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Rent: The Rise

Why your bill is climbing and why that’s likely to continue.

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There are seemingly three kinds of Portland renters: those who’ve had a recent rent increase, those who soon will, and those competing for the dwindling supply of decent rentals at a decent pric ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Jason Moore

Cyclists Finally Boxed in Green

Perhaps in honor of that well known cyclist St. Patrick, City of Portland crews applied a bunch of bright green paint at Southeast 7th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard on Monday (St. Paddy's Day), and installed the first of 14 green bike boxes to be placed at key intersections around th...   More
Thursday, March 20, 2008 by Jason Moore

Extreme Makeover

Construction resumes along the Willamette on Gates-like mega-mansion.

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Nearly 12 years have passed since Hollywood Video founder Mark Wattles broke ground on his 50,000-square-foot “farmhouse” along the Willamette River in West Linn, and about nine years sinc ...   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Jason Moore

Don’t Hate These Bikes Just Because They’re Beautiful: The Handmade Bike Show Begins

I don't care if people talk behind my back about my love of bike porn, or if they say I have a deep-seated frame fetish. I just love to ogle me some handmade bikes, and I'm proud of it.

I just got back from indulging my two-wheeled fantasies at the 4th ann...   More
Friday, February 8, 2008 by Jason Moore

Pollock Home Auction Redux

It looks like home builder Roger Pollock is trying his best to add a little more chaos to the already turbulent Portland real estate market. His company, Buena Vista Custom Homes, will be holding another home auction March 8.

Buena Vista auctioned 250 ho...   More
Friday, February 8, 2008 by Jason Moore

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation

Freaked that you can’t sell your home? Let us help.

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While the latest data shows the local housing market appreciated a modest 1.1 percent in December, there’s no doubt the once red-hot Portland real-estate landscape now rarely sparks bidding wars ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Jason Moore

In High Gear

The Handmade Bike Show is coming to Portland, a city where business is booming.

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If you ask Natalie Ramsland, Portland is a great place to build bikes. And, considering the number of local custom frame builders has increased nearly fourfold in the past two years, it seems she&rsqu ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Jason Moore

An Escort Service You Wouldn't Be Embarrassed to Call

I know Portland is bike-friendly, but when I heard about a plan for
nighttime bike escorts I thought we'd moved to a whole new level. Well, turns out, it's "not that kind of escort!" according to    More
Friday, January 25, 2008 by Jason Moore

Cyclists, Mark Your Calendars

If you're a cyclist — and you have anything other than major surgery planned for Feb. 9 and 10 — get a sharpie and draw a bike on your calendar for those dates.

That's when the fourth annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show comes to ...   More
Monday, January 7, 2008 by Jason Moore

Roger and Me

An insider’s diary of last weekend’s house mega-auction.

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As a curious real estate investor, I wondered if the enormous Buena Vista home auction last weekend would have some great deals, or be the shadier side of Portland’s real estate apocalypse. I we ...   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Jason Moore
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