Letter: Look to Portland for housing answers

Oregon State University has a billion-dollar endowment that is fed by pouring ever more students into our community, in numbers that aren’t sustainable. That alone would cause a housing problem. Additionally, Benton County is also burdened with some of the worst income inequality in the United States. That combination has pushed us into a full-blown […]

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PDX Real Estate Insider: Three things I’ve heard about new coffee downtown, what happened to Steaks Fifth Avenue and Jive’s exit – Portland Business Journal

Three quick hits from behind the retail and real estate scenes this week: Something’s brewing downtown Downtown fans of Southeast Portland’s Upper Left Roasters will perk up with this: The coffee company is reportedly on track to open a new shop on the ground floor of the former Meier & Frank Building downtown. Turner Construction […]

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Major League Baseball backers offer to buy Portland school district headquarters

(Beth Nakamura/Staff) This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Portland Public Schools has received an unsolicited offer to buy its headquarters from a real estate firm connected to businessmen working to bring a Major League Baseball team to Portland, a district spokesman said Tuesday. Schools spokesman Dave Northfield did not immediately respond […]

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Portland’s Bet on Forcing Developers to Build Affordable Housing Is Getting Lackluster Results

grim gram / getty images DENNIS SACKHOFF doesn’t build a parking lot if he can help it. So, last year, the Beaverton-based developer jumped at the chance to scratch an expensive underground parking garage from an apartment building he plans to build in the Kerns neighborhood. In July, city records show Sackhoff’s Urban Development Group […]

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