Sustainability: Sundown At Ecotrust

Portland Entertainment, Portland Events
Sundown at EcoTrust In the month of July, on each Thursday, EcoTrust will be hosting an outdoor concert. Each week there will be a different theme, focusing on sustainable living in our region. The series will of course feature great local and regional talent as well as 40-50 sponsor booths that will provide educational and valuable information on the week’s topic. The entire concert series is powered my solar, wind and bio diesel generators. Hot Lips Pizza and Laughing Planet are on board to bring you some yummy eats and some great refreshments while you listen to some amazing tunes! This is a great opportunity for the people of Portland, Oregon to get involved in renewable energy and sustainability. There will also be great activities for the family as well.…
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Portland Milk-Carton Boat Races

Portland Entertainment, Portland Events
Milk Carton Boat Races “A Must Add to This Summers Calendar” Community Events In Portland, Oregon Are you ready for a special event for adults and kids alike? I think it’s safe to say that there will be no shortage of smiles and laughter at the milk carton boat races! June is National Dairy month, and this June the Milk Carton Boat Races are back as a part of the Portland Rose Festival! What is the mission? To build a human powered boat with nothing more than recycled milk jugs and cartons! Then compete to set sail, row or paddle across the West Morland Park Casting Pond. What is your objective? To win the “Best in Show” milk can trophy of course! So start now, get your friends, your family,…
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Good In The Neighborhood

Portland Entertainment, Portland Events
North Portland, Oregon: Good In The Neighborhood What started as a small neighborhood community gathering at Holy Redeemer in North Portland has blossomed into one of the summer's most anticipated community festivals. The Good in the Neighborhood multi-cultural music and food festival is celebrating 20 years of bringing the community together for a weekend of absolute fun. Featuring live bands on two stages, which include the likes of several Portland favorites; Patrick Lamb, Linda Hornbuckle, Oceans 503, and many more! Enjoy a variety of food vendors, from some of Portland finest barbeque to sweet homemade strawberry shortcake. Click here for more Portland Neighborhood info from Local Realtors. Beer Garden, Rock Climbing, Kids Games For those over 21, yes, there is quite the beer and wine garden, and for the little…
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Clackamas Oregon Home Values

Real Estate
[caption id="attachment_3491" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Home Values & Market Trends in Clackamas, Oregon"][/caption] The Clackamas Oregon Housing Market has remained more or less flat recently. Median asking price has dropped to $275,000 average the average time a listing stays on the market is also dropping. Days on market dropping favors sellers while dropping prices favor buyers. As such, while we can’t predict the future it does appear that the market has flattened out for the time being. With this in mind its vital for you to have professional representation. We're top producing Clackamas Real Estate Agents and we're ready to produce results for you today. Case Shiller Report [caption id="attachment_3492" align="aligncenter" width="402" caption="Prices For Homes In Clackamas"][/caption] Buyer activity has remained stable and it seems that sustained increases in buyer demand…
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Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Portland Events
This year Lake Wood Center for the Arts celebrates its 47th annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. The weekend long festival will take place June 22nd thru the 24th. The Lake Wood Theater Company opened its doors in November of 1952, when a few Lake Oswego residents believed that the city was in great need for a theater. Today the Lake Wood Center and Lake Wood Theater Company is a place to not only absorb and cherish the arts, but also a place to learn and thrive. Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2012 The Lake Oswego Festival of Arts will bring over 25,000 people. Each year the festival focuses on a different art form to show case and this year’s art form is Contemporary Encaustic. Encaustic comes from…
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Lake Oswego Oregon Housing Prices

Real Estate
[caption id="attachment_3472" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Lake Oswego Housing Market | Values"][/caption] For early September, 2012 the median list price for detached homes for sale in Lake Oswego is $632,475 which is lower than asking prices seen earlier in the summer buying season. Home buyers' activity has also been trending down recently which has contributed to average days on market for mls listings to climb to 206. While nobody can predict the future, flagging buyer demand, settling prices combined with increased market times may tend to indicate a weakening market or at least a slowdown in this year's home values rebound. Other areas such as Happy Valley, Oregon have seen similar market conditions in recent weeks. [caption id="attachment_3473" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Home Values | Market Conditions"][/caption] Listing Your Home: Lake Oswego Realtors In…
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Portland Children’s Museum

Portland Entertainment, Portland Events
Portland Children’s Museum While we are waiting for the weather to turn to where our focus is on all of the fun summer outdoor activities, there is still one place that is sure to be a blast rain or shine! The Portland’s Children’s Museum is located atop Sylvan Hill right next to the Oregon Zoo. It’s easy to get to by car, or our city's amazing transit system. With an amazing array of inspiring, creative and educational exhibits, there is no shortage of fun here. Take a trip to Grasshopper Grocery and Butterfly Bistro. Here kids can whirl around a kid sized grocery store fully equipped with a kid sized checkout stand and kid sized carts, they can also play restaurant in the kid sized kitchen and serve all of…
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Happy Valley Oregon Market Update

Buying Real Estate
Happy Valley Realtors Whether you're looking to sell or buy it's time to put our experience to work for you. We stayed in business throughout the recession and proved that we've got what it takes by working hard and also staying ahead of market trends. simply put, we're a dedicated team of real estate agents and we'll get the job done right. Hire The Experienced Team of Realtors We look forward to helping you today: 503-473-8001 [caption id="attachment_3456" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Area Market Conditions"][/caption] Housing: Recent Market Trends Median list price for Happy Valley, Oregon homes for is at $399,900 with an average of 180 days on market. An RMLS search of the area shows 26 detached homes sold in the 97086 zip code between 8/13/12 to 9/13/12 at an average…
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Portland Housing Market

Buying Real Estate, Portland Home Values
Portland Real Estate Market Trends Median asking price for MLS Listings has dropped to $274,900 corresponding with the noticeable drop in activity from well-qualified buyers. Often, the start of the school year tends to go hand in hand with home buyers and sellers settling in to the routines of school and work and this decrease in moving, buying and selling of real estate has a seasonal effect on the Portland housing market. [caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Realtors Chart of Market Conditions"][/caption] Housing Supply And Demand Spring buyers came out in force earlier this year. Possibly due to relieved financial stress and an increase in financing options but also because the tide of foreclosures and short sales has put many former home owners back in to the increasingly competitive rental market.…
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Letter From A Client

Portland Testimonials
"Bruce and Richard were consummate professionals the entire process" Additional Short Sale Foreclosure Resources Over the years as a Professional Portland Realtor I have represented many clients that needed extra special assistance in selling their homes. I feel blessed & honored knowing these special clients as they have a way of touching my heart in a unique way. The attached letter might understate the effort we put into selling this particular home, but getting to know this home owner was indeed an honor for me personally. She is a fabulous woman that had become unable to deal with the daily business of running a household. We were there for Ms owner & her brother every step of the way with encouragement, support and sound data so that together they could…
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