folk victorian cottage exterior, portland oregon, save this old house
Photo: Caroline Dao

Cottage Full of Character

Published July 2013
Price: $1 (must be moved)
Location: Portland, Oregon
Contact: Caroline Dao,

Dear This Old House,
This sweet Folk Victorian cottage needs your help! It's located just down the street from me in Portland's Boise-Eliot district, which was named a TOH "Best Old-House Neighborhood" back in 2009. So when I learned that the house is now threatened with demolition by a developer, I had to write. We locals love this area for its great restaurants and walkable streets, sure, but it's the rows of Craftsman and Queen Anne workers' cottages that give the area its character.

Shown: A local house mover has offered to take $5,000 off the price to relocate the four-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath home within the city.
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