Green Tour: A Portland Rummer
Jonathan B.
Aug 11, 2008

We're awestruck by the modern and minimal renovation of an iconic mid-century Rummer home in Portland, Oregon. Those of us who want to capture runoff and have an attractive yard will be thrilled by Stephanie's discovery of a well-designed alternative to the typical ugly and space-wasting rain barrel.

We also ask you to join us in welcoming three new bloggers—Trent, Rachel, and Amber—to the Re-nest team. Our theme this month is escapes: Rachel's got a post on finding green destinations; Trent suggests bicycle touring; and Amber's got more than a few good ideas for escaping the heat of summer if you can't get out of town.

Pop over to Re-nest via the links below the jump, then leave a couple of comments to let our newest bloggers know they're off to a great start!

Stephanie finds the rainwater hog a narrow, more attractive alternative to the typical rainbarrel: a perfect for tight urban lots.

Trent's got links to bike tour companies and resources to plan your own zero-carbon getaway.


Amber, who is blogging from Texas, suggests Agua Fresca for cool refreshment... and has a few more ideas for enjoying summer when it's just too hot to spend time outside.

And Rachel suggests using the Green Maps System to find green destinations near and far. It's open source, so you can add things in your own neighborhood.

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