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