OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY DANCE PARTY A BIG SUCCESS

On Aug. 13, PDX Commons held a dance party to celebrate our first anniversary of living in community.

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Residents and guests rocked out to the tunes of Kris Deelane and the Hurt, who played soul, R&B and other dance music from the ’60s and ’70s. About 80 people attended — a perfect number for our courtyard and Great Room. The latter had long tables laden with party food and beverages. Commoners, friends and neighbors danced together as the band played on into the night. We hope to hold this kind of party every summer!

PDX COMMONS in the News: Check out this in-depth article from the Portland Tribune.

PDX COMMONS: AN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY OF PROACTIVE ADULTS

All 27 households are represented in this group photo in front of our new home.

Our community is built on the principles of cohousing: private homes plus many shared facilities for socializing, meals, and taking care of community business together.

We are 39 adults ranging in age from mid-50s to late-70s. About half of our households consist of couples and the other half singles. While we are an adult community, it’s common to see adult children and grandchildren visiting our homes.

We worked with a development team and general contractor to design and construct our building. We are the owners, and we run the community ourselves. We make decisions using a consensus model, which allows every voice to be heard.

Our beautiful facility has easy access to transit, parks, shops, restaurants and grocery stores. We practice sustainable living and are committed to decreasing our footprint on the planet.

What is cohousing?

PDX Commons is a designated 55+ community under the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) in accordance with CFR ยง 100.304.

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