Jonathan Bach, KGW News

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KGW News

Salem, OR, United States

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Past articles by Jonathan:

Oregon landlords can raise rents 14.6% next year

Inflation is so hot right now that even if Oregon rent control were the law back in 2000, next year's limit would still be the highest yet. → Read More

Three downtown Portland hotels facing foreclosure

The moves signal yet more fallout for the hospitality industry within the urban core. → Read More

Building at 'one of the best retail corners' in downtown Portland sold

The buyer acknowledges the purchase is an against-the-grain move amid market unease downtown. → Read More

Plans filed for 7-story building on the site of PSU food cart pod

The proposed building on Southwest Fifth Avenue would have 250 apartment units. → Read More

UO approves purchase of former Concordia campus, but legal hurdles remain

The approval eases the way for the sale from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund to go through, though there appear to be legal logistics to work out. → Read More

Oregon Dems unveil $400M homelessness and affordable housing agenda

Democrats want to put the money toward shelter space, affordable housing and bringing homeownership into reach for more Oregonians. → Read More

Future of iconic Irish pub Kells in downtown Portland unclear

The Glisan Building, which houses the iconic Irish pub, is up for sale. The real estate listing says the building will be "delivered vacant" to the buyer. → Read More

L.A. developer plans Pearl District high rise

A Denver-based developer pulled out of the Broadway Corridor project last year, but that wasn't enough to scare off Eran Fields, who is planning a high rise nearby. → Read More

Why a Texas developer is betting $450M on Portland's South Waterfront

With a first phase already under construction, the Alamo Manhattan Blocks should open nearly 1,200 apartments, including 58 units of affordable housing. → Read More

Why investors are pouring billions into Portland-area apartments

$4.314 billion worth of apartment sales went through last year setting a new record, according to data by CoStar Group, a real estate analytics provider. → Read More

Beast vs. Beast: A Portland restaurateur blocks an NFL star

Former Seahawk Marshawn Lynch was going to open a new Portland restaurant called Beast, but there is already a local restaurant with the exact same name. → Read More

Critics say Portland city government is broken. A commission is crafting proposals to reshape city council

Portland has maintained a commission form of government for more than a century. The changes, if approved, could reshape the roles and duties of local leaders. → Read More

High-profile Convention Center hotel poised to get a new operator

Prosper Portland’s board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider an agreement with Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality to run the convention center hotel. → Read More

Report: Apple leases office space in Beaverton

In a second-quarter office market report on the Portland metro area, the real estate firm Colliers noted that Apple had leased 50,000 square feet at 3555 S.W. 153rd. → Read More

Landlords sue Oregon, Multnomah County over eviction bans

The suit names Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Multnomah County, the city of Portland and the state of Oregon as defendants. → Read More

Hottest 'Hoods: Is now the time to sell?

The median home sale price across 98 Portland metro ZIP codes rose 2 percent to nearly $469,000 in the third quarter this year. → Read More

In-N-Out Burger scoped out Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. spot, records show

The fast food chain looked at a spot just outside the Beaverton city limits. → Read More

Hottest 'Hoods: Fastest-selling Portland-area homes snatched in a matter of days

In one Portland neighborhood, the median number of days a home lasted on the market during the third quarter was just four days. → Read More

Hottest 'Hoods: Most expensive Portland-area homes

Portland Business Journal's Hottest Hoods shows where homes were most expensive in the third quarter of 2020. → Read More

Hottest 'Hoods: Despite pandemic, Portland-area home sales outpace last year

Nearly 11,900 homes sold during Q3 2020 versus about 9,500 in Q3 2019, a 25% increase. → Read More