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  • Home Design for the Future
    I saw this house on tour and it is amazing and so energy efficient. The realtor told me that his next project is a custom build for someone in Sellwoo...
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    Thank you Kathia! Yes, I've planted many times in icky weather, but it's such a good feeling of accomplishment after all the bulbs are in.
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    Love your latest post on tulips! They are my husband's favorite flower, probably because he spent 12 years living in Holland. We purchase ours from a ...

6 ways to reduce stress

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

SpringFrontBy Holly Stickley
Spring in the garden is a joyous time, but hectic too. I've discovered a few simple tricks to reduce my stress so that I can enjoy my Spring garden without the guilt.

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Repair Café

Friday, March 28, 2014

repair-cafe-longBy Nancy Ranchel
One of Portland's coolest groups of people got together, again - the Repair Café.

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It's Tulip Time!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tulip01By Holly Stickley
Spring is officially here! Yippee!

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Decorating with books!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BooksBy Nancy Ranchel
Books, books, books. They're stacked next to the couch, under the table, on the stairs, and spilling off the shelves. Some houses are overrun with books.

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Conscious design

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014SS CraftsmanDesign 01When you find what could potentially be the perfect home, a small dark kitchen could be a deal breaker. Robert Stacey and Celia Dervan were undaunted by the 1960s remodeled kitchen that blighted the home they bought in Portland’s West Hills. 

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Kitchen revival

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014SS SquareDeal3Even though Sandy and Joel Shilling made the most of the kitchen in their 1972 Montclair Portland home—successfully hosting Thanksgiving dinners and squeezing cookware into existing cabinets—the room needed an update.

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Old-world style, new world building

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014SS CellarRidge1A Mediterranean-inspired wine country villa sacrifices nothing to design while attaining LEED Platinum status.

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From bland to bold

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014SS PineState3Pine State Biscuits' owner remodels what was once a government-built ranch house for returning WWII veterans.

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Chown Hardware: Kitchen & Bath Clearance Sale

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

story image w350Starting Friday, April 11, at 8 a.m., browse one-of-a-kind and previously on-display products for your kitchen and bath, as well as reduced-price items.

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2014 Kitchen Revival Tour

Thursday, April 03, 2014

KitchenRevivalView a number of renovated kitchens in historic homes during this self-guided tour. Learn how you can adapt an older home to a 21st century lifestyle while still retaining its historic character and charm.

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Newberg Camellia Festival

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

FlowerCamellias are native to eastern Asia, but find home in the Pacific Northwest climate. Newberg celebrates the flower each year during the Newberg Camellia festival.

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Thursday, March 20, 2014

TulipFestEnjoy more than 40 acres of tulips and daffodils at the 2014 annual Tulip Fest. The festival runs from March 28 to May 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.

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Better Living Show

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

BetterLivingShowThe Better Living Show will be at the Portland Expo Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 29 and March 30. The event is free.

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