And with another weekend comes another edition of our weekly Portland blog. This week the Portland Weather Gods stirred and shook their heads realizing that Portlanders were starting to feel like they lived in California or something what with all those days of blue skies and sun. And just like that -- wet and grey was back-- in a snap. At least we're feeling normal again, eh?
The Lucky Labrador Tap Room is open!
If you love beer as much as I do, here's a list of some of our local breweries in Portland. I've even noted a few of my faves outside of the Portland area, too, such as the Walking Man Brewery in Stevenson, Washington.
Portland Picture of the Week
Our Portland Photo of the Week is by Paula. This photo is just stunning. Thanks, Paula! This shot wins Paula $20 gift certificate to the one and only Portland Saturday Market! Learn more about the Saturday Market.
Submit your local Portland photos for a chance to win a gift certificate to one of our fine 100% local Portland businesses. Check back to see if your photo is selected for a spotlight in the weekly Portland blog!
(Adults Only) Easter Egg Hunt Bus Tour
Screw Lent and hop onboard the BarF Bus on Easter Saturday and win cold, hard cash for collecting the most eggs! The BarF Bus is always a good time, but add a few eggs and it's over the TOP, I tell you! We'll hit 8-10 bars, clubs and lounges, where you'll pay no cover charges, enjoy specials and the occasional munchie, too, all the while hunting high and low for the EGGS OF MYSTERY! Every time we do this, JESUS appears not once, not twice, but three times, and if that's not a seal of approval, I don't know what is.
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 7pm-1am
Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest
Woodburn Tulip Festival
Portland Faux Film Festival at the Hollywood Theater
What is Faux?
Metro Art Kids Camp
Every week, we add our favorite Portland events to the Portland blog. There are many more Portland events to be found on the Portland Events Calendar. Browse around or add your own!
Portland Blog, Forum Chatter & More
Hank is our gardener friend over at Rose Villa and this week, he teaches us how to properly trim roses. Hank has a wonderful and very educational gardening blog and shares some of his insights with us here at PortlandNeighborhood from time to time. Thanks, Hank!
Southwest Hills Neighborhood Real Estate Report
By Ross Seligman
Southwest Hills is located in Southwest Portland. It is bordered by the Sylvan Highlands, Goose Hollow, Downtown, Homestead, Healy Heights, and Bridlemile Neighborhoods. Learn more about the Southwest Hills neighborhood by reading the Southwest Hills neighborhood profile.
In my monthly Portland real estate report, I always talk about how each individual neighborhood is a micro-market. If you are looking to buy or sell in a particular neighborhood, the most crucial information that you need to know is what is going on in that neighborhood. In this situation, the overall Portland market report is less important and the national real estate report is just about useless. This posting is a real estate report for the Southwest Hills neighborhood of all homes in all price ranges. Feel free to request particular neighborhoods in which you are interested in buying or selling and I am be happy to do a report, just contact me on this forum or at my website.
If you are looking for homes in Southwest Hills, visit this link where you can search for homes by particular neighborhood.
The first thing you will notice about individual neighborhoods as
compared to the overall Portland reports are that the numbers can be wildly
different month to month. Basically, the bigger the pool of data you are working
with, the smoother the stats become. As we focus on smaller areas, many
different things can happen month to month.
The Southwest Hills neighborhood has many different types of
properties in a spectrum of price ranges, many in the upper range. In February
2010, the Southwest Hills had 4 closed sales, 3 pending sales, and 48 on the
In the past 15 months, the average
price per square footage in the Southwest Hills neighborhood has been between
$96 and $256/sq. ft. In February 2010, the average price per square foot in the
Southwest Hills neighborhood was $197. The diversity in this figure month to
month is due to the very different types of homes that may have sold month to
About Ross: I am a real estate broker with Windermere, a writer and contributor to PortlandNeighborhood.com, and a professional musician in our beloved Portland. I have two bands: Echo Helstrom and the Echo Jazz Trio. Learn more about Ross here by reading his PortlandNeighborhood profile.
Best Real Estate Deals in PDX
Every week, Ross shares with us a selection of the best real estate deals in and around Portland. This cute bungalow is located in the Piedmont neighborhood. Check out the full list of best deals.
Did you know there are nearly 100 unique Portland neighborhoods? Read and learn all about these interesting urban communities.
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