We are about to embark on an exciting assignment for one of our clients. It will be an in-depth look at the housing market – foreclosures, trends in home prices, and more. We’ll keep you posted. This will be a look at a specific point, kind of like what Dr. Housing Bubble does for Southern California, only this time from a small, but very representative county in our state.
In other business, we just have completed an excellent workshop on the history and current status of the Multnomah Falls Lodge, one of America’s premier buildings, national monuments and historic site. It was our first visit to this place, and we’ve lived here since 1972! We’ll provide more details later, but for now, check out their website.
The drive, after getting off the I-84 freeway, was gorgeous. Fall colors don’t hold a candle to the East Coast, but the restrained green beauty was a different kind of reward. The food at the lodge was local and delicious. We came back via the Historic Columbia River Highway, which has its own rich history. So much to learn!
One interesting point. The Lodge is just a few yards from the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Word to the wise: the trains came by about every half hour and the engines were pulling many, many cars. A telling economic signal? Where ever you go, you can pick up little hints about the economy directly from the source rather than through multi-filtered statistics.
Tomorrow, it’s off to OMSI to the annual meeting of Oregon meteorologists. Should be very interesting. We’re going to be able to do some volunteer work there, so we won’t be bored.