March 1st, 2010

Garden and Infrastructure

It was a busy weekend, and there is some chaos happening at the house… Most of it isn’t caused by us. Somehow we managed to decide to build a house at the same time and in the same neighborhood as most of the city’s big infrastructure projects. Read the rest of this entry »

January 13th, 2010

Neighborhood Meeting

Tomorrow we’ll be be at the Buckman Neighborhood Association general meeting talking about our house. If you would like to come out and talk about the house, or ask questions, or if you’re just interested in finding out what is going on with the neighborhood… Come out Thursday night 7pm at Buckman Elementary. No idea what else is on the agenda, but it should be an interesting evening.  Read the rest of this entry »

December 4th, 2009


Its been a little while since the last real update and there have been a bunch of little things that have gone on. The most significant right now is that we are dry inside… Not just because of the weather, but the last leak seems to have been taken care of just before Thanksgiving. Read the rest of this entry »

August 31st, 2009

Buckman Community Center

Last Tuesday, Matt and I attended the open house for the new Community Center that Portland Parks & Recreation is proposing on the grounds of the vacant Washington High School. Although I became aware of the project only a few months ago, it has been in the works for 18 years. The committee presenting the process expects final designs to be submitted to the city in October. The timing of this conversation is especially serendipitous, as I – along with thousands of others – will soon converge at the vacant high school, which is serving as a hub for this year’s PICA’s 10 day tba festival.

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