Keeping you in the (green) loop

As is the case with many Portlanders, we’re excited about the future plans for easier, safer, and faster biking/walking around our city.  We’ve posted articles and links in the past about the green loop and the plans for a pedestrian only bridge over I84,  and today is another one of those opportunities.  In an article released by Daily Journal of Commerce  written by Chuck Slothower, we learn a bit more about the plans and how it will work with local businesses and the communities as a whole.  The article also touches upon the exciting plans for Block 216 and how…

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Live Nation is coming to Lloyd Center!

The good news keeps coming in for future TwentyTwenty residents!  This time it’s in the release of the news that Live Nation Entertainment is going to be opening a mid-size concert venue on the top floor of the old Nordstrom space at the Lloyd Center.  In an article released this week by the Oregonian, Elliot Njus explains that this move is in line with larger plans to expand entertainment options in the Lloyd Center.  Bob Dye, General Manager for the Lloyd Center, is quoted in the article saying that “What we’re looking for on the second floor is another entertainment-style…

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Keep Portland…. Normal?

There’s no doubt that over the last few years you’ve noticed the Portland housing market climb to dizzying new heights.  While exciting for some, others worry about the sustainability and rising costs.  In an article released today by the Oregonian, Elliot Njus explains that what looks like a cooling market is actually a welcome return to normalcy in the Portland area.  Housing prices have continue to grow albeit not with double digits gains year over year. With highly qualified buyers and raising incomes, the threat of another housing bubble is much less likely.  To learn more read the article here.

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Sunday Parkways Are Back On The Eastside!

The always popular Sunday Parkways event is heading back to the green loop on Sunday July 22nd.  Sunday Parkways offers a great opportunity for families and friends to enjoy their city, whether on foot or by bike you’ll get to see the neighborhood in a whole new light.  For more information you can check out the City of Portland’s site or sign up for their Facebook page and stay up to date on all the festivities.

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Portland Continues To Pedal

On the heels of a record bike share month in Portland, Lyft buys Motivate the company behind Portland’s Biketown and New York’s Citi Bike. As Portland continues to improve its transportation infrastructure its citizens are also doing their part by embracing what the city already has to offer.  Riders in May 2018 tallied more than 85,000 more miles on the orange Biketown bikes than they did in May 2017.  To get all the stats read more here.

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More Options On The Horizon

More information has been coming out in regards to future transportation plans around Portland.  In an Oregonian article Dylan Rivera, a spokesperson for the Portland Bureau of Transportation,  states that “the objective is to create a ‘world class’ transit and bike system downtown.”  READ MORE

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Oregonian: Portland’s Next Car-Free Bridge

News about Eastside redevelopment continues to come in. The Oregonian just released an article about plans for Portland’s next car-free bridge spanning I-84. Sullivan’s Crossing is another step in the revitalization of the Central Eastside “The Sullivan’s Crossing, an estimated $13.5 million bridge connecting the Lloyd and Central  Eastside Industrial Districts, will span the freeway and connect to Northeast 7th Avenue on  both sides.” Read on and don’t forgot to REGISTER to stay updated about what’s next at TwentyTwenty.

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Next Portland on TwentyTwenty

We like Next Portland. It’s the Iain MacKenzie hobby-cum-essential reading about multi-family residential, retail, cultural buildings, hotels and other large projects happening in the City of Portland. For those of you who are just as excited about floor plans and elevations as you are renderings — we are in that camp — TwentyTwenty is featured Under Construction on Next Portland, LINK: The seven story building is arranged in a Z-shaped plan, intended to reduce the scale from the street and to emphasize views to both Mt. Hood and downtown Portland. An amenity deck with seating, a fire pit and barbecues…

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Hollywood Star and Portland Tribune report on TwentyTwenty

Ted Perkins from the Hollywood Star spoke to PHK Development’s Pat Kessi earlier this month to discuss the project’s inspiration, progress, timeline, and what makes Sullivan’s Gulch so great:  “The Gulch is a gem of a neighborhood with great walkability and ease of transportation,” said Kessi. “You’re literally twenty minutes away from anywhere in the city that you’d want to be and you can walk in any direction to find a great meal on Sandy or Broadway or toward downtown.” READ MORE Meanwhile, the Portland Tribune’s Jules Rogers caught up with the team to talk TwentyTwenty, condos vs apartments, and…

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Oregonian: Portland prices push higher in February

Home prices in Portland have continued to grow, according to The Oregonian’s Elliot Njus: Portland-area home prices push higher in February. The annual growth in metro home prices peaked in mid-2016 and has since slowed, but prices continue to rise: Home prices jumped 6.7 percent in February compared with a year earlier, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index, the smallest annual jump since October 2014. The Portland metro saw prices climb 0.4 percent during the month. For the full story, click HERE.

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