Introducing: Small-Scale City

Hi Lost Oregon fans! I’ve launched a new blog called Small-Scale City. Why? Well, it lets me focus on daily, weekly real estate and development news around the Portland metro area, mostly around Central Eastside, SE, and down to the southern burbs, like Milwaukie. And, of course, there’s a huge focus on adaptive reuse and […]

Ralph Friedman disses Milwaukie, Ore.

Update 6/14/18: The Skulason home is for sale at $1.6 million. Marketing materials state clearly, as required: The house could be demolished. Could be. Hopefully not. Watching this one. If you’ve never read Ralph Friedman’s books, get to it. His first self-published (before it was called DIY) book, Oregon For the Curious, cost $1.95 in 1965 and […]

Portland map nerds: Compare 1852 to 2015

Been a bit quiet around here lately. I’ve been writing about beer and new breweries at The New School and doing lots of traveling for work (DC! NYC! Denver! Baltimore! San Francisco! Boston!). I’ve got topics and ideas I’m working on coming soon. In the meantime, check out this cool map overlay of Portland  – […]