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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…

Portland Art Museum feeds hundreds on Christmas Day

Hundreds of people enjoy dinner, music and Santa Claus on Christmas thanks to the nonprofit Potluck in the Park, which held the event inside the Portland Art Museum. (KATU Photo) PORTLAND, Ore. — ‘Tis the season of giving: At Potluck in the Park, folks pass love, not judgment. For 25…

Studio set for top ‘Fortnite’ player ‘Ninja’ built in Portland

A ‘Fortnite’ studio set for the world’s best at the game was built in Portland by the Roundhouse Agency. Tyler Blevins, best known as ‘Ninja,’ has millions of people watching him every day. The Chicago resident makes about $500,000 a month off the wildly popular game, released in September 2017…

Proposal would move longtime N. Portland rail yard, develop waterfront property

Union Pacific Railroad occupies roughly 200 acres of prime real estate in North Portland at its Albina Yard facility. ( Proposal would move longtime N. Portland railyard, develop waterfront property As Portland mulls thorny transportation questions – like replacing the Interstate Bridge, tolling sections of Interstates 5 and 205 or…

Little Boxes app gives incentives to shop local in Portland

Little Boxes offers incentives to shoppers who visit local businesses Thanksgiving weekend. KATU photo PORTLAND, Ore. – Save your money during Black Friday because Small Business Saturday is just around the corner and local stores are offering some incentives for shoppers to pay them a visit. Local retailers are teaming…

Maine Commercial Real Estate: October Transactions

SALES Nicholas and Jodie Sotiropoulos purchased the former Nina’s Variety at 125 Bucknam Road, Falmouth. Anthony Struzziero, Porta & Co.; Juliana Tonini, Magnusson Balfour. CPM -10 Gurnet Road, LLC purchased the 5,744-square-foot investment property at 10 Gurnet Road, Brunswick. Matthew Cardente, Cardente Real Estate. Maine Farmland Trust, Inc., purchased an…