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Save the Date: ADU Tour–September 17th & 18th

The ADU Tour is on for September 17th & 18th, 2016. Learn more and register here.

This will be the fourth city wide tour of ADUs. 10+ ADUs will be featured on this tour. This year’s tour will feature a garage conversion, an attached ADU, above the garage ADUs, new construction ADUs, and two basement ADUs.

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This tour will contain a new set of ADUs throughout Portland, never featured on the ADU Tour before. Bike racks will be available at each ADU location.

On Saturday, I’ll teach two 2-hour workshops (CE credits available for realtors through Earth Advantage), that will provide homeowners with a comprehensive overview of the information and process involved in developing an ADU on a property in Portland.

Sunday, there will be 10+ ADUs on the self-guided tour. There are some beautiful and unique ADUs on this fall tour, some of which are being built right now.


An bungalow style ADU above a 3 car garage


A 700+ sq ft ADU


A basement ADU being built currently. This house was otherwise destined to be torn down and replaced.


A finished ADU above a garage

About Kol Peterson

Kol is an ADU consultant, advocate and author of Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development. Read more here: and learn about building your own at Email at


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