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Zidell Building its Last Barge on Portland’s Southwest Waterfront

Zidell Corporation is building its last barge, the company announced yesterday. Though Zidell originally intended to continue building barges on Portland’s Southwest Waterfront for several more years, rapid development in the area fueled the company’s desire to move on more quickly than expected. The new Tilikum Bridge, multi-family units and condos, and…

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New Tiny House Hotel Opens in NE Portland

Tiny Digs, Portland’s newest tiny house hotel located at 2646 NE Glisan, will celebrate its grand opening on September 24th. Each tiny home is less than 150 square feet, and can be rented by the day, week, or month. Amenities include free wifi, fire pits and outdoor seating, air conditioning, and easy…

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The Abigail Affordable Housing Complex Opens for Business

The Abigail, an sustainability-focused affordable housing complex in the Pearl District, celebrated its grand opening last Friday, September 16. The 155 unit complex sits at 1650 N.W. 13th Ave. Of the 155 units, 128 are reserved for residents earning between 30 percent and 60 percent of the median family income and range in rent from $346…

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August Housing Numbers

The August housing numbers are in! This month saw more mixed numbers in the Metro region, but the number of closed sales is significantly up from last month. August saw an 8.3% increase in new listings from August 2015 in the Portland Metro region, but were still 3.9% lower than last month.…

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Do you know the facts about radon? Keep your home safe with these tools and tips.

First of all, what is radon and why should we worry about it? Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil, rock, and water. It has no taste or odor, and it’s invisible. Outdoors, radon does not pose a threat to our health. However, radon becomes dangerous when it is…

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Is Your Water Safe From Lead Contamination? Find Out.

The City of Portland Water Bureau offers free lead testing kits for homeowners in Multnomah and surrounding counties. Though many major contaminants such as lead-based paint and leaded gasoline are no longer in use, lead-tainted water still remains an issue in some households. Lead contamination most severely affects children and pregnant women,…

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