We love giving back to our community and one organization that we support is Water Watch. Their mission is to protect and restore flows in our rivers to sustain the native fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on healthy rivers. This past weekend, The Caplener Group was a proud sponsor at their annual auction. Held on November 5th at The Tiffany Center, to a sold out crowd. Complete with a silent, auction and program it was a fun night working for a great cause.
They met their goal of $170,000! The annual auction is a general fundraiser for the organization, and it funds several projects and support the operating capacity of WaterWatch. For a list of what they are currently working on, please visit their website: http://www.waterwatch.org
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 https://www.travelportland.com/article/pumpkin-patches-portland/
Want to get a jump start on figuring out what’s going on in November? Here you go https://www.travelportland.com/article/november-events/
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. https://www.travelportland.com/article/halloween-events/
Whatever you do get out and enjoy what this city has to offer!
October is the month to get spooked, so why not check out some of these Oregon haunts to get you in the spirit of Halloween. Thanks to Travel Portland for the article.
In 2010, during the economic slump, when many building plans were being shelved, Portland presciently began to allow homeowners the right to develop accessory dwelling units on standard 5,000-square-foot residential lots for the first time. The city also eliminated development charges of up to $15,000 for new accessory dwelling units to spur homeowners to build. This Garden House won top design award from the American Institute of Architect. More info at the link.
This is a great article in regards to Portland’s growth and what should happen next. Thanks to Portland Monthly Magazine for this informative piece.
Once again our beautiful city and surrounding areas have been named in a National magazine for a best of. Beaverton, called a “melting pot in Nike’s backyard,” has been named one of Money Magazine’s top 50 small cities in the United States. Portland was recognized as the best big city in the West.
Read the full article here from Oregon Live.http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/index.ssf/2016/09/2_oregon_cities_make_money_mag.html#incart_river_index
Another development on the Central Eastside and the homeless camps and issues in Portland, via The Portland Business Journal.
We all know that we know search air bnb just as much as we search for hotels and rental homes, it’s just part of the new generation, right? This article from Oregon Live explains why Portland is leading this search and rental market.
The famous Hawthorne Street Fair is right around the corner Sunday, August 28, 2016. This is a must attend event and it all happens in our hood!
More information and schedule events with this link. http://hawthornepdx.com/event/hawthorne-street-fair/
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.