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Outdoor Living Essentials

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Holly-KathiaNow that Spring is finally here and warm weather will be upon us soon, let's talk outdoor living spaces. Holly Stickley of The White Pear features guest blogger Kathia Emery of Emery & Associates.

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Creating Your Own House History

Thursday, April 17, 2014

HistoryBy Nancy Ranchel
Why should people with the historic homes have all the bragging rights?

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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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Baby Lace® Hydrangea Paniculata

Monday, April 21, 2014

GCC LogoBaby Lace® dwarf paniculata hydrangea features petite, lacy white flowers against dark green foliage. The delicate looking blooms are held upright by strong stems that don’t flop. Its smaller size of 4’ h by 4’ w makes it ideal for container plantings and small gardens.

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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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Celebrate Downtown Portland Trees

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TreesCelebrate Arbor Month with a day full of free tree events on Saturday, April 19. Events include a tree tour and walk, tree planting and a movie screening of the documentary Treeverse.

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House of Dreams Annual Plant Sale

Thursday, April 17, 2014

KittyDreamsDonate or buy indoor and outdoor plants at the House of Dreams Cat Shelter annual plant sale on April 19. All proceeds benefit the shelter.

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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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