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Survey: Portlanders need to make $70k to buy home

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — How much do you need to make each year to buy a house in Portland? About $70,000 — an increase of nearly 7.5 percent from a year ago. 200 more words


Church As Island: St Thomas' Anglican Church, Condah

This appealing stone church is set back off the Henty Highway at the locality of Condah, between Branxholm and Heywood, on the way to Portland. It is entirely surrounded by a ‘sea’ of pasture, bringing new meaning to the term ‘pastoral care’. 23 more words


Homeless man killed struggled with mental illness

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A homeless man shot and killed after an altercation with a Portland business owner Monday lived a normal life until his struggle with mental illness became too much, his brother told KOIN 6 News. 276 more words


Plywood, Tumbleweeds, and Cartoon Animals

In response to today’s daily prompt.


I used to love hideouts. Just between you and I, I still do. Always the social one, I’m feeling the need more often than not these days to have my own space, a get-away, to be left alone with my thoughts, a book, pen and paper. 796 more words

Writings & Musings

Quest for a Sushi Burrito

Willamette Weekly posted an article on Sushi Burritos last week, and this weekend I trekked to the food carts to find one. I am a navigational prodigy, so naturally I followed an outdated geotag to the wrong food cart pod. 96 more words

Luciano Family | Oregon Family Photography

I’m catching up on my last few sessions before I’ll be current again. :-) Soon, though, soon!

In the meantime, how cute is this family? I took their photos a few weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas and they were so fun and gung-ho, even when it looked like it might pour down rain at any moment! 59 more words

Family Photography

I don’t know what I want.

I know what I don’t want.

My mind and heart are definitely conflicted.

While I am awake my mind controls my heart. 30 more words