Year: 2019

5 New Foreclosures In The Portland Area

(Realtor) PORTLAND, OR — Are you hoping to buy a new house, but can’t spend too much? Why not check out foreclosed properties in the area? You might just find a diamond in the rough! Here is this week’s list of five new foreclosures on the market near you —…

Floating homeless shelter? Portland entrepreneur asks why not?

Dan Yates, the president of Portland Spirit Cruises, proposed to Mayor Ted Wheeler that the city buy this 370-foot vessel and convert it to shelter as many as 1,000 homeless people. (Photo via OceanMarine Brokerage Service) In a longshot effort to help the homeless, Dan Yates, president of Portland Spirit…

Musicians out thousands of dollars in equipment after vehicle break-ins in North Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Area musicians are out thousands of dollars in equipment and gear after vehicle break-ins in North Portland. “It’s just a giant middle finger to the face of musicians chasing their dreams,” said Jacob Westfall. Music is in Westfall’s blood. He loves it so much he dropped out…

Tech company eyes Portland real estate sector

Joe Denother, general manager, Opendoor A new app streamlines residential housing deals. Joe Denother opens an app on his cellphone; up pops a map with the locations of dozens of houses for sale in the Portland metro area. He clicks on one property in the suburb of Tigard, the software…

These Portland metro schools have the highest rates of unvaccinated students

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon has the dubious distinction of having the highest percentage of kindergartners skipping vaccinations for nonmedical reasons in the country, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the 2017-18 school year, Oregon’s rate of nonmedical exemptions was 7.5 percent vs. a U.S….

Virtual reality, clean energy captivate car lovers at Portland Auto Show

PORTLAND, Ore. — The first Portland Auto Show, held 110 years ago next to what is now the Oregon Zoo, featured the first automobiles for people, an alluring upgrade from horse-drawn carriages. Fast forward to 2019, and they’re showing off virtual-reality driving simulations, fast cars, beautiful cars and easy-to-park small…

Portland commissioner: ‘White male privilege’ enables City Hall disrupters

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty after being sworn in to the Portland City Council on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. In a statement issued late Tuesday night, Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty said “white male privilege” empowers a small band of men who regularly disrupt City Council meetings and drive visitors away….

Portland real estate offices vandalized with graffiti threats

(Credit: iStock) When employees at two Portland brokerages returned from the holidays on Wednesday, they found their offices’ windows, walls and doors covered in graffiti. The threatening language included “die” and “get out,” as well as the misspelled “gentyfiers”, according to local news reports. News footage also showed the word…