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Fourth Annual Catio Tour This Saturday, September 10

The Feral Cat Coalition and Audubon Society of Portland’s Fourth Annual Catio Tour is this Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The catio tour is self-guided, and the event will include a raffle for a $500 gift card to use toward building your own catio. The two organizations believe that…

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Terminal 1 Homeless Shelter Receives $250,000 in Funding

A nonprofit has been established to fund the Terminal 1 homeless shelter, a controversial temporary housing project for homeless individuals and families on Portland’s waterfront. Oregon Harbor of Hope has already recruited a Board of Directors, raised $250,000 in seed money, and confirmed a leadership team. The organization will be the point organization…

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Vaux’s Swifts Are Back at Chapman Elementary!

The Vaux’s Swifts are making their annual migration through Portland once again. If you’re unfamiliar with the Vaux’s Swifts, this flock of birds uses the Chapman Elementary School chimney as an evening roost for approximately one month each year as they progress through their annual migration to Central and South America. Portlanders gather in Wallace…

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City of Portland May Enact Stronger Historical Property Preservation Codes

The City of Portland may place stricter limitations on the demolition of historic properties. Under Portland’s current regulations, a property listed on the Historical Resource Inventory cannot be demolished for 120 days after the application to demolish is submitted, which allows time for public discussion. However, if an individual or company applies to…

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Portland Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Tour – Sept. 17th and 18th

Portland’s fourth Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour will take place on September 17th and 18th. Saturday’s activities will include workshops on building and design, as well as permitting, financing, and other necessary information. Tickets for workshops are $65 for one workshop and $90 for two. An all-inclusive pass for the entire weekend is $75…

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New 417 Unit Apartment Building Coming to Downtown Portland

A new multi-family housing development will break ground on the corner of SW Harrison Street and SW Fourth Avenue in Downtown Portland this October. The 15 story high Collective on 4th building will include 417 apartment units that will range from studios to 3 bedroom townhomes, and will include 278 parking spaces. The developers are hoping…

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