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Lots Going on in the World of Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick April 26, 2013 1:33 PM
Springtime is a time of new growth in the natural world. Trees and shrubs are starting to leaf out. Tulips and daffodils are blooming. Many animals give birth to their young. It’s a time of coming out of hibernation and the doldrums of winter. The world of self storage seems to be coming out of hibernation, too. Additions are being added to facilities while other facilities are finding buyers. [More]

California Developer Refurbishes Dilapidated Building into Wine Storage Facility in an Area of Portland He Thinks Will Blossom

by John Stevens December 14, 2010 12:04 PM
In Portland, Ore., an investor who paid nearly $4 million for property to be used as a storage facility for wine, has raised some eyebrows due to the building’s poor condition. But the developer is confident in the beauty of the building and of success to come.

In Portland, Ore., an investor who paid nearly $4 million for property to be used as a storage facility for wine, has raised some eyebrows due to the building’s poor condition. But the developer is confident in the beauty of the building and of success to come. [More]

Portland Provides a Small Number of Storage Lockers to the Homeless

by Holly Robinson September 7, 2010 6:50 PM
The City of Portland and the Portland Business Alliance have announced that they are working together to provide storage lockers to Portland’s homeless community. While many efforts to solve the problem of homelessness have focused on providing homeless shelters, in recent years a few policymakers have been turning to storage as a possible bandaid solution. The homeless population in Portland numbers approximately 1,600, and many of Portland's homeless currently carry all their possessions with them at all times in grocery carts or on trailers. [More]
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