Huge Smiley Face On Oregon Hillside – You’ve Got To See

Huge Smiley Face On Oregon Hillside – You’ve Got To See

Imagine finding a huge smiley face on a hillside in Oregon? That’s exactly what happened. So you’re driving to the Oregon coast on your way to Lincoln City on highway 18 and you’re passing through Sheridan, then Willamina just about to reach Grand...
Everything Pumpkin Spice In Portland

Everything Pumpkin Spice In Portland

First of all, though we have thousands of flooring options in Portland, we are not announcing a pumpkin spice version of wood floors. You’re disappointed, we’re sure. However, here in Portland it seems to be the mecca for anything pumpkin spice. Given this...
4 Home Design Ideas [Old Wood Doors]

4 Home Design Ideas [Old Wood Doors]

Whether your home design style is traditional, formal or modern, nothing quite adds warmth and sustainability to home decor as repurposing. To that end, old wood doors can be the foundation to adding rustic charm to any space. Transforming old wood doors into...
[Countertops] – Eco-Friendly, Recycled and Totally Green

[Countertops] – Eco-Friendly, Recycled and Totally Green

Countertops can be manufactured from many kinds of materials. Today’s most popular countertops are often pulled from the earth in forms of rock, stone or variations of these natural materials. Even wood and concrete component countertops come from the earth and...
America’s Best Multi-Sport Town [Bend Oregon]

America’s Best Multi-Sport Town [Bend Oregon]

Located just about 3 hours from Portland, Bend, Oregon has taken full advantage of its natural landscapes and it’s not just us from PDX that are noticing. Recently, Outside Magazine named the city of Bend “The 2017 Best Multi-Sport Town“. It’s...
Modern Contemporary Portland Home Design

Modern Contemporary Portland Home Design

If you take a look along the skyline of Portland you will see that the timeless and very functional nature of the architecture has a modern contemporary flair. Old mixed with new, yet the quest for form follows function is the cornerstone of Portland contemporary...
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway: Oregon’s Pass To Little Switzerland

Hells Canyon Scenic Byway: Oregon’s Pass To Little Switzerland

There is nothing like the awe and grandeur that is the World Famous Swiss Alps. And for many here in America who have longed to travel and experience such, riding the Matterhorn at Disneyland has been the closest they have come. But, did you know that Disneyland is...
4 Reasons Why Your Bathroom Is Your Most Important Room

4 Reasons Why Your Bathroom Is Your Most Important Room

We have written a lot about the kitchen and how it has become, for many families, the most favorite room of the house. But, if the kitchen is the most favorite room, then perhaps the bathroom is the most important room in the house. American humorist and newspaper...
Hillsboro: The City People Love

Hillsboro: The City People Love

As the City of Portland and its surrounding suburbs are set for a major population boom over the next 20 years, there is one city that stands to see most of this growth and that’s Hillsboro, Oregon. In just South Hillsboro alone, the city is readying for 8,000 new...
Best Floor Types For Kid’s Bedrooms

Best Floor Types For Kid’s Bedrooms

If you’re going to reach for the stars, you better have good flooring. At least, that’s what we like to say. And, for families with young children, what other room in the home gets to play host to imaginations run wild and the activities that would support such, than...
Depoe Bay – Oregon Coast Bucket List

Depoe Bay – Oregon Coast Bucket List

Did you know that just a few short hours from Portland, Oregon is the World’s Smallest Navigable Harbor? That’s right, Depoe Bay, located on the Oregon Coast, is home to this small 6-acre bay where Depoe Creek enters the Pacific Ocean through a narrow channel in...
Portland Home To America’s Best Burger

Portland Home To America’s Best Burger

Over the years, it seems that the city of Portland has been racking up quite a few various “Best of” awards. With everything from our award-winning transit system to being named a top travel destination, the City of Roses, has seemingly something to offer for people...
Why Eucalyptus Flooring Is A Healthy Choice

Why Eucalyptus Flooring Is A Healthy Choice

A lot of research has been done showing the enormous health benefits of eucalyptus. And while we are certain none of them apply to eucalyptus flooring, there is a case to be made that installing this material for your next floor, is indeed, a different type of healthy...
11 Venues In Portland To Enjoy Live Music

11 Venues In Portland To Enjoy Live Music

The unique tapestry that is Portland, Oregon offers locals and visitors alike much to appreciate by way of everything from food carts, museums, outdoors spaces, galleries, local brews and much more. But for many Portlanders, it’s the vast selection of venues located...
Does Floating Floors Mean What You Think?

Does Floating Floors Mean What You Think?

In the classic film, The Princess Bride, fictional character Inigo Montoya made this famous quote, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” For most, outside of the industry, the same just might apply to the understanding of the use...
9 Peculiar Museums To Visit In Portland, Oregon

9 Peculiar Museums To Visit In Portland, Oregon

Looking for Portland museums that are a bit different? Well, there’s no doubt that Portland can be downright quirky at times. And with the famous moniker of “Keep Portland Weird” celebrated as part of the Rose City’s unofficial DNA, is there any doubt that PDX...
What Is Hand Scraped Flooring?

What Is Hand Scraped Flooring?

Not only is the floor the foundation for life, it is also one of the most commented on and complimented components of any house. Yet, time and time again, if there is one look for flooring that stands head and shoulders above the rest, it’s the wood floor. If you have...
Bridge City: Portland, Oregon’s Other Nickname

Bridge City: Portland, Oregon’s Other Nickname

For anyone who has ever flown into Portland with a view of downtown and the Willamette River, there is no question as to why the Rose City is also known as Bridge City. The year was 1887 when the original Morrison Bridge was completed. At the time, it was the longest...
A Carpet That Is 100% Waterproof

A Carpet That Is 100% Waterproof

Can you believe it, the carpet industry first began in the United States in 1791? It is amazing how far we have come since then with the manufacturing of carpets. With this, chances are, we have seen it all when it comes to both carpet styles as well as the dreaded...
The 10 Portland Gardens You Must See

The 10 Portland Gardens You Must See

For those who live in Portland, one of our best kept secrets is the fact that on any given day, you can literally drive in any direction and end up someplace special. Whether it’s the beach, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, or Wine Country, Portland is surrounded by...