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Portland Blog: This Week in Portland April 21 - April 28, 2012

LorriE on Hello Portlanders!  I just took ownership of the blog baton which was passed back to me from Angela.  We trade off writing this blog every other month, so now I am up for sharing 4 weeks of Portland events with you.  So let's get started with some outdoor weather events. The nice sunnier (I hope?) weather this weekend promises some outdoor fun, and what could be better than celebrating springtime in Portland than the great Earth Day celebrations all around town this weekend?

Portland Earth Day Celebrations

Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at more than 200 parks, waterways and neighborhoods throughout Oregon. 

Projects will include planting trees, pulling invasive plants and removing trash that litters our gem of a state.  Register to help clean up your favorite park at

SOLVE IT: Join volunteers all over the state for one of the largest Earth Day events in the nation, with roughly 200 volunteer projects. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants from parks and natural areas, cleaning up trash and illegal dumpsites in neighborhoods and along waterways, planting native trees and shrubs to create habitat, and performing maintenance at restoration sites. The 2012 date is Saturday, April 21st.  Here are just two of a long list of volunteer activities - pick one and register at

Alberta Street Earth Day District Cleanup

Project Activities: Join the fun at 10AM on Saturday to see the transformation of Alberta Street. The second annual Earth Day cleanup will conclude with the Golden Garbage Awards to celebrate community and our successful efforts! And there promises to be a little Only on Alberta mixed into the day - Activities include: Litter Pickup, Graffiti removal.

SUNDAY - Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Cleanup

Help us remove English ivy and trash from this beautiful urban refuge. Please note - the date has been moved from April 21st to Sunday, April 22nd! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Pickup, Weeding.

If you're looking for even more Portland Earth Day Events, our friends over at PDXPIPELINE have a good page started.

Weekend Gardening Idea by Portland Nursery

Portland Nursery Garden Idea from

Portland Nursey offers this cute container garden design if you would like to get your hands into the soil this weekend. Click here to download the handout to make this container garden. (Adobe PDF File), from I am sure every Portland Garden Center will be crawling with people when the sun comes out this weekend.  Here are some popular neighborhood Portland Nurseries and Garden Stores:

Portland Garden Stores | Portland Nurseries

Portland Nursery

Cornell Farms

Pistils Nursery

Garden Fever

Dennis' Seven Dees

Livingscape Nursery



Cistus Nursery

Van Veen Nursery

Tony's Garden Center

Garden Design - Bloomtown Gardens

Dig Garden Shop

Urban Farm Store

Rain or Shine Garden Center

Roots Garden Supply

Soul'd Out Music Festival


Soulful, uplifting music, re-created in the live setting, is one of the most healing and profound means of expression humanity has. This music is one of the most effective tools of bringing about positive social evolution. We offer this festival as the beginning of a new movement towards realizing music's inherent healing and transformative qualities, and as a means of applying these qualities directly in our ever expanding community.

The Soul'd Out Music Festival was created in November 2009 as a means by which to give a platform to music often overlooked by the commercial music industry, as well as to firmly supplant Portland as the West Coast's premier independently-minded music market.
The third annual Soul'd Out Music Festival will take place over 13 days, throughout more than 10  of Portland's most prestigious venues. Featuring artists from across the musical spectrum, SOMF brings them all together under the banner of soulful music. Because, Soul music, unlike any other, has the unique ability to unite us across perceived differences in race, culture or generation.

SOMF 2012 is produced by Portland-based Soul'd Out Productions.  Visit for show shedule, tickets and more information.

More Upcoming Portland Outdoor Events:

Portland Ten Toe Express Walks Start on May 10, 2012

Colonel Summers to Ladd's Addition Walk

At SW corner of SE 20th & Belmont, Colonel Summers Park, Thursday, May 10 2012 @ 6:00 PM, 3.5 miles, 90 minutes. Loop through great historic inner Southeast neighborhoods with fabulous homes, beautiful tree lined streets and rose gardens.   Visit website for more information.

Ten Toe Express guided walks are free and open to all. They are held on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. from May 10th through September 13th, 2012.  No registration required.

The Ten Toe Express program includes a series of guided walks, a walking kit, distributed to residents of the SmartTrips Target Area who place an order, and the Short Tripper coupon book which offers discounts for walking or biking to a business. 

Be sure to join our Portland Walking Group for more great walks in Portland this spring.

Portland Sunday Parkways 2012 - NE Sunday Parkways May 13, 2012

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways,  May 13, 2012  ~  11am-4pm

Celebrate Mom as you walk, bike, run, roll and play around Northeast Portland.  Activities, food, vendors, music, and more will be at Woodlawn, Alberta, and Fernhill ParksClick here for route map.

From City of Portland:

Portland Sunday Parkways promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city's largest public space - its streets - to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation.
Sunday Parkways fosters civic pride, stimulates economic development, and represents the community, business, and government investments in Portland's vitality, livability, and diversity.

Reach the Beach Ride

The Annual Reach the Beach Ride is coming up on May 19, 2012.  

Reach the Beach has sold out the past two years - be sure to register early and reserve your spot.  Reach the Beach is the signature fundraising event for the American Lung Association in Oregon. We are able to continue our work helping those with lung diseases, controlling tobacco use and fighting for healthy air because your participation.  Every pedal stroke helps promote clean Oregon air and lung health.   Read more about the Reach the Beach Ride, here.

The Portland Photo of the Week

The Portland Photo of the Week is by Julie Lynn Kelly who shared a lovely birds and flowers series this week.

Pink Flower by Julie Lynm kelly

Featured Portland Photo by Julie Lynn Kelly Julie Lynn Kelly

Our Portland Photo of the Week winner gets a $20 gift certificate to a local Portland business of our choosing.  This week Julie Lynn Kelly scores a gift card to Swift Lounge in NE Portland.

Come and upload your Portland photos to the Photo Gallery for your chance to win each week.  Check back to see if your photo is selected for a spotlight in the weekly Portland blog! 

 More Photos from Julie's Series


Red and Web

Meet the Prose

Rob Creighton GarrisonWritten by PortlandNeighborhood Guest Writer, Rob Creighton Garrison

I'm sitting in a library in Portland, Oregon.

Actually I'm sitting in Ledding Library, which is in Milwaukie.  I live in Milwaukie too, but I live so close to the line that if you address a letter to me you can write either Milwaukie or Portland on the envelope and the letter will reach me.  I'm thinking the founding fathers (and mothers, if applicable) of “The Dogwood City of the West” (birthplace of the Bing cherry!) might wax peevish about that, but I'm assuming none are around to ask.

(That blurry effect?  Totally did it on purpose.  Sure I did.)

I love libraries. I love the relative hush of them (I say 'relative', because is it just here, or have people everywhere abandoned the habit of whispering in libraries? In my youth you ran the risk of having your gob smacked with the nearest periodical for talking at volume, yet some of the biggest moufs to be found these days belong to library staff!).  I love to stroll the stacks in search of nothing specific and just let serendipity lead me to my choices, perhaps relaxing in a comfy chair afterward if I have time and no schedule to mind.  Ledding Library is a quite nice place to hang, and if you want to take a break from your quaint and curious volumes, or you've roused from your nap (as is the case with the guy sitting by the window behind me), you may pause to step out to feed the ducks over by the sign that demands you not feed the ducks.

THE library is the Central Library in downtown Portland.  A grand, echo-y building that is, a place that demands studiousness and shutting the Hell up.  Wander those stacks with reverence, work those thighs and calves to explore every floor, every shelf.  Maybe it's just me, but I think libraries like this one should be approached as one would a church.  You don't play hide-and-seek in a church, now do you? Well, this is Portland, so perhaps some people do. Of course some people do.

Now, a personal opinion: Bookstores shouldn't be like libraries.

Libraries are about preserving, archiving, sharing.  Bookstores are about commerce, selling the written (and these days the spoken) word, and all the wares associated with it.  New glossy covers, and posters of the movies made from, or at least “inspired by”, popular novels, and coffee cups, and t-shirts, and all manner of kuh-nick kuh-nacks featuring titles and artwork of said popular novels.  Bookstores should have the atmosphere of the bazaar, you should expect to see a fez here and there.

You aren't going to find that atmosphere at a mall bookstore.  How weird is that?  The mall bookstores I've visited are meek little stalls with chin-high prissy-neat little shelves and one counter behind which bored glum cashiers dwell.  Bah.  Go instead to Powell's City of BooksThat's a bookstore,  one whole city block of a bookstore!  Serious, girthsome bookshelves, the top tiers of which threaten nosebleeds. Busy and sometimes cranky staff (watch out for that guy stationed near the Bibles!).  Waves of book seekers surging through the aisles, creating hipster eddies and scholarly undertows.  I was trapped in an aisle for twenty minutes once, when a herd of sci-fi fans sealed both ends.  I survived by keeping my hands at my sides and averting my eyes from any new titles, lest I be perceived as a threat.

One of the best things about Powell's is the many many well-loved, lived-in books.  Yeah, the shiny new ones are there and prominently displayed, but those volumes and tomes haven't lived lives in other hands.  I dig finding notes in the margins, the passages that engaged a prior reader so much that he or she painted them with Hi-Liter, the bindings and covers softened by time and attention.  This is a bit odd, given that I tend to treat my own books as if they'll detonate at the least crease.  Perhaps it's because I value the culture of reading even more than the books themselves, and the readers who loved a book and sent it off to live with others who love them too.

I may own an e-reader one day. I may have to. I doubt I'll love it.

 Editor's Comment - If you'd like to explore your favorite Portland library, visit our Portland Libraries Page or the Multnomah County Libraries Website. I admit that I totally understand Rob's infatuation (or true love) of real printed books, but for those of us who caved in and bought e-reader devices (Kindle, Book, iPad, whatever), you may be happy to know that you can check out electronic books at the library, too. Visit the e-Books page for more information.  

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Featured Portland Events this Week


The Pub Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. Produced by Public House Theatre Company.  

A young man, an old man, and life's greatest lesson. The Pub presents the true story of sports writer Mitch Albom’s weekly Tuesday visits with his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, during the final weeks of Morrie’s life. After a lapse of 16 years, their rekindled relationship teaches Mitch lessons he never knew he needed to learn about life, love, and letting go.

Tuesdays with Morrie at Public House Theatre

United States Barista Competition & SCAA

April 20, 2012 to April 22, 2012Convention Center on MLK The United States Barista Championship (USBC) is a regional and national competition designed to highlight the craft of the barista and espresso-based beverage production. The annual competition cycl Organized by | Type: coffee, convention, and, barista

" Here Come The Clowns " Art Exhibit

April 6, 2012 at 6pm to April 28, 2012 at 6pm – Milepost 5 Building “Here Come The Clowns !!!” Art Exhibit   FAMILY FRIENDLY  ART  OPENING  PARTY   April 6th  at the DENIZEN GALLERY located on the first floor of the STUDIOS building  at MILE POST  5, 850 NE 81st Ave. Organized by Melody Chord | Type: clown, art, exhibit,

Healthy Living

April 9, 2012 at 9am to June 4, 2012 at 9am – Beaverton Hoop YMCA Join us for this free 8 week workshop on Healthy Living. Participants will take part in group discussions focused on goal setting and healthy behaviors. Participants will also take part in a weekly g Organized by Vickey Foster | Type: workshop  

20th Portland Jewish Film Festival

April 15, 2012 at 6pm to April 29, 2012 at 7pm – Northwest Film Center The 20th Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity throughout the world, specifically how American Jews perceive themselves in a larger social context. The fil Organized by Portland Art Museum | Type: film, festival  

Soul'd Out Music Festival

April 20, 2012 to April 26, 2012various From Soulful, uplifting music, re-created in the live setting, is one of the most healing and profound means of expression humanity has. This mu Organized by Soul'd Out | Type: portland events

The International School

April 20, 2012 from 9am to 12pm – The International School Parents and grandparents are invited to find out at an open house for Spanish, Chinese & Japanese immersion at The International School. Friday April 20, drop in between 9am and noon. With our ex Organized by The International School | Type: open, house  

Behind the Scenes Tour

April 20, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm – Portland The tour begins at Buckman Village, a small brewery that shares space with a nano brewery and a distillery, located inside a SE pub that features 49 rotating taps. After sampling beers there, we then Organized by Brewvana - Portland Brewery Tour | Type: portland

Rental Sales and Gallery Spring Show

April 20, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm – The Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Enjoy an evening of art at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Spring Show. View works by newly admitted artists and enjoy light refreshments. The Rental Sales Gallery represents approximate Organized by Portland Art Museum | Type: gallery, show

Portland Earth Day 2012 Cleanups

April 21, 2012 to April 22, 2012various Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at more than 200 parks, waterways and neighborhoods throughout Oregon.  Projects will include planting trees, pu Organized by SOLV | Type: earth, day

Portland's LARGEST Garage Sale Over 400 Sales

April 21, 2012 from 8am to 5pm – Portland EXPO Center Over 400 Garage Sales all at the Portland EXPO Center for Portland's LARGEST Garage Sale, all Indoors a Great place for you to Sell your Items or Come Shopping & Find Treasures, Next Sale is Satu Organized by David | Type: community, garage, sale  

Free Shredding at Secure Your ID Day: April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012 from 9am to 1pm – US Bank of Oregon: 4505 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, Ore. Clear out unwanted business files and personal paperwork at Better Business Bureau's free shred event to help prevent identity theft.   BBB's SECURE YOUR ID DAY: Saturday, April 21, 2012 9 a.m. - 1 p Organized by BBB Events | Type: shred, event  

The Webfooters Vintage Post Card, Photo and Antique Papers Show

April 21, 2012 from 10am to 5pm – Kliever Armory The Webfooters, Portland's Post Card Club since 1966, is having their annual Postcard and Ephemera Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 21st and 22nd. Vendors from all over the country will be Organized by The Webfooters Post Card Club | Type: antique, papers, sale  

Cheers to Belgian Beers Tour

April 21, 2012 from 2pm to 6pm – Portland We begin at Bazi Bierbassierie - Portland's very own Belgian Bier Bar! With 17 taps pouring many varieties of import and domestic belgian beers styles, they cover all the bases. At Bazi, we will samp Organized by Brewvana - Portland Brewery Tour | Type: brewery, tour

9/11: Blueprint for Truth

April 21, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm – Capitol Hill Library Attend a free presentation of “Blueprint For Truth” from Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. This two-hour documentary presents the science-based evidence for explosive demolition of the Twin Organized by Portland Action Group AE911Truth | Type: education  

An Evening of Music from Lichtenstein

April 21, 2012 from 4pm to 6pm – The Portland Art Museum See the premiere of this musical presentation before it tours to Las Vegas, Atlanta, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Celebrated pianist Jürg Hanselmann will perform works from Liechtenstei Organized by Portland Art Museum | Type: performance  

Marc Maron from "WTF" podcast

April 21, 2012 from 7pm to 11:45pm – Helium Comedy Club Saturday 04/31 - 7PM & 9:30PM $25-$32 For over fifteen years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend Organized by Helium Comedy Club | Type: stand, up, comedy, show  

Daniel Menche at YU

April 21, 2012 from 8pm to 11pm – YU Contemporary DANIEL MENCHE A Performance Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9pm (doors, 8pm) $5 – PURCHASE NOW Menche is a primitive commentator. Someone who uses raw material to make compressed and layered compositions y Organized by YU | Type: music, performance  

Portland Pinbrawl at Ground Kontrol

April 22, 2012 all day – "Ground Kontrol" On Sunday, April 22nd, 2012, 128 of the best pinball players from Portland and beyond will once again gather at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade for Portland’s biggest pinball tournament! PRE-REGISTRATI Organized by Ground Kontrol | Type: pinball You are attending.

Sunburned, Chris McCaw: Lecture and Demonstration

April 22, 2012 from 12pm to 6pm – The Portland Art Museum Celebrate Earth Day with California-based photographer McCaw, whose landscape images chart the sun as it streaks through the sky and burns through his photographic paper. McCaw will demonstrate his u Organized by Portland Art Museum | Type: lecture  

Connoisseur Tour with Hopworks Brewers

April 22, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm – Portland Celebrate Earth Day with the world’s ONLY carbon neutral brewery, producing all organic and sustainably produced beers. Join owner Christian Ettinger and head brewer Tom Bleigh on a tour that feature Organized by Brewvana - Portland Brewery Tour | Type: brewery, tour

Music in the Making hosted by Portland Symphonic Girlchoir

April 22, 2012 from 3pm to 5pm – Goose Hollow   This unique event begins with a Saturday workshop led by renowned conductor/educator Dr. Sandra Snow, Michigan State University, featuring the music of ASCAP award-winning Chicago composer, Lee Kes Organized by Roberta Jackson/Deb Burgess | Type: concert/workshop  


April 24, 2012 at 7:30pm to May 27, 2012 at 7:30pm – Artists Repertory Theatre - Alder Stage When it comes to race is justice blind? In this complex, complicated world acknowledging prejudice is an ugly venture into discomfort. In Race, two lawyers (one black, one white) take on a case that Organized by Artists Repertory Theatre | Type: performance  

Hot Pink by Adam Levin

April 24, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm – Powell's Adam Levin’s debut novel The Instructions was one of the most buzzed-about books of 2010, a sprawling universe of “death-defying sentences, manic wit, exciting provocations and simple human warmth” ( Organized by McSweeney's | Type: fiction, reading  

Digital Dissedents: An evening with David Wolman

April 26, 2012 from 7pm to 7pm – Mercy Corps' Action Center No one predicted Egypt’s revolution. But two and half years before there was anything called the “Arab Spring,” David Wolman went to Cairo to write a feature story for Wired about tech-savvy dissiden Organized by Kirsten Anderson | Type: egypt, arab, spring, talk, politics, revolution  

THE BLIND CAFÉ -An Evening for the Senses - Community Concert and Tasting Experience Held in COMPLETE DARKNESS!

April 26, 2012 at 7:30pm to April 27, 2012 at 10pm – Saint David of Whales Experience something magical in April with The Blind Café.   It’s a mind-bending, heart-opening experience where you can explore your other senses, free of visual distractions in a safe, fun and mean Organized by Rosh | Type: music, community, concert, food

Michael Winslow from "Police Academy"

April 26, 2012 from 8pm to 10pm – Helium Comedy Club Thursday 04/26 - 8PM $15-$20 Best known for his role in the "Police Academy" films, Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 1000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is rec Organized by Helium Comedy Club | Type: stand, up, comedy  

Behind the Scenes Tour

April 27, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm – Portland The tour begins at Buckman Village, a small brewery that shares space with a nano brewery and a distillery, located inside a SE pub that features 49 rotating taps. After sampling beers there, we then Organized by Brewvana - Portland Brewery Tour | Type: brewery, tour

Free Fourth Friday

April 27, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm – The Portland Art Museum Join us at the Portland Art Museum from 5-8 PM for free admission. Browse the Mark Rothko and John Frame exhibits, and checkout our new photography acquisitions. Organized by The Portland Art Museum | Type: free  

Final Fridays at Trackers: Game of Portlandia

April 27, 2012 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm – Trackers Earth Portland Every Final Friday at Trackers we offer a community potluck and skills share. We might be pounding hot metal at the blacksmith forge, shooting at our indoor archery range, working with stone tools or Organized by Tony Deis | Type: skills, share  

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Eastmoreland Neighborhood - Portland Real Estate Report

By Ross and Leah Seligman


Eastmoreland Neighborhood Real Estate Report 

The Eastmoreland neighborhood is located in Southeast Portland and is bordered by the Sellwood, Reed and Woodstock neighborhoods. Eastmoreland is a highly coveted and is considered an upscale, more traditional neighborhood.  To learn more about Eastmoreland, click here.

If you are looking for homes in the Eastmoreland neighborhood, visit this link where you can search for homes by particular neighborhood: Click Here

On to the report:

Here is the overall chart of inventory, sold, and pending for the Eastmoreland neighborhood in the last 15 months:

In March 2012, there were 27 closed sales, 35 pending sales, and 91 homes on the market in the Eastmoreland Neighborhood.

One year change from March 2011 to March 2012:

Inventory (how many homes on the market for sale): Down 24.2%

Homes sold: Down 10%

Homes pending sale: Up 9.4%


Chart for average price per square footage:

In the past 15 months, the average price per square footage in the Eastmoreland neighborhood has been between $144 and $179/sq. ft. In March 2012, the average price per square foot in the Eastmoreland neighborhood was $157.

One year change from March 2011 to March 2012:

Change in Price Per Square Foot:

Percentage Change: Down 4.6%

Days on Market, Sold/List Price:

This chart is showing us two things. First, how many days on the market that a home is spending, on average, before being sold. In March 2012, the average time on market for a home in the Eastmoreland neighborhood was 44 days.

The second thing that this chart is showing you is what percentage of the listing price the owners actually are getting when the house is sold.  This is a great indication of the pressure on prices.  In March 2012, sellers in Eastmoreland received, on average, 97% of their original listing price.

More stats for you:

Change from March 2011 to March 2012:

Time on Market: Down 56%
Sold/List price % difference: Up 4%

Average price for sale vs. average price of sold:

This chart shows us that the average listing was and what the average sale was. In March 2012, the average price of a house on the market in Eastmoreland was $406,000. The average sale was $331,000.

More stats over one year:

Average active price: Up 8.3%
Average sold price:  Down 7.5%

Months of Inventory:

Months of inventory gives a time line of how long it would take for all of the current listings to sell.  Anything above 4 months is considered a buyers market.  This figure is a good indicator of supply and demand.  March 2012 in the Eastmoreland neighborhood had 3.4 months of inventory.

By the way, this does NOT mean that it will take 3.4 months for your home to sell. That figure was, on average in March , 44 days.  Inventory is a figure that means that, if not another home were to come on the market in Eastmoreland from this point forward, in 3.4 months there would not be another home to sell.  They would all be sold.


In my monthly Portland real estate report, I always talk about how each individual neighborhood is a micro-market. 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.


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 Eastmoreland 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

Visit our website where you can contact us and search all Portland Metro Area real estate and homes for sale from the RMLS, including school and neighborhood reports at :

Best Deals in Portland this Week

Each week Ross and Leah share five great Portland real estate deals.  We share two of them here on the blog each week.  

1.) 4522 SW Council Crest Drive, Portland, OR 97239

- Healy Heights -


Click the image to see the full listing

5715 NE Sacramento St. #9, Portland, OR 97213

-Rose City Park-


Click the image to see the full listing

Visit our website where you can contact us and search all Portland metro area homes for sale and real estate from the RMLS, including neighborhood and school information:

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