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Epic Meteor Shower Oct. 20-21!

The offspring of Halley’s Comet are about to put on quite a show in the sky above Woodstock and Cherokee County Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet that started earlier this week, which will give us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower—though you probably won’t see much until a bit later. The shower should... Read more ›

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Addy’s Sandwich Bar on 10th and Alder

Addy’s power salad is a no-frills lunch with dynamic textures, fresh ingredients, and balanced flavor—all for $6.50. Longtime cart icon Addy Bittner is known for her fresh baguette sandwiches and addictive flavors, from rich, salty duck confit to sweet chocolate, olive oil and sea salt, but the power salad is the upstart seller. “You can usually tell who is going... Read more ›

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Sam Adams Drops Sustainability Center

Mayor Sam Adams announced this afternoon that he will stop pursuing the Oregon Sustainability Center—even though he secured a private tenant last month in a late-stage effort to salvage his pet project. Adams said in a statement that he doesn’t have enough City Council support for the green tower, the tallest in the world without a carbon footprint. “At the request of my City Council colleagues, we... Read more ›

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The Max Crossing The Columbia, A Good Idea??

The City of Portland has been a minor player in the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing—with its wide freeway bridges and light rail to Vancouver, Wash. But the mega-project will probably need city approval for permits and final planning (due in part to snafus by Metro). Three City Council votes could freeze the project—if the mayor were willing to... Read more ›

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Books to Read: Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die

“For some, [biking] may mean grinding out 75 or 100 miles a day on a mountainous road, barely pausing to gobble an energy bar and down some water; for others, it may be a means to the end of tasting fine Pinot Noirs,” writes Portland-based author Chris Santella. “Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die captures the spectrum…” Santella spans the... Read more ›

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Neighborhoods By the Numbers: Real Estate 2012

AS THE SPRING home-selling and buying season commences, most good news lies in the future. If you look closely you can see that neighborhoods are seeing upticks in value, median ages going down, median income going up. And last year, the number of homes sold actually increased by more than 8 percent in Portland and by 12 percent in its outlying suburbs. In neighborhoods... Read more ›

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University of Portland’s Spy Dies

FUN FACT: Who is the most famous alumni from the University of Portland? It could be one of the many world class soccer stars that have played on the pitch at the North Portland Roman Catholic University. Others might argue that it’s the late film and stage actor Paul Winfield. Our pick, however, is Edwin Wilson, one of the most... Read more ›

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Portland’s 2012 First Crush at the SE Wine Collective

The adrenaline rush that hits as hundreds of pounds of Pinot Noir grapes cascade down onto the sorting table, past scrambling hands pulling less-than-perfect bunches onto the floor, and onto a roller-coasteresque system resulting in powerful but precise destemming and pressing is truly remarkable. The need for speed, the unmistakable smell, and the pure joy accumulated through months of waiting... Read more ›

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Review Us On Yelp!

The Brokerage House is getting recognition in many places from radio endorsements from top talent such as Lars Larson, Michael Berry, and Josh Wilcox. We even have Aaron Rain getting recognition from Amazon.com as a top selling author for his new book, Out Front!  Now we want to ask our amazing clients to help our ranking on Yelp.com. Feel free to... Read more ›

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Gorge Humane Society Dinner Auction!

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society will hold a dinner auction at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive. The annual event is the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser. The event includes food, wine, a silent auction and a live auction emceed by Rod Hill, KGW News meteorologist, and Jon Batcheller, auctioneer from Auction Oregon. Auction... Read more ›

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Northeast Portland Gets Future Guest House From Providence Portland

Providence Portland Medical Center is holding a Thursday night celebration at the site of its future guest housing for patients and families. The Providence Portland Medical Foundation Board of Directors is hosting the project update and blessing of the site from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The guest house will be located in the former Moore Lithograph site at the intersection... Read more ›

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Aaron Rian Listed Best-Selling Author on Amazon.com

The book launch for Out Front: Business Building Strategies from Frontline Entrepreneurs has already been ranked on the FIVE Best-Seller Lists on Amazon.com. We couldn’t be more happy for Aaron Rian and his success! In the first 72-hours the book sold enough copies to hit the Best-Seller list. This is quite an honor! The following categories helped get us the ranking: Direct Marketing, Environmental Economics,... Read more ›

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