About Portland


Are People Still Moving to Oregon?

It’s a familiar tale in Portland: drawn to our milder summers and relatively cheaper cost of living, Californians are leaving their state in droves and settling in Oregon, pushing up prices and pushing out locals. But do the numbers support that? The 2020 US Migration Report from North American Moving Services paints…

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Local Eviction Moratoria

Oregon Last month the Oregon legislature voted to extend the state’s eviction moratorium through the end of June 2021. This means that if tenants cannot pay their rent landlords cannot evict them until at least July. But these tenant protections are not automatic. In order to be protected from eviction tenants must…

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How’s The Market? A Look at November’s Real Estate Numbers

The Portland housing market continued to be very strong in November. Activity was slower compared to October — a common seasonal fluctuation — but much higher compared to last year. When we look at this November compared to November 2019 we see that Closed Sales were up 25.3%, but New Listings were…

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Support Local Businesses!

Why Shop Local? As you finish up (or are just beginning?) your holiday shopping, consider seeking out local businesses! When you spend money locally, more of those dollars are then recirculated back into our local economy. Some studies estimate that for every $100 spent at locally-owned businesses, $73 stays in the local…

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Special Election August 11th!

Did you receive a ballot in the mail last week? If you live in the City of Portland you should have! Portland is holding a special election on August 11th to fill the seat of City Commissioner Nick Fish, who passed away in January. During the May primary 15 people ran for…

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How’s the Market? A Look at May’s Real Estate Numbers.

Prices in the Portland metro area inched up again last month, with the Median Sale Price ending up at $425,000 in May. This represents an increase of 0.2% from April and brings the Median Price back up to where it was in March, which is the highest Median Sale Price we’ve seen.…

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