Driving through Portland, OR, one of our drivers came across this: a group of floating homes in the Portland Marina! Not houseboats, floating homes! Pretty neat!
These houses are along Marine Drive in the Portland Marina of the Columbia River. If you Google Maps the area, and use the Satellite feature, you can see a whole bunch of these floating home developments. We think it’s cool, but have to wonder how they fair when the river floods. We’re sure they planned for that contingency, but still would like to know the logistics of how they stabilize these homes.
That being said, it must be soothing to be rocked to sleep by the motion of the river as the water flows past. Sounds quite relaxing and peaceful.
Photo by Charlotte Rodriguez.