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Portland's architectural landmark, [[United States Custom House]], officially goes on the [http://www.auctionrp.com/Property_details.cfm?id=1166 auction block] today. Previous efforts to turn the building into a [http://djcoregon.com/news/2007/07/05/custom-house-vacant-2-years-after-rehab-deal/ 82-room boutique hotel] or house Portland's [http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2009/04/us_custom_house_may_house_inte.html International School] fell through. Ideas for turning the building into a home for a [http://blog.oregonlive.com/oldtown/2007/10/home_for_public_market.html Public Market], Sustainability Center or a Rose City Campus for the University of Oregon went nowhere. A couple of months ago, the Oregonian's [http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/anna_griffin/ Anna Griffin] thoughtfully [http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/anna_griffin/index.ssf/2010/03/someone_with_a_vision_should_t.html observed] that someone with "with a vision" should turn their vision for what should happen with this Portland treasure into reality. Here's a chance to step up and take that challenge. What is your vision for the [[United States Custom House | U.S. Custom House]]? Don't be shy; describe your vision [[United States Custom House | here]].
  
 
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Mary 25, 2010

Portland's architectural landmark, United States Custom House, officially goes on the auction block today. Previous efforts to turn the building into a 82-room boutique hotel or house Portland's International School fell through. Ideas for turning the building into a home for a Public Market, Sustainability Center or a Rose City Campus for the University of Oregon went nowhere. A couple of months ago, the Oregonian's Anna Griffin thoughtfully observed that someone with "with a vision" should turn their vision for what should happen with this Portland treasure into reality. Here's a chance to step up and take that challenge. What is your vision for the U.S. Custom House? Don't be shy; describe your vision here.

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Places to go near Portland

Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and the Pacific Coast are all within a two hour drive from Portland. These are all great places to be during the few months of the year when it is not raining - basically, July 4th - October 4th.

Multnomah Falls is the biggest waterfall in the region. You will be pleasantly surprised if you take the Old Highway along The Gorge. There are dozens of small, beautiful waterfalls.

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Start Downtown and visit the Ground Kontrol for a great experience for the kids, at any age, or drop by the Living Room Theater to check out a show. If you are not into movies and want a cool hangout, drop by Backspace.

The first week of the month offers First Thursday. Head towards Fareless Square for many galleries, then onward to the Portland Police Historical Museum for historical events known as the start of the Portland State University campus.

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