Stop Demolishing Portland seeks to preserve our city’s affordable, historic and vintage housing stock by sharing information about endangered Portland homes; taking actions to preserve specific houses by conversing with developers, petitioning, and demonstrating against this wave of destruction. SDP aims to change Portland city policies that endanger homes, promote endless gentrification & price longtime residents out of Portland. Goals that could include creating a mandatory demolition delay period, a demolition moratorium, strengthening the nearly non-existent city policies to designate protected houses, reviewing city zoning that encourages higher density construction in our vintage low and medium density neighborhoods, promoting subsidized and/or public housing, repealing the state’s ban on inclusionary zoning, preserving our established neighborhood tree canopies, among many others.

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So this happened in my neighborhood yesterday. Corner of SE Oatfield and SE Evergreen in Milwaukie. I have always admired this large home hidden behind the trees. Now almost all of the trees are gone. ☹️ ...

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So I'm a Portland native and 3rd gen Oregonian. I grew up on 24th and Ankeny when King Harvest was a natural food grocery store. I own a 1908 craftsman that is literally 1/2 mile from the 1905 Dutch colonial house I was born in (no hospital). And nearly identical to the four square my grandparents bought on 34th and Harrison in 1963. I've also been a realtor for 18 years. I have passion so deep, I get emotional. Here's a quick story: some friends of mine sold a 1920s bungalow in close in North Portland. The buyers who made the highest offer wrote a letter that explained who they were to the sellers in the hopes that they may get their offer accepted. They claimed to be a father and daughter. The father was supposedly helping his daughter buy her first home and she loved the old Portland houses and thought this one was "perfect" for them. A couple of weeks after closing the demolition began. It turned out the real buyer was a developer and had bs'd his way into the sale. I've made a point to thoroughly vet buyers as much as I can when I'm selling older fixers. I just want to bring awareness to the fact that these homeowners may not know (or be getting the truth) about their highest and best buyer. I love these homes and my childhood is filled with the memories of the smell of the warm old growth wood of an unfinished Portland attic in the summertime. The cold draft coming from under an old wavy glass window (because glass is actually liquid). Splinters in my feet from sliding across raw fir floors. Doors that don't close, walls you can't hang pictures on, freezing mornings and hot afternoons. My heart breaks as the Portland I know slips into the past. Sometimes my old school Portland real estate mindset is naive to the savvy of the out of town cut-throat investor. Sadly, I've had to toughen up. Every lesson hurts though. ...

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So this remodel is actually pretty cool. I've been watching this little house for months in Sellwood. It is a modern minimalist aesthetic but the house is still tiny just like it was AND the pretty trees are still intact! I approve of this! So refreshing to see no second story even 😀😀 ...

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1807 SE STARK ST is being deconstructed right now... ...

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You might not have the time right now to watch all of this feature length video, but the first 12 minutes should sound familiar and I hope that it will draw you in enough to watch the rest and inspire thoughtful debate. This is Seattle, but this is happening everywhere that speculative development pressure is high. And we would be wise to learn lessons from those cities who came before us. ...

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2014 SE 11TH AVE and 2026 SE 11TH AVE are now BOTH completely fenced off. The end is near. ...

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Hey Scott Tice it's coming down. :( Always loved this house. ...

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Lauren Terpstra shared James Hatton's post to the group: Stop Demolishing Portland. ...

A Hidden Portland favorite, “Capax Infiniti” by Faith47 at SW 11th & Washington, may be under threat. Plans are for a 30 story mixed use building to be erected on this corner lot. Word is that the mural will somehow be saved by incorporating it into the building’s design. Let’s hope that’s true.

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