Embark on a day trip to one of Portland’s most interesting neighborhoods
Why go now: What you might recall as a stretch of musty antique shops is now a neighborhood blooming with chic boutiques, farm-fresh eats, and garden inspiration.
A real urban hike: Take a woodsy walk through the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (S.E. Milwaukie Ave. at S.E. Mitchell St.), and you’ll think you’ve left the city limits.
Fresh cuts: By the Bunch (closed Sun, 7042 S.E. Milwaukie, 503/236-4286) uses fern curls and berry-laden branches as the foundation for its whimsical arrangements….
When your moving date creeps closer and closer, the mere thought of packing up can be daunting. Putting all your belongings into boxes just so that they can be taken out again is nobody’s favorite activity, so we found some amazing moving tips that will make going to a new place easier than you ever thought possible.
6 Tips for Downsizing
Make the most of your small space with careful planning and smart design strategies.
Downsizing a home can lead to lots of stress and anxiety for anyone who loves their belongings but hates living in clutter…But if you come up with a plan before you downsize, you can create a comfortable and stylish environment made for daily living.
We’ve written a lot about downsizing over the years, sharing tips from experts and house tours, but sometimes the best ideas actually come from you, our readers. From how you let go of your things to the unexpected pros and cons of moving to a smaller space, you’ve shared it all with us. So, for those of you moving or looking to go the minimalist route, here’s a roundup of our readers’ best advice on downsizing, straight from the comments….
Cherie and Nick are self-proclaimed “crazy cat people” who have been sharing this Portland apartment for the past four years. Cherie is an emerging interior designer and Nick is a former pro-snowboarder who now works at a tattoo studio. Together they’ve DIYed a home they truly love. …
Sellwood-Moreland is the type of neighborhood that you spend a whole day having fun in, wonder why you’ve never been before, and then end up scheming how to move there asap once you’ve returned home. It’s got that small-town feel that comes from once being it’s own city (it was annexed by Portland in 1893), with enough local flavor and fun to keep you coming back for more. Get there by bike on the Springwater Corridor, or via the Orange Line for a day full of fun—read on for more!
Your Complete Guide to Downsizing for Retirement
The decision to relocate for retirement can be an emotional roller coaster, hugely exciting and a massive financial event. While some people buy bigger, grander or more expensive retirement homes, downsizing for retirement is the savvy strategy…