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Beatrice Morrow Cannady, one of Oregon’s most prominent civil rights activists who challenged the Ku Klux Klan and discr...
09/14/2022
Civil rights activist Beatrice Morrow Cannady’s NE Portland Craftsman house is for sale

Beatrice Morrow Cannady, one of Oregon’s most prominent civil rights activists who challenged the Ku Klux Klan and discrimination in the early 1900s, lived and worked in a Craftsman house in Portland that’s for sale.

During a real estate open house last weekend, listing agent and the home’s owner Ana de la Rua Domenech of Living Room Realty spoke to several visitors she describes as “history buffs.”

She also met a woman who has written a scholarly paper on Cannady, a Black newspaper editor and founding member of the Portland branch of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

Cannady published the Advocate newspaper in the attic, which is now a family room and office, said listing agent Ana de la Rua Domenech.

Oregon preservationists are applauding that a vacated church has become an inviting event center, an old bank is a bustl...
09/14/2022
2022 Restore Oregon preservation awards spotlight historic buildings revitalizing neighborhoods

Oregon preservationists are applauding that a vacated church has become an inviting event center, an old bank is a bustling brew pub, and new energy-wise buildings alongside historic structures are adding to an area’s diversity and growth.

To highlight how rural and big city downtowns can change from easy-to-ignore to robust, the Restore Oregon organization has selected 11 restoration projects to receive a 2022 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

Eleven restoration projects from Portland to Bend to La Grande receive the DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

Real estate agents generally specialize in areas where homes come in many styles, from classic to contemporary. Jeff Wei...
09/12/2022
Modern homes remain popular in Portland and other creative hubs

Real estate agents generally specialize in areas where homes come in many styles, from classic to contemporary. Jeff Weithman of (W)here focuses on modern dwellings across Oregon, constructed in the midcentury to present day with glass walls and easy indoor-outdoor living.

Modernist architecture was introduced to most people when structures of steel and reinforced concrete rose up after World War II. Why does it continue to appeal to home shoppers today?

Well-designed, dramatically spare, landscape-framing modern houses typically sell fast in Oregon.

Northeast Portland’s famous Caravan-The Tiny House Hotel, popular with people wanting to test out living in a space smal...
09/11/2022
Portland’s first tiny house hotel closes, selling two homes on wheels

Northeast Portland’s famous Caravan-The Tiny House Hotel, popular with people wanting to test out living in a space smaller than a parking spot, has closed.

Two of the original tiny homes on wheels are for sale.

Caravan, the world’s first collection of rentable micro dwellings built on trailers, opened in 2013 on a former parking lot at 5009 N.E. Alberta St.

The inventive lodging soon had imitators around the globe, and was touted by tiny house living blogs and shows as part of the movement to live simply with few possessions.

Caravan-The Tiny House Hotel co-founder Deb Delman rents the 160-square-foot Pacifica house, built on a travel trailer by Zyl Vardos and moved to her Portland residence, on Airbnb.

Portland was fortunate to attract architects early on, setting the stage for handsome buildings and astute residents who...
09/08/2022
Asking prices top $3 million for historic Tudor style Portland mansions

Portland was fortunate to attract architects early on, setting the stage for handsome buildings and astute residents who appreciate great design.

Two historic mansions in Portland for sale showcase how a century-old home with original quality features can be updated for modern living. Both have classic Tudor Revival exteriors with storybook dormers popping from steeply pitched roofs, and decorative dark timber dressing up stucco walls.

These century-old homes for sale have original features and remodeled floor plans.

The fabled Fogelbo log home in Southwest Portland, built by the Steiner family of craftsmen and stonemasons during the G...
09/05/2022
Go inside a unique log home by fabled Steiner family craftsmen in SW Portland

The fabled Fogelbo log home in Southwest Portland, built by the Steiner family of craftsmen and stonemasons during the Great Depression, will be open for autumn tours on Oct. 7-8.

Visitors will learn about the chalet-style house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and see one of the largest private collections of Nordic antiques and folk art in the United States.

Tickets ($30, $10 for children) are limited, and only 12 people will be in each of the six tour groups.

Visitors to Fogelbo House will see one of the largest private collections of Nordic antiques and folk arts in the United States.

Selling a home can feel like taking one of your most personal possessions and largest assets, and tossing it into the ai...
09/04/2022
Here are 5 signs that the right real estate agent is selling your home

Selling a home can feel like taking one of your most personal possessions and largest assets, and tossing it into the air, hoping the right buyer catches it. Nothing, it seems, is as emotional, financially important and puzzling as putting a residential property on the market.

No matter how long it’s been since you last sold a house — typically, it’s been eight years, says the National Association of Realtors — a lot has changed.

No matter how long it’s been since you last sold a house — typically, it’s been eight years, says the National Association of Realtors — a lot has changed since then.

Adding two income-producing rentals or self-contained guest homes next to an existing house on a city lot continues to g...
09/02/2022
Factory-made and ADU kit homes are popping up in Portland-area backyards

Adding two income-producing rentals or self-contained guest homes next to an existing house on a city lot continues to get easier in Oregon.

Factory-made compact dwellings, complete with windows and paint, are being delivered to driveways, then hoisted or rolled onto a new foundation. Pre-made covered porches and decks are then attached to the structure like Lego pieces.

Other companies are selling packaged accessory dwelling unit (ADU) plans and building materials in an updated version of the Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward mail-order house kits sold more than a century ago.

Prefabricated accessory dwelling units (ADUs) manufactured in a factory and hauled in a flatbed trailer to the prepared site are options to homeowners.

First responders train hard to prepare for wildfires and other disasters. Residents need to do the same, according to th...
08/30/2022
Update your emergency ‘go bag’ with these essentials before a wildfire or disaster strikes

First responders train hard to prepare for wildfires and other disasters. Residents need to do the same, according to the Klamath County Fire Agencies that compiled the online Oregon’s Ready Set Go guide to reduce the risk of a fire harming people and property.

People who have been evacuated know there is no extra time to figure out what to take. And those in a rush may forget a vital item or bring too much.

Shelters most likely have food, water, first-aid supplies and toilet paper, but not your lifesaving medicines or driver’s license to identify yourself. Make your go bag lightweight in case you have to walk to safety.

These are Oregon’s 2021-2022 Master Gardeners of the year
08/30/2022
These are Oregon’s 2021-2022 Master Gardeners of the year

These are Oregon’s 2021-2022 Master Gardeners of the year

The honorees are among the nearly 2,300 Master Gardeners who work with OSU Extension to share their knowledge of sustainable gardening practices across 27 Oregon counties and 85 educational gardens.

An Ashland bungalow where the creator of the red-headed Raggedy Ann doll lived briefly a century ago has a new name, loc...
08/30/2022
Historic Ashland bungalow settles into a quiet forested spot overlooking Lithia Park

An Ashland bungalow where the creator of the red-headed Raggedy Ann doll lived briefly a century ago has a new name, location and purpose.

Instead of the historic home becoming a public museum on city property, as a few community members wanted, the rescued bungalow on a private lot overlooking the city’s fabled Lithia Park is a vacation rental.

The Airbnb description doesn’t mention Raggedy Ann author and illustrator Johnny B. Gruelle, who came to Ashland with his family in 1923. Or the dustup last year when owners Mardi Mastain and Robin Donaldson were told by the city that it was finally time to move the mint-colored bungalow from its temporary site.

An Ashland bungalow, where the creator of the red-headed Raggedy Ann doll lived briefly a century ago, has a new name, location and purpose.

How maggots can help a compost pile
08/30/2022
How maggots can help a compost pile

How maggots can help a compost pile

Soldier fly larvae are voracious consumers of high nitrogen materials such as kitchen food scraps and manures, as they decay.

Table setting competition sets a high bar at Oregon State Fair
08/30/2022
Table setting competition sets a high bar at Oregon State Fair

Table setting competition sets a high bar at Oregon State Fair

One of the hottest categories to enter at the Oregon State Fair is table setting, where 20 competitors create “tablescapes” to theme, designing a menu and place settings for two.

When new, the condos reflected 1970s trends of s**g carpeting and metallic wallpaper, mirrored fireplace walls and “popc...
08/30/2022
See 50 years of condo design trends in downtown Portland’s American Plaza Towers

When new, the condos reflected 1970s trends of s**g carpeting and metallic wallpaper, mirrored fireplace walls and “popcorn” asbestos ceilings.

Current listings show the individually owned homes have remained as time capsules or have been upgraded over the decades.

Residents of the 337 units, then and now, have round-the-clock security and concierge service, a parking spot and if they want, car-free living.

The original owners of a 1922 bungalow in Multnomah Village lived there for a half century.Fast forward to 2022: The pro...
08/24/2022
1922 Craftsman bungalow for sale at $799,000 in Multnomah Village gets offers fast

The original owners of a 1922 bungalow in Multnomah Village lived there for a half century.
Fast forward to 2022: The property was put on the market at $799,000 on July 15 and an offer and a backup offer were quickly accepted. The transaction is now pending, says listing agent Jazzmin Reece of Realty Group with Lark + Fir Realty in Multnomah Village.
The current owners searched for a buyer who would not tear down the 100-year-old house, but “revel in its history and tradition,” says Reece.

The current owners searched for a buyer who would not tear down the 100-year-old house, but “revel in the history and tradition of a Craftsman home,” says listing agent Jazzmin Reece of Bellis Realty Group with Lark + Fir Realty in Multnomah Village.

Ka'ila Farrell-Smith’s powerful work as an artist and protector of the Klamath Tribes’ ancestral land is represented in ...
08/24/2022
Klamath Modoc artist and land protector Ka’ila Farrell-Smith’s mesmerizing art exhibit at Favell Museum closes Sept. 3

Ka'ila Farrell-Smith’s powerful work as an artist and protector of the Klamath Tribes’ ancestral land is represented in 18 paintings exhibited at the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls through Sept. 3.

There’s the enchantingly tranquil “Wokas Gatherers” oil painting of two figures in a boat harvesting the edible seeds from deep-rooted water lilies in Upper Klamath Lake, once a healthy habitat for C’waam and other wildlife.

And it’s impossible to turn away from the traumatized face of a Native child with chopped hair, deprived of a safe home and forced to forget family in Farrell-Smith’s “After Boarding School: In Mourning.”

Her father, Alfred (“Al”) Leo Smith, was taken from his Klamath Modoc mother and grandparents at age 7 to unlearn his Native culture, ceremony, art and language.

Here's the amazing story behind “RED COYOTE FOR PITSAP” lithograph at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts

The Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland State University graduate also has works at the Portland Art Museum

“I make art for a reason, but once it leaves my studio, it has a life of its own,” says Farrell-Smith, whose first name, Ka’ila, is a Klamath word for “the earth, land and creation.”

Portland has long been famous for converting warehouses into residential properties, but a corner building in the city’s...
08/16/2022
$4.48 million SE Portland grocery-store home had an entire room for model trains

Portland has long been famous for converting warehouses into residential properties, but a corner building in the city’s Southeast Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood is more in the loft style tradition of New York’s Tribeca than Portland’s Pearl District.

And there’s a reason for that: The owners are from Manhattan, where industrial-inspired living has social cachet because of its artistic, bohemian roots while offering the ultimate urban prize: Light-filled, open spaces in the middle of the action.

Build an indoor swimming pool or display a classic car collection in the 2,000-square-foot, ground-level space that once housed a model trail village.

Pacific Crest Trail “thru” hikers, who started months ago at the bottom of California and are determined to complete the...
08/16/2022
Pacific Crest Trail hikers and fans will gather for free festival at Cascade Locks this weekend

Pacific Crest Trail “thru” hikers, who started months ago at the bottom of California and are determined to complete their 2,663-mile northbound trek to Canada, are filling up the tiny Oregon border city of Cascade Locks.

They’re eager to cross the Columbia River on the steel Bridge of the Gods into Washington state.

But first, they’ll party.

They’ll join a few thousand hiking, backpacking and camping fans expected to attend the Pacific Crest Trail Days festival on Friday and Saturday at the Port of Cascade Locks Marine Park. PCT Days

Camping is optional at the free PCT Days festival Aug. 19-20 at the Port of Cascade Locks Marine Park in the Columbia River Gorge.

First responders train hard to prepare for wildfires and other disasters. Residents need to do the same, according to th...
08/15/2022
Update your emergency ‘go bag’ with these essentials before a wildfire or disaster strikes

First responders train hard to prepare for wildfires and other disasters. Residents need to do the same, according to the Klamath County Fire Agencies that compiled the online Oregon’s Ready Set Go guide to reduce the risk of a fire harming people and property.

People who have been evacuated know there is no extra time to figure out what to take. And those in a rush may forget a vital item or bring too much.

Shelters most likely have food, water, first-aid supplies and toilet paper, but not your lifesaving medicines or driver’s license to identify yourself. Make your go bag lightweight in case you have to walk to safety.

It’s important to have an emergency “go bag” packed with essentials and ready to be grabbed quickly if you have to flee ...
08/15/2022
Oregon wildfires: What to know about flame-retardant wool, denim and other clothing options

It’s important to have an emergency “go bag” packed with essentials and ready to be grabbed quickly if you have to flee your home because of a wildfire or other disaster.

Most emergency preparedness checklists say to have hard-soled shoes to wear to protect your feet from embers or glass shattered by heat.

Fire experts also suggest wearing flame-resistant garments, from head to toe, if possible.

But don’t spend time during an emergency looking for the right clothing, said Stacey Todd, an emergency management specialist for Klamath County, Oregon. It’s more important that you leave your home quickly.

No fabric is fireproof, but some are more resilient to heat.

A well-preserved 1957 dwelling for sale in Southwest Portland has hallmarks of midcentury modern design that continue to...
08/15/2022
Architect’s well-preserved midcentury modern home in SW Portland is for sale at $1,795,000

A well-preserved 1957 dwelling for sale in Southwest Portland has hallmarks of midcentury modern design that continue to be desirable today.
The two-level house at 5215 S.W. Hewett Blvd. was designed by Portland architect John Hinchliff for Jonathan and Carol Newman, whose family owned the forested, 1.12-acre property for more than a half century.

The Newmans sold the home in 2011 to retail and residential architectural designer Craig Wollen of Turn Design, who refurbished and updated the coveted time capsule for his family.

Three years later, the Wollens moved and the house was purchased by the current owners, who have maintained its rare originality.

On Aug. 5, after eight years, the homeowners put the midcentury modern on the market.

A half century after the dwelling was completed, architectural designer Craig Wollen of Turn Design refurbished and updated the coveted time capsule for his family.

The famous, Depression-era log cabins handmade by the resourceful Steiner family in the Mount Hood area are recognized f...
08/09/2022
A 1947 Steiner log house on the Sandy River in Troutdale is on the market for the first time

The famous, Depression-era log cabins handmade by the resourceful Steiner family in the Mount Hood area are recognized for their structural sturdiness and artistic Oregon Rustic-style features formed by local timber and river rock.

John Steiner, the second generation of self-taught carpenters, also built resort houses that are equally as prized and rarely change ownership.

Here’s an exception: A large log dwelling he completed in 1947 on the Sandy River at 28338 Historic Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale was put up for sale for the first time on July 28.

John Steiner, a second-generation self-taught carpenter, built resort houses that are equally as prized as the Depression-era Steiner log cabins on Mount Hood.

Organizers of the Historic Interior Home Tour in Albany keep the destinations a secret until the morning of the event. T...
08/06/2022
Like that 1908 American Foursquare on Albany’s historic home tour? It’s for sale

Organizers of the Historic Interior Home Tour in Albany keep the destinations a secret until the morning of the event. This year, on July 30, tour goers were able to see inside storied, century-old residences and downtown lofts.

One stop was unique: The restored 1908 American Foursquare house at 808 Elm St. SW is for sale at $565,000.

A Foursquare house, as the name implies, is a boxy architectural style with four large rooms on two levels. The practical and modestly adorned dwelling was an attractive alternative to ornate Victorian-era homes with gingerbread siding and small rooms.

A Foursquare house, as the name implies, is a boxy architectural style with four large rooms on two levels.

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