Archive for the ‘Cool Stuff’

Fall Events in Portland

Looking for some cool things to do In Portland this fall? We have rounded up some ideas for you with the help of our friends at Travel Portland.

Looking for some Pumpkin patches to visit? Click here

Want to get a jump start on figuring out what’s going on in November? Here you go

Basketball season is back in full swing so go cheer our Blazers on. Catch a football game for the Ducks or Beavers. Visit a local Cider house and taste the new fall menus.

And of course you have to get your spoke on and brave a Haunted House. Here are some ideas.


Whatever you do get out and enjoy what this city has to offer!

Portland’s First National Treasure

Portland is known for a lot of things, Rose Festival, micro brews, city parks and now we can add National Treasure. You guys, this is big! Like really big.

Our very own Veterans Memorial Coliseum has been dubbed a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation gave us this prestigious title.

Read more on this article from our friends at Portland Business Journal.

2015 Pumpkin Delivery

Patting ourselves on the back for yet another successful pumpkin delivery! This year we hand-delivered 325 pumpkins to the doorsteps of our past clients, which as you can imagine is a lot of work so even Cody Caplener, the canine mayor of the Hawthorne office lent a paw. Thanks to all the wonderful people who make our business possible and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Hawthorne Street Fair and Parkways

Some days in Southeast Portland are great…and some are amazing.  My day at the Hawthorne Street Fair was totally amazing, and if you made it out this year, I’m sure you would agree.  Really, any of the Eastside street fairs are worth the time/energy -Belmont/Division/Hawthorne/Mississippi/Alberta.  Food, fare, families, fun – you can’t beat that!  These are sthots taken from this year’s Hawthorne Street Fair.  If you didn’t check it out this time around, put it on your calendar now for 2013.  You won’t regret it!

A Modern Marvel

Southeast Portland has garnered a reputation for its stunning historic homes – from Victorians to bungalows to English cottages to haciendas and everything in between. Modern construction is rare and scattered and more often than not tries to mimic its older neighboring homes in style. So when we get a chance to check out a sweet million dollar modern home in Southeast, it’s a big deal.

We heard about this home a few years back when it was under construction, but now it’s on the market for a whopping 1.5 million.  It may seem like a pretty steep price tag for sensible Portland, however, the cool factor and quality of the details is so high that it feels justifiable – especially when you brave the ladder climb to the very top roof deck to get one of the best rooftops in all of Portland.

The uber modern layout isn’t just fun to look at though – it’s totally practical. Storage in the basement, three floors of open floor plan living and a separate guest cottage. The main floor living room rolls right into a grand kitchen area with glass doors that open to a garden patio.  Built-ins abound; you almost don’t need any furniture. Unusual materials are everywhere and are perfectly suited for this modern masterpiece.

Whoever buys this home will get to own a very neat part of Southeast Portland’s landscape and we envy you 🙂

*The Caplener~Lincoln Group would like to thank the listing agent Bob Zaikosk of portalndmodern LLC who specializes in architectural properties for graciously allowing us to use his photography.

How Technology Has Changed The Game

It seems not so long ago that house listings were published in a large tome that resembled a phone book, and was distributed only every two weeks. I remember those days of anxiously awaiting the arrival of “the book.” As recent as just 5 years ago, scanning and emailing offers was mostly unheard of. Fax machines still ruled. Now, houses are all over the internet, and online forms and electronic signatures have made it easier for buyers and sellers to act quickly when needed, which has cut paper consumption by an incredible amount. The use of technology has, (and is still) rapidly changing the nature of our business and how we do our jobs – almost always for the better.

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Finding Portland

Here’s an amazing time lapse video created for Travel Portland that summarizes (in under 4 minutes) how incredible it is to live here.