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Miscellaneous Monday Morning Portland Real Estate

One of the best views of downtown Portland is from the I-5 Marquam Bridge.  At this time of year the setting sun highlights the city, reminding us of why we live here.  Last night I got reminded three times as I drove our toddler on laps around the I-5/405 loop in an failed attempt to getting him fall asleep.  Each lap around the core of our city is 6.2 miles.  To put that in perspective:

  • The 2009  Tour de France was  2174 miles- 351 laps around Portland
  • The US Bank Building is 535 feet tall- 61.2 buildings laid end-to-end.
  • The Indy 500- 81 laps (Portland Gran Prix anyone?)
  • Single lap time of Bugatti Veyron, world’s fastest production car, at full speed: 1.47 minutes.  You’re going to have to wait a few weeks to test the Veyron out though:

The I-405 Preservation Project is happening now and there are there are going to be some delays and closures upcoming:

Scheduled Weekend Closures (weather dependent)
Full directional closures (either I-405 NORTH or I-405 SOUTH) will begin at 10 p.m. on the Friday prior to the weekends listed below and end by 5 a.m. on the Monday immediately following the weekend. When one direction of I-405 is closed, the other direction will remain open. Here is the tentative schedule for the I-405 closures, subject to change:

August 1-2
All I-405 NORTH lanes and ramps will be closed
August 15-16
All I-405 SOUTH lanes and ramps will be closed
August 22-23
All I-405 SOUTH lanes and ramps will be closed
September 12-13
All I-405 NORTH lanes and ramps will be closed

Case Shiller will be released tomorrow (previous post on who/what Case Shiller is).  I’ll report on that during the day.

RMLS reported on lockbox activity during the July 4th week and the following:

july-lockbox-activity

Holidays clearly inpact showings.  Will record setting heat?  Try to stay cool and have a great week.

2 Comments on “Miscellaneous Monday Morning Portland Real Estate

  1. Thanks for the reminder on Case Shiller….I had forgotten who they were exactly. Glad to see the market starting to turn around in a few areas of the country.

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