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City of Portland “Get Legal Program” No More- Updated

File this under the list of things you didn’t know were gone until you needed it.  Once upon a time, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services ran the “Get Legal Program” to help property owners permit …

Do I need a permit in Portland?

Oregon property disclosures ask a series of questions about the past remodeling of a property: 1) Are there any additions, conversions or remodeling? 2) If yes, was a building permit required? 3) If yes, was a building permit …

Finished Basements in Portland

Basements used to be scary places where we crammed all the stuff we couldn’t find a home for in the main living areas. Many are still scary but others have been converted into livable space that rivals the …