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Staying Safe When the Ground Shakes in Oregon

The scary thing about earthquakes (one of them anyway)? They're so unexpected. Earthquakes aren't limited to any one time of the year, and you certainly don't see them coming. They simply hit (and can hit in every state,...

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Summers in Beaverton and Portland mean backyard grilling – safely!

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer and grilling isn't just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and family. Keep in mind, however, that...

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Conserve water while enjoying your Beaverton Garden

Abnormally dry conditions - and, in some cases, severe droughts - are affecting Beaverton Oregon and a large part of the country, making smart water usage critical for everyone from farmers to homeowners. But, even if...

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Tips to Stay Cool in Beaverton, OR without the AC on!

Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy - and they spend a total of $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may...

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Keep Your Beaverton Oregon Garden Green, Your Water Bill Low

Abnormally dry conditions - and, in some cases, severe droughts - are affecting a large part of the country, making smart water usage critical for everyone from farmers to homeowners. But, even if your region isn't...

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Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water in Oregon

Summer is almost here in Oregon, and you're ready to get out on the water. But, is your boat ready? Even if you've kept it properly stored for the winter and protected from the elements, there are still a number of...

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Summer’s Coming – What to Do With the Kids in Beaverton Oregon?

It's the age-old question that parents in Oregon face every year: How do we keep the kids occupied this summer? Well, there are always the biggies, such as theme parks or camping. But, with work and other obligations...

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5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Car for Your Graduate

It's hard to believe your child is already graduating, much less getting ready to head off to college or join the workforce - first grade seems like just yesterday, after all. You've worked hard to put your kids in a...

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3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Risk of a Car Crash in Portland Oregon

Spring has arrived, and the warmer weather often prompts people in Portland and Beaverton Oregon to hop in their cars for weekend (or longer) road trips. Unfortunately, too many of those trips will end up being...

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After the Beaverton Oregon Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage

The beauty of spring in Beaverton, Oregon and Portland, Oregon is often tempered by powerful storms, with heavy rains, strong winds and destructive hail. Through it all, your home protects you from the elements, so be...

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