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Live/Work Update: Kitchen Installation

15 Oct 2010, Posted by Shawn in Live Work, Showcase, Uncategorized, 6 Comments

Live/Work Update: Kitchen Installation


Long overdue, an update on the Live/Work project. We’ve finished the electrical, installed our cabinets, and getting ready for final inspections. Take a look at some of the photos from the last month.

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Tiling and Landscaping at the Live/Work Project

15 May 2010, Posted by Shawn in Showcase, 0 Comments

Tiling and Landscaping at the Live/Work Project


Portland Built’s shortest blog posts on updates to the project. Tiling and landscaping…more photos to follow

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EcoVative 2010: Building it Green in Portland

29 Apr 2010, Posted by Shawn in Green, Showcase, Suppliers, Sustainability, 0 Comments

EcoVative 2010: Building it Green in Portland


Portland’s green building conference, EcoVative, combines classes and a product expo designed to help builders make the leap to better green building. We spent a few hours in classes and at the exposition hall to learn about some of the products and best-practices in the green industry.

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Bring Google to Portland!

26 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Showcase, Sustainability, Video, 0 Comments

Bring Google to Portland!


Google in Portland? Sounds like a great idea! You can affect the decision to bring high-speed (crazy fast) internet to our fair city. Don’t wait – the deadline is Friday, March 26th at 5:00pm.

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Alberta Mercantile: A New Live/Work Development in NE Portland

22 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Remodeling, Showcase, 1 Comments

Alberta Mercantile: A New Live/Work Development in NE Portland


Alberta Mercantile is a new Live/Work project in the inner east side of Portland. See how developer Brad Fowler transformed a homely concrete box into a modern combination of retail and urban living.

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Video: Designing a Better Wall for a Wet Climate

12 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Build it Small, Showcase, Video, 3 Comments

Video: Designing a Better Wall for a Wet Climate


Portland Built visits the Live/Work project where we discuss strategies for modern wall design. Learn how the project uses inexpensive materials like XPS foam to increase R-value and reduce moisture in the walls. Watch a video to see how it all comes together!

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Insulation: A Tight Fit Equals Big Savings

22 Feb 2010, Posted by Shawn in Contractors, Showcase, 0 Comments

Insulation: A Tight Fit Equals Big Savings


Noe Gaxiola of Vale Insulation Group arrives on the scene to help keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Spray foam seals the seams, and fiberglass bats insulate the wall cavities.

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Wal-Mart: Built in Portland?

24 Dec 2009, Posted by Shawn in Build it Small, Showcase, Sustainability, 4 Comments

Wal-Mart: Built in Portland?


Ever wonder what happens to Big Box Stores when they die? They grow wings and are reborn as Wal-Mart! Check out the retail giant’s latest effort to build a second store in the Portland metro.

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Picking the Right Roofer in Portland

17 Dec 2009, Posted by Shawn in Contractors, Showcase, 0 Comments

Picking the Right Roofer in Portland


Picking a roofer in Portland can mean the difference between a happy winter and a wet mess. Here’s a few tips on what to look for when picking a roofing contractor.

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Build it Small: Portland’s Harpoon House

07 Dec 2009, Posted by Shawn in Build it Small, Showcase, 12 Comments

Build it Small: Portland’s Harpoon House


Harpoon house is one of Portland’s newest “less is more” homes. SIPs, triple-pane windows, and compact design are just a few of the “big” features of the small home.

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