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Updates on Senate Bill 608: State-Wide Rent Control

Historic tenant protections are getting closer in Oregon. On Tuesday, February 12, the Oregon Senate passed SB 608 in a 17-11 vote. Now it will move on to the Oregon House. According to OPB, “Senate Bill 608 is now expected to sail through the Oregon House of Representatives, the more left-leaning chamber,…

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Preparing Your Home For A Wet, Portland Winter

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…

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Affordable Housing Breaks Ground in Lloyd District

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…

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Retired Ferry To Become Floating Hotel in NW Portland

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…

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Group Unveils “Albina Vision” Plan to Restore Rose Quarter Neighborhood

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. Backed by Rukaiyah Adams (chief investment officer…

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Convention Center Hotel Breaks Ground

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…

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