Shelli’s Guide to Portland

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Welcome to our website about the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. It’s our way of helping you become acquainted with the neighborhoods and communities of the Portland metro area and to inform you about the Portland area housing market. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. 

If you have questions or if you’re interested in buying or selling a home in the Portland area, contact me online or call Shelli at (503) 816-8436.

Shelli Gowdy — Real Estate Broker


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Oddball and adorable Oregon homes on the market (photos)

23 June —Every house has a little perk. And lots of quirks. Oregon has many examples of oddball and adorable homes, as we see here. What should be revealed in a real estate listing? Well, of course all the required disclosures. Important, too, are the particulars of the home, such as its age, size, location and price. Read more…   

More homes go on the market, but demand stays high

16 June — More homes went on the market last month than in any May since 2008, a sign that the logjam that’s characterized the Portland-area market in recent years could be breaking. But the bump in inventory was easily gobbled up by eager buyers, new numbers from the Regional Multiple Listing Service showed. As a result, competition for affordable homes remains intense while prices continued to climb. Read more…

Portland-area real estate: 15 fastest-selling neighborhoods

13 June — With a slim supply of homes on the market, those that are for sale are going fast. We went through data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service to find the 15 metro-area ZIP codes where homes were selling fastest. The numbers reflect the year’s first quarter, from January to March. The tight market has resulted in intense competition among buyers. That’s contributed to quick sales and rising prices.  Read more…    

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Portland Waterfront, Burnside Bridge. By Eric Davis
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Portland Metro Saturday Weather: National Weather Service issues heat advisory

24 June — With temperatures expected to peak at 96 degrees on Saturday as well as Sunday, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon Saturday through 9 p.m. Sunday for the Portland area and a wide swath north and south of the city. With temperatures that high there’s a “moderate to high risk of heat illness for those who are sensitive to heat and those without effective cooling and adequate hydration,” the weather service heat advisory says.  Read more…

Sake City USA: How Portland became the Japanese rice wine capital of America

21 june —EUGENE — Twenty-five years ago, the only places to find sake in the United States was at Japanese restaurants and Asian grocery stores. “It was brutal,” said Marcus Pakiser, who is Vice President of the sake category at Young’s Market. “You didn’t really see these imports in America. I would go into accounts to sell sake and they would say, ‘We don’t get any Asians here,’ or, ‘We don’t do sushi.'” Read more…

Beer Hall: Portland Beer Week Continues with Snackdown, Beer & Cheese Fest, and the Masters of IPA

18 June — Portland Beer Week is still in full swing this weekend, providing locals and visitors plenty of opportunities to try the region’s finest ales and lagers. Though there are many excellent tap takeovers, talks, and other beer (and one cider)-related festivities going on around town, we highly suggest readers check out the two food-and-beer events on this week’s list, as restaurants and breweries pair up for a WWE-themed snack-and-beer battle, and cheesemonger Steve Jones pairs delicious milk-based creations with some of the area’s best pours. Read more… 

City planners float idea of subway tunnel through downtown Portland

14 June — Portland-area transportation planners are looking underground for a future big-ticket transit project: a potential subway under the downtown core and across the Willamette River. City transportation officials floated the idea Tuesday in a presentation to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission. The concept, represented on a map by a meandering line with no clear endpoints, is clearly far from becoming reality. Read more… 

Firefighters practice for upcoming wildfire season in Molalla

11 June — Look west from Portland’s heart, and you can see a big chunk of its soul: Forest Park, an inviting green mass rising above skyline to promise a different kind of city living. For our June 2017 issue, Portland Monthly ventures deep into this diverse, treasured landscape both to rediscover classic trails and unveil a few mysteries in the woods. And in our in-depth report on the projects and issues reshaping the park, we learn why Forest Park’s eighth decade could be its most crucial and fascinating. Read more…