Portland Neighborhoods

How to Research the History of Your Home

How to Research the History of Your Home

Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? You likely know who owned it before you, and maybe you know the history of your neighborhood, but by doing a little sleuthing, you can learn so much more!   1. Talk to your neighbors! Your neighbors are a great source of informal information on your property and the surrounding neighborhood. They often have information that’s not readily available in official documents or online resources.    Read More

What Does 'Middle Housing' Look Like?

What Does 'Middle Housing' Look Like?

Last week, the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 2001 which would fundamentally change residential zoning laws in Oregon. In cities of 10,000 or more people, duplexes will be allowed in areas currently zoned for single-family homes. In cities of 20,000 or more people, triplexes and fourplexes will be allowed in areas currently zoned for single-family homes. The bill has bipartisan support and Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign it. Read More