18
Apr

Coyotes – Part of Portland’s Landscape

Increased coyote sightings prove Coyotes – Part of Portland’s Landscape. Many of us going about our every day lives in Portland never imagining coyotes are roaming neighborhoods in the Beaverton, Cedar Hills, Northeast, and Southeast areas of Portland. But apparently, they can live in a wide variety of habitats, including Portland’s backyards. In January of this year, Lizzy Acker, The Oregonian/OregonLive, published an article on, “Are

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17
Apr

Modern Twists in Small Spaces – Landscape Design

Topping Landscape Wish Lists are Modern Twists in Small Spaces – Landscape Design. Minimalist approaches in small patios are the perfect place for big impact. Ever been drawn in by a modern take on space in an outdoor environment? It emphasizes key elements in a powerful and pleasant way. The stylish aesthetic creates a laid-back attitude with its calm, uncluttered tranquility. Odd how clean lines and

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12
Apr

2018 Decor Trends in Outdoor Living

Hey Homeowners! 2018 Decor Trends in Outdoor Living are popping out all over – ‘cuz Spring is Here! It’s time to take-to-the-outdoors and dress up those outdoor living rooms! Here at Paradise Restored, we love adding the homey, lived-in looks that draw you in to sit a spell. Who doesn’t enjoy hanging out in cozy surroundings with a bit of glam thrown

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10
Apr

Guided Tour Landscape Design #Three

Guided Tour Landscape Design #Three takes us to a Modern Hillside Haven in West Linn, Oregon. West Linn, high on a slope overlooking the Willamette Falls, way back when, circa 1840’s, was originally called, “Robin’s Nest.”  In 1913,  five dollars was offered for the best name for the expanding new town. Apparently no one was pleased with the judges selected name Millsburg and

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3
Apr

Open Air Dining – Eating Outdoors is Good for Your Soul

Open Air Dining – Eating Outdoors is Good for Your Soul – a bit of a No-Brainer, eh? But, let’s reflect on ‘the why’. . .  The ambiance is impeccable, the service is unmatched, and the experience is rejuvenating and relaxing. Eating a delicious spread in good weather is therapeutic activity that makes us feel better. Like to Grill? Great. Prefer hot dogs over an open flame? Even

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30
Mar

Final Nominee – 2018 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards! Vote NOW!

IT’S OFFICIAL! We are a Final Nominee in the 2018 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards! We are honored and filled with Glee! Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design in Happy Valley, Oregon – a FINALIST! The HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards are now live and you can VOTE for your favorites! We are so excited to showcase our beautiful landscape design in the category Curb Appeal. You

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17
Mar

Guided Tour Landscape Design #Two

A Glamping We Will Go! In this guided tour landscape design #Two, we take you to a campsite in a homeowners’ Backyard! Complete with tent site, log benches, boulder steps, firepit area, and lantern lights, it is sure to please the young at heart – all ages! Imagine having a sleep over and camping outside under the stars in your own backyard! If you

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14
Mar

Taking Living Rooms Outside – Part Two

Smart families are taking living rooms outside. And they should! According to the Nature Conservancy, Humans need Nature in and around them to Thrive. Picture your home life. Is your family engaging with one another or distracted by cell phones or electronic devises? There’s often a focus on how to get kids off their phones and back into the great outdoors. But what about parents?

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13
Mar

Taking Living Rooms Outside – Part One

More and more families are taking living rooms outside. We can’t call it trending anymore… it has become the norm. Thinking about the words ‘Outdoor Living’ made me curious to find out the first time I ever used it in a blog post. I thought I was pretty clever back then and way ahead of the trend… It was December 21, 2009 –

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8
Mar

Guided Tour Landscape Designs

Guided Tour Landscape Designs Welcome to our series featuring a Guided Tour of Landscape designs of small, medium, and large properties – with an eclectic mix of styles and elements. We begin the 2018 series with a tour of the Gibson Property in the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Located on a corner lot, the homeowners desired a larger all-inclusive outdoor living

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