Exploring Foster-Powell: 17 Can’t Miss Things to Do, See & Eat

Foster-Powell is an exciting place to be. Entrepreneurs are flocking in, the food scene is thriving, and the neighborhood is quickly becoming more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Despite its spike in popularity, though, there’s something wonderfully authentic and very “Portland” about Foster-Powell. If you want to get ahead of the “move to Portland” crowd and settle [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:34:14+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

Beat the Crowds: Authentic Portland Traditions to Try

The world is more familiar with Portland’s unique culture than ever before, thanks to TV shows like Portlandia and Grimm, and memes like this. As more people visit and move to Portland, the city’s most popular events are getting, well, more popular. So what traditions do true Portland locals still love? I’m sure all you [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:34:14+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Portland Community|1 Comment

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Portland Home

Buying a home is exciting, stressful, and confusing. Often, the process is full of “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” moments. I’m writing this post to help you avoid as many of those moments as you can. At Columbia Redevelopment, we’re no strangers to buying homes in Portland. But I still remember what it’s like [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:34:14+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Home Tips, Portland Community|0 Comments

Portland Neighborhood Guide: Mount Tabor

Portland Neighborhood Guide: Mount Tabor Who wouldn’t love this view from Mount Tabor? In our last Portland neighborhood guide, we featured Ladd’s Addition. This month, we’ll look a few miles east, towards Mount Tabor, another one of Portland’s most picturesque, walkable, and livable neighborhoods. Our guide to Mount Tabor will show you how the area [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:34:14+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

My 6 Favorite Local Stores For Furnishing Your Portland Home

The right furniture can make a new house feel like a home and can give new life to a lived-in space, too. Have you just bought a new Portland home and are ready to start filling it with furniture? Or maybe you’re looking to update the furniture in your current home? Now’s a great time [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:34:15+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Home Tips, Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

9 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Portland

Considering a move to the Rose City? People move to Portland for all sorts of reasons. In fact, Oregon was the number one moving destination in the country as of earlier this year, and the majority of those incomers were Portland-bound. If you’re thinking of making the move, you probably already have an idea of [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:34:15+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Home Tips, Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

The Story of Historical Ladd’s Addition

Did you know Portland has 16 recognized historic districts? From Irvington to Rocky Butte, Old Town to the Alphabet District, each has a rich history and each has a story to tell. Today we’re going to take a closer look at one of Portland’s most famous and most picturesque neighborhoods: Ladd’s Addition in Southeast Portland. [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:34:15+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Portland, Portland Community|3 Comments

6 Coolest Walkable Portland Neighborhoods

Whether you’re new to Portland or you’ve lived here your whole life, there is always something new to explore on foot. Maybe you’re even planning a move and want to make your new home in one of the coolest,  most walkable Portland neighborhoods. Sources: ercwttmn, Daniel Oines, Zuerichs Strassen Definitions of walkability vary. Walk Score [...]

By | 2017-01-25T22:42:04+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Portland, Portland Community|5 Comments

Ozzy’s Top 5 Dog Parks in Portland

Ozzy’s Top 5 Dog Parks in East Portland It is no secret that Columbia Redevelopment is a very dog-friendly business. Heck, our office manager just so happens to be a 5 year-old Vizsla named Ozzy! Ozzy and I have spent countless afternoons at various East Portland dog parks. We will usually visit whichever park is closest [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:34:16+00:00 November 11th, 2014|Home Tips, Portland Community|2 Comments