Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, February 18, 2010

City Government Resources for Portland Residents

Since I seem to be gaining some traction on this whole basement remodel thing, I've been researching Portland's building codes, rules, and regulations.  Their website is a labyrinth of information, but I managed to find a few key URL's that will most definitely prove valuable to anyone wanting to do a basement or attic remodel "by the book".

Portland Online has a page for Converting to Living Space which has buried in it a link to a guide to Converting Attics, Basements and Garages to Living Space plus all the basics you need to know about the permitting process in Portland, Oregon.

I need to absorb all of the information on that page to see if I need to adhere to the new  stairway building codes, or whether mine will fall under the conversion rules.


  1. We've been looking for this info for about a year now... Thank you so much!