Portland Ranked in the Best Cities

Bloomberg Businessweek published an great article today, listing America’s Top 50 Best Cities.  It wasn’t a surprise that Portland was ranked the 5th best city in the country! The article states, “Portland is known for its Pacific Northwestern brand of laid-back living, with education and restaurant offerings to go with air quality you won’t find […]

Home improvements that don’t break the bank

With the housing market picking up and homeowners moving up and out of a slow economy, a lot of us are looking for ways to update our homes without breaking the bank.  Michelle Krueger at NWI.com has shared an excellent article on low cost alternatives for revitalizing your home. Here are some tips she recommends: Try […]

Cons of paying off your mortgage early

Homeowners often dream paying off their mortgage and getting rid of those pesky monthly payments.  Maintaining those payments, however, might be providing you with more benefits than you think. Benny Kass with Inman News discusses whether the peace of mind that comes from mortgage payoff outweighs the tax and income benefits of maintaining a mortgage balance. […]

Exceptional weekend of wine, beer, and food events in Portland!

Portland Monthly’s Allison Jones has published a fabulous digest of Portland’s upcoming food and drink events: Panoramic Pinot at Salty’s What: More than a dozen Portland wineries (including Sokol Blosser, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Lange, Montinore, Archery Summit, Erath, and more) will be pouring their wares with a full panoramic view of the Columbia River alongside food pairings from chef Josh Gibler, like grilled prawns, prosciutto-wrapped […]