Burb Battle

A new streetcar may divide two of Portland’s toniest bedroom communities. If transit-savvy politicians and developers have their way, by 2017 sleek new streetcars will roll through Dunthorpe and Lake Oswego several times an hour.

09/13/2010 By Zach Dundas

Great Neighborhoods: Taking the Long View

Where the Animals Roam

Active animal licenses are analyzed comparatively between Democrats and Republicans.

03/16/2010 Edited by Brian Barker

Great Neighborhoods: Taking the Long View

Walking to the Future

Portland is anticipating hefty changes over three decades, according to the city's new 30-year urban blueprint.

03/16/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Great Neighborhoods: Taking the Long View

Shrink City

Portland Alternative Dwellings offers minuscule (56 square feet!) options for hesitant homeowners.

03/16/2010 With Brian Barker


Good Buy

Hang your hat at one of the state's greenest homes.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Market Watch

Hot ’Hoods

No matter what kind of buyer you are, one of these six ’hoods has a welcome mat with your name on it.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson With Brian Barker

Market Watch

Above the Clouds

The national housing market is in free fall, but we’ve managed to stay aloft. Here’s why.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Living Here

Back to the ’Burbs

An intrepid suburban mom wonders if home sweet home really is just beyond the next development.

05/19/2009 By Pam Grimes

Best of the City

Progress Report

Our Best Schools 2007

05/19/2009 By Sally Powers Research by Anne Brice, Maura Flaherty, Eric Gold, Joanna Kang, and Katrina Myers


Hedge Fund

The oak standing in front of your home offers shade—and cold, hard cash.

05/19/2009 By Eileen Stark