If you’ve ever spent time looking for homes for sale in Portland, Oregon you’ve no doubt noticed the small metal rings attached to the sidewalks. The metal rings are a relic of Portland’s early history, when horses were the main method of transportation around the rose city. In the 1800′s, horse rings were embedded into the sidewalk concrete to help tie town your horse outside of houses and stores.
In a fun spin on Portland history, local artists have begun to reclaim the horse rings by tying miniature plastic horses to the rings. The “horse project” was started by Portland resident Scott Wayne Indiana to get people to notice the history under their feet.
As historical features, the City of Portland requires construction workers to reinstall the rings when they have to be removed for curb maintenance. If only we had such great protection of our historical homes and trees!
Have you ever wanted an actual horse outside of your house? If mini plastic horses aren’t enough for your rural fantasies, check out the homes for sale in Happy Valley! All houses in the Portland area are approved for raising chickens, which means fresh eggs for your family’s breakfast every day! And if you’ve got an acre of land, you could be raising cows, horses, sheep or goats! All of the Happy Valley livestock ordinances are are online. Whether you dream of having that pet goat, giving your daughter the pony she’s been asking for, or are just looking for a beautiful new home in one of the best cities in Oregon, check out the amazing homes for sale in Happy Valley. Why did we research this? Tom Liesy of TA Liesy Homes NW is looking to build a new home for a family in love with the area but wanting acreage… Happy Valley is limited on the acres but Damascus is just around the corner! Contact the McDonald Group today to find out more about land, condos, and new construction homes for sale in Happy Valley!
The Urban Farm Store in Southeast Portland is a great resource for anyone interested in raising chickens and other livestock in the Portland metro area! They’ve got classes, helpful staff, and great books and resources for urban farmers.
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