You best find your dancing shoes and fast cuz this weekend
is all about music in fair Portlandia! This weekend will present you
with some very difficult choices: which summer music festival will you attend?
The Pickathon? The Smmr Bmmr? Fire in the Canyon? We'll lets investigate and see
what suits yer fancy, PDX.
The Pickathon - If you're a folk lover, this is your gig.
"Pickathon is the original Indie-Roots Music festival. More than
35 bands on 5 stages and thousands of neighborly festival goers. Camping, hiking
and a sustainability ethic situated among Oregon's doug firs on an 80 acre
wonderland just 20 minutes from Portland, OR." Can't attend? View and
listen online via the live stream. Check ticket prices, etc @
The opposite of the Pickathon...The SMMR BMMR.
What is this? Lemme tell ya: a little punk, a little garage
rock, some metal, a lot of PBR and about two dozen bands who are ready to rock
your face off. This will be a riot of time. Go.
Fire in the
Say what? *Three* solid days of hiphop with the likes of the
LIFESAVAS and the Digable Planets...?!
Yeah. We actually lost count somewhere at 70 acts on the lineup.
This is an action packed weekend with some high end performances lined up. This
is gonna be one helluva a weekend and if hiphop is your thing, you're one happy
Outside of that, its life as usual here in Portopolis.
The weather has been beautiful and we're enjoying what locals refer to as "the
first official week of summer" which theoretically begins August 1. We hope
you're having a fun summer and enjoying the good life!
This Week's Top Ten in Portland
1. The 48 Hour Film Project -- If
you see a whole bunch of crazies running around with cameras or looking dramatic
or off-the-cuff, don't be alarmed-- rejoice!!-- The 48 Hour Film Project hits
the ground running in Portland August 5-7.
5. Dig a Pony - Dig a Pony opened just five minutes ago-- well,
August 2-- and to mucho fan fare. Beautiful place, wonderful cocktail menu and a
lotta yummy little plates. "the 2800 square foot space will feature a large bar,
DJs playing records every night, and classic American small-plate cuisine served
within a cozy, library-style interior."
6. Mississippi Studios-- Hands down the best place to see live music in
Portland, Oregon. "Mississippi Studios is a completely quaint and dreamy
venue, with historic charm and a completely comforting atmosphere. Renovated
again in 2010, the studios expanded into the neighboring building and added a
brand new, second bar + two new patios, with an outdoor performance area."
10. Laura Gibson - Globally famous local
Portland talent, Laura Gibson, celebrates her birthday this coming week AND has
a new album coming out. If you love this song, you'll love her new work all the
Our Portland Photo of the Week
winner gets a gift certificate to a local Portland business of our choosing. Ruth will get a $20 gift
certificate to local business, Powells Bookstore.
If you're a book lover and you live in Portland Oregon, then Powells Bookstore
is no surprise to you because it is a local favorite. Powell's City of Books is
one of the most visited spots in town whether you're visiting Portland and
looking for popular places to visit, or whether you've lived in Portland your
entire life. they say 80,000 people browse the shelves of Powells each day.
If you're visiting with a group, you can evenarrange
a tour. "From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of
northwest Portland, Oregon, Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's
great bookstores, with seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area, and
one of the book world's most successful dot-coms (www.powells.com serving
customers worldwide." (Powells.com)
Learn all about Powells Bookstore.
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
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Just click "Add an
Event" and fill in the details.
August 6, 2011all day –"Fremont
St"Fremont Fest in NE
Portland's Beaumont Wilshire neighborhood Event taking place Saturday, August
6th from 10:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-10:00am: Foot Traffic 5k run/walk Foot Traffic to
sponsor 5K run/walk.…Organized
by Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood | Type:
August 6, 2011from 10am to 2pm –"Hawthorne
Hawthorne Bridge WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 10am-2pm Kick off your shoes and
spread out your blankets, Portland’s favorite open-air “extreme food” picnic
experience is back again. On August 6,…Organized
by PDX Bridge Festival | Type:
August 6, 2011at 8pm toAugust
20, 2011at 11pm –"Hotel
DeLuxe"Movies on the
Roof at Hotel DeLuxe Join us on the panoramic parking rooftop at the Hotel
deLuxe, SW 15th at Yamhill, for some warm starry nights filled with entertaining
films, culinary treats, a lit…Organized
by NWFilm Center and Hotel DeLuxe | Type:
August 7, 2011all day –"Sellwood
Park"Come to Sellwood
Park for an all day family friendly neighborhood event. Ice cream sundaes,
music, entertainment and fun all day long in Portland's Sellwood Park. Sundae
in the Park First Sunday ea…Organized
by SMILE | Type:sundae
in the park
July 6, 2011at 5pm toAugust
31, 2011at 7pm –Downtown
Portland 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:
July 24, 2011at 1pm toAugust
31, 2011at 4pm –Alpenrose
Dairy Alpenrose Dairy,
Oregon's oldest family-owned dairy, is re-opening Dairyville once again for all
to come and experience. This is a Portland tradition that has been enjoyed by
many kids and adults ali…Organized
August 6, 2011from 10am to
Authentic Swiss Band – Dance – Food – Raffle - WRESTLING! Park Opens @ 10am
Wrestling @ 11am-5pm Swiss Food & Music throughout the day Free Dance Lessons @
5:30pm Dinner @ 5:30pm | $12 LIVE Swi…Organized
by JoAnne Odermott | Type:festival
Portland Seafood- A visit to
the Oregon coast could not be complete without sampling the areas seafood
delights which the northern Pacific coast is famous for. The variety is
extraordinary and with the vast numbers of Portland seafood markets and
restaurants, Oregon's famous Pacific Northwest seafood is a must-have
experience. There are literally hundreds of local fisherman and fishing
businesses heading out every day of the year to catch those tasty morsels that
are served up by some of the top seafood restaurants in Oregon. The industry is
perhaps the biggest on the Oregon coastline and as such, you'll find a whole
variety of different seafood dishes and products available. From the bigger
cities to the small fishing villages, you'll find seafood markets and
restaurants in most every neighborhood and area.
Woodlawn is a great neighborhood. The oldest settled area in the Albina area is
the Woodlawn Historic District. Initially settled in the 1860s as a rural
farming village, it was the only independent town that existed outside the city
of Albina. Woodlawn's character changed dramatically in 1888 when the railroad
running from Portland to Vancouver located a train station in the center of the
village. This connection to a larger market stimulated development. The
commercial uses centered around the train station with residential development
surrounding it. The depot was located at the intersection of today's Durham and
Dekum avenues. The station's waiting room was built in the middle of a
triangular park. To learn more about the Woodlawn neighborhood,click
Are you keeping an eye on Woodlawn 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 Woodlawn
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.
If you are looking for homes in the Woodlawn neighborhood, visit this link where
you can search for homes by particular neighborhood: click
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.
On to the report:
Here is the overall chart of inventory, sold, and pending for the Woodlawn
neighborhood in the last 15 months:
In June 2011, there were 37 closed sales, 42 pending sales, and 103 homes on the
market in the Woodlawn Neighborhood.
One year change from June 2010 to June 2011:
Inventory (how many homes on the market for sale): Down 43.4%
Homes sold: Down 17.8%
Homes pending sale: Up 10.5%
Chart for average price
per square footage:
In the past 15 months, the average price per square footage in the Woodlawn
neighborhood has been between $119 and $156/sq. ft. In June 2011, the average
price per square foot in the Woodlawn neighborhood was $128.
One year change fromJune2010
Change in Price Per Square Foot:
June 2010: 156
June 2011: 128
Percentage Change: Down 17.6%
Days on Market, Sold/List
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 June 2011, the average time
on market for a home in the Woodlawn neighborhood was 73 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 June 2011, sellers in Woodlawn
received, on average, 94% of their original listing price.
More stats for you:
Change from June 2010 to June 2011:
Time on Market: Up 102.8%
Sold/List price % difference: Down 2%
Average price for sale
vs. average price of sold:
This chart shows us what the average listing was and what the average sale was.
In June 2011, the average price of a house on the market in Woodlawn was
$315,000. The average sale was $262,000.
More stats over one year:
Average active price: Down 6.8%
Average sold price: Down 5.1%
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. June 2011 in the
Woodlawn neighborhood was a balanced market leaning in the seller's favor with
2.8 months of inventory.
By the way, this does NOT mean that it will take 2.8 months for your home to
sell. That figure was, on average in June, 73 days. Inventory is a figure that
means that, if not another home were to come on the market in Woodlawn from this
point forward, in 2.8 months there would not be another home to sell. They
would all be sold.
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