Hello Portland! Here is the weekly edition of our Portland blog with our weekly handpicked featured Portland events, the weekly Portland real estate report featuring the Arlington Heights neighborhood, and the Portland photo of the week. It's May already! April showers bring May flowers, and boy did we have a rainstorm on Tuesday this week. I even heard thunder rumbling on Wednesday night, a rare sound in Portland. It's that time of the year when it can be gloriously sunny one moment, and pouring down rain the next...but, with more sunny days coming more often, it feels great to get outside every chance you get. Speaking of outdoor celebrations, Happy Cinco De Mayo this week! Attend the 26th Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival down on the waterfront this week.
Portland Bird Photos submitted by Michael Barton
Featured Portland Events this Week
Here are the featured Portland events this week! Thanks to everyone for adding all the great Portland events to the community events calendar. You can add your own Portland events directly to the events calendar, here. Just click "Add an Event" and fill in the details.
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
From May 1 to May 5, 2010, Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) will present the twenty-sixth annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. PGSCA was established in 1984, and is a 501 (C-3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Latino culture, arts, education, economic and intercultural partnerships, and goodwill between the cities of Portland and Guadalajara.
OMSI: Space Exhibit, A Journey to our Future
January 30-May 31, 2010. Produced by Evergreen Exhibitions and presented in collaboration with NASA, this dynamic, multimedia exhibit looks back into the history of aeronautics and examines the many unknown questions of existence posed by future space exploration.
Oregon Historical Society: A Major Flower Show
May 1&2 - Let er bloom! Celebrate spring at Inspirations 2010, a triennial flower show presented by the Portland Garden Club. During the weekend of May 1 and 2, visitors are welcome to the Oregon Historical Society to view exquisite flower arrangements, as well as all of the Societys current exhibits. In addition to the arrangements, visitors can view horticulture displays of miniature gardens, jewelry made from botanical elements, and a special exhibit called "Farm to Table". This years flower show celebrates the anniversary of Oregons own Pendleton Round-Up, coinciding perfectly with OHSs popular new exhibit Tall in the Saddle: 100 Years of the Pendleton Round-Up.
Oregon History Museum - Becoming American: Teenagers & Immigration
This traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution paints a poignant picture of teenage immigrants in America. Photographer Barbara Beirne was inspired by teenage refugees she met in Kosovo. She worked with immigrant teenagers in America to help them tell their stories through photography. This exhibit tells the story of what it means to leave ones home at a young age and acclimate to life in a different environment.
Just Between Friends - Children's and Maternity Consignment Sale at Portland Expo Center
Huge Childrens Consignment Sale THIS weekend, May 1 and 2!
If you like bargains and are a parent, grandparent or teacher, you will love
the Just Between Friends Childrens and Maternity Consignment Sale! Shop for
everything you need for babies, kids, and pregnancy from strollers to bibs,
books to clothes, and everything in between at 50-90% off retail. This Sale is
too big to miss. Pre-register by Tuesday, April 27 for your Teacher Pre-Sale
Pass to shop before the Sale opens to the public at www.portland.jbfsale.com.
Benefits, in part, the Sunshine Division and Insights Teen Parent Program.
Artistic Celebration Art Auction
May 1 - The Artistic Celebration Art Auction 2010 was created
to celebrate and promote undiscovered artists of all visual mediums as well as
raise money for Shriners Childrens Hospital. Local Artists of all types are
encouraged to donate pieces to be showcased and auctioned, with 100% of the
proceeds going to Schriners.
The Portland Plan Phase II Workshops May 1
THERE'S TALKING ABOUT IT. AND THEN THERE'S DOING SOMETHING
Portland Photo of the Week
Our Portland Photo of the Week, OMSI - Children Ahead Slow Down is by Michael Barton. One of my favorite things to do is to ride my bike along the Eastbank Esplanade to the Springwater Corridor Trail and down to Sellwood and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Portland is so accessible and it is so easy to be in the city yet still get away from it all with some natural scenic beauty, as well as fun Portland attractions like OMSI and Oaks Park. Michael snapped several photos of this area and loaded them onto the site this week, so come check them out. This particular photo was taken outside at OMSI and reminds all the cyclists to slow down: there are tons of people and children at OMSI, and cyclists need to be wary not to plow through here too fast on their way to the Springwater Corridor and back.
Thanks to everyone for uploading your photos, we all enjoy looking at the ever growing gallery of Portland and surrounding areas.
Our weekly Portland photo winner scores a $20 gift certificate to the Portland Saturday Market! Learn more about the Saturday Market. 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! In addition to Portland Photos, you can upload your Portland videos as well. Here is a cute video that was uploaded this week: Now, Are you Crazy? by Marc Rosewood
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Portland Arlington Heights Neighborhood - Real Estate Market Report
By Ross Seligman
Arlington Heights has beautiful upscale homes located
in the middle of Washington Park and, at 1000 feet above the city, offering a
stunning view of downtown Portland and the mountains. Residents can walk or
bike to either northwest neighborhoods and downtown Portland and are neighbors
to major attractions such as the Oregon Zoo, the Forestry Center, the
Children's Museum, the Japanese Gardens, the Rose Gardens, the Vietnam and
Holocaust Memorials. Forest Park, the largest urban park in the United
States, is only a few minutes away by bike or foot. Arlington Heights is
located in Northwest Portland. It is bordered by the Northwest Heights, Sylvan
Highlands, Hillside, Northwest and Goose Hollow neighborhoods. Learn
more about Arlington Heights here.
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 Arlington Heights 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 http://www.propertiesofportland.com.
Neighborhoods with higher price points, such as
Arlington Heights, generally have fewer sales every month than other, lower
priced neighborhoods. Because of a smaller monthly pool of data of
sales, numbers can sometimes vary wildly from month to month. In March,
Arlington Heights had 3 closed sales, 7 pending sales, and 53 on the market.
From last year, there are less homes on the market and pending sales are up.
Best Real Estate Deals in Portland
Every week, Ross shares with us a selection of the best real estate deals in Portland. Look at this affordable charmer located in North Tabor. Love the bricks and old style windows! Check out the full list of best deals.6023 NE HOYT ST Portland, OR 97213 - North Tabor - $249,900
See the listing here: http://www.propertiesofportland.com/10034452
Did you know there are nearly 100 unique Portland neighborhoods? Read and learn all about these interesting urban communities.
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