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REAL ESTATE 2015

Your Guide to Portland's Crazy-Hot Real Estate Market

Find out where the Portland good life thrives right now—and how to find your place within it.

04/07/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

Top Stories

SPRING FASHION

Fine Print: A Stunning Exploration of Spring Style in Portland

Go bold this spring with vivid prints, from colorful abstracts to delicate florals.

04/02/2015 Edited by Eden Dawn With Sika Stanton

PROFILE

Wendy Red Star Totally Conquers the Wild Frontier

Exploring the native America of a Portland artist on the rise

04/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: April 2015

This month's best bets for things to see and do, from gender-bending rap to The School for Lies

04/02/2015

CULTUREPHILE

The Story of Washington High School's Boom, Bust, and Rebirth as Revolution Hall

How the long-closed Southeast Portland high school became an ambitious new concert venue.

04/02/2015 By Larisa Owechko

Eat & Drink

WORD OF MOUTH

Of Course There's a Vietnamese Pop Up in a Pizza Shop in Portland

...plus one cocktail you cannot miss this month.

04/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Barbecue at People's Pig Will Leave You in Hog Heaven

Holy smokes! After perfecting sandwiches, the former food cart is writing its own rules for bombastic barbecue.

04/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

PDX INDEX

Oregon's Beer Industry, By the Numbers

It's a well-known fact that Portland has more breweries within our city limits than any other metropolis in the world...but how many is that, exactly?

04/02/2015 By Cervante Pope

EAT THIS NOW

China's Famed Street Crepes Come to Portland

New downtown food cart Bing Mi! delivers jian bing for a crazy-good breakfast on the go.

04/01/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEER BULLETIN

Bring Beer Cocktails Home with an Innovative New Bar Book

Jacob Grier blends brews and booze in Cocktails on Tap

04/01/2015 By Kelly Clarke

RECIPE

Spread the Spring with Rhubarb and Rose Petal Jam

A farmers market pro weaves together two flavorful seasonal ingredients for biscuit-ready preserves.

04/01/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

Portland Real Estate Is Still Dirt Cheap—And That's the Problem

Are you willing to beg for your dream home?

04/08/2015 By Zach Dundas

Health & Wellness

GET FIT

Kickstart Your Spring Cycling with a Personalized Bike Fitting

One physical therapist's campaign to get you back in the saddle

04/02/2015 By Allison Jones

Home & Real Estate

REAL ESTATE 2015

Secrets of Portland's Top Real Estate Agents

Portland's home market experts weigh in on inventory, cash offers, and love letters to sellers.

04/07/2015 By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

REAL ESTATE 2015

How the New Max Orange Line Will Change Portland

The new Max line debuts in September. In neighborhoods the new train will connect, change is already rolling.

04/07/2015 By Larisa Owechko

REAL ESTATE 2015

Can Portland Double In Size Without Destroying Itself?

One architect's radical vision of the future

04/07/2015 By Zach Dundas

REAL ESTATE 2015

Where to Look for Real Estate Steals in the Portland Area

Portland's average home price is about $353k. What can you get for less?

04/07/2015

REAL ESTATE 2015

Big Money Moments in Portland Real Estate

The City of Roses is drawing some major cash from around the globe. We check out the spendy highlights.

04/07/2015

REAL ESTATE 2015

Meet Portland's New International Homeowners

Portland: family-friendly bedroom community to the world?

04/07/2015 By Zach Dundas

REAL ESTATE 2015

Your Guide to Portland's Crazy-Hot Real Estate Market

Find out where the Portland good life thrives right now—and how to find your place within it.

04/07/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

REAL ESTATE 2015

Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers: Where to Buy in 2015

Whether you're a first-time buyer, looking for a bigger place, downsizing, or renting, Portland has a hood to make you happy.

04/02/2015 Edited by Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail

PDX REAL ESTATE 2015

The Ultimate House-Hunter's Letter, Mad-Libs Style

In this market, you gotta charm the seller to have a prayer. We make it easy.

04/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

News & City Life

REAL ESTATE 2015

Will Portland’s Historic Houses Survive the Wrecking Ball?

When one venerable house faced demolition, neighbors banded together to save it. But in a booming city, no one can save them all.

04/07/2015 By Winston Ross

PROFILE

Wendy Red Star Totally Conquers the Wild Frontier

Exploring the native America of a Portland artist on the rise

04/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

VENTURES

The Pay-What-You-Want Idea That Could Change Charity

Allow customers to pay what they want, and give to charity? Generous wants your money.

04/02/2015 By Nathan Tucker

ESSAY

Are Portlanders Anti-Science?

From vaccinations to fluoride to GMOs, one biologist argues that Portland needs to get back to the lab.

04/02/2015 By Jason Maxfield

THE TIMELINE

Death & Taxis: A Look Back At Portland's Storied Cab History

It's inescapable—Uber is coming to Portland. We explore the backstory of the city's relationship with paid drivers across the decades.

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

CUTE ATTACK

One Woman's Crusade to Save the Neighborhood Squirrel

Furry friend or vermin? The line is blurry at this Vancouver-based wildlife rehabilitation nonprofit.

04/02/2015 By Rene Bermudez

INTERVIEW

Local Journalist Reveals the Scandalous History Behind a Major Board Game

Mary Pilon on her new book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

ENVIRONMENT

Did a Monstrous Prehistoric Flood Seed Oregon’s Mystery Trees?

How a lone stand of aspens in West Linn reveals the legacy of a massive cataclysmic event.

04/02/2015 By Mary Stutzman

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: April 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from gay rights advocates against Jeb Bush to new governor Kate Brown.

04/02/2015

ARCHITECTURE

The Genius Scandinavian Architects Making Portland’s Public Market

A famed Norwegian design firm promises to turn a patch of asphalt into the James Beard Public Market—using global expertise.

04/02/2015 By Randy Gragg

DISPATCH

Trail Blazers Star Damian Lillard’s Psychological Secret Weapon

How the fourth-quarter hero stays calm under pressure (hint: it involves a "mental coach").

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

LONG STORY SHORT

What Does it Feel Like to Wear a Blouse of Bees?

Portland's Bee Queen, Sara Mapelli, advocates for pollinators via daring acts of performance art.

03/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

Style & Shopping

SPRING FASHION

Fine Print: A Stunning Exploration of Spring Style in Portland

Go bold this spring with vivid prints, from colorful abstracts to delicate florals.

04/02/2015 Edited by Eden Dawn With Sika Stanton

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of April 2015

This month's hottest locally made goods, from locally made ketchup to a wrist strap that hides 25 screwdrivers, wrenches, and openers

04/02/2015

Travel & Outdoors

FIELD NOTES

Trail of the Month: Mosier Plateau

Wildflowers, waterfalls, and panoramic views—what more could you ask for? Plus 3 springtime travel ideas not to miss!

04/02/2015 By Brian Barker