Happy Memorial Day weekend, Portland! It's hard to believe it's already time for the Portland Rose Festival, but yes...June is merely days away and this Memorial Day weekend in Portland kicks off "CityFair" down on the Portland waterfront. I saw the "City Fair" signs and was wondering if this was a new name, and indeed it is:
Dates and Hours:
Weekend of May 27 - 30
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
May 28 - May 30:
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Weekend of June 2 - 5
Weekend of June 9 - 12
Of course the CityFair rides are only one small part of the complete Rose Festival. There is the Rose Festival Grand Floral Walk and Grand Floral Parade, Fireworks, Dragon Boat Races, and tons more to see and do. Visit the Rose Festival Calendar of Events for more information.
Portland Cycling - Routes, Maps, and Info
It's bike season in Portland year-round, but each spring brings a renewed focus on cycling in Portland. WWEEK's "Expose Yourself to Bikes" edition is out, loaded with Portland bike friendly info, advertisements from tons of local bike shops with sales, and information on Portland bike-related websites and rides.
One of the best websites to visit for cool inner-Portland bike routes is the City of Portland's Best Rides Around Portland page. Be sure to visit the website to find downloadable maps, routes, and ideas of cool bike rides in Portland.
Above map from City of Portland, visit http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?a=339920&c=36638 for maps and information.
In addition to Portland rides, they have maps for Oregon coast bike rides, Portland to the Columbia River Gorge rides, and a ton of bike friendly resources. Learn how to ride your bike in and around Portland safely, while having a ton of fun and getting into great shape at the same time.
If you're looking for Safe Routes to Schools, visit http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=40511
Portland Bicycle Helmet Sales for only $5!
Need safe cycling equipment? There are two helmet sales in June you'll want to be aware of.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Healthy Kids Fair
2211 NE 139th St Vancouver, WA
Saturday June 11, 2011
10 AM to 2 PMHelmet fitting & adjustments available
Helmet Sizes: Toddler Adult
Good in the Neighborhood
King School Park
4906 NE 6th Avenue
Saturday, June 25, 2011
10 AM to 2 PM
Portland Sunday Parkways
Did you participate in Portland Sunday Parkway's Kickoff in East Portland last weekend? If not, be sure to come view some of the pictures Mark McClure added to the site. It looks like it was a great event. The next Sunday Parkways is in North Portland on June 26th. "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."
Read more details and find out when your neighborhood's Sunday Parkways event is, at: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=46103
Portland Sunday Parkways - Photos uploaded by Mark McClure
Weekly Featured Portland Events
Each week we feature a handpicked list of Portland events that have been shared on the events calendar. If you have a Portland event you would like to share, just go to the Portland Events Calendar, and click the +Add button. Thanks for sharing what is going on in and around Portland!
May 17, 2011 at 6pm to May 31, 2011 at 7pm Kenton Firehouse Want to draw? In public? Arts on the Peninsula seeks artists (16 and over) for three North Portland community/fundraising events: 6/18 Kenton; 7/16 St. Johns; Mid-September Roosevelt High S Organized by Buff Medb Neretin, Arts on the Peninsula | Type: public/community, event, fundraiser
May 19, 2011 at 7:30pm to June 4, 2011 at 8:45pm Imago Theatre An original comedy by Carol Triffle May 19th thru June 4th. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 PM SPLAT continues in Carol Trifﬂes eccentric non-linear approach to comedy and theatre where Organized by Imago Theatre | Type: theatre
May 24, 2011 to June 26, 2011 Gerding Theater at the Armory Portland Center Stage will host the world premiere of One Night with Janis Joplin, the new musical event celebrating the life of one of rock n rolls greatest legends, beginning May 24, 2011. One Ni Organized by Ross Seligman | Type: musical
May 28, 2011 to May 30, 2011 "Oaks Amusement Park" It's the County Fair right in Portland: racing pigs, talent competition, petting zoo, exhibits, loads of kids events and family fun! FREE FAIR ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE, EVERYDAY, MAY 28-30, 12-7PM At Organized by Multnomah County Fair | Type: Multnomah county fair
4, 2011 from 10am to 7pm Love
Art! Gallery Celebrate! with Love
Art! Gallery for our 2nd Anniversary June 4, 2011 from 10am to 7pm Love
Art is a family gallery located in the heart of Sellwood. The gallery
represents 75 stunning local artist
Organized by Love
Art! Gallery | Type: anniversary,
9, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm Hollywood
Theater Oregon Premier SPOIL: Tar
sands in the Great Bear Rainforest June 9th 7-9PM Hollywood Theater 41st
& NE Sandy, Portland Free! In honor of International Stop the
Tar Sands day, Portland Rising T
Organized by Portland Rising Tide,
National Wildlife Federation, Columbia Riverkeeper | Type: international,
27, 2011 at 10am to June
5, 2011 at 4pm Central
Venue: St. Davids of Wales Church City
Repairs 11th Annual Village Building Convergence, May 27 to
June 5, Invites You to Creatively Transform Portlands Public
Spaces Build the Village. Be the Village. City Repair will host
Organized by City Repair | Type: community,
28, 2011 at 12pm to June
19, 2011 at 7pm Portland
Japanese Garden Art in the
Garden: Summer 2011 Urban Green: Small Trees for Small Spaces May
28June 19, Garden hours Garden Pavilion Included with Garden
admission The third exhibition in the Living in Harmony w
Organized by Melissa
Wilmot | Type: exhibition,
28, 2011 from 1pm to 3pm Washington
Park Archery Range Dear Friends
of Rewild Portland, We would love to invite you to this Saturday's
Rewild Camp, our afternoon rewilding social networking picnic
where people make new friends and hang out with old frie
Organized by Peter
Bauer | Type: skill-share,
17, 2011 from 3:30pm to 5pm D-Street
Noshery The Mango Hometown Tour is
coming to Portland on Fri., June 17, as Addy Bittner of Addy's
Sandwich Bar and Bo Kwon of Koi Fusion compete in the Ultimate
Mango Taste-Off, courtesy of the National Mang
Organized by National Mango Board | Type: food,
June 9, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm Hollywood Theater Oregon Premier SPOIL: Tar sands in the Great Bear Rainforest June 9th 7-9PM Hollywood Theater 41st & NE Sandy, Portland Free! In honor of International Stop the Tar Sands day, Portland Rising T Organized by Portland Rising Tide, National Wildlife Federation, Columbia Riverkeeper | Type: international, stop,
May 27, 2011 at 10am to June 5, 2011 at 4pm Central Venue: St. Davids of Wales Church City Repairs 11th Annual Village Building Convergence, May 27 to June 5, Invites You to Creatively Transform Portlands Public Spaces Build the Village. Be the Village. City Repair will host the e Organized by City Repair | Type: community, event, week
May 28, 2011 at 12pm to June 19, 2011 at 7pm Portland Japanese Garden Art in the Garden: Summer 2011 Urban Green: Small Trees for Small Spaces May 28June 19, Garden hours Garden Pavilion Included with Garden admission The third exhibition in the Living in Harmony w Organized by Melissa Wilmot | Type: exhibition, art
May 28, 2011 from 1pm to 3pm Washington Park Archery Range Dear Friends of Rewild Portland, We would love to invite you to this Saturday's Rewild Camp, our afternoon rewilding social networking picnic where people make new friends and hang out with old frie Organized by Peter Bauer | Type: skill-share, barbecue
June 17, 2011 from 3:30pm to 5pm D-Street Noshery The Mango Hometown Tour is coming to Portland on Fri., June 17, as Addy Bittner of Addy's Sandwich Bar and Bo Kwon of Koi Fusion compete in the Ultimate Mango Taste-Off, courtesy of the National Mang Organized by National Mango Board | Type: food, event
This Week's Top Ten in Portland
What's the Portland top ten list? Just some cool places, activities, shops, businesses, restaurants, people, and other things we want to share about Portland each week. if you have something you'd like to see added to the weekly top ten, drop us a line.
1) Multnomah County Fair
It's the County Fair right in Portland: racing pigs, talent competition, petting zoo, exhibits, loads of kids events and family fun!FREE FAIR ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE, EVERYDAY, MAY 28-30, 12-7PM
At Oaks Amusement Park
2) Oaks Amusement Park
1 SE Spokane St
Locals recognize Oaks Park, also known locally as "The Oaks", as a place of fond memories and nostalgia. Oaks Park, in Sellwood, a popular Portland neighborhood, borders the Willamette river on the South end of Downtown Portland. It was built by the Oregon Water Power and Navigation Company and opened on May 30th, 1905 and was once known as the Coney Island of the Northwest. Now it is a popular family entertainment location with a skating rink, rides, and more. As one of the oldest continuously operating amusement parks in the country, the park still maintains a smaller old-timey feel compared to the extreme theme parks of the day. Many Portlanders remember spending time at Oaks Park as a child, and new generations of Portland families visit the park today. Oaks Park celebrated 100 years of continuous operation in 2005, making it among the oldest parks in the United States.
3) Springwater Corridor Trail Portland
If you're headed to Oaks Park on your bike, chances are you'll be riding along the fabulous Springwater Corridor Trail.
The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast segment of the 40-Mile Loop
which was inspired by the 1903 Olmsted plan of a parkway and boulevard loop to
connect park sites. The eventual developed trail will be over 21 miles long.
Tickets on sale now at the Oregon Zoo, Ticketmaster and the Aladdin Theater box office.
5) Portland Japanese Garden
Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon.
Ceremonial Return of Koi to the Garden Ponds
6) ORBike - Promoting Bicycling in Oregon
From website http://www.orbike.com/index.php
We offer the most comprehensive cycling events calendar in the state, a
blog and a heavy Twitter feed for the local buzz.
Including the upcoming Tour de Hood Scenic Gorge Loop on June 4th!
"Ride one of Oregon's most beautiful and challenging recreational rides! Experience two of the same courses that challenge racers in the popular Mt Hood Cycling Classic stage race, while benefiting local youth programs and the Mt Hood Cycling Classic race organization. This is a one-of-a-kind Oregon recreational riding experience akin to touring around the Tour de France, where all kinds of riders ride ahead of the race and either ride to the finish or wait along the road sides for the racing caravan to parade by."
7) Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - 25th Anniversary of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
From website http://www.gorge25.com/
2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. The Act designated special protection for 292,500 acres from the outskirts of Portland-Vancouver in the west through the Cascades to the semi-arid regions of Wasco and Klickitat counties in the east.
8) Oregon Coast: Astoria Oregon Bicentennial - 200th Anniversary
9) Local Deals from Willamette Week's Swag Rag and Portland Mercury MercPerks
Love local deals? Who doesn't! Visit our hyper-local Portland papers for some great deals with Portland businesses.
Portland Mercury MercPerks - http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/Shop
10) Scrap Portland - Rebel Craft Rumble 2011
2915 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
From website http://scrapaction.org/
SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
Rebel Craft Rumble 2011 - Portlands craftiest competition of the year returns on June 15
With pinking shears drawn and glue guns locked and loaded, a fierce group of competitors will battle for crafting supremacy at Rebel Craft Rumble. See what kick-ass crafts theyll whip up and if they can seam-rip the title of Craft Master from Craft Zines editor-in-chief and last years winner, Sister Diane Gilleland. All bouts will be judged by local celebs.
Wednesday, June 15, 7-9 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Clinton Street Theater - http://www.clintonsttheater.com/
2522 SE Clinton St.
Clinton Street Portland - Photo by Mark McClure
The Portland Photo of the Week
Ron Wackford wins the Portland photos of the week for this stunning image, and snags a gift certificate to Powell's book store. Come upload your Portland photos to the community Portland Photo Album. As always, thanks for sharing your pictures of Portland. We really enjoy looking at the Portland photos each week!
Mt Hood from the Tulip Festival by Ron Wackford
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!
Richmond Neighborhood Portland Real Estate Report
by Ross Seligman
The Richmond neighborhood is located in southeast Portland. It is bordered by the Hosford-Abernethy, Sunnyside, Mt. Tabor, South Tabor, and Creston-Kenilworth neighborhoods. The Richmond area also falls within the Portland neighborhood popularly referred to as the "Hawthorne District". To learn more about Richmond, click here.
Are you keeping an eye on Richmond or is it your neighborhood? Check out this link for a monthly updating real estate chart for this neighborhood.
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 Richmond
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.
In April 2011, there were 13 closed sales, 12 pending sales, and 50 homes
on the market in the Richmond Neighborhood.
Chart for average price per square footage:
April 2011: 147
Percentage Change: Down 6.3%
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 April 2011, the average time on market for a home in the Richmond neighborhood was 79 days.
This chart shows us what the average listing was and what the average sale
was. In April 2011, the average price of a house on the market in
Richmond was $450,000. The average sale was $372,000.
Best Deals in Portland - Portland Home Deals
Each week, Ross shares a handful of homes for sale in Portland Oregon that are great deals. We usually select one on the higher end and lower end of the price range to share here in the blog. You can read the full report of best real estate deals in Portland, here.
2351 NW WESTOVER RD Portland, OR 97210 - NW District - $1,059,000
See the listing here: http://www.propertiesofportland.com/11564747
3355 NE 73RD AVE Portland, OR 97213 - Roseway - $239,900
See the listing here: http://www.propertiesofportland.com/11264476
Did you know there are nearly 100 unique Portland neighborhoods? Learn more about these interesting Portland neighborhoods.
Powell's Bookstore Picks
About Powell's Books: Powell's personifies Portland in so many ways: first of all, it's an independently owned bookstore. Portland in general is highly supportive of locally owned businesses and supporting the local economy. While we don't outwardly shun all big box chain stores, we prefer to do our business at home. Perhaps more importantly, Powell's Bookstore is simply one of the finest bookstores in the world. Powell's City of Books takes up an entire city block downtown, and you can get lost for hours exploring the labyrinth of color-coded rooms. You will probably need a map, the store is so big... Read more about Powell's Bookstore
We love Powell's!
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