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cary perkins A 7-Day Itinerary for the PDX Newbie   This article by Wannabe Portlandy (, offers some great suggestions for showing your friends & family around our fabulous city of Portland.   Downtown Portland – Broadway  Every year, I get requests from friends and followers to create Portland itineraries for them. This is something that I enjoy doing and I go the extra mile […]
cary perkins Blue Star Donuts to Open at PDX Airport   The Portland Airport is about to get a little sweeter with one of my favorite foods….donuts!     Article courtesy of Kelly Clarke, Portland Monthly Tourists bustling through the Portland International Airport will have to make room for boxes of hard cider fritters and Cointreau crème brulee rounds atop their carry-on bags:  local doughnut empire […]
cary perkins World’s First Vegan Supermarket Chain to Open in Portland     Good News for Healthy Food Lovers!   Vegan products are usually relegated to a tiny section in conventional grocery stores, but Portland, Oregon will soon be home to an entire vegan supermarket. Veganz, the first and world’s largest vegan grocery store chain, will set up shop in the famously crunchy city later this year. […]
cary perkins Providore Fine Foods – Now Open!   Another fabulous food adventure for Portlandia!    Located at 2340 NE Sandy, Providore Fine Foods opened early February, and in addition to letting you shop for groceries with a glass of wine or beer in-hand, it offers many onsite dining options. Here's what to eat at the new Providore Fine Foods:  Flying Fish Oyster Bar 12 to 7:30 […]
Beautiful Houses Design Trends to Watch for 2016 What are the hot trends to look out for in 2016 in home design? Here are a few predictions from the remodeling and design site Houzz on some of the big trends to expect.  Article courtsey of: Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Contemporary Kitchen by Brooklyn Architects & Building Designers Maletz Design  1. Two shades of kitchen […]
cary perkins New face on an old friend, Besaw’s     After a brief time spent looking for a new home, Besaw's really landed on their feet, and only a couple of blocks away from their old home on NW 23rd.  What a gorgeous space!  Stunning wallpaper, mini-tile pillars, and tons of natural light – welcome to the new Slabtown's best new restaurant. Once they […]
Beautiful Houses How much is your new kitchen worth? Cost -vs- Value Report   It's finally here – the day I can share pictures of our new kitchen.  We've been working on it since October, and the lights finally went in yesterday, so I can post a pic!    I'm happy to talk about kitchens with you all day long!  We're in love with it, and are so […]
cary perkins Portland’s 10 Best Shopping Destinations Windermere Top Producer Cary Perkins   I'm so used to my usual haunts that I sometimes forget to shop in some of Portland's most unique, fun areas.  Thankfully, I have a visitor today who's an experienced shopper and would love to avoid the mainstream shops & concentrate on Portlandia. I did a tiny bit of […]
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Beautiful Houses Do I need a permit when remodeling? This gorgeous kitchen remodel was entirely permitted by Washington County! When it’s time to remodel or make improvements to your home, you may wonder whether you need a permit. For many projects, having a permit from the city government is crucial because the changes to your home will then go on record with the city, […]
cary perkins Finding a vacant lot to build a house in Portland OR Update:  4/7/14   About two weeks after my blog post shown below, Brian Allen, owner of Windermere also addressed this issue in an interview with Portland Business Journal.  Please click through to the article.      3/24/14 Portland is running out of usable land for homebuilders.  You probably already knew that.  Our urban grown boundary […]
cary perkins Windermere is Paperless!       In a paper-driven business that requires a LOT of forms, (if you've done a transaction lately, you'll know exactly what I mean) it takes a forward-thinking company to get rid of the paper.   I'm so happy to say that Windermere in Portland has taken the leap.    Starting today, all transactions will […]
cary perkins What’s Happening in Real Estate?   NOW is a wonderful time to sell your house!          Portland Oregon Real Estate Information, House Ideas, Portland Oregon Highlights.
cary perkins Giving Thanks for Love It can sometimes be difficult helping people through the emotional decisions and proceedings as they buy and sell their houses.  Certain people rise to the occasion, and others try to drag you downwhen they get tired, grouchy or worried.  I've experienced both lately.    Years ago I was told that I'd meet "givers" and "takers," […]
cary perkins Portland is a Top Choice City for Retirement According to CNN's 25 Best Places to Retire, Portland is number two! Whether you dream of retiring to a big city, small town, resort area or college town, these 25 cities offer reasonably priced homes, low crime and tax rates, quality health care, and more.   #1 Albuquerque #2 Portland Best if you're looking for: […]
cary perkins Sneak Preview of the New Eastside Streetcar Portland’s newest streetcar line (and the first on the city’s eastside in more than 50 years) opens in less than a month on September 22, 2012. In anticipation of this substantial expansion to the existing streetcar network, Mayor Sam Adams, along with members of the Portland Streetcar board and Bureau of Transportation, rode on the […]
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cary perkins 10 Things to love about Portland OR The second season of Portlandia, a critically-acclaimed show, if you’ve never heard of it, on IFC that lovingly lampoons life in one of the country’s most unique cities, recently wrapped up its season. But you want to know what’s even more fun than watching Fred Armisen make jokes about Portland, Oregon on your television? Tuning […]
cary perkins Portland Art Museum Rothko Exhibit     Regarded as one of the leading American artists of the 20th century, Mark Rothko (1903-1970) began his life in art as Marcus Rothkowitz in Portland, Ore. Having emigrated from Russia as a 10-year-old with his mother and older sister in 1913 to join his father and brothers in Portland, Rothko attended Lincoln High […]
cary perkins Tired of losing your phone or keys?     This is it. The technological breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. The one you can’t believe hadn’t been invented already. The one that probably deserves a trumpet and a choir singing hosannas.   So let’s say you’ve lost your keys. Here’s how this works, not necessarily in this order: One: Download the myBiKN app […]
Beautiful Houses Cost -vs- Value on Home Remodeling Get started on those home repairs, knowing what type of return they’ll have when selling your house. From a minor kitchen remodel & cabinet re-facing -vs- major kitchen with new cabinets, and from attics to basements, this report is a useful guide explaining what you can expect to recoup during your home sale.  If spiffing […]