Hollywood Video founder Mark Wattles’ never-finished palatial mansion headed to the auction block – Portland Business Journal

Mark Wattles had grand plans for a singular 32-acre property along the banks of the Willamette River in West Linn. The founder of Hollywood Video had bought the property in his early 30s for $1.25 million in 1994, and by 1997, construction was underway on Wattles’ dream home, a sprawling, 50,000-square-foot mansion with three stories, […]

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Affordable housing developers work to fill the gap

Groups like Bienestar operate low-income apartment complexes for populations such as farmworkers. STAFF PHOTO: MARK MILLER – Nathan Teske (center-left), executive director of Bienestar Oregon, talks about the Juniper Gardens apartment complex inside a vacant unit Thursday, April 26. It’s one of the most significant issues in the Portland region, and one no less poignant […]

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