When Miranda Brown comes home to her Beaverton apartment each evening, the lights come on the moment she opens the door. They go off again anytime she leaves.
And not just the lights. Some “smart” outlets shut off, too, preserving power that little gadgets would otherwise suck up. Brown can turn lights or gadgets back on, while she’s away, with an app on her phone. Or she can turn up the heat when she’s lingering in bed on a chilly morning. Continue reading →
PORTLAND, OR — A bomb squad was called Monday to investigate a suspicious package in Portland. Police said the package was found outside a bank in the area of SW 5th and Main streets.
Traffic was closed in the area around 1 p.m. as officers investigate the package, police said. Continue reading →
Stephanie Reyes analyzed 1,379 policies and programs last year, all dedicated to inclusionary housing, the mandatory or voluntary inclusion of affordable housing units as part of market-rate or luxury developments.
One of the insights she came to realize: it’s important for cities to provide certainty in the market about whatever policies they choose to adopt. If developers think they can wait out a policy that the city might change its mind about, they’ll try to. Inclusionary housing policies need to be seen as a permanent part of the regulatory environment before they can work, she says. Continue reading →
Dr. Steven Holt chairs an affordable housing oversight committee for the city of Portland.
We discuss the latest regional business news with Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal. Continue reading →
Thousands take to downtown Portland in national March For Our Lives event (Photo: Tristan Fortsch/KATU)
Thousands take to downtown Portland in national March For Our Lives event (Photo: Tristan Fortsch/KATU) Continue reading →
PORTLAND, Ore. — The city council said no Wednesday to a plan to build a 17-story high rise along Naito Parkway and the waterfront in the Pearl District.
While blocking a beautiful view was the main issue for some residents, that was not what bothered the city council. It was mostly about how close the building would be built to the river. Continue reading →
Two properties close to the Preble Street day shelter and soup kitchen in Portland’s Bayside section – 19 Preble St., right, and 255 Oxford St., the yellow building at left – are now owned by T International Realty LLC.
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A worker enters one of the rooms at Daggett Townhomes, under construction in Bend, on Feb. 19, 2018. (Andy Tullis/Bulletin photo)
Twenty-four families in need of affordable housing will soon be able to move into townhomes on Daggett Lane in Bend, a project that’s about six months overdue.
The delay is a result of last winter’s severe weather, site-specific setbacks and the Portland-based general contractor’s inability to recruit enough subcontractor labor, according to officials at Housing Works, the Central Oregon public housing agency and owner/developer. Continue reading →
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses millennials in real estate.
Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR
Lennox Scott, President, John L. Scott Real Estate, Seattle, Wash.
Joe Clement, CEO, RE/MAX Properties, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jason Waugh, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate, Portland, Ore.
Christina Pappas: Some millennials are taking a bad rap as being lazy, self-absorbed or entitled. But as the Pew Research Center and other respected pollsters are reporting, the nation’s 75.4 million millennials—larger in numbers now than either Gen X or the baby boomers—aren’t lazy or entitled at all. They very much want, in fact, to be achievers. Continue reading →
Level Angsty Description
Here’s a scale on which to determine a crisis level of your favorite NBA team:
1 We’re Winning ‘Chips / We Have a Chance at Marvin Bagley Jr. 2 We’re Going to the 2nd Round of the Playoffs 3 Makin’ Playoffs, Probably No Chance at 2nd Round Any Time Soon 4 Playoff / Non-Playoff Purgatory; Franchise Player is Frustrated 5 Franchise Player Asked for a Trade, Somebody Hold Me
The Portland Trail Blazers are somewhere in between Stage 4 and 5 on this crisis scale. Recently Damian Lillard, the Trail Blazers’ franchise player, had a sit down with owner Paul Allen in regards to the future of the team. The conversation stopped just short of Lillard asking for a trade away from the team. Continue reading →