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Shop Local at PDX FLEA + FOOD

Stop by Rejuvenation & Jacobsen Salt Co. this Sunday for an afternoon of shopping local goods and enjoying food provided by Bunk Sandwiches.

WHEN: Sunday, October 29 @ 11:00 - 4:00 WHERE: 1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214 WHAT: Furniture + decor, apparel + accessories,...

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How to Hygge

Let's take a lesson from the happiest people on earth about how to bring comfort, togetherness and well-being into everyday life. We're focusing on a few of our favorite hygge manifesto guidelines that feel especially appropriate with the season of fall underway.

ATMOSPHERE: Never underestimate the power that just a few lit candles have. The thing most associated with hygge is light. Thoughtfully placed candles or lamps can create a glow in even the darkest corners of your home. Another way to create a cozy atmosphere is to introduce elements from the outdoors inside your home. If houseplants aren't your forte, try bringing in a few eucalyptus branches or dried flowers.
PRESENCE: Living in the moment is key to ensuring meaningful connections, and it becomes increasingly more challenging with how dependent we have become on our devices. Make it a point to ignore your phone while at your next dinner with friends or your next night at home with family.

PLEASURE: Finding pleasure in coffee, cakes, cookies, and pastries isn't something to feel guilty or regretful about. Coffee and dessert breaks are common in Danish culture and as we enter the fall and winter seasons, it feels like the perfect time to adopt a more indulgent spirit in our own lives. 

COMFORT: Layer on the chunky knits. Invest in a pair of handmade wool socks. Drape your sofa with the cozy throw blankets that have been stored in a closet for summer. The main goal is to get comfortable and take a break to truly relax. 

TOGETHERNESS: It's often tricky to coordinate time for friends with so many conflicting schedules and everyone's busy lives, but making it a point to share valuable experiences with those dear to us is important. Invite friends over to bake a seasonal dessert, or schedule a reoccurring board game night.

Try these few hygge lifestyle staples to welcome the new season with a fresh perspective!

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2nd Quarter Market Updates from Windermere’s Chief Economist

The following analysis of the Oregon and Southwest Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please...
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The Epitome of NW Portland Charm

All the charm and convenience of NW Portland is at your door in this home in the Ball Parc American building. Fantastic light and bright one bedroom with south and west orientation. Generously sized rooms and a fantastic floorplan. Hardwoods & built ins throughout. Large kitchen with gas range and lots of storage. Includes a deeded parking space and a deeded storage unit! No rental cap, and pets under 50lbs allowed.

779 square feet | 1 bedroom | 1 bathroom | 1 parking space

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