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Not too big, not too small, just right
A small white bungalow with a shed sits beside a paved driveway in Portland's Woodlawn Park neighborhood. Its roof and two chimneys are shades of light brown and there are massive evergreen trees in the backyard.
Garden beds in the front with a forest in the back — who could ask for more? | Photo via @altpdx
The annual income needed to purchase the average home in Portland is $147,241, according to a recent Redfin report.

If the median home sale price is $480,000 in the Rose City — what does that get you? We decided to do some digging and found these six homes above, at, or just below that figure that are currently on the market.

Budget smudge-it

$505,000, 1713 NE 101st Ave.

While looking deceptively small from the street, this 1945-built bungalow in the Woodland Park neighborhood is actually 1,800 sqft with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious laundry room, and an updated kitchen. Store all your tools needed to keep the yard looking manicured in the detached garage and shed.

$499,000, 9211 N. Hudson St.

Just a short walk from Pier Park and Cathedral Park, not to mention downtown St. Johns shops, this new-ish home comes with quartz counters, engineered hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances.

Hitting the mark

$479,000, 615 S. Nebraska St.

You’ll find amenities aplenty, and we’re not talking about the house’s updated kitchen and sizable back parking area. Situated in the center of John’s Landing, you’ll have cafes and restaurants on your doorstep, with recreational opportunities down the street at Willamette Park and The Circuit Bouldering Gym.

$479,000, 6466 NE Killingsworth Ct.

Families will find what they’re looking for in this cul-de-sac. The kids will want to spend quality time in the comfortable living area, where plenty of natural light suffuses the open-concept floorplan.
 
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Events
 
Friday, March 29
  • Gem Faire | Friday, March 29-Sunday, March 31 | Times vary | Westside Commons, 801 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro | $0-$7 | Explore a large selection of crystals, gemstones, beads, and more, see educational demonstrations, and bring your jewelry in need of repairs and cleaning.
  • Rip City Remix vs. Santa Cruz Warriors | Friday, March 29 | 6 p.m. | Chiles Center at the University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland | $5-$150 | You’ve shown up all season long and the team wants to say thank you on Fan Appreciation Night with giveaways, special prizes, and more.
  • Portland Winterhawks Playoff Home Game 1 | Friday, March 29 | 7 p.m. | Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 Winning Way, Portland | $31-$68 | For the first time since 2020, the Winterhawks have won the US Division title — help cheer them on as they take flight in the postseason with their eyes on more silverware.
  • “Henry IV” Parts 1 & 2 | Friday, March 29-Sunday, April 14 | Times vary | Twilight Theater Company, 7515 N. Brandon Ave., Portland | $20 | Heavy is the head that wears the crown... good thing you’ll be in the audience, carefree and enthralled by this Shakespearean epic put on over two separate shows.
Saturday, March 30
  • Portland Thorns vs. Racing Louisville FC | Saturday, March 30 | 4:30 p.m. | Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison St., Portland | $23-$106 | After stumbling out of the starting blocks, the Thorns are still searching for their first win of the season; be there to help them get it.
  • Shrek Rave | Saturday, March 30 | 7 p.m. | Roseland Theater, 8 NW Sixth Ave., Portland | $20-$35 | Gather all your best friends from the swamp and dance until it’s all ogre.
Sunday, March 31
  • Easter BINGO | Sunday, March 31 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Siren Theater, 3913 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland | $10-$20 | Hop on over for a day of comedy, mimosas, special guests, and prizes.
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News Notes
 
Open
  • Portland’s Pearl District is home to Silk Road, a new cocktail bar serving late-night Chinese food and specialty drinks — shiitake martinis, anyone? Owner Vijay Kumar and chef Lexy Foong certainly bring a wealth of experience to the table: Lulu and karaoke bar Ambassador, respectively. (Eater Portland)
Arts
  • You would think the legacy of the late Darcelle XV couldn’t get more colorful — but this new mural would prove you wrong. Created by local aerosol artist Travis Fields over the course of two months, the vibrant depiction of the iconic drag queen wraps around the Chevron gas station in Old Town. (Willamette Week)
History
  • For 100 years, kids have learned life skills at Camp Namanu along the Sandy River. Now, Oregon’s oldest nature camp for girls has been added to the National Register of Historic Places; it was recognized for its inclusive programs, as well as its natural and architectural value. (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
Civic
  • People waiting for justice on unsolved crimes have a new lifeline. The Portland Police Bureau’s Cold Case Unit will resume operation with new funding and technology. Detectives will have forensic genetic genealogy at their disposal, which can cross reference evidence DNA with ancestry databases. (Portland Monthly)
Eat
  • Cheering on the Timbers and Thorns is hungry work. Whether you need a pre-match meal or a post-victory brew, it’s handy to know where to go. These restaurants and bars are close to Providence Park and sure to hit the spot. (Eater Portland)
State
  • Snowpack in mountains across Oregon are at normal-to-high levels (with one exception in the northeast), but climatologists are still unsure if it will be enough to soothe wildfire risks and agricultural concerns this summer. The key to counteracting drought? A slower transition to warm temperatures. (OPB)
Sports
  • On the recruiting trail, Dan Lanning and the Oregon Ducks are in play for five-star wide receiver Dakorien Moore. Host Spencer McLaughlin discusses how they can seal the deal in the latest episode of Locked On Ducks.
Finance
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History
 
🏍️ 50 years and over 101 feet
Stuntman Evel Knievel at a press conference.
Evel Knievel made an earlier Portland jump in 1971, clearing 14 cars but breaking his hand on the landing. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons
“I’m almost to the end of my road, but I’m not gonna let that happen yet.” That’s what iconic stuntman Rober Craig “Evel” Knievel told reporters on March 29, 1974, after breaking the world indoor record by jumping 10 trucks and seven vans in front of a packed Memorial Coliseum. Oh, and he was only a month out from a compression fracture in his back.

That’s right, 8,173 spectators watched the former motorcycle salesman ride his Harley-Davidson XR-750 up one ramp at about 85 mph, flying through the air to safely land past the 101-ft mark recently set by Southern Oregon native Debbie Lawler.

It was a memorable entry into the long lore of Portland’s daredevil history, which stretches as far back as 1912.
 
The Buy
 
The handy dandy jar opener you never knew you needed. Mount it under a kitchen cabinet and easily twist open jars and bottles with one hand. Bonus: The jar opener was designed to be easy to use for older adults and those with carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis.
 
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From the editor
You’re probably familiar with Anna’s hummingbirds — they’re the ones that stick around during winter — but how well do you know Oregon’s other hummingbird species? I think I’ve seen a Rufous hummingbird at the feeder right outside my kitchen window, but I’ll have to travel to find the others.
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