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Did you year about the Fairy Garden on Alameda Terrace? Over half of a wooded acre with native plants, soft ground cover, flowers and tall, tall fir trees. Inside the house (built in 1913) are 7 and a 1/2 thousand square feet of rooms- sun room, living room, den, office, bedrooms, built-ins, and exquisitely crafted woodwork through out. An entertainer’s dream, a writer’s retreat, a gardener’s delight.  Sold to the happy new owners… More



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Brought to you by Made & State: Domestic launches on Wednesday, October the 9th in the evening, starting with the DOMESTIC LAUNCH PARTY!! In addition to the tour – custom craft cocktails, light bites, music on the rooftop, and all sorts of fun will be had!! Tour open daily, starting on Thursday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Seven of Portland’s top interior designers and shopkeepers, including Beam & Anchor, Bright Designlab FIELDWORK DESIGN, Fig Studio Architecture + Interiors, Jennifer Fowler Interiors, JHL design inc. and Made & State, have been asked to transform three urban apartments and one rooftop patio into environments that best reflect their sense of style, utilizing the finest in modern, American-made goods. Never before has the incredible local talent of Portland’s interior design community been paired with the most innovative American makers. Domestic is motivated to present itself to the nation, and once again demonstrate that we are one the countries most creative and exciting cities. See Design Week Portland... More



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Reading Frenzy presents ROOKIE BOOK TWO Release Party with Tavi Gevinson at Q Center on Mississippi Avenue: Tavi Gevinson started her personal blog, STYLE ROOKIE in 2008, when she was 11 years old. It was a place where, from the confines of her bedroom in the suburbs, she could write about personal style and chronicle the development of her own. Within two years, the blog was averaging 50,000 hits per day. Soon fashion designers were flying her around the world to attend, and write about, fashion shows, and to be a guest of honor at their parties. Soon Tavi’s interests grew beyond fashion, into culture and art and, especially, feminism. In September 2011, when she was 15, she launched ROOKIE a website for girls like her: teenagers who are interested in fashion and beauty but also in dissecting the culture around them through a uniquely teen-girl lens. ROOKIE BOOK TWO (Drawn & Quarterly, 2013) will include new content by Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, and... More



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As part of Portland’s celebration of design and designers, Design Week Portland covers everything from Architecture and Film to Furniture and Fashion. In partnership with the American Institute of Architects, Design Matters:  A Tour of Exceptional Homes will take place Oct.12th 10am-4pm (tickets at tiny url.com/homestour2013). This is an opportunity to check out architecture from Portland’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture to today’s most innovative Modern Architecture with the City’s most prominent and the most up and coming architects:  Benjamin Waechter Architect:  Oakley Residence, Aasum Design:  Casa Cornell, In Situ:  Skidmore Passivhaus, Holst:  HHH House to name a few. Buy your tickets and get out there to see the exciting architectural design Portland has to offer! More



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October 7th-12th. Events: Make time. Do more. One week, many voices. An early look at the lectures, parties, panels, films, exhibits and workshops for 2013. Design Week Portland is made up of independent events; each taking shape and being defined. Check back. More are coming. Make a schedule. Check it twice.   More



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  2011 AIA Design Award TOWER HOUSE 2871 NW Cornell Rd 97210   The Tower House offers nature and the urbane out your doorstep. It is superbly appointed at the foot of Forest Park and at the top of the Quimby Street Stairs leading down to Chapman School and ‘the Alphabet’ district of boutiques, cafes, restaurants & other neighborhood amenities. The house rises up out of the hillside with a small footprint in solid contact with the earth. Four floors create purposeful living space, each defined by its activity, with service spaces in the perimeter. As the uppermost, the living room provides striking framed panoramic views of the city, hills, river valley and mountains. The kitchen dining room, with its opening to the balcony & the city, brings the view and the outside in. Two bedrooms or flex spaces each possess a contemplative wide, fixed view. The master suite, nestled into the hillside, captures visual space as it floats over the topography and into the... More



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      Last fall Celena & Rob knew the wanted to put their house on the market this spring. We discussed what improvements should be made for a successful and quick sale. Thoroughly and methodically they spent a few months moving through the list, made those improvements and then some, and nailed the market this spring receiving immediate multiple offers. All buttoned up! More


Clarity in the Storm 


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       Alexa is a woman who knows what she wants, whether it is rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon, running a marathon, or buying a house. This sort of clarity helped her identify the type of house she was looking for, in a relatively wild market, so she could jump on it when she saw it. And that she did! She had a good sense of the market, wanted the house and went in with a realistic, strong offer, showing flexibility with a short Seller rent back, and she got the house over several other offers. Way to go Alexa!! More


First Time Fifties

My lovely client Ben, an amazing 25 year old salesman with Country Financial, is very decisive. He decided he wanted to stop paying rent and buy his own home. He decided it should be a condo. He decided to start looking on a Friday. We saw several places that day and he decided he knew... More


Opportunity Alert! :: Live Off Williams Ave!

Here is a nearly rare opportunity to live off Williams Ave in a house that knows no bounds in THE REALM of OPPORTUNITY. Present amenities and future opportunities abound and beckon you to SEIZE the day! Move into a fabulously HIP happenin’ neighborhood at a great price. From TASTY & Lincoln to Spielwerk & RISTRETTO,... More