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The default residential threshold in Portland: public sidewalk meets private concrete path and grassy lawn. What does the design say? We like the basics.
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Default plus: we like the basics, but keep out, especially if you're biking on the sidewalk and under the influence.
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Double threat: we're traditionalists (classic chain link) but like to add a touch of elegance (and heft) with the clipped hedges.
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Say it with built structure: please walk through our zen pergola (and we're funky - like the blue fence?).
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Say it with built structure: please walk through our double zen pergola.
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Say it with built structure softened by wild greenery: walk under the leafy pergola, don't forget to open the friendly wooden gate.
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Say it with built structure: our fence is plain and humble, but look at our fancy bamboo gate!
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Landscape as structure: welcome, walk through our simple but whimsical arch. (Our gardening staff keeps it clipped.)
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Landscape as structure: walk between our giant bushes if you can; we're old and planted these shrubs decades ago.
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Landscape as structure: we like dramatic plants, and love to garden.
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Triple threat: fence, clipped trees as screen, contrasting arched gate. (You didn't notice the recycling, did you?)
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We live in our own gated community: unless we gave you the code for entry, you'd better call ahead.
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We can't get enough of Home Depot: gate? Check. Flowers? Check. Stones? Check. And the olde-style street lamp lets us pretend we're in New Orleans.
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We've got a fence, but please come in. Would you like some green tea?
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We thought we wanted to fence ourselves in, but now we're not so sure.
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We're funky Portlanders and our fence gate is always open.
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Stones for grandeur: welcome to our estate.
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Stones for grandeur, smaller scale: welcome to our typical 50' x 100' Portland lot.
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Stones, rustic style: easy going, zen approach to the sculpted entry.
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Plants in pots, watch your step: we like to garden and move our plants around.
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Step up, and through the bamboo screen, into our private realm.
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