at PGE (Portland General Electric) headquarters at the World Trade Center,

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While the weather may not be cooling down just yet, signs of fall are here! The school buses have started their engines and schools are opening their doors welcoming in new faces. This week many kids in the Portland area are heading back to school, and Portland Home Team wishes all families good luck this fall quarter! 

We know it's hard to get back into the swing of things after an eventful summer vacation, so we’ve made a list of essentials for setting the back-to-school routine:

  • Set a consistent bedtime & wake up time.
  • Pack healthy lunches the night before so mornings go smoother.
  • Eat a high-protein breakfast to start the day off right.
  • Set a staging area: Find a central spot to store everything related to school, including
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It’s easy to be wowed by a house. You’re anxious to discover your dream home and accomplish a big goal. You can’t wait to cook in the brand new kitchen or relax in the spa-style tub. All that excitement can also make it easy to dismiss some minor issues that can become major annoyances down the road. Rather than letting your excitement get the best of you, take the time to analyze smaller details properly.

Don’t dismiss the location
Let’s say you find a perfect home that’s an extra 20 minutes each way from work. Those 40 total minutes don’t seem like a big deal at first glance, but consider that you’ll be dealing with that extra commute day after day, year after year for as long as you live in the house. Is that an inconvenience you’re willing to

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In a recent Portland Monthly article, Randy Gragg offered “six imperatives of Portland’s future,” a series of factors and strategies for dealing with the city’s massive population influx as it is projected to bring some 200,000 new residents over the next two decades.

The article draws from an interview with former San Francisco and Portland head planner Gil Kelly (he’s about to take on the same role in Vancouver, BC), who spoke with Gragg this summer as part of the ongoing Bright Lights discussion series produced in conjunction with the University of Oregon's John Yeon Center.

I enjoyed the combination of article and discussion as an excuse to think in a long-range way about some of the architecture, infrastructure and open spaces the city will

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Has anyone else noticed the bright orange bikes around town? Bike share is finally in Portland. Portland Monthly released a great article that the evolution and implementation of Nike's bike share program in Portland. Here is what they had to say.  

For city where cycling is so much part of the culture, it feels a little backwards that it took 10 years to launch Biketown, Portland’s brand-new “smart” bike share program.

As of July 19, 1,000 neon orange cruisers are available to cyclists at 100 stations throughout the city—effectively making Biketown the nation’s largest smart bike program to date. Early that morning, I attended the program’s official launch—a for-show “bike-unlocking” on the west side pavilion of the Tilikum Bridge attended

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This Season's Farmers Markets 


Hollywood Farmers Market
December – March: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
April – September: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., October – November: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
December – March: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
April – September: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., October – November: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
NE Hancock St., between 44th Ave. and 45th Ave.
Accepts cash, debit, credit, SNAP (up to $5 match), and FDNP

Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University

March – October: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., November – February: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
South Park Blocks between SW Hall St. and Montgomery St.
Accepts cash, debit, credit, and SNAP

St. Johns Farmers

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It’s a pretty well know fact that the housing market in Portland is booming and doesn’t have any signs of slowing down. The lack of inventory and influx of people moving to Portland has contributed to the rising home prices in most neighborhoods. This is great news for sellers, but can a little discouraging for potential buyers looking to transition into home ownership. Even though prices are rising throughout Portland, not all neighborhoods are considered equal in terms of price. Portland Monthly recently came out with a report that breaks down each Portland neighborhood by price. This what they said:

Portland's Top 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods- 

Portland's Top 10 Most Affordable Neighborhoods- 


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After a long, somewhat contentious, 18-month process, the Portland Public School Board voted on Tuesday night to implement boundary changes for several Westside Portland schools. The wide-ranging changes are designed to relieve overcrowding issues at Chapman, Maplewood, Capitol Hill Elementary Schools and Lincoln High School. One of the main overarching goals is to provide sufficient space for the Odyssey focus-option program, and correct for under-enrollment at Hayhurst Elementary brought on by the relocation of the Odyssey program. Here are the proposed changes:

Bridlemile Elementary 

The District created a "split-feed" elementary school that will send students "graduating" from Bridlemile Elementary to two different middle schools and high

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