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Rummer Homes in Portland
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Mid-century modern homes inspire a cult-like following among their devotees. With simple, understated designs, open floor-plans and an inspiring sense of style, it's easy to see why. Robert Rummer was influenced by builder Joe Eichler's work in Walnut Creek California. Rummer homes are Characterized by indoor atriums, galley kitchens, Douglas fir tongue-and-groove ceilings, "flying coffin" cabinets and gable-roofs. Between 1959 and 1975 750 "Rummer" homes were built in Newberg, Portland, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Oak Hill, Beaverton and Gladstone. When these coveted homes are put up for sale, they don't last long.

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Portland Pumpkin Patches
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Fall is here and so are ripe pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Grab your light jackets, hats and head for the patch!

Kruger's Farm 17100 NW Sauvie Island Road, Portland

A working 150-acre farm located on Sauvie Island, just 12 miles from downtown Portland at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Free hayrides to the patch and also available: pony rides, face painting, caramel apples, corn maze, wood fired pizza, roasted corn and beer!

Bauman’s Farm and Garden 12989 Howell Prairie Rd. Gervais,

Just a short drive to Gervais. There is more to this patch than simply orange gourds; lots more: Come for the pumpkins and stay for: Hayride, animal barn, frontier fort, tire pyrmaid, corn tunnels, apple tasting, kids mazes, obsticle course. No worries about the weather , many activities happen under cover.

Roloff Farms 23985 N.W. Grossen Drive.

Scenic surroundings and friendly folks make this a patch worth visiting. Wagon tours, pony carousel, face painting, adventure area with hay pyramid, kiddy train, sling shots, obstacle course, giant tire zone and more.

Lakeview Farms 32055 NW North Ave. North Plains,

For high adventure and pumpkin picking at the same time travel to North Plains. You can ride a train out to the patch. You can also set sail to fetch your pumpkins on a boat ride through the lake with a few surprises along the way. Face-painting and hay pyramids are also part of the festivities.

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