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Big Change to ADU Taxation Rules

Last week the Oregon Department of Revenue issued a new draft rule clarifying existing tax rules for newly constructed Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Oregon. Starting in 2015, Multnomah County arbitrarily (and without warning) altered the way it interpreted existing tax law surrounding ADUs. Originally, when a homeowner built an ADU it…

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Is a New Bike Bridge Coming to NW Portland?

Last month Connect Oregon, a lottery-funded program designed to invest in Oregon’s transportation infrastructure, received 22 biking and walking project proposals for new off-road transportation investments. Of those, a $5.9 million biking-walking bridge connecting the Northwest District straight to the Steel Bridge via Flanders Street scored 3rd overall. Originally proposed back in 2008, the…

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Portland Flea + Food Launches This Weekend

Two local flea markets have joined up to launch Portland Flea + Food in SE Portland. Originally founded in 2011 by Portland native Kate Sullivan, Portland Flea was held on the third Sunday of the month at event space UNION/PINE. In 2014 the market expanded to include Sunday Emporium – a partnership with Rejuvenation that focused on…

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Jupiter Hotel Expanding

The popular Jupiter Hotel on E. Burnside has plans to expand into the lot just east of the existing location. Originally a motor lodge that was renovated and reopened as a hotel in 2004, the Jupiter is also home to the Doug Fir, a restaurant, bar, and popular music venue. The 6-story expansion will be…

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A Room With a View

When it’s not overcast and hazy, there are some beautiful views to be found around Portland. From the west hills to Mt. Tabor, the city is home to many residences with uninterrupted views of the city and surrounding areas. This week’s real estate gallery in the Oregonian highlights some homes on the…

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American Institute of Architects Portland 2016 Home Tour

Get an inside look at some of the great design and architecture in Portland at this year’s American Institute of Architects Portland 2016 Home Tour. The self-guided tour exhibits homes designed by some of Portland’s top architecture firms and includes ADUs, row homes, mega apartment blocks, and more. Some highlights include PATH Architecture’s ROHO…

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