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🔥 Hot homes
A Victorian-style home with a white banistered porch, steps, and a gable roof.
Victorian “painted ladies” like this home on Southeast 66th Avenue feature three or more bold or contrasting colors. | Photo courtesy of listing agent Valerie Hammack, MORE Realty
The annual income needed to purchase the average home in Portland is $149,023, according to a recent Redfin report.

If the median home sale price is $546,400 in the Rose City — what does that get you? We decided to do some digging and found these six homes that are currently on the market.

$525,000, 534 N. Tomahawk Island Dr.

This Cape Cod-style floating home is pet friendly and full of natural light. Experience life literally on the river, complete with stainless steel kitchen appliances, a living room with vaulted ceilings, two bedrooms, and two full bathrooms.

$530,000, 7432 N. Commercial Ave.

Modern elegance abounds in this updated Tudor on the market for the first time in 20 years. Highlights include hardwood flooring, bedrooms on multiple levels, and a basement with Airbnb or ADU potential.

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If living on a quiet street within walking distance of eateries and schools sounds like home to you, then take a look at 6823 SE Mitchell St.

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Photo courtesy of listing agent Aaron Rader, Redfin

$549,900, 6823 SE Mitchell St.

Built in 1910 and fully remodeled, this home near Mount Scott Park has a new roof, new flooring, and a near-perfect Bike Score.

$519,000, 4226 SE 66th Ave.

This Victorian in the Foster-Powell neighborhood is styled after San Francisco’s iconic “painted lady” homes. It’s been lovingly renovated and is within walking distance of parks, shopping, and restaurants.

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Meditate to the gentle trickling of water in this backyard at 3209 SE 63rd Ave.

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Photo courtesy of listing agent Anthony Carpenter, Windermere Realty Trust

$529,900, 3209 SE 63rd Ave.

A finished attic and basement bring the total square footage of this charming Cape Cod-style home to nearly 2,300. Plus, the backyard oasis offers a serene escape with a peaceful pond and elegant stonework.

$540,000, 3944 SW Condor Ave.

Its close proximity to the Oregon Health & Science University campus makes this home a good candidate for a buyer looking to invest in a rental property or someone who doesn’t mind a bit of a project to create their personalized dream home.
 
 
Events
 
Monday, Nov. 27
  • The Break with Kaveh Akbar | Monday, Nov. 27 | 5-6 p.m. | Online, Portland | Free | Join a monthly virtual gathering of writers and artists for various virtual activities and discussions that often include themes of recovery.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Bethany Village’s Annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Market | Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 4-8 p.m. | 4720 NW Bethany Blvd., Portland | Free | Witness the official lighting of Bethany Village’s Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa, see performances by local students, and shop 35+ local vendors.
  • Melissa Newman | Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 7 p.m. | Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton | Free | The daughter of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman shares a peek into her famous parents’ private world with her new book, “Head Over Heels.”
  • Depeche Mode: Memento Mori Tour | Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St., Portland | $87+ | You won’t be able to “Enjoy the Silence” when the British electronic band formed in the 1980s starts rocking.
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News Notes
 
Edu
  • Portland Public Schools students return to class today for the first time since Halloween after PPS and the Portland Association of Teachers finalized a tentative agreement, including $4 million more in raises for educators. Some upcoming breaks and holidays will be used to make up for lost teaching time. (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
Civic
  • You might see police officers patrolling the sidewalks if you do any holiday shopping downtown this year. Eight Portland Police Bureau officers are carrying out walking patrols in the area in teams of two from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day through the new year. (KGW)
Closing
  • A family-owned jewelry business is closing after 113 years in the Portland area. LaRog Brothers is liquidating everything with up to 70% off its entire stock of inventory, including engagement rings, at its shops in Tigard and Clackamas and online. (KOIN)
Seasonal
  • Bridgeport Village has transformed into a winter wonderland this holiday season. Bring your pets for photos with Santa inside a gingerbread cottage, hear Mrs. Claus read a story, find gifts at Smith Teamaker’s new winter pop-up kiosk, and more. See more details.
Biz
  • Earlier this year, the country’s first Porsche Studio opened in Portland’s Pearl District. The 13,000-sqft dealership is giving boutique art gallery with works by local artists on display alongside a rotating selection of vehicles. Customers can configure their dream car, service their vehicles, and sip locally roasted espresso drinks. (Portland Business Journal)
Health
  • What if going to the dentist wasn’t awful? Enter: The Gleamery, Portland’s new dental boutique that’s on a mission to make teeth cleanings and whitenings easy. Use code PDXTODAY99 for $99 off your first appointment.*
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  • Gift sharp, sophisticated menswear... for 50% off. Black Friday through Cyber Monday, score 50% off everything online at Harlestons — the Golf Digest/Golfweek/Golf Channel-featured premium men’s apparel brand — with our exclusive code: BF50. (We especially love their performance polos.) Bonus: Free shipping on $125+ and easy returns, always.*
Shop
  • Give the gift of grooming this holiday season (and save big). Take 25% off sitewide during MANSCAPED’s Cyber Monday sale and shop best-sellers like The Lawn Mower® 5.0 Ultra body hair trimmer, The Performance Package 5.0 Ultra full-body grooming kit, and the stocking stuffer-worthy Body Buffer silicone scrubber.*
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The Buy
 
Something leather, something botanical, or something indulgent from Six & Main’s Treat Yourself Collection — because it’s all 30% off for Cyber Monday.
 
Answered
 
Pecan, pecan, or pecan?
In honor of last week’s pie-filled holiday, we asked how you pronounce “pecan” and more than 100 of you were quick to chime in.
  • “Pea-kahn” — 48%
  • “Puh-kahn” — 44%
  • “Pea-can” — 8%
No matter how you say it, the name of this tree nut has an interesting history. As a first food, the word “pecan” has Native American origins specifically traced to the Algonquin people, translating to “all nuts requiring a stone to crack.” Pecans gained widespread popularity among American colonists in the 18th and 19th centuries, becoming more valuable than crops like cotton in some places. Today, there are 1,000+ varieties of pecan trees, many of which bear tribal names.
 
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The Wrap
 
Cambrie Juarez headshot Today’s edition by:
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From the editor
Two harbingers of the holiday season are lighting up Portland once again: the White Stag’s red nose and the 30-ft-tall martini glass in the West Hills. Let the festivities commence.
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