Portland Oregon

cary perkins A 7-Day Itinerary for the PDX Newbie   This article by Wannabe Portlandy (http://www.wannabeportlandy.com), 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 […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information New Light Rail Line – SW Corridor Plan       The SW Corridor refers to the large area extending from SW Portland down I-5 to Sherwood, an area which is growing quickly yet lacks public transportation options to keep up with the increasing traffic. The upcoming SW Corridor plan includes the addition of a new Max line that would extend from the South Waterfront all the way […]
Portland Oregon In case you haven’t noticed, Portland is changing fast! Fascinating article in Portland Monthly about the changes coming to Portland – enjoy!  Portland is Changing Faster Than You Can Believe Here are five big game changers already in the works. Zach Dundas, Randy Gragg, and Brian Libby         Image: Amy Martin       1) Our River Is About to Get […]
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 […]
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 […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information 2015 Holiday Events, Sports, New Movies & Shopping Portland Holiday Ale Festival December 2-6, 2015 Pioneer Courthouse Square Beaverton Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House December 4, 2015 4:30-6:30pm Beaverton City Library America's Largest Christmas Bazaar December 4-6, 2015 Portland EXPO Center Portland Christmas Ships Parade December 4-20, 2015 Various Locations 2015 Portland Spirit Cinnamon Bear Cruise Various Dates & Times EastBurn 2015 […]
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Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Best New Portland Restaurants October 2015 New Restaurants of note in Portland …   The St. Jack spin-off La Moule; (look at the wallpaper!) 2100 SE Clinton The new restaurant from former Little Bird executive chef Erik Van Kley, Taylor Railworks; and The Zipper, a buzzing complex of micro-eateries. The Oregonian says, "Dubbed "The Zipper," the former used car lot will be home to […]
Portland Oregon Timing is Everything Why you should LIST your House in the Fall!     Thinking about waiting till Spring to sell?  Capitalizing on the shortage of homes for sale in the market now, will translate into a better pricing situation than waiting until Spring.   In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information What should you do to protect your home from “the big one?”   Today at lunch with clients we talked about the big earthquake scare that's been all over the news lately. Is  the "Big One" hitting Oregon in the near future?  In our lifetime?  How can we protect ourselves and be prepared? Mega earthquakes (8.7–9.2) occur regularly in the Pacific Northwest. The last mega quake that shook […]
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 […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Vintage Oregon Wine Country Glamping   When planning your trip to Oregon, be sure to include a weekend in wine country! The Vintages is a trailer resort located in Dayton, among the rolling hills of Oregon’s wine country.   The "hotel" is a collection of 8 retro trailers grouped into a compact neighborhood on a 14-acre RV Park in Willamette […]
Beautiful Houses Portland’s Pittock Mansion Turns 100 Years Old     One of Portland's prettiest landmarks turns 100 this year.  They started off her celebration earlier this year with free admission – so those who hadn't already been there had a free pass to the party.    The fun continues on July 13th, when the city will celebrate the centennial anniversary with a 100 […]
Beautiful Houses NW Portland Walking Tours       Once spring arrives, Portland starts looking its prettiest!   Our native rhododendron, azaleas, camillias, quince, magnolias, apple and cherry blossoms seem to brighten every path, street and yard.  It's a beautiful time for a walking tour.  Even if it drizzles a little bit, there are plenty of places to pop into for […]
Beautiful Houses A Portland Real Estate Year in Review   Thank you for your business and all your referrals… what a wondeful year it was.     Portland Oregon Real Estate Information, House Ideas, Portland Oregon Highlights. Caryperkins.com…  A Windermere Top Producer….Fun With Real Estate by Cary Perkins
Moving to Portland How to learn the history of your Portland OR home I've always admired the history of the homes I've shown and sold.  Sometimes when I visit a 60's or 70's home, I enjoy a great flashback to my younger days…. once I ran across the same wallpaper we had in our family room and just about melted from the happiness of seeing it again.    […]
Moving to Portland Portland’s Newest Fast Food. Portland Penny Dinner       Portland's Iron Chef, Vitaly Paley, has opened another restaurant – this one for the hip, hungry masses.  And it's right downtown at 410 SW Broadway.    Want a frothy egg cream (with booze) or grape crush with pisco?  How about fresh falafel on yummy frybread?  Spicy vermicelli noodle salad, a pickle plate […]
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: […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Restaurant Alert! Yaw’s is back! Yaw's is legendary in old Portland…this drive-in restaurant in Hollywood was the cause of many traffic jams and missed curfews in the good old days.  Having been gone for 30 years, it's wonderful news to Portlanders to hear that Yaw's Top Notch Restaurant is back.    Grand opening festivities on Monday, October 15 include classic […]