Wow, I love early mornings like this one. The sun peeking through the bamboo in the backyard and a light fog rising up creating a kind of magical looking mist. I love sunny mornings. Especially in Portland where they are a treat, indeed. As you probably know, we are in the midst of a Portland Indian Summer. Indian Summer is defined as: a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn. The forecast predicts the next several days to be in the 70s and 80s...get outside and take it all in!
Something you definitely don't want to miss is the Vaux's Swifts over at Chapman school in NW Portland. They should be there for the next several days-- so head over an hour before the sun goes down and enjoy the show!
Hope you enjoy this awesome Portland weekend! I'm headed to the Big Easy...have any recommendations? Send 'em my way!
The Portland Photo of the Week
Our weekly Portland photo winner gets a $20 gift certificate to a local Portland business of our choosing. Lindsay will receive a $20 gift cert to one of our local favorites, Coava Coffee Roasters. Portland Monthly calls Coava "the best coffee in Portland - period"! Coava was also named one of the top ten micro-roasters in America by Imbibe Magazine in the March 2010 issue. Their new, stunning cafe is a "tasting room" for their onsite roastery. Prepare yourself to be blown away. Learn more about Coava Coffee Roasters.
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!
Featured Portland Events this Week
Here are the featured Portland events this week focusing on events happening this very weekend! 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.
Lucky Lab Brew Pub
2010 Firefly Community Lantern Walk
The City Repair Project presents the Firefly Community Lantern
Walk to be held along Portland’s river front on Saturday, September 25, 2010
from 7pm to 9pm. The FIREFLY COMMUNITY LANTERN WALK is a community-based event
held to promote connection to natural cycles. The event seeks to create a space
for Portland community members to gather together to acknowledge the passing
from summer to autumn – to celebrate harvest time and the shifting in balance of
Portland Polish Festival
The Polish festival is an event for families and singles, adults and children, for food connoisseurs, music lovers, concert goers, dance enthusiasts, … It is for everyone.
During the festival, we provide non-stop stage performances, including a few dance groups and music bands, polka contest on Saturday and Sunday, a street dance, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beer. The event is held on Failing Street between the two historic buildings of the Polish Library built in 1911 and St. Stanislaus Church built in 1907, both located on N. Interstate Avenue in Portland Oregon.Saturday: Sept 25, 11am - 10pm
Sunday, Sept 26, noon - 6pm
3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, Oregon
We have a ton of other
events -- check 'em out and feel free to add your own!
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Portland's... Artists Repertory Theatre
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Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Real Estate Report
By Ross Seligman
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 Beaumont
Wilshire 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.
One year change from August 2009 to August 2010:
Chart for average price per square footage:
In the past 15 months, the average price per square footage in the Beaumont
Wilshire neighborhood has been between $163 and $204/sq. ft. In August 2010, the
average price per square foot in the Beaumont Wilshire neighborhood was $170.
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 August 2010, the average time on market for a home in the Beaumont Wilshire neighborhood was 38 days.
This chart shows us what the average listing was and what the average sale was.
In August 2010, the average price of a house on the market in Beaumont Wilshire
was $568,000. The average sale was $506,000.
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. August 2010 in the
Beaumont Wilshire neighborhood was buyer's market with 5.5 months of inventory.
Best Real Estate Deals in Portland
Every week, Ross shares with us a selection of the best real estate deals in Portland. Check out the full list of best deals.
See the listing here:
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