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Discovering Portland…All Over Again

Discovering Portland…All Over Again

We lived in Seattle 14 years ago and loved it! It was our first year of marriage and we chose Seattle as a fresh start. We knew no one and wanted to live in a place completely different from the desert climate of the Southwest where we had been raised. […]

Portland Adds More Tool Libraries – Time to Study Up!

Portland Adds More Tool Libraries – Time to Study Up!

Portland has established itself as a leader in conservation and that coupled with being a mecca for DIY enthusiasts and remodelers has created the perfect environment for successful tool libraries, of which Portland now has 3. According to OregonLive.com “The whole idea is everybody doesn’t have to own a power […]

Time is Running Out for First-Time Homebuyers to Grab $8,000, or is it?

Time is Running Out for First-Time Homebuyers to Grab $8,000, or is it?

The $8,000 tax-credit for first-time home buyers seems to have boosted real estate markets across the country. From Raleigh to Portland, tentative first-time buyers are taking the plunge. The program is set to expire Nov. 30, 2009 but lawmakers are considering extending the deadline as well as raising the tax-credit […]

DIY City Guide: Portland

DIY City Guide: Portland

Portland remains an outpost of great design, bleeding edge technology, and fervent do-it-yourselfers. It seems that the rest of the country has finally caught onto to the sustainable lifestyle and eco-friendly transportation that Portland has long been known for. With help from Paige at Reliable Remodeler, we’ve gathered some of […]

The Reuse Everything eXperiment Reuses Everything… Including the Kitchen Sink!

The Reuse Everything eXperiment Reuses Everything… Including the Kitchen Sink!

Oregon-based author and designer Shannon Quimby recently realized her dream of building an entire house “without a dumpster” — a project she dubbed the “Reuse Everything eXperiment.” By partnering with several leaders in the green-building movement, Quimby completely deconstructed a crumbling wreck of home in Southeast Portland and reused everything […]