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Portland Neighborhoods

Portland Monthly has put together the definitive collection of neighborhood statistics for all of Portland and the suburbs. In addition to the regularly reported statistics — median home price, population density, etc. — there are some truly unique gems to be found. Did you know that Hayden Island has the highest median age in…

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Oregon Legislature Lifts 17-Year-Old Ban on Inclusionary Zoning

Last week the Oregon Legislature approved a number of housing bills aimed at addressing the lack of affordable housing throughout the state. The most significant for Portland is Senate Bill 1533 which lifts a 17-year-old ban on inclusionary zoning. Inclusionary zoning is the practice of cities and counties requiring developers to include…

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West-Coast Mayors Ask for $450m for Affordable Housing

The “West Coast Alliance of Mayors” – a group of mayors (including Portland’s Charlie Hales) from Eugene, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Oakland and Honolulu – has officially asked the federal government for an additional $450 million in funding for affordable housing. The request includes funds for: Rental assistance…

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Local Restaurants Nominated for National Awards

National non-profit culinary arts organization The James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists for its 2016 awards last week. A number of local restaurants and chefs were nominated this year. Best New Restaurant in the United States: Coquine on SE Belmont Outstanding Chef: Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon on E. Burnside and Little Bird on SW 6th Outstanding Baker: Kim Boyce…

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Portland’s Hottest Neighborhoods in 2016?

Every year Redfin puts out its list of the hottest neighborhoods in the country based on users’ “favorites” and page views. According to Refin, the top features buyers are looking for in a neighborhood are affordability, character, and livability (proximity to employment, restaurants, etc.). While none of Portland’s neighborhoods made the top…

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January Housing Numbers

2016 started off better than 2015 ended in the Portland Metro real estate market. New listings jumped up over 60% from December, but were still almost 9% less than January of last year, indicating that inventory is still well below demand. Both average and median home prices dipped slightly compared to December…

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