2305 SW 15th Avenue

By MJ Steen | Dec 19, 2012
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By MJ Steen | Dec 16, 2012

Giorgio's Restaurant – 131 Northwest Hoyt Street – Portland, OR 97209 – 503.221.1888 The holidays are currently upon us, and for special celebrations I recommend one of my favorite restaurants – Giorgio's in the Pearl. The seasonal menu is full of pastas and Northern Italian Fare made fresh daily, local and organic ingredients, and seafood […]

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5 Trends in Kitchen Counter Tops

By MJ Steen | Dec 12, 2012

1 – Reclaimed Wood – Typically recovered from older homes, "green" thing to do, stronger than new wood, same upkeep as butcher block 2 – Cork – Sustainable, water and heat resistant, has antibacterial properties 3 – Recycled Glass – More affordable than granite, another "green" option, comes in all different colors and patterns, lasts […]

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How are the Dynamics of Today’s Buyer Changing?

By MJ Steen | Dec 10, 2012

With the current state of today’s market, cash buyers have dramatically increased. This is being attributed to an increase in investor sales, an increase in the number of international buyers, and the tight lending conditions. Currently, the length of time a house is on the market has steadily decreased. The time on market depends on […]

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Salt & Straw

By MJ Steen | Dec 7, 2012

The hype is true when it comes to the legendary Salt and Straw Ice Cream scoop shops that are currently trending in Portland. Their claim to fame is farm fresh, handmade ice cream, in the typical flavors (cookie dough, vanilla bean), and the not so typical flavors – mulled wine sorbet, bourbon pecan pie, butter […]

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Holiday Event Guide

By MJ Steen | Dec 6, 2012

Classic Holiday Music and Theater Productions – December 8 – 23 – Oregon Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker – December 14, 15, 16 – Portland Baroque Orchestra's Messiah – New Year's Eve with Pink Martini – November 29 – December 23 – It's a Wonderful Life –   Portland Holiday Events – […]

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Selling During the Holidays

By MJ Steen | Dec 3, 2012

Eager buyers, less competition make season a great time to sell Special to The Oregonian John M. Vincent/The Oregonian By JOHN KIRKLAND ‌SPECIAL WRITER The holidays are here, and some sellers who have had their homes on the market for a while may think it’s time to pull up the “for sale” sign and wait […]

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Eastside Dining: Spotlight on Mexican

By MJ Steen | Nov 30, 2012

Nuestra Cocina – 2135 SE Division St. – 503.232.2135 Authentic, fresh Mexican cuisine in Southeast Portland. I sampled the homemade tortillas, made right in front of my eyes by a woman whose sole job was to pound, bake, and have the supply exceed the high demand. I sipped on a delicious margarita, and sampled the […]

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New Price

By MJ Steen | Nov 28, 2012
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