A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Composting

Healthy Soil Is Important and Composting Helps Produce It

Healthy Soil Is Important and Composting Helps Produce It  Composting is just for gardeners, right? I used to think so. But I’m learning that healthy soil is important, and composting is an easy way to get more of it. What’s the big deal about dirt?   Here’s a little Soil 101 to get us started:…

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Green Building Practices and How They Help

Pearl District Bikes Help Green Building Initiatives

Portland is lauded as one of the greenest cities in the nation and for good reason. We’re growing incredibly fast. But that rapid growth means the city has had to implement some intentional practices to keep everyone healthy and the future golden. These concepts don’t mean a resurgence of recycling and community gardens. We’ve got…

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Eat and Drink Through NW Portland

Cafe Nell Interior NW Portland

When it comes to NW Portland food, this city knows how to deliver options.   Dubbed the best food city in America by The Washington Post in 2015, there are foods to explore on almost every corner. I especially love the NW Portland food options. From the heart of the Pearl up to Nob Hill,…

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Portland’s Favorite Dog Show: The Rose City Classic

Rose City Classic Dog Show

Portland is a dog-friendly city, there is no doubt. And everyone appreciates a well-behaved dog.   Are you a dog lover? Better yet, are you a fun lover? If either of your answers are “Yes!” plan to attend the Rose City Classic. You’ll find it at the Portland Expo Center on January 17-21, 2018. It’s one…

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January Things To Do: PDX

January In Portland

There are always things to do in Portland. January in Portland is no different. I enjoy lots of different things around town, from food to entertainment to community service. This month, there are a few activities that really hit my happy spot.   Portland Art Museum, all month long  When the holiday fatigue is kicking in…

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How To Get a Better Home Energy Score

Improve your home energy score

The new Home Energy Score highlights the Energy Features of a home, helps you buy wisely, anticipate energy usage, and better discover energy solutions.  In true earth-friendly Portland fashion, the real estate process will be leaning more green. Beginning January 1, 2018 the new Home Energy Score kicks in. What is this all about, you…

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SOLD for $310,000! – Foster-Powell Cottage

5616 SE Mall St., Portland, OR 97206 OPEN HOUSE Sunday 11/19 1-3pm Swoop up your own little slice of heaven just in time for the holidays, and get cozy this winter in this adorable 1920’s cottage. Updated with brand new flooring, new plumbing, and a new roof in 2015, you can move right in and…

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SOLD for $315,000 | Aloha Affordability!

19082 SW Christopher Dr. Aloha, Or 97003 OPEN HOUSE Sunday 11/12 1-3pm  Say hello to space and possibility in this 4-bedroom home! The updated and open kitchen layout is perfect for hosting guests, featuring an eat-bar and dining area that lead right out to the enchanting and surprisingly large fully fenced backyard. Situated on a…

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