Go Green

March 29, 2015 9:16 am

Hey Lakes Residents!

Is your lease coming up and you want to renew?

We are trying to go green, and as you can imagine, a lot of paper goes into printing leases.

If you are currently or soon pending a renewal, log onto your Resident Portal and eSign online today!

Not only is it fast and easy, but we are saving Trees!

Have a great day Lakes Residents!

Art work by the talented Lakes office staff

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Pittock Mansion: Opulence Indoors and Out

March 24, 2015 3:13 pm

The view of downtown Portland alone makes the trip from Beaverton to Pittock Mansion time well spent. Many Yelp reviewers post photos of the breathtaking panorama visible from Pittock Mansion's perch atop a hill. The striking view is almost as impressive as the interior of the historic mansion.

The former home of some of Portland's earliest citizens, Henry and Georgiana Pittock, Pittock Mansion finally was finished in 1914 after five years of planning and building. Today, guests can come take a tour of the opulent mansion and learn more about the couple who built it. From its lavish dining room, complete with period chandelier and built-in china cases, to its regal central staircase, the Pittock Mansion epitomizes the height of luxury in the early 20th century, as seen through the lens of the Pittocks' designs. Its grounds are equally beautiful, so bring lunch and sit for a while on a nice day.

Pittock Mansion
3229 NW Pittock Drive
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 823-3623

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Tour a Submarine at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

March 17, 2015 3:57 pm

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry offers something for everyone, but kids especially will appreciate its interactive exhibits. Most Yelp reviewers agree that the most impressive exhibit at the museum isn't actually an exhibit at all, but a real submarine. The USS Blueback, a former fixture in the U.S. Navy, is the last existing non-nuclear, quick-moving submarine of its kind. During a 45-minute tour, you and your kids will get the chance to look through its periscope, hop in a bunk in the living quarters, and even touch a torpedo.

The planetarium is another popular feature of the museum, taking the focus from below-sea-level to above-land-level. Considered the biggest and highest-tech of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the planetarium regularly shows documentaries about the night sky, black holes, and other facets of astronomy. Nearby, the museum's permanent exhibits teach kids about the intricacies of life, the earth, and science at large.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 797-4000

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