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Thursday, May 30 • 8:15am - 4:30pm
ALL DAY - Tour - West Portland, lunch included - SOLD OUT!

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Jude Foster, longtime Portland Cohouser and Neil Planchon will lead a day-long tour out to West Portland to visit Green Grove, Trillium Hollow, Cascadia Commons - where we will also have lunch prepared and hosted by residents - followed by a tour of Daybreak back in town.

Green Grove Cohousing Community, an intergenerational community still seeking new members, is currently building on five-acre semi-rural setting close-in to a historic college town in the wine country of NW Oregon with Mt. Hood view and abundant wildlife, 26 miles from Portland. Large, lovely historic common house newly refurbished with geothermal heating and cooling, plus energy efficient features. Established trees, landscaping, community art studio, orchard, garden, wood shop, and outbuildings with easy access to wooded trails, and lots of open space for additional outdoor amenities. The first three free-standing homes between 900 sq. ft and 1400 sq. ft. are completed, and three more are scheduled to begin construction in July 2019, and available for pre-sale. Three additional buildable tracts are also available. http://greengrovecoho.org
Trillium Hollow is one of Portland’s most long standing cohousing community established in 1998. At Trillium we value participation and community spirit. We recycle, we compost, we care for our humble 3 ¾ acre wooded property and we care about each other. We work hard at being a community. It takes an emotional hardiness to thrive here and we love it.  Our main building holds 28 condominium units ranging in size from studios to four bedroom town houses. There is also a separate 29th Unit. We have a hot tub with adjoining shower and bathroom. Our spacious 5000 sq. ft. Common House serves as a place for community meetings and bi-weekly meals. It holds three guest rooms, two children’s play rooms and a modest library. We have a community garden and underground parking in the main building which is also equipped with an elevator. https://trilliumhollow.weebly.com/
Cascadia Commons was established in 2000, Cascadia Commons includes a dedicated wetlands and songbird habitat, optional shared meals in the beautiful dining hall, a furnished workshop for creative projects, comfortable guest quarters, expansive patios equipped with BBQ and hot tub, child centered play spaces (both indoors and out), a gathering room for games and movie viewing, a spacious aerie for yoga or meditation, cozy library with fireplace for relaxation, and shared gardens with veggies and flowers.  We have 26 households, a 3,400 sq. ft common house and 1 acre wetlands and bird sanctuary, play areas, parking, community garden, a woodshop, and more. http://cascadiacommons.com

Daybreak Cohousing is a 10 year old, dense, urban village in North Portland with a physical design that encourages social interaction. Our 30 homes have most of the features of conventional homes plus we also enjoy extensive common facilities.  We also enjoy a reasonable amount of open space for our urban setting. A huge, 50-year-old maple is at the center of our property. We have open green areas, gardens, a roof terrace, small gathering areas, play areas, a large outdoor terrace off the 7,000 sf ft common house. http://www.daybreakcohousing.org/index.html

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Neil Planchon

Cohousing: Tour Leader / Research Network, Life Coach / Nonprofit Tech Consultant
Neil is a co-developer and founder of Swan's Market Cohousing (est. 2000). He currently co-parents the CaliCoho Summit team which gathers residents of California Cohousing residents every couple months. He is a former Cohousing Association Board and Staff member who was responsible for running and growing the National Cohousing Bus tours program... Read More →
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Jude Foster

Montessori owner/guide, Trillium Hollow
Jude has lived in Trillium Hollow, in Portland Oregon, for twelve years. Earlier in her life, she spent most of her 20’s and 30’s immersed in two different, earth-based and spiritual communes, one small, one large. She is a parent of three, grandparent of two, and a long-time Montessori guide.  In her community, her... Read More →

Thursday May 30, 2019 8:15am - 4:30pm
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