Hello Portlanders, and welcome to another edition of our weeklyPortland
events blog, where we give you the rundown of things to do in
Portland this week. This being another great summer weekend, there are
a long list of fun events throughout P-Town to go explore and enjoy.
Just check the Portland Top Ten List and Portland Events
Or, if you want a great community bike ride, then head to Downtown
Portland because this weekend is Portland
Northwest Portland event!
route of city streets open to walk, bike, roll, run, jump, and skip -
without having to watch out for cars! The 6.4-mile NW/Downtown Portland
Sunday Parkways route will have two loops, connecting Downtown, Old
Town Chinatown, Pearl District and Northwest neighborhoods.
Activities, food, and entertainment will be in Shemanski Square,
Wallace, Couch, Waterfront Parks, plus along
the route. Here
is the Downtown Sunday Parkways Map.
If you'd rather avoid the hustle and bustle of Sunday Parkways, you
might prefer a walk instead. Saturday, there is a Ten Toe Express Walk -
Walkin' Wild Columbia Slough
Paul Bunyan statue, across from the MAX station, corner of N.
Interstate and Denver
Starts Saturday, July 16 2011 @ 9:00 AM Ends 11:00 AM
Length 2 hours, Host Richard Cassidy
Leaving from Kenton, we will discover wildlife in our backyard along
the Columbia Slough.
For more information about Ten Toe Express please visit:
Drumcircle, Eastbank Esplanade under the Bridge
Week's Top Ten in Portland
What's the Portland Top Ten list? Just a spotlight on ten
local events, places, or other interesting things we love in and around
Portland that you might be interested in checking out!
Parkways in Northwest/Downtown
the fun on Sunday, July 24. The 6.4-mile NW/Downtown Sunday Parkways
route will have two loops connecting Old Town/Chinatown, Pearl District
and Northwest neighborhoods. Activities, food and entertainment will be
in Shemanski Square , Wallace, Couch and Waterfront Parks , plus along
the route. There is no official start or stop for the ride, just join
in where ever from 11 am to 4 pm. You’ll find a map of the
route and other details, including how to volunteer, here 2011
Summer Arts on Main
returns for its ninth year with visual arts, crafts, music, and free
hands-on arts activities for children in the heart of Portland's
Cultural District. Running concurrently with the Portland Farmer's
Market in the Park Blocks, Summer Arts on Main hosts artisans from
Handmade NW with a variety of handmade crafts available to purchase.
Stop by PCPA on Wednesdays for a family event that everyone will enjoy.
in the Park
Saturdays and Sundays at
5pm, in Woodlawn Park through July 31
Our cherry celebration is an adventure with activities for the entire
family. Farms offer many varieties of fresh-picked and u-pick
cherries, wines, lavender, jams and other cherry treats. Many
farms feature picnic areas.
addition to the orchard-fresh fruit available all along the Loop, some
Fruit Loop farms serve up special activities or attractions for Cherry
Days. Admission to most Fruit Loop farms and attractions is free, and
most are open from at least 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (some have shorter or
longer hours). There is free parking, too.
Portland Bastille Day Block Party at Pix, & Lompoc Beer Garden
between Williams & Vancouver
Bastille Day Block Party
July 16th 3pm –
N. Failing St (between N. Williams Ave. and N. Vancouver Ave.)
celebrate the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 which spurred the
French Revolution (and to have a little fun at the same time) Pix is
holding a day/night long block party in front of its North Williams
location. Come for live music, a wine drinking 5K, Champagne sabering
demo, grape stomping and more.
addition to the fun and games we are supporting the Oregon Food Bank.
This is a FREE community event but in exchange
we ask that each attendee bring 2 or more non perishable food items.
For each item donated guests will receive a raffle ticket for a chance
to win one of 100 gift certificates to local Portland businesses. The
more items you bring the more chances you have to win and the more
mouths we can feed.
Just in case you get hungry or thirsty at the party, don’t
worry! In addition to our daily offerings of tasty French pastries,
partake in the Champagne & Oyster Bar, Lompoc beer garden and
other tasty treats!
Here are the featured
Portland events this week focusing on events happening this weekend or
those just around the corner! 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.
2, 2011 to September
18, 2011 – OMSIOn View July 2 - September
18, 2011 http://omsi.edu/game-on
Play your way through the past, present, and future of
global gaming. From Pong to Gran Turismo, Game On 2.0 is a hands-on
by OMSI | Type: omsi
2, 2011 at 10am to October
26, 2011 at 2pm – DowntownDates Wednesdays, May 4th through
October 26th Times 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location The
Wednesday Downtown Market is located in the South Park Blocks at
Shemanski Park between SW Salmon & SW…Organized
by Portland Farmers Market | Type: portland
6, 2011 at 5pm to August
31, 2011 at 7pm – DowntownPortland Center for the Performing
Arts/ ArtBar presents Music on Main Street - Free Every Wed through
August July 6: The Stolen Sweets Main Street between Broadway &
Park Ave. Wednesday, July 6t…Organized
by Music on Main Street | Type: music
on main street
16, 2011 at 9am to July
17, 2011 at 3pm – Portland
Japanese GardenDiscover the unique
design and techniques utilized in Japan for stone pathway construction
utilized primarily in tea gardens or a nobleman’s entryway.
The program begins with a lecture…Organized
by Portland Japanese Garden | Type: workshop
16, 2011 from 11am to 8pm
County Animal ServicesWhether
you're looking for your
next best furry friend or just love animals, this adoption party is not
to be missed. Petlandia will not only have the cutest four-legged
friends in the area, but enjo…Organized
by Multnomah County Animal Services | Type: festival
16, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
ZooThe Oregon Zoo Foundation's
fundraising event is a fun-filled evening of fine dining and
entertainment under the stars at Oregon Zoo. Before you dance the night
away, enjoy culinary delights f…Organized
by Oregon Zoo | Type: fundraiser
16, 2011 from 8pm to 11:45pm
E BurnsideSaturday July 16
punk-folk from beloved crafty wordsmithLanghorne SlimWEINLANDDoors at
8pm, Show at 9pm$12 advance, $14 day of showOrganized
by Doug Fir | Type: music,
20, 2011 from 9pm to 11:45pm
LoungeThe Weekly Recurring Humor
a showcase of fine performances of the comedic persuasion from Portland
and beyond. Every Wednesday at the Tonic Lounge, catch hilarious
stand-up, sketch, music an…Organized
Streed | Type: comedy,
21, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
High SchoolThe Oregon Crusaders
Drum and Bugle
Corps - Oregon's "Major League Team" in Marching Music - is about to
begin its quest for a national championship in Drum Corps
International's championship competi…Organized
Zender | Type: fundraiser
21, 2011 from 8pm to 11pm
deLuxeThe Northwest Film Center
you to enjoy cinema under the stars at the annual Top Down summer
rooftop film series. Top Down takes place atop the
parking garage at the Hotel deLuxe ( every Thur…Organized
by Northwest Film Center | Type: film,
Real Estate Market
by Ross Seligman
July 2011 Portland Oregon
Real Estate Report: What's Happening?
They are a comparison of June 2010 - June 2011 for all of Multnomah
County and are taken directly from the RMLS. What follows is my own
analysis of these statistics. For our purposes, I thought it best to
analyze Multnomah County as a whole. Each neighborhood, however, is a
little micro-universe and has its own market. Changing the parameters
of the zip codes, price variables, or time periods can lead to very
different results. This analysis is of all homes sold in all price
ranges in Multnomah County. If you have any questions about
specific zip codes, or any questions about the market in general,
please reply to this forum with those questions or feel free to contact
me at: http://www.propertiesofportland.com.
Since Portland is a neighborhood city, you can now search by
"Irvington, Alberta, etc.". You can check it out by clicking here.
To see and/or bookmark a
monthly automatic updating chart, click here.
to the report:
Here is a chart of all homes for sale, pending for sale, and sold in
Portland, Oregon for the last 15 months:
In June 2011, inventory
has remained flat with 3187 homes on the market. In June
2011, 597 homes sold and 681 are pending for sale.
Yearly change from June 10
to June 11:
For Sale: 3916 in June 10, 3187 in June 11. Inventory is Down 18.6%
Sold homes: 681 sold in June 10, 597 sold in June 11. Sales
are Down 12.3%.
Pending sales: 498 pending for sale in June 10, 681 pending for sale in
June 11. Pending sales are Up 36.7%.
for average price per square footage:
In the past 15 months, the average price per square foot in Portland,
Oregon has been between $128 and $148. In June 2011, the average price
per square foot in Portland was $137.
Yearly change from June
10 to June 11:
Average price per square foot in June 10 was $148. In June 11 it is
$137. This figure has dropped 7.1%.
Days on market and
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 all of
Multnomah County, in all price ranges, a home is taking, on average, 72
days to sell.
The other thing that this chart shows is what percentage of listing
price the home, on average, is selling at. This is a great indicator of
pressure on prices. In June 2011, sellers were getting, on average, 92%
of their original asking price.
Yearly change from June 10
to June 11:
Average time it takes to sell a home in June 10 was 58 days. In June
11, it is 72 days. A increase of time on market of
The percentage of original listing price that was paid was 95% in June
10 and is 92% in June 11.
Average price for sale
vs. average price of sold:
The largest segment of home sales have been in the price range under
$400,000. You can see this reflected in the average price of a home
that has sold. In June 2011, this figure was $286,000.
Yearly change from June 10
to June 11:
The average price of a home listed in June 10 was $368,000. In June 11,
$364,000. This figure has decreased by 1.1%.
The average price of a home sold in June 10 was $296,000. In June 11 it
was $286,000 This figure has increased 3.4%.
Months of inventory:
Months of inventory gives a timeline of how long it would take for all
of the current listings to sell. Anything above 4 months is considered
a buyers market. In June 2011, this figure was 5.3
months based on closed sales. Portland is currently, on
average, a buyer's market.
This does NOT mean that it will take, on average, 5.3 months for your
home to sell. That number was, on average in all price ranges, 72 days.
It means that, if not a single listing were to come on the
market in Portland from this moment, it would take 5.3 months for all
available homes to sell before there would be none left.
Yearly change from June 10
to June 11:
The months of inventory in June 10 was 5.8 months. In June 11, it is
5.3 months. This figure has decreased by 7.2%
As I have said before, none of this information matters if you have a
particular neighborhood in mind since Portland neighborhoods are their
own micro-markets. If you have one in mind to buy or are selling your
home, please request a report for that neighborhood and I am happy to
post it on this blog or send it to you.
Hey everyone, I want to know what you think of these reports. Too many
stats? Just right? Something missing? Let me know so I can make these
more useful for you. What are your thoughts about real estate right
now? What do you think of the information in this report? Post to this
blog so we can discuss.
Visit my website
where you can contact me and search all Portland
Metro Area homes for sale from the RMLS, including school and
neighborhood reports: http://www.propertiesofportland.com
Deals in Portland
Each week, we highlight two of the best Portland real estate deals on
sale in Portland. View Ross's full weekly list of Portland
Real Estate Deals,here.
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