Weekend open house info. — Vintage Home Show, Sunday Parkways

We are thrilled to share many Renaissance homes on display this weekend in West Linn, Wilsonville, Sherwood and on the Vintage Home Show in Portland where we are collecting food for Oregon Food Bank. Please help us reach our goal of more than 600 pounds of food collected. And hey, you just may win...

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Attend the Grand Opening at Stono 93 in Tualatin Aug. 2

Renaissance Homes is proud to build six, sustainably-built homes at the intersection of SW Stono Drive and SW 93rd Terrace in a project called Stono 93. And we’re thrilled to invite you to the free Grand Opening celebration Saturday Aug. 2 from noon to 3 p.m. Tour new, green built Renaissance...

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Attend the Rychlick Farm Block Party – meet a cop, complete a fingerprint kit and enjoy ice cream from Scoop Aug. 9

Visit Renaissance at Rychlick Farm Aug. 9 from noon to 3 p.m. for the Summer Block Party. This free, family-friendly event offers fun and educational opportunities. Tour a move-in ready, green built Renaissance home located just steps from Laurel Ridge Middle School. Indulge in savory flavors from...

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Renaissance is proud to sponsor the Alberta Street Fair Aug. 9

Renaissance Homes is proud to be a sponsor of the 17th annual Alberta Street Fair, taking place Sat. Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This celebration of community, art and music brings more than 20,000 people to Alberta Street each year. Hosted by Alberta Main Street, the free fair features a day...

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New Meadows project receives $10,000 grant

Bridge Meadows has successfully secured the land necessary to build New Meadows, its transitional housing facility for at-risk youth exiting the foster care system. Thanks to a very generous $10,000 grant from Bank of the West, this project is set to move forward this year with Builder Captain...

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Walk Scores encourage community interaction and increase property values

Walkable neighborhoods offer surprising benefits to the environment, our health, our finances and our communities. A walkable and bicycle-friendly community provides residents and visitors with safe and healthy alternatives to driving. Encouraging walking not only improves individual and public...

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Attend second Annual Vintage Home Show July 19, 20, 26, 27 — win a bike

Renaissance Homes and Directors Mortgage invite you to the Second Annual Vintage Home Show. Tour LEED-built Renaissance homes in Portland’s Woodstock, Burlingame and Kenton neighborhoods and bring food donations to help Oregon Food Bank. Taking place over two weekends — July 19 and 20 and July 26...

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Weekend open house schedule — Vintage Home Show info.

We are thrilled to share many Renaissance homes on display this weekend in West Linn, Wilsonville, Sherwood and on the Vintage Home Show in Portland where we are collecting food for Oregon Food Bank. Please help us reach our goal of more than 600 pounds of food collected. And hey, you just may win...

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Morrison offers flex space on Vintage Home Show

Explore Renaissance Homes’ Morrison Cottage floorplan. Located at 5116 SE 47th Ave. in Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood, this Morrison Cottage floorplan by Renaissance Homes has 2,337 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 1 car attached garage. See it in person July 19, 20, 26 and 27...

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Cleary provides classic living on Vintage Home Show

Walk through two Cleary floorplans on the Vintage Home Show July 19, 20, 26 and 27. Located at 3733 N. Baldwin St. in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood and at 1260 SW Dolph. St. in Burlingame, the Cleary floorplan by Renaissance Homes has 2,507 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2 car attached...

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Kick back in Kenton neighborhood, highlighted on Vintage Home Show

When you visit the Kenton neighborhood on the Vintage Home Show in North Portland, be sure to note its great parks — Kenton and Trenton City Parks and Delta Park West — and thriving restaurant scene with flavor varieties from establishments such as Po’shines Cafe De La Soul, Pizza Fino, Cup and...

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Contribute to “wish list” at Vintage Home Show

Oregon Food Bank is looking for donations of healthy, low-fat and low-sugar products. Last year’s Vintage Home Show brought in nearly 600 pounds of food for Oregon Food Bank and Renaissance Homes and Directors Mortgage are hoping to beat that record for the second annual event — July 19, 20, 26...

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Learn more about Woodstock during Vintage Home Show

Named after Walter Scott’s novel of the same name, the Woodstock neighborhood was established in the late 1880s and is one of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods. The area just south of SE Holgate Blvd. and featuring Woodstock City Park has much of its business and civic activity concentrated in...

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View map of homes to tour on Vintage Home Show

Renaissance Homes and Directors Mortgage invite you to the Second Annual Vintage Home Show.   Tour LEED-built Renaissance homes in Portland’s Woodstock, Burlingame and Kenton neighborhoods and bring food donations to help Oregon Food Bank.   Taking place over two weekends — July 19 and...

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Yamhill floorplan offers an entertainer’s kitchen

Located at 5651 SE Harold St. in Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood, this Yamhill floorplan by Renaissance Homes has 2,031 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 1 car attached garage. See it in person July 19, 20, 26 and 27 during the Vintage Home Show from noon to 6 p.m. each day. The...

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10 Best: Up-and-coming neighborhoods around the USA

USA Today does regular features on travel around America. This time around they focus on neighborhoods going through a revitalization – and a Portland neighborhood makes the Top 10 list of must sees! From USA Today Travel Experience America Section: Debates about gentrification...

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Renaissance celebrates 30 years with Vintage Home Show, Oregon Food Bank drive

Visit green built homes on the July tour and help out Oregon Food Bank This year marks Renaissance Homes’ 30th year in business. While a lot has changed in 30 years, one constant drives every member of the Renaissance team — a passion for homebuilding. Staff find this industry inspiring,...

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Meet the Renaissance Homes team

Ever wanted to peek behind the curtain at Renaissance Homes? Now is your chance. Our company is proud to share the smiling faces that take each new, green-built home from a blueprint to move-in day. Visit our staff page here and get to know our land acquisition and development team who seek out...

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Holiday weekend open house schedule

Happy Fourth of July weekend. Renaissance Design Studio See you this weekend at: Come visit our Renaissance Boat Club Sales Office at 8855 SW Holly Lane, No. 122 in Wilsonville and explore our new floorplans for this once-in-a-lifetime neighborhood. Each homeowner will receive a deeded boat slip...

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Happy Fourth of July — with kabobs

On behalf of Renaissance Homes, we wish you a memorable and safe Fourth of July holiday. We’re proud to be your local homebuilder and are excited to celebrate with you. And looking for an easy, festive dessert for the holiday? Enjoy this recipe  that’s fun for the whole family. Place...

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Step inside the Cascadia NW Home in West Linn

Step inside the beautiful move-in ready Cascadia home in West Linn. Located at 2716 Ridge Lane in West Linn (lot 7 in the Rosemont Pointe neighborhood), this 3,110 sq. ft. home features four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and has a 3 car garage. Fall in love with its details — a blend of classic...

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Introducing two new collections of homes for Renaissance Boat Club

Renaissance Homes is proud to introduce two new collections of homes for the Renaissance Boat Club opening June 17 in Wilsonville – the Seaboard and Riverside. The new neighborhood hugging the Willamette River will feature 33 new homes with rare waterfront access, breathtaking views and an...

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We Buy Land: Raw land, Lots & Tear Downs

Does Your Land Have Potential?  At Renaissance Homes, we are always looking for the next opportunity to transform land into homes that benefit the surrounding community. We quickly analyze each potential project, keeping in mind the proven combination of qualities that result in successful...

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June 28 and 29 open house schedule

Summer has officially arrived and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to around town. Enjoy exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring move-in ready Renaissance homes this weekend. And don’t forget to visit our Design Studio on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. for refreshments and to view...

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Enjoy the Broker’s Open at SE Harold June 24

We can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to on SE Harold St. in Portland at our Tuesday June 24 Broker’s Open. Tour both side-by-side homes in the Woodstock neighborhood from noon to 2 p.m. and enjoy light bites and refreshments. Both homes are LEED-certified and feature...

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We’ll see you at the June 28 Design Studio Open House

Happy summer. We’re thrilled to open up our Renaissance Design Studio and share how our homes are infused with your personality. Enjoy refreshments and light bites June 28 from noon to 2 p.m. as you preview the Renaissance Homes Design Studio featuring all interior and exterior finishes that...

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Weekend open houses and Sunday Parkways info.

Summer has officially arrived and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to around town. Enjoy exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring move-in ready Renaissance homes this weekend. And don’t forget to visit our booth at Sunday Parkways on Sunday. And a special thank you to...

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A Cottage & A Bungalow in Woodstock

Two new LEED certified homes are taking shape in the Woodstock neighborhood at 5651 SE Harold. Enjoy all that Woodstock has to offer. Charming shops, tasty restaurants and coffee shops and a fantastic park. Plus you will live in the enviable Woodstock Elementary School District, distinctive for...

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Take a trip to the Ponzi Vineyard in Sherwood

You don’t have to be in as beautiful of a place to enjoy good wine, but it helps. Ponzi Vineyards in Sherwood is nestled into a gorgeous hillside just miles from Renaissance Homes’ community, Rychlick Farms. If you’ve already visited the grounds, you know just how picturesque it is, but for...

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Get your bike tuned and attend an open house this Father’s Day weekend

Happy Father’s Day weekend, everyone! We can’t wait to share what we’re up to. And congrats to all dad’s and grads! Enjoy exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring move-in ready Renaissance homes this weekend. And don’t forget to attend our Bike Tune-Up event Saturday,...

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Get a bike tune-up and enjoy BBQ fare from NW Natural

Be sure to bring your bike and join the Renaissance team on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 3 p.m. Have your bike tuned for free by a Bike Gallery professional at our open house at 3733 N. Baldwin St. in Portland – just in time for the popular June 22 Sunday Parkways ride in North Portland. Plus,...

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See you at the Renaissance Boat Club Tuesday June 17

Please join us June 17 in Wilsonville at our lot release party for the Renaissance Boat Club. Our new luxury neighborhood – located at 8455 SW Metolius Lane — features 33 new homes with rare waterfront access, breathtaking views and an abundance of recreational opportunities. Enjoy live...

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Welcome to the Renaissance Boat Club

Enjoy leisurely days relaxing on the shore of the Willamette River at the Renaissance Boat Club. Take the boat out for a spin, start the day kayaking or hike the trails hugging the shore in your private oasis. The Renaissance Boat Club in Wilsonville opens June 17 and will feature 33 new homes...

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Weekend open house schedule

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! We can’t wait to share what we’re up to. Enjoy exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring move-in ready Renaissance homes this weekend. Here’s where you’ll find us around town: Renaissance at Rychlick Farm –  You will fall in love with this lovely new...

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Weekend open house schedule

We can’t wait to share what we’re up to. Enjoy exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring move-in ready Renaissance homes this weekend. Plus, we’re hosting a Design Studio Open House on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Here’s where you’ll find us around town: Renaissance at Rychlick...

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Attend the Sat. Design Studio Open House

You’re invited to a Design Studio Open House Saturday May 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and light bites as you preview the Renaissance Homes Design Studio featuring all interior and exterior finishes that complete a Renaissance home. The event is sponsored by Solar City who will have...

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Join us for a May 13 Twilight Open House

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as you explore the green-built, move-in ready Renaissance home at 21151 SW Nursery Way in Sherwood on Tuesday May 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. Located on lot 19 in the Renaissance at Rychlick Farm neighborhood, this popular New Westminster floorplan features 3,325 sq. ft., 4...

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Weekend open house schedule

We can’t wait to share what we’re up to. Enjoy exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring move-in ready Renaissance homes this weekend. Here’s where you’ll find us: Renaissance at Rychlick Farm –  You will fall in love with this lovely new Renaissance community in Sherwood. Situated ideally...

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We’ll see you this weekend at Sunday Parkways

Renaissance Homes is thrilled to sponsor Sunday Parkways this year. We’ll see you this Sunday — Mother’s Day — in East Portland from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grab some friends and take to the streets. Beginning this weekend, five neighborhoods in Portland will be a playground for...

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Revisiting the Cleary Custom with views for miles

With a little intuition, imagination and gusto, Renaissance Homes unveiled a Portland showhome in April 2013 that blended streamlined finishes and expansive views with the comfort of today’s green technology. And in honor of Renaissance’s 30th year in business, throughout 2014 the company is...

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Visit The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is a fun and educational place to take your kids — or yourself — as the weather warms up to enjoy nature as it’s intended. The refuge boasts abundant and picturesque walking trails centered on integrating oneself with wildlife.  Spring is a prime time...

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Attend Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour June 1

Build small, live large – that’s the motto for the upcoming Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour. Taking place Sunday June 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the self-guided ADU tour is for those interested in learning more about these boutique living spaces and meeting homeowners who live in them and...

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Weekend open house schedule

Happy May! We can’t wait to share what we’re up to. Enjoy exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring move-in ready Renaissance homes this weekend. Here’s where you’ll find us: Renaissance at Rychlick Farm –  You will fall in love with this lovely new Renaissance...

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Join us at our May 6 Twilight Open House

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as you explore the LEED-certified, move-in ready Renaissance home at 1260 SW Dolph on May 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. Located in the Burlingame neighborhood, enjoy living close to hot spots such as Chez Jose restaurant, Market of Choice, Burlingame and Marshall parks, the...

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Renaissance Homes website gets a makeover

It’s extreme makeover time! The Renaissance Homes website went through a nip and tuck lately as we launched a new home page, added functionality, new content and streamlined navigation. “The website is an important tool for us to reach consumers, brokers, vendors and neighbors,” said Renaissance...

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Lovely’s Fifty Fifty in Boise neighborhood is sweet

Imagine eating pizza and actually having energy afterwards, instead of feeling tired and bloated. You don’t have to sacrifice taste, either. At Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, a casual dining establishment that is serious on its mostly local and organic ingredients, you can expect friendly, gracious...

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Experience the rainbow at Tulip Fest

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is in full bloom and open to the public through May 4. Each year, the owners of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn open their grounds to share the rainbow of colors from 40 acres of rolling flower fields. Enjoy train rides through the fields, rubber duck races,...

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City profile: Lake Oswego

The 1924 motto for the Oswego Lake Country Club “live where you play” still accurately describes the city today. With award-winning schools, one of the top libraries in the United States, an abundance of recreational opportunities, some of the lowest crime in the state, beautiful homes and...

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Weekend open house schedule

It’s set to be a great weekend in the Northwest. Enjoy Portland Fashion Week with three evenings of shopping, prizes, music and runway shows at the Memorial Coliseum. Enjoy 60+ artisan ciders from the Northwest at the Portland Cider Festival at The Tiffany Center. Volunteers will be pulling...

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Lake Oswego’s movie theater reopens

Lake Oswego’s downtown movie theater is reopening May 1 and with a new purpose.             As originally published in the Lake Oswego Review by Cliff Newell, the reopening of this iconic Lake Oswego staple is just in time for summer events: In 1940, the Lake Theater opened with the movie “Another...

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Revisiting Renaissance’s first LEED-certified home

Built in 2007 for the Hartman family in Washougal, Wash., the 2,490 sq. ft. home at 1966 N. 6th St. was the first LEED-certified Renaissance home. A leader in green homebuilding for more than a decade, this was a significant new step for Renaissance; now, all Vintage and Metro Collection homes...

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Celebrate Earth Day at a LEED-certified Renaissance home

While Tuesday April 22 is Earth Day, Renaissance Homes believes that green practices should be implemented and celebrated year ‘round. And we’ll be celebrating April 22 from noon to 2 p.m. at 4427 N. Gantenbein Ave.  in Portland. This move-in ready LEED-certified Cleary Carriage floorplan is part...

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Weekend open house schedule

Renaissance Homes wishes everyone a very happy Easter Sunday. And here’s where we’ll be on Saturday: Renaissance at Rychlick Farm –  You will fall in love with this lovely new Renaissance community in Sherwood. Situated ideally near shopping, schools and parks, Renaissance at Rychlick...

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Bike on over to Clinton Street Theater for bike-themed films

Got wheels and a love for indie films? A bike-themed independent film festival will take place at the Clinton Street Theater April 19 to 22. The Filmed by Bike festival will return to Portland for its 12th year, bringing independent bike-themed movies from around the world. Festival Director...

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Portland coffee shops rank in top 50 in USA

The Daily Meal – known for its extensive online culinary content – highlighted four Portland coffee shops today as part of its list of America’s 50 Best Coffee shops. To create the list, a handful of coffee experts “scoured the nation from Portland to Florida looking for truly remarkable spots to...

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Sharing “SweetStory” in Sherwood

When you step into SweetStory, you know you’ve entered someplace special. This bakery in Old Town Sherwood sets the scene to delight not only your taste buds, but also your imagination. I stopped in one Friday on my way to the Renaissance Homes community at Rychlick Farm in Sherwood. The darling...

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Construction Corner: Blower Door Testing

Air flowing in and out of a home can cause lots of problems. Air leakage can account for 30 to 50 percent of the heat loss in some homes. This is one reason why Renaissance Homes conducts a blower door test through a professional energy auditor upon completion of every home. It helps to determine...

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Lots of activities this weekend – Design studio open house, egg hunt and metro-area open houses

Our Renaissance team is going to be out and about this weekend (April 12 and 13). With a high of 72-degrees in our near future, it’s the perfect weekend to get out and explore what we’ve been up to. Visit us at our Design Studio open house in Lake Oswego on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m....

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Attend the April 12 Design Studio Open House

You’re invited to a Design Studio Open House Saturday April 12 from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and light bites as you preview the Renaissance Homes Design Studio featuring all interior and exterior finishes that complete a Renaissance home. From lighting and plumbing fixtures, tile details,...

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Attend Saturday’s Egg Hunt for Hope with Renaissance

The Renaissance Homes team is sponsoring Egg Hunt for Hope on Sat. April 12 at 12:30 at Laurel Ridge Middle School’s track and field in Sherwood. The eighth annual benefit includes four egg hunts – for children under 2 year old, those age 3 through kindergarden, those in first through fifth grade...

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Neighborhood profile: Reed

The Reed neighborhood of Portland is in the southeast section of the city, just north of the Reed College campus. Bounded on the west by railroad tracks, on the north by SE Holgate Ave., on the east by SE 39th Ave. and to the south by SE Eedway, SE Steele and a line south of SE Insley and SE...

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Neighborhood profile: Brooklyn

Home to the Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn Park, True Brew Coffeehouse and plenty of recreational opportunities, Portland’s Brooklyn neighborhood hugs the east side of the Willamette River. Founded as a neighborhood in the 1860s, the area is comprised of many single-family homes, interspersed with...

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We’ll see you at the Spring Fling in West Linn

Welcome in the season with our Spring Fling event at 1388 Rosemont Road in West Linn.   Taking place April 8 from noon to 2 p.m., we welcome you to tour this beautiful move-in ready home and enjoy sweet treats. Make sure to linger in the large, flat backyard with a wrap-around deck — the...

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Visit us at an open house this weekend — Lake Oswego, West Linn, Portland, Sherwood

We can’t wait to show you around this weekend at one of our move-in ready homes throughout the metro area. Enjoy the warmer temperatures when out and about. Here’s where you can find us: Renaissance at Rychlick Farm –  You will fall in love with this lovely new Renaissance community in...

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Enjoy the lifestyle at Rychlick Farm this summer

Want to spend the summer living in style, surrounded by recreational opportunities and be settled before the school year? Welcome home to Renaissance at Rychlick Farm – a neighborhood of new homes in Sherwood that cater to those who appreciate a sustainably-built home, living an active lifestyle...

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Baird’s on B opens in Lake Oswego

The energy at Baird’s on B Friday night was infectious. Downtown Lake Oswego’s newest restaurant at the corner of Second Street and B Avenue was packed with families, girlfriends having a night out, couples and others, like myself, who were curious after seeing the new signs brightly lit atop...

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Visit an open house in Portland, Sherwood, West Linn and Lake Oswego

It’s set to be a great weekend in Portland. Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari plays the Keller Auditorium Friday night; Rolling Stone magazine named him the “funniest man under 30.” The Portland State Farmers’ Market is open and the Portland Better Living Show takes over the...

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Choose your Cascadia: Only three homes remain in West Linn’s Rosemont Pointe

Only three new homes remain at Rosemont Pointe in West Linn and they all happen to be the popular Cascadia floorplan. Completing in May and June, the homes will be move-in ready at a beautiful time at the beginning of the summer. Enjoy the Rosemont Pointe neighborhood pool and pool house this...

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EPS offers a clear view of home energy performance

In the market for a home that saves? Say hello to EPSTM. Brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, EPS is an energy performance score that helps smart homebuyers find equally smart homes – the kind that offer superior efficiency, comfort and savings. EPS lets you look behind the walls to see the...

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Tour a move-in ready home this weekend — Portland, Sherwood, West Linn, Lake Oswego

Happy spring. The weather is beautiful and it is supposed to be 62 degrees on Saturday and 65 degrees on Sunday. We can’t wait to see you out and about and share what we’ve been up to this weekend (March 22 and 23). Below is our open house schedule for this weekend. Have fun exploring your...

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Announcing new Renaissance Vintage locations!

Renaissance Homes announces upcoming vintage home locations. 2 spectacular new locations in Alameda. Alameda, Beaumont MS and Grant HS . Alameda has many local parks and a community garden open for the public to use and enjoy. A major park located just outside the neighborhood is Wilshire Park....

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Join us at a weekend open house

We can’t wait to see you and share what we’ve been up to this weekend (March 15 and 16). Below is our open house schedule for this weekend. Have fun exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring our available, green-built homes. Renaissance at Rychlick Farm –  You will fall in love with this...

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Tualatin’s Stono 93 caters to active lifestyles

You can have it all. Looking for a new energy-efficient home in a family-friendly, flat neighborhood? Need extra storage capabilities and desire the finest interior finishes? Like a fenced yard and low monthly utility bills? Welcome home to Stono 93 in Tualatin. Named after the intersection of SW...

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How to Know If a Neighborhood Is Gentrifying

Bargains may be few and far between in the current real estate market, but buyers can get a deal if they are willing to purchase a home in an up-and-coming neighborhood. But discovering a neighborhood with potential can be tricky. “When you buy in an up-and-coming neighborhood, you are able...

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Join us at a weekend open house | Portland, Sherwood, West Linn, Lake Oswego

We can’t wait to see you and share what we’ve been up to. Below is our open house schedule for this weekend. Have fun exploring your favorite neighborhoods and touring our available, green-built homes. Renaissance at Rychlick Farm –  You will fall in love with this lovely new Renaissance community...

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We’ll see you at Sunday Parkways

Renaissance Homes is thrilled to sponsor Sunday Parkways this year. Grab some friends and take to the streets. Beginning in May, five neighborhoods in Portland will be a playground for athletic opportunities. Presented by Kaiser Permanente, Sunday Parkways fosters the community through five events...

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Biking the Springwater Corridor in SE Portland

Bike the equivalent of a half marathon on the first 13.2 miles  of 21.5 of the Springwater Corridor Trail. The trail starts at SE 4th Avenue and SE Ivon Street and ends on in Boring on Clackamas-Boring Hwy. No. 174 and Se Richey Rd. You needn’t worry about cars, the Springwater Trail is closed to...

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Your perfect day in Clinton/Division

Your new Renaissance home at 3926 SE Clinton is in the heart of all the action. Located in Southeast Portland, the area thrives thanks to its strong community spirit. Passionate mom-and-pop shop owners are up early rearranging window displays and adjusting daily specials on the menu. From...

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Weekend open house schedule | Cartathlon IV participation

We can’t wait to see you and share what we’ve been up to. Below is our open house schedule for this weekend. And, if you haven’t yet signed up, now is the time. Renaissance is participating in Cartathlon IV on Sunday so grab those wacky costumes and take to Portland’s streets. You may...

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Oregon snares #6 spot among nation’s LEED-savvy states

Oregon’s green-building prowess continues to pack a mighty punch. So says the U.S. Green Building Council, which reported Tuesday that the state ranks sixth in terms of per-capita Leadership in Environment and Energy Design projects. The list recognizes states with myriad projects that use less...

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Exploring Thai cuisine in Woodstock

Relative to the Thai population in Portland, there are a good number of Thai restaurants in the city. In the SE Portland neighborhood of Woodstock, known for the prestigious Reed College and innovative Woodstock Elementary, there sits a quaint Thai restaurant. Bai Mint, nestled between Radio Shack...

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We’ll see you at Cartathlon IV

How does free food from a food cart for a whole year sound? Pretty good to the 500 or so Cartathlon IV participants this year. Renaissance Homes is excited to participate in Cartathlon IV, presented by Willamette Week, on Sunday, March 2 from noon to 4 p.m. Known as Portland’s food cart scavenger...

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Revisiting “Splendor in the Grass”

About the Street of Dreams home “Splendor in the Grass” Address: 2415 Remington Drive, West Linn Price: $525,000 Square feet: 4,155 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Color scheme: Teal, burgundy, royal blue with taupe carpeting and walls Highlights: Curved staircase, library, open floorplan...

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Weekend open house schedule – homes and the Design Studio

It’s set to be a great weekend in Portland. Comedian and actor Richard Lewis will bring the laughs at the Helium Comedy Club, an “’80s Uprise” video dance party will take place at the Bossanova Ballroom and the Hillsdale Brewfest will showcase 22 of McMenamins’ finest bears at the Hillsdale...

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Spotlight on Lance Dunning Construction

Lance Dunning and his team with Lance Dunning Construction from Milwaukie has framed Renaissance homes since 1990. “We go back even farther,” Renaissance Homes President Randy Sebastian said of the framing contractor. “Lance and I went to elementary school together at Cedaroak Park in West Linn.”...

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Revisiting Randy’s first house | Renaissance beginnings

With more than 2,500 homes under his tool belt, Renaissance Homes President Randy Sebastian took a drive recently to view the first home he built in 1984. As his company celebrates 30 years in business this year, it’s a unique story to learn how the business got started – with one house. “We all...

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Sckavone’s brunch in Clinton is a best kept secret

The counter at Sckavone’s restaurant has been a gathering spot since the 1930s. Before becoming one of the best kept breakfast spots in Portland, it was the Eveready Drugstore and the long counter with built-in bar stools was where locals would gather for an ice cream cone or soda pop and discuss...

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Yoga in Sherwood is the perfect escape

New Year’s resolutions can come and go – possibly just as easily as forgetting what presents you gave for Christmas this year. According to a usa.gov poll, losing weight is the top resolution for Americans every year. This doesn’t come as a surprise, rather a statement, that obtaining better...

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Renaissance celebrates 30 years in business

2014 marks Renaissance Homes’ 30th year in business. Thank you for being a part of our journey. While a lot has changed in 30 years, one constant drives every member of our team – a passion for homebuilding. We find this industry inspiring, innovative and rewarding. We’re excited to make 2014 a...

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Your perfect day in John’s Landing

Your new move-in ready Renaissance home at 5923 SW Hood Ave. is in the heart of all the action. Located in Southwest Portland, the area is a hot spot filled with restaurants, coffee shops, shopping opportunities, gourmet grocery stores, great transportation and riverfront access. Enjoy living...

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Why You’re Not Losing Money On Your Home

Data shows consistent home price appreciation since 1975. To say homeownership is a consistent barometer of personal wealth is an overstatement. In reality, the past several years have been hard on homeowners in certain states, with prices dropping and values ascending at a slower pace — at...

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Home of the Week – 1388 Rosemont Road

Experience the splendor of living atop beautiful West Linn. Located at 1388 Rosemont Road in West Linn, this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home lives large. With a five car garage and expansive laundry room with four additional large closets, everything will have its place in this large 4,053 sq. ft....

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Home of the week: 433 SE 30th Ave.

Located on the corner of SE 30th and Stark in Portland, this Corbett plan is in the heart of all the action. Walk to Central Catholic High School, dine around the corner on Ankeny St. at the mouth-watering Esparza’s Tex Mex Café, catch a concert a block away at The Goodfoot Pub and Lounge and stay...

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Homebuilding for a gingerbread family

In honor of the holidays we wanted to share some impressive homebuilding skills from those making gingerbread houses. As featured in This Old House magazine, enjoy these photos of amazingly crafted gingerbread houses. Are you crafting a gingerbread house this weekend? Feel free to share it with us...

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Indulge this holiday season

‘Tis the season to indulge. Whether its extra time with friends and family, trying out a new homemade hot chocolate recipe or wrapping up one more gift “just because,” enjoy this season as the year winds down. Just for fun, enjoy this delicious holiday recipe which gives added...

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7 top housing trends for 2013

“In 2012 we saw the housing market recover and, going into 2013, we expected continuing recovery,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors. “Instead, the recovery accelerated a lot faster than we anticipated, which was great for sellers and for the 75 million...

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Enjoy festive Portland events this holiday season

There is a reason this time of year is called the holiday season. With all of Portland’s festivities on tap – such as the Christmas ships and themed trivia and dance parties – we’re excited to celebrate the holidays all month long. Here is a sampling of upcoming events to keep you in the spirit:...

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New-home sales show biggest monthly increase since May 1980

Americans ramped up purchases of new homes in October after three months of soft sales, evidence that the housing recovery is improving fitfully. Sales of new homes grew 25.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That was the largest...

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Renaissance partners with HBF to build at-risk youth housing facility

Announcing the next HBF project: New Meadows  The Home Builders Foundation is pleased to announce its next project: New Meadows. The HBF will partner with Bridge Meadows, a multi-generation housing facility, to provide safe haven for at-risk youth aging out of the foster care system. New Meadows...

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Giving thanks

At Renaissance Homes, we are thankful to have the privilege to come to work each day energized about what’s ahead. We’re proud of our strong relationships with our trade partners and our clients. We are passionate about homebuilding and take green building very seriously. Thankfully, we know you...

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