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10 Apr 2017

GARDEN BAR Comes to Hassalo on Eighth

By: Management

We are so excited to announce that GARDEN BAR at Hassalo on Eighth has finally opened its doors! Visit the restaurant between 11am and 2pm today to help us celebrate.


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We are so excited to announce that GARDEN BAR at Hassalo on Eighth has finally opened its doors! Visit the restaurant between 11am and 2pm today to help us celebrate. Check out the lineup of amazing vendors that will be joining us:

Pok Pok Som samples
Fire Brew samples
Marshall’s Haute Sauce samples
Information and specials from FlyBuy, Portland Center Stage, YoYoYogi and MobCycle

There will also be some fantastic giveaways, and of course, delicious salad! Let’s show some support for our new neighbor. We hope to see you there!



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13 Mar 2017

Spring Cleaning: Apartment Maintenance Edition

By: Management

It may not look like it with the weather we’ve been having here in Portland, but Spring is on the way (we promise)! Now is a great time to give your apartment a maintenance check-up as part of your spring cleaning checklist. Here’s a short review of the parts of your home that you should take care of and keep an eye on regularly:


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It may not look like it with the weather we’ve been having here in Portland, but Spring is on the way (we promise)! Now is a great time to give your apartment a maintenance check-up as part of your spring cleaning checklist. Here’s a short review of the parts of your home that you should take care of and keep an eye on regularly:

LIGHT FIXTURES

When cleaning your apartment, it’s easy to forget to look up! Clean dust off the faces of your light fixtures, and remember to put in a work order with maintenance if one of your bulbs die!

VENTS & FILTERS

In order to ensure that all of your appliances continue to work properly, it’s important to clean vents and filters regularly! As part of your spring cleaning routine, you should clean the hood vent filters on your stove. They can easily be removed from the hood and cleaned using soap and water. It’s best to make this a regular habit, because the oil build-up from your cooking can get nasty fast!Another vent to clean regularly is your lint filter. Make sure that you are removing the screen and cleaning it out after each load of laundry. This is an extremely important safety precaution; Dryer fires accounted for 4.5 percent of all home fires in 2016!

To ensure that your bathroom fan continues to work properly and protect your home from mold & mildew, give the screen a good dusting at least once per month. If you can see dust on the screen, it’s time for a good cleaning!

Lastly, and perhaps the least obvious, is the importance of cleaning the filter in your air conditioning unit. The filter needs to be cleaned monthly with soap and water. Regular cleanings don’t just prolong the life of your equipment, but also keep it running efficiently, so poor maintenance could ultimately lead to higher energy bills. Additionally, a clean filter protects you from allergens in the outside air!

WATER LEAKS

Take care to always keep an eye out for water leaks in your home! Contrary to popular belief, even the smallest of leaks can lead to significant damage. Just because it looks harmless, doesn’t mean it isn’t! Failure to report a leak could result in damage fees at move-out, so we urge you to take tiny leaks seriously.

If you notice any leaks coming from the appliances or fixtures in your home (like faucets or sink pipes in the cabinets below), place a work order immediately so that our maintenance team can get the leak resolved before serious damage is caused.

CONTACTING MAINTENANCE

There are several ways that you can contact maintenance if you need assistance with any of the above items. You can:

  • Put in a work order with concierge, leasing or management
  • Put in a work order through ActiveBuilding

Our maintenance team is extremely responsive, and usually responds to requests within 24 hours. One of the many benefits of living at Hassalo on Eighth!



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03 Mar 2017

It’s Portland Dining Month!

By: Management

The month of March is a special one for Portland’s foodies. More than 100 of the city’s finest chefs are participating in what is known as Portland Dining Month: a month dedicated to celebrating the restaurants and dishes that have helped shape Portland culture. Feast now, before the month ends!


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The month of March is a special one for Portland’s foodies. More than 100 of the city’s finest chefs are participating in what is known as Portland Dining Month: a month dedicated to celebrating the restaurants and dishes that have helped shape Portland culture.

The best part about it? The deal you get when you participate in Portland Dining Month is better than any Groupon. Incredible chefs at popular restaurants such as Brix Tavern, Serratto and RingSide Steakhouse offer three-course meals for just $29.

Here are a few participating restaurants in Northeast Portland worth exploring before this month comes to a close:

  • Altabira City Tavern: Altabira is one of the very best American restaurants in the Lloyd District, with beautiful views of the city from its terrace atop the new Hotel Eastlund.
  • Autentica: Love Mexican food? Check out Autentica. Just as the name implies, this stylish cantina serves up authentic mexican cuisine (and delicious margaritas!).
  • Old Salt Marketplace: Described as a “New American supper club and bar with a lunch deli, butcher & pastry shop in loft-like digs.” If you’re looking for a tasty meal at a pretty cool locale, Old Salt Marketplace is the right place to be.
  • Pono Farm Soul Kitchen: It’s not quite what you think; though you won’t be finding any grits or gumbo at Pono Farm, what you will find is creative farm-to-table Japanese dishes from sushi to sirloin steak.
  • Salty’s on the Columbia: If the term “surf and turf” sparks a craving, Salty’s is your best bet in Northeast Portland. With an elegant atmosphere and superior waterfront views, Salty’s is the perfect option for date night or a weekend brunch.

Interested in getting a taste of Portland? Check out Portland Dining Month’s information on OpenTable for a comprehensive list of all 120+ participating restaurants. Book your reservations online now!



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17 Feb 2017

Orangetheory Fitness: What’s All The Hype About?

By: Management

Orangetheory Fitness offers a popular interval-training fitness program at a number of different locations. Their approach encourages a healthy lifestyle and makes staying fit fun!

 


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Their studios are popping up all over the city. In fact, you’ve undoubtedly already seen one (or several)! Orangetheory Fitness offers a popular interval-training fitness program at a number of different locations. Their approach encourages a healthy lifestyle and makes staying fit fun, which is why so many have gotten hooked on the program.

The name “Orangetheory Fitness” derives from the concept of staying “in the orange zone” for a certain amount of time during a workout. In other words, your goal is to maintain your body’s ideal heart rate/workout intensity level. By engaging your body in this way, you end up burning additional calories for up to 24 hours after your workout.

Orangetheory’s 60-minute workouts are exhilarating, with lively music, a high-energy studio and a talented group of fitness coaches who guide your workout to suit your individual needs. It’s also a great way to meet new friends, and each session is different so that you don’t get bored!

By showing you (and your peers) how hard you’re working at any given point in your workout, Orangetheory pushes you to try your hardest to get the most out of your workout. Many of us have a hard time holding ourselves accountable, but this program makes it easier. As a member, you’ll also get pre-booking capabilities through their mobile app to help hold you accountable for attending your scheduled sessions!

Become An Orangetheory Member

Interested in being a member at the Lloyd District location? Choose from their basic, elite and premier packages. Orangetheory’s memberships are month-to-month with no contract, and your first session is free! Stop by the studio or contact their office at (503) 946-9409 to learn more about their program.



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03 Feb 2017

Making Small Spaces Feel Spacious

By: Management

A guest post by Elwood resident Henri Martinez-Lessard

Open the door of your apartment at Hassalo on Eighth and you’ll be invited into a world of mingling social movements. You’re greeted by bright, open floor plans fit with modern finishes, and smart technologies. Explore further and you’ll realize these spacious-seeming units are mostly between 500 and 700 square feet. You’re now at the intersection of the small house movement and green living movement.


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A guest post by Elwood resident Henri Martinez-Lessard

Open the door of your apartment at Hassalo on Eighth and you’ll be invited into a world of mingling social movements. You’re greeted by bright, open floor plans fit with modern finishes, and smart technologies. Explore further and you’ll realize these spacious-seeming units are mostly between 500 and 700 square feet. You’re now at the intersection of the small house movement and green living movement.

These spaces offer more than the eye can see. Tiny living and low-impact/green living offers numerous advantages, unique opportunities for design and introspection. When faced with limited living space, questions present themselves: How will I use this space? What is important for my daily life? What do I want and need to surround myself with in order feel at home? The list may be long and never-ending, ultimately square footage will dictate which items make the list and which are cut.

Make living in your space successful and enlivening by creating multipurpose spaces decorated with multipurpose furniture. I’ll share some of my favorite ways to design a small space that will give you big time vibes and pack maximum impact into every single square foot.

Believe That Unconventional Can Work

Make your home a place uniquely suited to you. Don’t get stuck on the idea that a dining area is only for dining or that a spare room must be decorated as a guest bedroom. If you don’t need a dining table or have room for one, give your space a live-work vibe by making the dining area into your office. Clear your desk for special occasions requiring a dining table. Have a second bedroom but no real need for a second bed? Turn it into a dressing room, gallery or indoor garden space. If you don’t have a lot of furniture, consider anchoring a room with something unexpected like an imposing garden pedestal or sculpture. Adding elements meant for outdoors can add unexpected dimension.

Integrate Multipurpose Furniture

Shop for stackable or modular pieces that stow away easily or serve multiple purposes. Side tables that double as stools are a perfect way to add seating or table space to a conversation area.

Cherish and reflect your own favorite style but consider adding a piece of mid-century, modern or industrial furniture. These pieces are particularly well-suited to small spaces. They often feature minimalist bases or tops, can fit in tight spaces, and typically very strong. Check out Kartell’s Prince AHA Stool or their mid-century classic Componibili Round Storage Module, both are lightweight and stackable.

Add a piece or two of transparent furniture in glass or acrylic, they can add understated “wow-factor” and functionality without visually overwhelming small areas. I balance out the heavy quality of Restoration Hardware’s Flat Iron Desk by pairing it with Kartell’s Louis Ghost chair (in crystal, or smoke) in our dining room-office.

Free Up Your Surfaces

As it often does in my apartment, a desk can double as a dining table. It’s easier to make most furniture multipurpose by keeping its surface clear or clutter-free.

Surprisingly common household items can make artful displays, enabling you to free up most surfaces. Consider what can go on the wall and get creative with your display. Perhaps you have beautiful wooden or copper utensils that can be a hung on the tile backsplash, freeing up counter/cupboard space and adding personality to your kitchen. I hang rulers in a random composition on the wall above my drafting table which frees the space for other uses and allows me to quickly fold up the table top to create more space in the room.

Keep Your Paths Clear

Keeping open floor space is comforting visually and psychologically. Avoid feeling your daily path is impeded by clutter by ridding your space of too much or too large furniture.

Make big pieces blend in and small pieces pop. It’s okay to have large statement pieces but have a few others that blend into the background. Or try using smaller pieces to create negative space in front of large furniture. I have a large blue-green sofa against a white wall and use white side tables in front to create the illusion of negative space. Moooi’s Double Round Table Lamp is large and fills out a corner nicely while its white cloth blends into the wall behind it.

Search for pieces with hairpin legs or pedestal-style bases, they have all the functionality but typically have smaller footprints which keeps the area beneath them free or available for modular storage.

Paint Your Walls with Light

Adding light to a space instantly makes it feel larger and more inviting. If you long for colorful walls adding a Philips Hue Light kit can provide wonderful ambiance for your living space.

Freestanding pieces like Hue Bloom and Hue Go are small, stylish and discreet. Place a Bloom in a corner behind a plant for a striking, glowing silhouette.

Mix Textures & Colors for Depth

Don’t match too many fabrics. Smaller spaces need to pack more visual interest to keep the eye from getting bored.  I find mixing a variety of colors in a small space keeps the eye interested and avoids creating visual blobs or big blocks of color. Split-complimentary color combinations have vibrant appeal (even muted palettes) without being too visually demanding or harsh. Enhance your color scheme and connect colors by layering accessory pieces with different patinas. Stains, washes, or natural patinas are subtle and sophisticated and seem to work better in small spaces than patterns.

Add Plants

Incorporate plants into your décor, they evoke an expansive feeling, it could come from memories of visiting a vast desert, deep forest, or wide canyon. Mix foliage shapes to create depth and urban-jungle appeal. Adding plants not only improves the energy of a space, but also improves air quality.

Clean Living

Keeping smaller spaces clean takes less time but the products used can have a greater polluting impact on indoor air quality. Living in a LEED Platinum building means well-insulated apartments can keep you exceptionally warm or cool but can also occasionally retain fumes. Consider a sizable investment in Dyson’s Pure Cool Link Purifier or Humidifier. The quality of indoor air and humidity plays a big role in our health and well-being. Avoid scent-masking products or heavily scented laundry detergents. Many artificial fragrances contain toxins.  Consider instead, eco-friendly household cleaning products. Check out Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap and Mrs. Meyers Dishwasher Tabs.

Wherever you call home and however you do or don’t decorate it, remember to consider everything you allow inside and the effects it will have on your well being, sense of safety, and future developments.

Henri and Rusty

 



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12 Jan 2017

Little Big Burger Opens at Hassalo on Eighth

By: Management

There’s a new kid on the block, and it’s a little burger with BIG flavor. After many months of anticipation, Little Big Burger is finally open at Hassalo!


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There’s a new kid on the block at Hassalo on Eighth, and it’s a little burger that packs a BIG punch of flavor. Little Big Burger’s 9th location is finally open on the corner of NE Holladay and Water Street (8th Avenue)! A local legend, these little burgers are made to order with natural beef and fresh ingredients.

Little Big Burger Storefront

Little Big Burger Storefront at Velomor

What Makes Little Big Burger Such A Big Deal?

We’ve got a few reasons:

  1. They’re quick and to the point: We all know that too many choices can be overwhelming. Little Big Burger’s limited menu expedites the ordering process, and helps guests focus on the simplicity of savoring the flavor of a good, old-fashioned burger.
  2. They use quality ingredients: Their patties are made with a 1/4 lb. of cascade natural beef, brioche buns, local cheeses, fresh veggies and Camden’s Catsup. Even better? Ingredients are delivered fresh daily.
  3. The price is right: Every menu item costs less than $5. Quality ingredients at a reasonable price can be pretty tough to beat!
  4. An enjoyable environment: Little Big Burger is the place to be if you’re looking for a burger joint with a fun ambiance. The communal-style arrangement of their seating and their killer playlist make it a fun, casual, upbeat place to hang out while you dine out.

… And that’s not even counting their legendary truffle fries or famous fry sauce. The next time you’re in our neighborhood, drop in for a quick bite and see for yourself why Little Big Burger is one of Portland’s favorite burger joints! Their storefront is located on NE Holladay in Velomor, right in front of the 7th & Holladay MAX stop.

*Feature image courtesy of Little Big Burger.



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06 Jan 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: Apartment Edition

By: Management

New Year’s resolutions are as much a holiday tradition as “Auld Lang Syne,” but often don’t last much beyond Groundhog Day. Many of us make resolutions to keep a tidier home. Instead of making promises to yourself about keeping your apartment tidy, start cultivating long-term habits by setting reachable daily goals. These daily routines are the crucial bridge that transform resolutions into reality. Here are a few tips to help get you started!


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New Year’s resolutions are as much a holiday tradition as “Auld Lang Syne,” but often don’t last much beyond Groundhog Day. Many of us make resolutions to keep a tidier home. Instead of making promises to yourself about keeping your apartment tidy, start cultivating long-term habits by setting reachable daily goals. These daily routines are the crucial bridge that transform resolutions into reality. Here are a few tips to help get you started!

Make Time

Make some time in your schedule to do something that gets you closer to meeting your New Year’s resolutions each day, no matter how small. Maybe you hate cleaning your whole apartment. Why not break it down into smaller, more tolerable projects? If you have two minutes of idle time between work and the gym, it’s not a big deal to pick up a rag and wipe down your desk or a bookshelf – but tackling a different spot in your home each day can make a difference! Make it fun by setting a timer after dinner, then zipping around scooping up toys, doing a quick vacuum and sorting socks.

Know Thyself

“I’d wipe down the shower here, but the sponge is in the kitchen and the spray is in the car.” Sound familiar? Spend a few bucks on cleaning supplies for each room. If keeping track of too many tools/supplies makes you less likely to accomplish a task, take shortcuts by purchasing disposable wipes (earth-friendly options are available). Another change you can make to improve the cleanliness of your home is to use the “Now or Never” mantra when you come across small tasks that should be done. If you notice that the bathroom garbage needs to be emptied, and you have the time to take it out, just do it now – otherwise, you never will!

Make One Change

Just adding one new habit to your lifestyle can lead to a more efficient home. Try to think of ways that you can add something to your daily routine, without interrupting it. For example, unloading the dishwasher while waiting for the pasta water to boil, or putting something away where it usually “lives” the minute you pick it up, instead of just moving it to a different surface.

 

*This blog post was adapted from this article on apartments.com.



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28 Nov 2016

Managing Holiday Stress: 5 Tips for Success

By: Management

The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But the last couple months of the year can be pretty stressful, too. Here are a few tips to help you keep your stress in check this holiday season.


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The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But the last couple months of the year can be pretty stressful, too.

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Get Organized. Get a head start by planning for the holidays early. Start thinking about gift budgets, meals, travel and lodging plans now, and you’ll feel a lot less stressed later. There are great tools for staying organized during the holidays, especially when it comes to gifts. Check out apps like Santa’s Bag and The Christmas List!

Don’t over-commit. Decide what’s important to you and avoid taking on any additional obligations. A huge challenge during the holiday season is remembering that it’s okay to say no! But, by doing so, you’ll protect yourself from feeling unnecessarily overwhelmed.

 

managing holiday stress

 

Ask for help. For example, if you’re planning a holiday get-together, ask everyone – or even just a few people – to bring a dish rather than preparing everything yourself.

Make time for yourself. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by family and friends, but allow enough time for yourself to relax, unwind, and do the things you enjoy so that you don’t find yourself feeling irritable and burnt out by the time family and friends come around.

Know your spending limit. Take a look at your finances and pick a spending limit you are comfortable with for this holiday season. Your spending limit could be for gifts only, or it could include holiday meals like Thanksgiving dinner. If you plan a comfortable budget ahead of time, shopping will be much less stressful.

Apply these tips for managing holiday stress to your daily life throughout the holiday season, and you’ll be able to take a deep breath and truly enjoy the holiday season.

Happy holidays to you and yours, from the Hassalo Team!

*This blog post was adapted from this article provided by Apartments.com.



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14 Nov 2016

Lloyd Cycle Station: The Largest Bike Hub in the PNW

By: Management

For months, we talked about bringing the largest bike parking station in the country to Hassalo on Eighth. Now, Lloyd Cycle Station is a lively hub serving cyclists in the Lloyd with more than 500 bike parking spaces and a myriad of luxury amenities!


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For months, we talked about bringing the largest bike parking station in the country to Hassalo on Eighth. Now, Lloyd Cycle Station is a lively hub serving cyclists in the Lloyd with more than 500 bike parking spaces and a myriad of luxury amenities! Lloyd Cycle Station is located in the Lloyd 700 building and boasts plenty of bike parking and locker rooms with showers and towel service. It also offers self-serve repair and bike wash stations, access to an on-site mechanic, and other perks.

The Cycle Station fills avid commuter cyclists’ need for easy access to bike parking. It also encourages other commuters to use bicycles more often by providing solutions to common deterrents, such as a lack of access to showers. The Cycle Station provides amenities that cyclists haven’t had easy access to in the past. In doing so,  it also offers Lloyd-area employees, residents and visitors an opportunity to bike to the area without the ordinary hassle.

The Lloyd Cycle Station is home to a multitude of services and amenities, including:

  • 24/7 access to secure bike parking
  • Self-service repair station
  • Bike wash station
  • Service from on-site mechanics (pay per service on scheduled days)
  • Locker rooms with showers and towel service
  • Complimentary bike registration and route-planning services
  • Free two-hour valet bike parking for visitors

The best and most noteworthy part? Lloyd Cycle Station is open to the public! Short-term bike valet services are available to visitors, and anyone can become a member. An annual administrative fee of only $20 will cover year-round bike parking at the Lloyd Cycle Station. From there, members have the flexibility to create the membership that fits them best by adding monthly services such as shower and locker services a la carte.

Become A Member

Lloyd Cycle Station is located on level P2 of the Lloyd 700 Building at 700 NE Multnomah Street and is managed by our friends at GoLloyd. Please visit Lloyd Cycle Station’s website to learn more about the facility, pricing, frequently asked questions, and to begin registration. You can stop by GoLloyd’s office on Thursdays at noon for a tour of the space before you join! Visit their office at 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 340.



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28 Oct 2016

Shelving Solutions for Your Apartment

By: Management

One of the most common questions we hear from new residents is, “Can I hang personal belongings on the walls?” Every community’s answer is different.


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nOne of the most common questions we hear from new residents is, “Can I hang personal belongings on the walls?” Every community’s answer is different. In short, our answer is, “yes!” We want you to feel comfortable in your home. You are welcome to mount shelves, televisions, picture frames and more. You can even paint your walls! All we ask is that you restore the apartment to its original condition before you move out. To avoid unnecessary move-out charges, this means patching any holes and, if necessary, painting walls back to their original color. Sometimes, when it comes to living in an apartment, it’s best to find simple shelving solutions for your home. Here are a few of our favorites!

EASY SHELVING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR APARTMENT

Need some shelving space for your apartment? Get free-standing shelving units that you can pack up and move easily from Target or DIY furniture stores like IKEA or The Container Store. They’re affordable and really easy to put together! And if you just want a few shelves for books or DVDs, get a few mountable single-shelf units and consider adding some storage baskets to help keep your belongings organized.

Corner shelving is also a great solution for floor plans that don’t have much wall space. Shop around to find a corner shelving unit that fits your needs and space. We also recommend visiting Pinterest to get ideas for small spaces and other storage needs! There are many apartment-friendly shelving solutions that are simple to install and uninstall, which will make things much easier for you when it’s time to move.

For more apartment decorating tips and ideas, follow us on Pinterest and Instagram! We’re always sharing our favorite interior designs. Sometimes, we even feature the homes of our residents! If you live at Hassalo and would like us to show off your beautiful home, tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeSweetHassalo.



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