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Portland Blog: This Week in Portland June 27 - July 4

We were over at the RED E cafe on Killingsworth last night enjoying a slew of Coava Coffee Roasters single origin double espressos, Broken Halo IPA (how many...?) a DJ and a really great Portland crowd. It was the RED E's launch party to celebrate their newly opened cafe on the very up and coming Killingsworth Street. The RED E is right next door to another recently opened and very cool business, Saraveza. If my business could neighbor any other business, it would definitely be a bottle shop with over 300 labels and killer food. If you ever go, you must have the 'stuffed jalapenos'. Insanely good, I tell you!

A flurry of activity at the RED E:


The weather looks divine-- enjoy your weekend! Oh yeah, your bike called. She wants to go for a ride!



Featured Portland Events


Fireworks Display and Rides at Oaks Park Watch fireworks at Oaks Park: Annual 4th of July Celebration. Gates open at 10 am, rides start at noon. All picnic spaces are first come first serve. Gate fee is $4.00 for 16 and over, $2.50 for 15 and younger. All personal fireworks and alcohol are prohibited (bags and coolers will be checked). Ride bracelets valid all day. Live entertainment on the Comcast Stage throughout the day. Fireworks begin at 9:55 pm.

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Dylan Hillerman's Grand Guignol

"...And much of Madness, and more of Sin,
And Horror the soul of the plot."
-Edgar Allen Poe

For all you sci-fi / horror fans of cult theater who want to see more of it on stage- a quick and dirty teaser-trailer for a night of one-acts about Contemporary Fear in the hyper-sexed Age of Transitions, set in Portland, OR... all original plays by Portland playwrights...the first in a series...

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Hawthorne Urban Farmers Market The Revolution Will Be Edible! Featuring produce, sprouts, plant starts, garden-related items and all things foodie, produced within just a few miles of market!
Finally, Southeast Portland's revolutionary urban farmers have a retail home for the People of Southeast.
Low-carbon, high-taste, ultra-local produce and sustainable items available for cash or trade.

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There are many more great Portland events this week, just visit the Portland Events calendar!



Portland Photo of the Week


The featured photo of the week is Mt St Helens by Liz Richards. If the "mountain is out", it must be summer! ;-)



June is winding down but you still have time to enter the June photo contest. Past winners have received gift certs to McMenamins, Powells Books, Saraveza, Toro Bravo and more. The theme for the June Portland photo contest is Summer. Show us in images what embodies the Portland summer to you! To enter, simply load your photo on the Photos page. Winners are announced via this weekly blog- so check back!



The fun and quirky Alberta Arts Neighborhood



If you haven't been to Alberta Arts, you're missing a whole mini universe that exists only in this long stretch of neighborhood blocks in NE Portland. Alberta is home to the famous Last Thursday which brings people from all over the city and the 'burbs for a crazy urban night of arts, crafts, beer, wine, people on tall bikes and stilts and more. Alberta is grungy, organic, and strangely newly glam in some areas with spendy little boutiques you might think should relegated to Lake Oswego but somehow, it all kind of fits. I enjoy walking all the way up to 30th or so and then back, snapping a few shots here and there. Alberta street is ever changing and in ways, always seems to stay the same unlike its much compared to Mississippi Avenue which is looking more and more like the upscale Pearl District every day with the intro of condos, very expensive home decor shops and new construction that neighborhood folks bemoan as 'too LA'.

Learn more about Alberta Arts in our neighborhood profile. Also, read about Mississippi Ave and The Pearl District.

If you are new to Portland or considering a move to Portland, you'll definitely want to check out our book, a Weekend Guide to Portland.

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Report by Ross Seligman


The Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood is a beloved part of SE Portland and, indeed, what many people think of when they think of SE. Bordered by the Willamette River and SE 30th between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell, Hosford-Abernethy includes the vibrant and evolving Clinton Street (midnight Rocky Horror showing at the Clinton Street Theater anybody?) and the breathtaking rose gardens of Ladd's addition. With a rich assortment of restaurants, streets bursting with character, and gorgeous homes - all within walking distance - Hosford-Abernethy is a jewel of the SE. As usual, to experience more, I will refer you read the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood profile.

In my monthly Portland real estate report, I always talk about how each individual neighborhood is a micro-market. If you are looking to buy or sell in a particular neighborhood, the most crucial information that you need to know is what is going on in that neighborhood. In this situation, the overall Portland market report is less important and the national real estate report is just about useless. This posting is a real estate report for the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood of all homes in all price ranges. Feel free to request particular neighborhoods in which you are interested in buying or selling and I am be happy to do a report.

The first thing you will notice about individual neighborhoods as compared to the overall Portland reports are that the numbers can be wildly different month to month. Basically, the bigger the pool of data you are working with, the smoother the stats become. As we focus on smaller areas, many different things can happen month to month.

Read the rest of this report by local Portland Realtor and Ecobroker, Ross Seligman.

Best Real Estate Deals in Portland


A pick of Ross Seligman's best real estate deals in PDX this week

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