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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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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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: 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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3115 SE 8th, Portland

Floorplan Description Combining the beauty of yesteryear with the comfort of today’s green technology, this vintage style home evokes the charm of classic Portland architecture. The Cleary offers an open floorplan with custom moldings and trim fabricated with historic profiles. The great room...

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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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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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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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Renaissance is Living Green

Indoor Air Quality The air inside your home makes a difference in how you feel every day, and indoor air quality is a high priority in the construction of a Renaissance home. With features like air filtration systems, controlled ventilation and low-toxic building materials, a Renaissance Home may...

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Polar Blanket Insulation

Fiberglass Blown-in Insulation Systems, also known as the Polar Blanket, is one of the latest green building techniques used by Renaissance Homes. This system improves a home’s efficiency by filling the wall cavity completely, including the areas around pipes, cables and outlets. Polar Blanket...

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Blower Door Testing? What is that?

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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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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Yamhill

Floorplan Description The charming Yamhill bungalow will nestle nicely into any Portland street and provide everything you need in one lovely home. The enchanting exterior beckons neighborly conversation with a quaint front porch. A main level den is quietly tucked away from the main home. The...

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9340 SW Quinalt Lane, Tualatin

Floorplan Description This floorplan lives luxuriously! From the spacious great room overlooking the rear yard, to the main level den, the flexibility this floorplan offers will inspire you. The kitchen enchants with a large work island and eating bar. Entertain with friends and keep an eye on the...

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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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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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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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Attend Feb. 22 Design Studio Open House

You’re invited to a Design Studio Open House Saturday Feb. 22 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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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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Weekend open house schedule | Car showcase with KINK FM prize van

Renaissance Homes’ staff is ready to celebrate this weekend. With numerous open houses to view throughout the metro area, the company is also playing host to an outstanding Open Garage Event. Attend the Feb. 15 garage party from noon to 4 p.m. at 1388 Rosemont Road in West Linn and enjoy specialty...

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Attend the Open Garage Event – specialty cars, KINK FM prizes, leading contractors

Spend the 14th pampering your sweetie, and the 15th pampering your car. Attend our Feb. 15 Open Garage Event at 1388 Rosemont Road in West Linn from noon to 4 p.m. Tour the gorgeous move-in ready home featuring a five car garage. View specialty cars on display while you enjoy tunes from the KINK...

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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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Enjoy sweet treats at Feb. 11 Valentine-themed broker’s opens

Happy early Valentine’s Day. And in honor of all things we love, we’re excited to share two beautiful, new homes – one in West Linn; one in Portland. Join us for a tour of two move-in ready Renaissance homes and enjoy sweet bites and bubbly Feb. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. Plus, the first five people...

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Weekend open house schedule | Explore our neighborhoods

We’d love to see you at an open house this weekend. Enjoy exploring the neighborhoods where Renaissance Homes is building its green homes in Portland, Sherwood, Lake Oswego and West Linn. Like John’s Landing and the proximity to the river and downtown Portland? Nearby Jola Café offers a great...

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Visit our open houses this weekend — we’re open game day

Sure, this weekend is the Super Bowl but wouldn’t you like to do a touchdown dance of your own? With so many beautiful, finished green-built homes on display in Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn and Sherwood, is 2014 the year your family moves into your dream home? Explore your favorite...

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Blake

Floorplan Description The Blake embodies style and flexibility in it’s formal and casual spaces. Entertain for the holidays and impress everyone with your gorgeous formal dining room, filled with natural light. Pop into the kitchen easily through the butler’s pantry or grab an item...

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Avery

Floorplan Description This floorplan lives luxuriously! From the spacious great room overlooking the rear yard, to the main level den, the flexibility this floorplan offers will inspire you. The kitchen enchants with a large work island and eating bar. Entertain with friends and keep an eye on the...

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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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Win prizes, hear tunes and tour an ADU in John’s Landing

Join the KINK FM roadies for free prizes, music and catering from Elephants Delicatessen as you tour the move-in ready LEED-certified Renaissance Home at 5923 SW Hood Ave. in Portland on Sunday Jan. 26 from noon to 2 p.m.  John’s Landing Spend the afternoon in sought-after John’s Landing and enjoy...

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Weekend open houses — join us for prizes and lunch

It’s set to be a beautiful weekend in Portland. We can’t wait to show you around. Plus, you can win prizes and enjoy lunch at our John’s Landing home on display. We’ll see you soon. Here is our open house schedule: Renaissance at Rychlick Farm –  You will fall in love with...

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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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Enjoy refreshments and prizes at Jan. 21 broker’s opens

Join the Renaissance team Tues. Jan. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. and enjoy light bites and refreshments at two locations – one in the John’s Landing neighborhood of Portland and one in the Rosemont area of West Linn. Plus, enter to win tickets to the delicious Chocolate Fest taking place this weekend....

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Attend a weekend open house

It’s set to be a fun weekend in the metro area. Tracy Morgan will bring the laughs at Helium Comedy Club, the Aladdin Theater will play host to a “Blues Harmonica Blowout” and Lola’s Room will celebrate 40 years of music videos with dancing amid giant video screens. And Renaissance Homes will...

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Weekend open house schedule

We have more than seven homes on display this weekend. We can’t wait to show you around. 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 Farm offers...

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Home of the week – 5517 SE Steele

Blending a combination of countryside cottage architecture with contemporary flair, the Morrison Cottage at 5517 SE Steele is LEED-certified, yet boasts timeless craftsmanship. At 2,275 square feet, the Morrison Cottage with its striking shake facade and A frame roofline boasts 3 bedrooms, 2.5...

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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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Holiday weekend open house schedule

Happy holidays. We hope your family is enjoying the season. Wishing to host next year’s traditions in your new, green built Renaissance home? Visit us this weekend at our open houses. We can’t wait to show you around and share our passion for homebuilding. Renaissance at Rychlick...

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Weekend open house schedule

We can’t wait to show you around this weekend. From family homes in quiet neighborhoods backing to school grounds to neighborhoods with views and a community pool, charming, vintage-inspired homes in Portland’s hot spots to the sleek, understated lines of the Metro collection, steps...

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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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Renaissance at Stono 93

Welcome to Stono 93 in Tualatin, Oregon Renaissance Homes will open Stono 93 – a collection of new homes for sale in Tualatin, Oregon – in spring 2014. Six exclusive energy-efficient new homes will be built, all with luxurious amenities, main level dens, gourmet kitchens and all will...

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Learn about the Holiday Home Tour homes on display

With homes from the Vintage, Metro and Signature collections of homes, the Dec. 14 and 15 Holiday Home Tour showcases the diversity that Renaissance Homes builds. Known for its craftsmanship and green building techniques, Renaissance is a leader with green building. We can’t wait to give you...

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