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The Portland Streetcar Connects the City

In Places & Neighborhoods by lratzlaff0 Comments

I think I understand why streetcars built Portland’s east side a century ago. Of course, streetcars transport people from here to there relatively quickly. But, they do more than move people around. As I’ve been riding the Portland Streetcar into the Pearl District recently, I’ve seen how the Portland Streetcar connects the city. I boarded the Portland Streetcar recently out …

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Portland Mid-Century Modern Love

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I’m sure you’ve noticed a new craze in town – Mid-Century Modern love. Peruse any real estate listing site or blog, and you’re sure to see fans gushing over ranches of all sorts from the 1950’s to 1970’s. Almost hidden in Portland, Reedwood is a quiet little neighborhood full of Mid-Century Moderns. In fact, it is the perfect place to …

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Oregon Walks Keeps Portland Walkable

In People in the Neighborhood by lratzlaff0 Comments

I discovered Oregon Walks last year while co-hosting a walk for its annual Walktober. Now, I know Oregon Walks does more than promote walks throughout the Portland metro area. Instead, it is a state-wide pedestrian advocacy organization that promotes safe, convenient, and attracting walking routes for everyone. Oregon Walks works hard to keep Oregon and Portland walkable.