Halloween Weekend Portland! Of
course we have the usual rundown of spooky and fun
Portland Halloween events and
parties on our Portland Halloween Events page and on the Portland
events calendar, but if you
would like to enjoy a more authentic celebration, check out these Portland
Day of the Dead events:
ABOUT THE PLAY
- Every year, the dead are commemorated in
Portland’s longest-running Día
de los Muertos celebration. In
the early 20th century, when the people of Mexico joined forces to
demand reform, Las Adelitas
were women who bravely planted themselves in the line of fire in
support of the Mexican revolutionaries. Celebrated in music and dance
and baile folklórico,
we honor those who fought fearlessley for liberation — both
100 years ago and still today. This
production is bilingual. We expect the performance to last about 1.5
hours. The play is suitable for ages 5 and older, but best enjoyed by
those 10 and older.
PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
la Revolución! plays
four weekends only, Oct. 20 through Nov. 13, 2011 at the Milagro
Theatre. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.,
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
For the Altar Build we'll use sugar skulls, and any other mementos
brought by participants, to create community altars in the space. A
true community art installation rooted in an ancient cultural
The downtown parade will assemble at Pioneer square and march to the
Someday Lounge, followed by open viewing of altars and art
Dia De Los Muertos
Celebration in Linnton
- Third annual Day of the Dead Celebration in Linnton.
From 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct 30 at the Linnton Community
Center, 10614 N.W. St. Helens Road. Live music and
professional dance troupes will provide entertainment. Food and
refreshments will also be available.
Concert, Song for All
at Lewis and Clark
- The Resonance Ensemble season opens with a moving celebration of All
Souls' Day, with Hugo Distler's 1934 work Totentanz. A series of 14
meditative choral statements alternates with medieval dialogues between
the inhabitants of a village and the omnipresent figure of Death, along
with his plaintive violin. The concert will also feature Brahms's motet
"Warum ist das Licht gegeben".
Dia De Los Muertos at La Superior
- Portland’s best authentic Mexican food destination, La
Superior will be hosting a Dia De Los Muertos celebration the last
weekend of October.
Food and drink specials
include chicken mole tamales and caldo de rez, a traditional beef stew,
which will be prepared just for this event. We’ll also have
plenty of pozole and other mole dishes! Come and see some cool
décor and learn about the holiday. Feel free to bring some
photos for our ‘ofrenda’ to honor your deceased
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Week's Top Ten in Portland
Portland Top Ten list features ten local places that you might enjoy
visiting in Portland each week. As the seasons change, and
the rain returns we thought we would focus on some great Portland
- Bodyworlds is back at OMSI. Gunther
von Hagens’ BODY
WORLDS & The Brain includes
more than 200 authentic human specimens and highlights neuroscience,
brain development and performance. Through respectful, aesthetic
displays, this all-new exhibition invites intensive study and profound
reflection on the power, beauty, and fragility of the human body.
2) Portland Children's
Museum - Fun for kids
year-round, right now featuring the LEGO castle adventure.
Explore, build and play with LEGO® to learn about
real-world castles and their secrets: Throne room, treasure room and
dungeon • Medieval costumes • Jousting field with
horses, lances and targets • LEGO® bricks for builders
of all ages • Virtual castle 3-D program •
Fantastical creations by real LEGO® Master Builders
Art Museum - Martin
Kippenberger, OCT 29, 2011 – FEB 19, 2012 - Regarded by many
as among the most talented German artists of his generation, Martin
Kippenberger (1953-1997) established a practice that included all
mediums, performance and artist collaborations. Kippenberger was the
center of an important group of post-conceptual infants terribles in
Germany that included artists Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Georg
Herold, Werner Büttner, and Günther Förg. In
his work, Kippenberger sought to disrupt art’s complacency
with a satirist’s wit that directs the viewer to
uncomfortable realities of the present world.
4) Portland Expo
Center - This weekend is
America's Largest Antiques and Collectibles Show! Over 1000
booths to explore.
5) Hollywood Theatre
- Great films and fun in this classic NE Portland theater.
Now Showing: Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil - Tucker and Dale are
two small town friends who head to the woods for a relaxing weekend in
their dilapidated summer cabin. When a group of preppy college kids
mistakes them for murderous backwoods hillbillies, misunderstanding
grows along with a body count. This hilarious horror/comedy has been a
huge hit on the film festival circuit, including Sundance and SXSW.
Theater - Laurelhurst
Portland's classic theater. NOW PLAYING: The Debt. Besides
our normal selection of current films from Hollywood, Independent,
Foreign and Local film makers, we also like to play older movies.
Whether they are well known classics or more obscure treasures, they
shouldn't be missed on the big screen. Every week during the months to
come, a great movie from the past will be showing for one week only!
Cooking Classes - These
Portland Cooking Classes are available all around Portland.
Portland's Culinary Workshop, Caprial and John's Kithcen,
Hipcooks, Sur la Table Cooking Classes, In Good Taste, Oregon Culinary
Institute and more. Learn some new kitchen skills, try new recipes, or
prepare to make holiday dinner this year.
Center Ice Rink - You can skate
year-round in the indoor ice skating rink in Portland's Lloyd District
The Portland Photo of
Portland Photo of the Week
winner this week is by Rob Creighton Garrison with this lovely image of
a lush Portland forest scene: Firelane 7 Forest Park. Thanks for
sharing your Portland photos with us, we always enjoy seeing what
people have uploaded each week!
7 Forest Park -
by Rob Creighton Garrison
Just for sharing this
Portland photo, Rob will receive a $20 gift certificate to local
business, Powells Bookstore.
Each week we select a Portland photo winner, so come upload
your images to the Portland
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 even arrange 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.
are the featured Portland
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11, 2011 to October
31, 2011 – Sauvie
through Thursday from 9am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am to
9pm. "Portland Pumpkin Farm & Twilight Maze is having its
Annual Pumpkin Harvest at Bella Organic on Sauvie Island! Bri…Organized
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16, 2011 to March
4, 2012 – OMSIGunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS
& The Brain includes more than 200 authentic human specimens
and highlights neuroscience, brain development and performance. Through
respectful, aesthetic displays…Organized
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28, 2011 to October
31, 2011 – La
best authentic Mexican food destination, La Superior will be hosting a
Dia De Los Muertos celebration the last weekend of October.
Food and drink specials include chicken mole tamales and…Organized
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Portland Real Estate Market Report
by Ross Seligman
Irvington is located in
Northeast Portland. It is bordered by the Sabin, Alameda, Eliot, King,
Grant Park, Sullivan's Gulch, and Lloyd Center neighborhoods. Irvington
is located on the East side of the Willamette River. Its boundaries are
NE Fremont Avenue on the North, NE 7th Avenue on the West, NE Broadway
on the South, and NE 26th Avenue on the East. The upper Northeast
corner overlaps with Alameda and Sabin neighborhoods. To learn
Are you keeping an eye
on Irvington or is it your neighborhood?
Check out this
link for a monthly
updating real estate chart for this neighborhood.
If you are looking for
homes in the Irvington neighborhood,
visit this link where you can search for homes by particular
On to the report:
Here is the overall chart of inventory, sold, and pending for the
Irvington neighborhood in the last 15 months:
In September 2011, there
were 22 closed sales, 23 pending sales, and 71 homes on the market in
the Irvington Neighborhood.
One year change from September 2010 to September 2011:
Inventory (how many homes on the market for sale): Down 21.7%
Homes sold: Down 8.3%
Homes pending sale: Up
for average price per square footage:
In the past 15 months,
the average price per square footage in the
Irvington neighborhood has been between $155 and $191/sq. ft.
In September 2011, the average price per square foot in the
Irvington neighborhood was $172.
year change fromSeptember2010
Change in Price Per Square Foot:
September 2010: 155
September 2011: 172
Percentage Change: Up
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 September 2011, the average time on
market for a home in the Irvington neighborhood was 158 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 September 2011, sellers in
Irvington received, on average, 95% of their original listing
More stats for you:
Change from September 2010 to September 2011:
Time on Market: Down 1.7%
Sold/List price % difference: Up 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
September 2011, the average price of a house on the market in
Irvington was $578,000. The average sale was $425,000.
More stats over one year:
Average active price: Down 3.2%
Average sold price: No Change
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. September 2011 in the
Irvington neighborhood had 3.2 months of inventory.
By the way, this does NOT mean that it will take 3.2 months for your
home to sell. That figure was, on average in September, 58
days. Inventory is a figure that means that, if not another
home were to come on the market in Irvington from this point
forward, in 3.2 months there would not be another home to
sell. They would all be sold.
In my monthly Portland
real estate report, I always talk about how each individual
neighborhood is a micro-market. 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.
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 Irvington 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 athttp://www.propertiesofportland.com.
Visit our website
where you can contact us and search all Portland Metro Area real estate
and homes for sale from the RMLS, including school and neighborhood
reports at : http://www.propertiesofportland.com
Best Real Estate
Deals in Portland - Homes for Sale in
Each week, Ross shares
five cool Portland real estate deals, and it is
always fun to take a peek at what Portland home deals are available.
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