July     27, 2013


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Sweet Dreams a Reality at 2013 NW Natural Street of Dreams

Show Kicks-Off Saturday with Special “Made in America” Ceremony

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — The 2013 NW Natural Street of Dreams presented by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBA) kicks off its 38th consecutive year on Saturday, July 27. Nine palatial structures line the street of a picturesque, West Linn neighborhood called Stonehenge with sunset views of Lake Oswego. Ticket holders may tour every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, August 25.  

“This year, there are so many added features to the show which really make it a full experience for our visitors,” said Nancy Haskin, Vice President of Membership and Events, Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. “We’ve scheduled events throughout the month, so visitors can plan for a full day—and in many cases into the evening.”

Patriots’ Weekend Ceremony

On Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m., there will be a special ceremony at one of the NW Natural Street of Dreams properties, named, The American Dream. It is the first certified Made in America home in a Street of Dreams Home Tour.

During this ceremony, the American Flag will be raised by U.S. Veteran, Bruce Douglas as a show of appreciation for military personnel. Several of the Clackamas County Commissioners as well as Boy Scout Troop 127 will be in attendance. The ceremony is also a continuation of July as the Made in America Month, for which a proclamation was signed by Governor John Kitzhaber.

On Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, military personnel with identification save $2 dollars on the price of admission. For information on additional special events throughout the show visit:

Innovations Abound

The 2013 NW Natural Street of Dreams homes are all unique in their style and design. From a backyard waterslide to a musical bathtub; from a putting green to waterfalls; from a two-story wine cellar to hand embellished stenciling-this year, there are a myriad of features.

Tickets & Location

Tickets are available online through Ticket Tomato for $15. Onsite ticket sales are also available for $15. Children ages 10 and under are admitted at no charge. Information about bulk ticket rates and private events at Street of Dreams can be found by contacting the HBA at (503) 684-1880. Directions to the show are available here, or by entering Rosemont and Whitten Lane, Tualatin Valley Oregon coordinates into GPS devices.

The NW Natural Street of Dreams, running every year since 1975, is Portland’s premier annual new home tour presented by the area’s top local builders and designers, and showcasing the best building innovations, design developments and decorating trends. This year the event is presented by Community Financial Corporation/Banner Bank and Standard TV & Appliance.

About the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland

Since 1942, the HBA has been an indispensable resource for consumers searching for affordable home options. The HBA proudly represents the housing industry to the government, media and the public. The HBA produces and manages many outstanding programs and tours in the Portland area, including: The premier NW Natural Street of Dreams, the Tour of Remodeled Homes, the Fall and Spring Portland Home and Garden Shows and Home Aid Portland. For more information, please visit:

About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 680,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at:

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