Everything You Need to Know About Building an ADU in Portland, Oregon

Accessory dwelling units help the city meet its density goals and extend housing options—but only after striking a short-term/long-term balance.
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While producing an annual music festival for five years, Keely Montgomery found that she often missed her two young children. She and her husband Josh watched accessory dwelling units (ADUs) pop up in Portland over the course of the decade, and in 2018 they decided to take the plunge. They commissioned an ADU in their backyard with short-term Airbnb rentals in mind, and Keely quit her job.

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