Entries by Colleen Glaab

Portland… say what?!

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s housing market is booming right now, but apparently so is the luxury housing market. In a new report from Christie’s International Real Estate, Portland comes in at number 8 on a list of the world’s hottest luxury housing markets. “This house is listed at 2.7 million,” said Terry Sprague, as he […]

Comming soon in Lents

A new food cart pod, pub and a market-rate apartment building are likely on the menu for the Lents neighborhood after the Portland Development Commission approved the sale of a slice of property at the corner of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard and Southeast 93rd Avenue. The PDC Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 Wednesday night to approve […]

Mark your calendars – the Portland Modern Home Tour!

On Saturday, June 4th, the 2016 Portland Modern Home Tour will give area-residents the rare opportunity to explore eight incredible modern homes in the City of Roses and meet the local architects behind the designs. Modern Home Tours also welcomes the Architecture Foundation of Oregon as the tour’s non-profit partner for the first time. Portland, […]

A high-rise high school slated for downtown Portland

Plans are underway for another eight-story building in downtown Portland. But it’s not a new condo, or office tower – it’s a school. Many of Portland’s recent boundary changes aim to relieve overcrowding at Lincoln High School in downtown. But long-term, the district wants Lincoln to be bigger. The problem is that Lincoln is on a […]

Portland Property Taxes Mapped!

Oregon’s unusual and complicated property tax system puts the brakes on how much your bill can grow each year, but it also allows for unavoidable and unexpected exceptions to the rule. Housing reporter Luke Hammill recently explained some surprising changes in tax bills for residents of Portland’s Lents neighborhood between 2014 and 2015. To help identify […]

Next Stop Tigard! Light Rail Planned to connect Downtown to Tigard

A steering committee has picked light rail to link downtown Portland and Tigard, and opted to ditch a plan that would have called for a tunnel to serve Portland Community College’s Sylvania campus. The selection follows a likeminded recommendation earlier this month from planners at the Metro regional government. The planners said light rail would cost less […]

More Affordable housing coming soon to PDX

In an effort to counteract an increasingly problematic housing crisis in Portland where soaring rents and housing costs have displaced thousands of residents, the Portland Housing Bureau has delivered its highest funding allocation to date to support the construction of affordable homes. Roughly $47 million in both local and federal funding was earmarked last week […]

New Apartment building designed for bike enthusiasts

In Portland’s Eliot neighborhood, a cycling-centric apartment building is wrapping up construction along Northeast Cook Street. The mixed-use, 206-unit Cook Street Apartments is the largest complex in the North Williams Corridor and borders North Williams Avenue, a bike route that connects commuters over the Broadway Bridge directly into the City Center, about two miles away. […]

Neighborhood clean-up calendar

Curb too close?  Dump too far? Do you have items in your home that are difficult to dispose of because of their size and shape?  Neighborhood cleanups make disposing of bulky waste (old furniture, cat castles, etc.) easy.  Plus they cost less than fees required at the dump and help to fund community activities like […]