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Portland Public Schools balancing enrollment

Just an FYI from Portland Public Schools… Dear PPS Community, Enrollment at Portland Public Schools is steadily growing. This has created an opportunity to have strong schools in every neighborhood by balancing enrollment among schools so that no schools are over-crowded or under-enrolled and so that the academic program offered in each school fits wellContinue Reading

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Buying in September? Great Idea!

We all know this truth: Portland has been HOT this summer. And you know I’m not just talking about the weather. RMLS statistics revealed that July 2015 boasted the most home sales on record for the Portland Metro area. Despite the seller’s market driving multiple offers, low inventory, and some very weary buyers, Portland isn’tContinue Reading

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Tired of burritos Portland? Try a Kati Roll at Bollywood

Not very often do I get a chance to slip out of the house for a quick bite to eat with my honey.  Instead of the standard mexican fare I wanted to spice it up.  We decided to give Bollywood on Division a go.  It’s been on my list since the first location opened onContinue Reading

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Seattle’s Spite House Sold

SEATTLE – If you were hoping to buy a little slice of Seattle folklore, sorry – you’re out of luck, as Montlake’s “spite house” officially went off the market over the weekend. The real estate agent for the seller confirmed the 830-square-foot house built out of spite has sold. The iconic – and tiny –Continue Reading

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Active Listing Snapshot – Portland Metro

This is a great shapshot of active listings in the Portland Metro area, put together by our local RMLS ~Regional Multiple Listing Service. With luck they will continue doing them.

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Movies in the Park(s)

One of the many great things about summers in Portland are all the great free events put on by the park department. Here’s a list of movies in the park for the rest of the season.  If you can try and see one or more, Pre-movie entertainment starts at 630p and the movies start at dark.Continue Reading

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To tree or not to tree?

If trees are your thing this holiday season and you still don’t have one. Try one of these tree farms this weekend Christmas Tree Farms Beck’s Christmas trees 16700 S Gerber Rd, Oregon City 503.631.7947 http://www.becksfarms.com/ Batcheller Family Tree Farm 13022 S Spangler Rd, Oregon City 503.784.3000 Bob’z Tree Farm 21579 S Springwater Rd, EstacadaContinue Reading

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Snow spots

  You know it’s Snowonderful, go out and have fun! Snow & Road Conditions: http://www.tripcheck.com/ 800.977.6368 (ODOT) Anthony Lakes http://www.anthonylakes.com/ Cooper Spur http://www.cooperspur.com/ 541.352.7803 Hoodoo Ski Area http://www.hoodoo.com/ 541.272.3206 Mt. Bachelor http://www.mtbachelor.com/ 800.829.2442 Mt. Hood Meadows http://www.skihood.com/ 503.337.2222 Mt. Hood Ski Bowl http://www.skibowl.com/ 503.272.3206 Summit Ski Area 503.272.0256 Timberline Ski Area http://www.timberlinelodge.com/ 503.222.2211 Willamette PassContinue Reading

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October 2010 – Market Action Report

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Neighborhood Small Grants Program

Since 2007, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Southeast Uplift have partnered to offer the annual Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The grants program responds to years of input from neighborhood and community leaders for increased direct resources to neighborhood associations and other community-based groups working on local neighborhood projects. The goal for this annual grantContinue Reading

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Open House 1p-4p Sunday 5 Sep | Clinton St Foursquare

Clinton Foursquare 3026 SE Clinton, Portland OR 97202 This Clinton Street foursquare offers abundant space in a tranquil setting. The location has a walk score of 91, and sits on a recognized bike friendly street. You are just blocks to Clinton/ Division shopping and restaurants. The western exposure helps to take advantage of the lightContinue Reading

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Just Listed – Clinton St Fourquare – $360,000

This Clinton Street foursquare offers abundant space in a tranquil setting. The location has a walk score of 91, and sits on a recognized bike friendly street. You are just blocks to Clinton/ Division shopping and restaurants. The western exposure helps to take advantage of the light shining through original picture windows. The charming traditionalContinue Reading

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6th Annual Pirate Party for Kids & Families

This sounds like a fun day. Aye, Matey! Yarrrr Invited! 6th Annual Pirate Party for Kids & Families Sunday, July 25 at Sellwood Park Treasure Island Carnival of Fun! 2:00-5:00pm Free Climbing Wall 3:00-5:00pm Free Capt. Bogg & Salty Concert- 6:00pm Free Movie in The Park (Just before dark) Alvin and the Chipmuncks, The SqueakquelContinue Reading

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Farmers Market by day of the week – Friday

Friday: (It’s the only one that I know of on a Friday) Bend June – Mid Oct, 3pm – 7pm 2500 E Neff Rd, St Charles Medical Center http://bendfarmersmarket.com/

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Farmers Markets by day of the week – Thursday

NW 23rd June 3rd – September 30th, 3pm – 7pm NW 23rd & Savier, located on the SE Corner Portland Farmers Market – Thursday Buckman May 6th – September 30th, 3pm – 7pm SE 20th & Salmon between SE Belmont & Hawthorne Hinson Baptist Church parking lot Portland Farmers Market – Buckman   Fairview Farmers’Continue Reading

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Farmers Market by day of the week – Wednesday

Shemanski Park May 5th – October 27th, 10am – 2pm Shemanski Park between SW Salmon & Main Portland Farmers Market – Wednesday People’s Farmers Market (Portland) Year-round market, 2pm – 7pm 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. 503. 232.9051 www.peoples.coop Intersate Mid May – September, 3pm – 7pm Overlook Park atContinue Reading

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June 2010 Market Action Report – Inventory

 

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Farmers Markets by day of the week – Tuesday

Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace Mid June – August, 5pm – 8:30pm Courthouse Square Main St., 1st to 3rd Ave. 503.844.6685 www.hillsboromarkets.org Lloyd Farmers Market (Portland) June – September, 10am – 2pm NE Holladay St. Between 7th and 9th 503.730.8367 http://lloydfarmersmkt.net OHSU Farmers Market (Portland) Mid May – Mid October, 11:30am – 3:30pm OHSU Auditorium Courtyard (nearContinue Reading

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Farmers Markets by day of the week – Monday

Monday: Pioneer Courthouse Square June 21st – October 25th, 10am – 2pm SW Broadway between SW Morrison & Yamhill Portland Farmers Market – Monday

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Farmers Market by day of week – Sunday

King May 2nd – October, 10am – 2pm NE 7th & Wygant 503.241.0032 Portland Farmers Market – Sunday Montavilla June – Early October, 10am – 2pm 7600 block of SE Stark St http://www.montabillamarket.org/ Irvington – Sullivan’s Gulch May 23 – Nov 7, 11am – 3pm NE 16th between Broadway & Weidler http://www.irvingtonfarmersmarket.com/ Lents International MidContinue Reading

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Another Outdoor Movie Option, Flicks on the Brick

Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. So pull up a chair, lay out a blanket sit back and enjoy a free movie. Pre movie music starts at 7pm and the movie begins at dusk. Here’s the 2010 Summer schedule for Flicks on the Bricks. July 23rd: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off July 30th: Three AmigosContinue Reading

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Movies in the Park

Movies in the park is such a great way to enjoy summer. Play in the park, pack a picnic dinner, grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy a movie. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 PM – Movies begin at dark FRI July 16 Star Trek (2009) The River City Band Brentwood Park SAT July 17Continue Reading

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Farmers Market by day of week – Saturday

Portland St. University March – October, 8:30am – 2pm SW Hall & SW Montgomery 503.241.0032 Portland Farmers Markets – PSU St.Johns Mid July – September, 9am – 1pm St. Johns Plaza 503.970.9526 http://www.sjfarmersmarket.com/ Hollywood Famer’s Market May – November 8am – 1pm NE Hancock between 44th & 45th 503.709.7403 http://www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org/ Parkrose May – October, 8amContinue Reading

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Oregon’s Heat Smart Program – Required Removal of an Uncertified Woodstove Upon Home Sale

Information from: Oregon Deparment of Environmental Quality The 2009 Oregon Legislature signedSenate Bill 102into law requiring the removal of any uncertified woodstove from a home when it is sold. This bill is part of a program to help protect Oregonians from uncontrolled wood smoke. Residential wood burning is a significant source of air pollution, includingContinue Reading

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Open House Saturday 1p-4p | Stylish Starter Home

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Oregon Zoo 2010 Summer Concerts

Summer Fun: Oregon Zoo 2010 Summer Concerts Here’s a quick look at the Zoo Concerts, the setting is wonderful open air general admission venue. All concerts start at 7pm but, seating opens at 5pm If you can, make time to see one of these artists, buy tickets at the Zoo or through Ticketmaster June 25Continue Reading

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Summer Fun: Oregon Zoo 2010 Summer Concerts Here’s a quick look at the Zoo Concerts, the setting is wonderful open air general admission venue. All concerts start at 7pm but, seating opens at 5pm If you can, make time to see one of these artists, buy tickets at the Zoo or through Ticketmaster June 25Continue Reading

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Open Saturday 1p-4p | Modern Ranch

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To say Portland metro has Farmer’s Markets might be a smplisitc statement. There are Market’s all over and they cover just about everyday of the week. Here’s a quick look at the area Markets: Portland Porland Farmer’s Market – Saturday Porland Farmer’s Market – Sunday Porland Farmer’s Market – Monday Porland Farmer’s Market – TuesdayContinue Reading

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Open House Saturday May 8th 1p-4p

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Stylish Starter Home

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Modern Ranch located at the base of Powell Butte

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Portland Farmers Markets

One of the many things that is great about Portland is the Farmers Markets. You can find them starting up for the season, starting with Portland Farmers Market at PSU Open March 20th – December 18th From 830a-2p thru October then November & December it’s from 9a-2p. Located in the South Park Blocks, it’s justContinue Reading

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price reduction on this classic home

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Just the facts

I enjoy reading ‘creative’ real estate postings as much as anyone (who knew ‘cozy’ could have so many meanings ;), but sometimes getting just the facts is all I or my buyers really want about a particular property. If the property you are wondering about is in Multnomah County, this is a great resource: www.PortlandMaps.comContinue Reading

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PDX Plan

A city is only as good as its last plan. And our last one brought to life some of the very thins we admire most about our city. It laid the groundwork for one of the best transportation infrastructures in the country and enabled us to develop a vibrant central city. That was 1980. AndContinue Reading

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Tax Credit: Extend & Expand

Tax Credits Provide Outstanding Opportunities for Home Buyers The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 has extended the tax credit of up to $8,000 for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence. It also authorized a tax credit of up to $6,500 for qualified repeat home buyers. Frequently asked questions about theContinue Reading

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Open House Sunday 8 November 1p – 4p

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The curtains make my backyard look big

I just read this interesting artical by Mike Swain at Science, Health & the Enviroment.It makes me wonder what my house would say. House that twitters is home of the future By Mike Swain on Sep 8, 09 04:52 PM in Environment Scientist Dr Andy Stanford-Clark reckons he has cut his electric bills by aContinue Reading

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SE Uplift Photo Contest

SE Uplift Photo ContestSoutheast Uplift is looking for your best shot – pictures of the people and places that make our communities hum. Here’s what you need to know. The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or visits places within the SE Uplift Coalition boundaries.Photos must be taken within the SE Uplift CoaltionContinue Reading

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OK So it’s not Portland but…. This guy could fit right in.

Now and again I run across something so fun or funny I just want to share it. Here’s one I found on Twitter.Seems Justin is living with his 73-year-old dad and tweets things his dad says. Warning on the language but, fun all the same. I’ve enjoyed what he has to say so far andContinue Reading

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New Truth in Lending Rules Start 30 July 2009

If your buying a home or selling for that matter.You should be aware of the new Truth in Lending Rules that start at the end of July(Click on the title link to read the full 17 page section of the Federal Register) Realtor.org published the follow:NOTE: Remember these rules only apply to loan applications filedContinue Reading

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This is why the book is named after a beer :: Milagros Boutique

This is why the book is named after a beer :: Milagros Boutique Posted using ShareThis

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Movies in the Park

Summer is by far the best time to be in Portland. There are so many things happening it’s hard to keep up. The Portland Park Department has already started the Movies in the Park series for this summer. But it’s not too late to enjoy a free movie under the stars. And there are someContinue Reading

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Five States That Will Lead US Out of Recession

Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 Five States That Will Lead US Out of Recession Posted By:Cindy Perman Topics:Employment Recession Economy (U.S.) Wall StreetSectors:Technology If you’re not prepared to go to Australia to ride out the recovery, great news! A new report shows the five U.S. states poised to lead the nation out of recession. You mightContinue Reading

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ZIP Codes Where Housing Sales Are Increasing

Housing sales are improving significantly in key ZIP codes around the country where prices have moderated, according to information compiled for BusinessWeek.com by First American CoreLogic. ZIP codes in California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada dominated the list, but there were also ZIP codes on the top 25 most-improved sales list from the suburbs around DetroitContinue Reading

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Tax credit made easy

I recently found a flyer that was put out by the Illinois Association of Realtors.It laid out tax credit in an easy to understand fashion, with bullett points.Here’s how it read: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of2009 features an $8,000 tax credit for first-timebuyers who purchase a home on or after Jan. 1, 2009andContinue Reading

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Just Listed – 4131 SE Grant St, Portland OR

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Just Listed – 1814 NE 19th Gresham OR – $113,900

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