As the cooler months settle in, and the drizzle picks up, it’s important to make sure you prepare your home for a wet, Portland winter. Taking these steps will save you money on last-minute repairs and reduce heating costs. Here are 10 things you can do to winterize your Portland home.
Maximize these cost-saving tips by starting early so you can get everything done before the temperature drops too much. And please note, some of these can be completed easily over a weekend whereas others might take a little longer and require a professional.
The City of Portland's largest affordable housing project in 50 years broke ground in the Lloyd District last month. The 12-story building is going up along NE Grand Avenue between NE Hassalo and NE Holladay streets and will have 240 apartment units (a mix of studios, 1-bedrooms and 2-bedrooms) with ground-floor commercial space and retail. Read More
Owners of The Society Hotel in Old Town have applied for permits to begin development on a floating hotel in NW Portland. The ambitious plan includes converting a retired 1960s ferry into a hotel, spa, restaurant, and farmers' market. Jonathan Cohen from The Society Hotel purchased the ferry at auction for $300,000 earlier this year. The 352-foot long Alaskan Ferry, MV Taku, was completed in 1963 and retired in 2015. Read More
A group of local citizens has announced an ambitious plan for a 30-acre section of the Rose Quarter. The plan aims to restore the area to a version of the largely residential neighborhood that existed 60 years ago, before it was razed to build the Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum. Read More
The new Convention Center Hotel broke ground last week in NE Portland. The 600-room, 32,000 square foot hotel will be located on the corner of NE Holladay St. and NE Martin Luther King Blvd. The $240 million hotel will be owned and operated by Hyatt Hotels Group and is being funded from a combination of public and private sources. Read More