Spring has sprung in Portland, and our spirits are buoyed by the increasing daylight and the abundance of flowers and blossoms around town. There are many reasons to celebrate, including the fact that we’re coming up on our one-year anniversary of living in community. Another reason is National Cohousing Day on Sunday, April 29.
To celebrate cohousing, PDX Commons is holding an open house that day from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4262 SE Belmont St. in Portland. If you’re local, we hope you can drop in. If you llve out of town or out of state and have been wanting to visit us, this would be a good time. We’ll be giving tours of our common spaces and a sampling of units of different sizes. You’ll have a chance to meet and greet many of us, ask questions, and enjoy light refreshments. We hope you can join us!
PDX COMMONS in the News: Check out this in-depth article from the Portland Tribune.
PDX COMMONS: AN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY OF PROACTIVE ADULTS
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.
PDX Commons is a designated 55+ community under the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) in accordance with CFR § 100.304.