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Nearly a third of real estate deals moving ahead in Portland and elsewhere, office and industrial realtors say
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Nearly a third of real estate deals moving ahead in Portland and elsewhere, office and industrial realtors say

Nearly a third of real estate transactions internationally were moving ahead as scheduled in May, while many had been canceled or put on hold,...

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Community groups plan affordable housing project on Northeast Alberta
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Community groups plan affordable housing project on Northeast Alberta

Self Enhancement Inc., Community Development Partners want to build 52 apartments in Northeast Portland....

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Poll: Would you go back to the office by June 15 if you had the chance?
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Poll: Would you go back to the office by June 15 if you had the chance?

This week, we published a handful of stories about the reopening of Oregon. It's the subject of our print edition cover package this week and...

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Covid-19’s impact on Portland’s commercial real estate industry (podcast)
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Covid-19’s impact on Portland’s commercial real estate industry (podcast)

Tenants and landlords alike are facing economic challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic. “As a landlord, you’re in a position to take a look at...

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Beaverton opens application period for rent assistance grants
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Beaverton opens application period for rent assistance grants

The city of Beaverton on Monday opened the application period for a second round of rent assistance grants. The city is once again giving $250,000...

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Portland commercial real estate firms seek right to defer mortgage payments
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Portland commercial real estate firms seek right to defer mortgage payments

The coalition wants input from commercial property owners through an online survey....

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Five Things for Wednesday, including a retail retreat and Shake Shack in the Pearl
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Five Things for Wednesday, including a retail retreat and Shake Shack in the Pearl

Good morning. Here are Five Things for Wednesday. Stores that are not grocers or pharmacies had a very bad March. The New York Times reports that...

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Columbia Sportswear furloughs 3,500 retail workers around the globe
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Columbia Sportswear furloughs 3,500 retail workers around the globe

Last month, Columbia Sportswear joined some of its industry peers and said it would close its retail stores, but continue to pay store workers. As...

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Meyer Memorial Trust extends more coronavirus relief
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Meyer Memorial Trust extends more coronavirus relief

Meyer Memorial Trust has extended financial relief to nine more community organizations. The foundation previously gave Portland-based MESO and...

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Construction industry can help with solutions for affordable housing in Portland beyond building units
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Construction industry can help with solutions for affordable housing in Portland beyond building units

An affordable housing crisis has become more acute across America over the past two decades as rents have risen dramatically while wages have...

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Oregon rent freeze could run afoul of U.S. Constitution, attorney says
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Oregon rent freeze could run afoul of U.S. Constitution, attorney says

Rent and mortgage forgiveness mandates from the government could run afoul of constitutional protections if officials didn’t pay landlords or...

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Oregon governor advises residents to wear homemade masks in public
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Oregon governor advises residents to wear homemade masks in public

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday advised residents to wear homemade masks in public but urged them to leave medical ones for health professionals...

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Portland City Council calls for rent, mortgage forgiveness
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Portland City Council calls for rent, mortgage forgiveness

"Those who defer rent payments may accumulate significant personal debt and those who are unable to repay may ultimately face eviction," council...

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'No showings on my calendar': Some Portland commercial real estate leasing slows
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'No showings on my calendar': Some Portland commercial real estate leasing slows

Portland’s commercial real estate market was in high gear, but the new virus has forced a downshift in some leasing activity....

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Meeting community needs through the power of an endowment
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Meeting community needs through the power of an endowment

In times of vulnerability, community foundations play a central role in working to address ongoing challenges, both during and long after the...

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Oregon Community Foundation launches pooled philanthropic fund
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Oregon Community Foundation launches pooled philanthropic fund

The Oregon Community Foundation has launched a pooled philanthropic fund to deal with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The new fund, which is...

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Adidas reverses course, closes U.S. stores
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Adidas reverses course, closes U.S. stores

Adidas on Tuesday said its stores in the U.S., Europe and Canada will be closed from March18-29 because of the coronavirus outbreak, joining a list...

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Analyst warns of 'dire' consequences for retailers that keep stores open
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Analyst warns of 'dire' consequences for retailers that keep stores open

In a note to investors Monday, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Sam Poser commended Nike and other retailers that have closed stores because of...

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Powell's Books, Nike retail temporarily close stores due to novel coronavirus
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Powell's Books, Nike retail temporarily close stores due to novel coronavirus

Powell's Books and Nike have joined a long list of retailers that have decided to temporarily close in response to the spreading novel coronavirus....

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How to reap maximum benefits from real estate investments
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How to reap maximum benefits from real estate investments

Real estate in all its forms: personal residences, investment properties and commercial real estate – has appreciated substantially over the past...

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Melvin Mark Investors buys Wilsonville office property for nearly $9.3M
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Melvin Mark Investors buys Wilsonville office property for nearly $9.3M

The Wilsonville property was constructed as PayLess Drug Stores’ headquarters in 1980 and later housed video rental company Hollywood Video....

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