Archive for August, 2011

Buckman Historic District Page on the Architectural Heritage Center Site

August 24, 2011

The Architectural Heritage Center has a page on their website devoted to the Buckman Historic Association’s efforts to establish a historic district in Buckman. You can check it out here:

Coming Soon: Curb-side Composting

August 11, 2011

Portland City Council is currently considering a proposal that will enable people to compost food scraps by placing them in their green yard debris roll cart instead of the garbage. A video (featuring Mayor Sam Adams) and FAQ are available here.


2011 Build It Green! Home Tour and Information Fair

August 2, 2011

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is throwing its annual information fair on eco-friendly building practices, along with a self-led tour of area homes. Read on for the details. Please note: the Buckman Historic Association will also have a booth at the information fair!

2011 Build It Green! Home Tour and Information Fair

The City of Portland’s tenth annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Information Fair features twenty-two green remodels and new homes around the Portland metropolitan area. Many of the homes and affordable housing include solar panels, ecoroofs, rainwater harvesting, natural landscaping, water and energy conservation, reused building materials, alternative construction techniques, small footprints and much more.

Homeowners and contractors will be available to share their personal experiences and to answer questions.  A FREE family-friendly information fair will be a prelude to the tour with green vendors, demonstrations, food, drink and music.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Information Fair: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hosted by Green Depot at Ecohaus, 819 SE Taylor St, Portland

Home Tour (self-guided): 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Featuring 22 tour stops throughout the Portland metro area

This event is suitable for all ages.

Presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Sponsored by Metro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Solar Oregon, Oregon Home magazine, and City of Portland Bureaus of Environmental Services, Development Services and Water.

For more info: visit, e-mail, or call 503-823-5431.

Staff will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Valerie Garrett, tour coordinator 503-823-5431

Christine Llobregat, media contact 503-823-7007

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
To create and enhance a vibrant city, BPS combines the disciplines of planning and sustainability to advance Portland’s diverse and distinct neighborhoods, promote a prosperous and low-carbon economy, and help ensure that people and the natural environment are healthy and integrated into the cityscape. BPS provides a forum for community engagement and education, and is a catalyst for action. With a city full of partners, BPS develops creative and practical solutions on issues as far ranging as comprehensive, neighborhood and environmental planning,urban design, waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency and solar technologies. This innovative, interdisciplinary approach strengthens Portland’s position as an international model of sustainable development practices and commerce.