In the retail world, stores come and go. A new business might be a hot commodity one day, only to find itself failing a few years down the line. Other stores plug along for decades, becoming an integral part of the city, and leaving a gaping hole in the city’s history and psyche when they
Roses were once so abundant in Portland that almost a half million of the home-grown flowers filled an auditorium at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. A decade later, the still young but booming city had 200 miles of rose hedges lining curbs, long before shade-producing trees, wider streets and the desire for easier access
Many areas are closed because of the Eagle Creek Fire, but numerous trails and recreation spots in the Gorge are still open to explore. With spring in full swing and summer nearly upon us, now is a great time to visit the Columbia Gorge. Many areas are still closed because of the Eagle Creek Fire,
People have fantasies about domes. They think, “Hey, if I lived in a round, bubble-top house, nothing would get caught in the corners. It would feel like I was in a cave or some convex shelter. Still, cool.” Or maybe that’s just me. Real estate agents look at properties with less emotion. If there’s a
Portland, Oregon, isn’t a city known for extremes. Our mild-mannered climate gently swings between cool summers and damp winters, our history is rich but lacks dramatic booms of wealth and industry, and our inhabitants are so easygoing that we actually stop our cars to let pedestrians cross the street. Our architecture follows the same script.
Another week, another national list that has Portland on it. With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, Americans’ traditional road-tripping 3-day vacation time, a “completely shoppable” lifestyle website called MyDomaine decided to recommend 14 U.S. cities to visit, insisting they’re the “most beautiful” urban places in the country. And our burgh, of course, made the
Home sales in the Portland area remained at a low level in the year’s first quarter, hamstrung by a lack of houses on the market. But the slow sales belie heavy competition in some areas, particularly where homes remain relatively affordable. Using data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service, we compared how many homes were