3rd & Choke

A bungled land deal costs the city $5 million—with taxpayers on the hook for the next 293 years.


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At the corner of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street lies an empty, weed-filled lot that may be the most costly dirt in the city’s history. The lot is on its way to costing its owner nearly    More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

For $270,000, You Can Be the Owner of Bigfoot's Grave

Just 60 miles from Portland. And it has a helicopter pad.

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Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick has discovered a real estate offer too good to exist: The owners of the defunct roadside attraction North Fork Survivors Gift Shop—which memorializes the 1980 explosion of Mount St. Helens and the subsequent death of Bigfoot—are selling their property.The cost to own the gift shop, a 28-foot concrete Bigfoot statue, and a buried A-frame house swamped in flowing ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Renter’s Hell

Portlanders pay a steep price in the nation’s toughest rental market.


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The first place Lindsay Bozanich finally found to rent this year came with fingernail clippings in the bed.  They probably belonged to the former resident of her $800 Murphy bed-equipped    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Out of Pocket

Real estate agents who don’t want to pay a city business license tax score a big victory in court.


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Three years ago, the City of Portland decided that real estate agents shouldn’t be exempt from paying city business taxes, as they had been for years.   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Survivor: Lake Oswego Island

Chris Dudley is in a fight over a $3.75 Million loan and control of one of Oregon’s most opulent homes.


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The friendship between two larger-than-life Lake Oswegans has turned into a bitter fight over property and money.    More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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