This got demolished and replaced
With two of these.
Notice the crappy wood used for the stairs. Bet they will be replacing those stairs within ten years. The greedy developer is Vic Remmers, who is doing a lot of this. I read he owns 141 properties in Portland. I wonder how many will be demolished.
The house that was torn down was not in bad repair. It needed some paint and a face lift. Here is the listing for the old house, which is still on Zillow, but a little wrong. It has some old facts and some new facts.
Portland city government used to value trees and green spaces. Now they will let builders and developers destroy anything and build anything no matter how ugly. They say we have to squeeze in to make way for the mongol hordes. But I can't see how building giant single family homes helps us in any way.
Here is the lovely new landscaping (aka a place for the dog to poop).
And here is the new deck. I bet it won't last very long in our weather. Looks like really cheap wood. It is my experience that when even the visible materials are poor, the hidden materials are even worse.
Here is a house in Portland with its trees cut down in preparation for demolition. Many of the houses they are demolishing are very nice houses. Nicer than the replacements. Nobody wins except the greedy developers.
So this is why I beg you not to move to Portland. We don't have room for you without destroying our lovely city. You won't like it anyway when all the good bits have been destroyed.