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KBC Office closed Monday, August 21st for the Solar Eclipse

Protect your vision and DO NOT look at the solar eclipse without the proper protective eye wear.

According to NASA, eclipse viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers should meet all the following criteria:
·      Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard
.      Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product
·      Not be used if they are older than three years, or have scratched or wrinkled lenses
·      Not use homemade filters
·      Ordinary sunglasses — even very dark ones — should not be used as a replacement for eclipse viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers

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It’s important to plan for the extreme heat hitting Portland and if you have pets, to be sure they are safe.  Here are some suggestions:

1. Stay hydrated!  Drink plenty of water.  Have plenty of water out for your pets if they are home alone.
2. Open up windows in the morning and at night when it’s cool, and run fans to bring in cool air.
3. Shut windows early in the day when it starts heating up (or when you leave for the day).
4. Keep window coverings lowered and closed.
5. Tack up a sheet inside over blinds if you have sun-facing windows.
6. Turn off fans when you leave the house.
7. Avoid using the oven or stove.

It may not cool down Wednesday and Thursday nights so taking action tonight and tomorrow morning may make a big difference in creating a comfortable space.



As sunshine returns, we’d like to remind you of a few important warm weather guidelines and safety notes for your KBC property:

Due to safety reasons, window mounted air conditioners are not allowed except in ground floor apartments.  If you feel an air conditioner is needed, we suggest you consider a portable unit which sits inside and has a hose attachment to the window. This is an acceptable and safe style.

For those of you that have an outdoor patio, balcony or yard where barbecue use is possible, we’d like to remind you of the rules for your and other’s safety:

  • BBQ grills are allowed on a balcony or patio when there is at least ten (10) feet distance from the building’s outer wall.
  • Only Electric grills and Propane grills are allowed (1 lb. max tank).
  • Grills that use charcoal or briquettes and require flammable starter liquids are not allowed.
  • Grills may not exceed 28″ wide and 19″ deep.
  • Grills must not be left unattended.

This is a great time of year to enjoy outdoor spaces you may have as part of your rental.  We appreciate your commitment to following guidelines in your lease about how this space can be used.  Your balcony or patio must be kept neat and clean and cannot be used for storage.

Please note that fire escapes, window sills and railings are not to be used for placement of personal items, including flower pots.

Thank you for your attention to these items. We hope you enjoy the sunshine.


Do you have a friend or acquaintance looking for an apartment?  If you refer someone to a KBC Property who is approved and moves in, we will give you a $200 Rent Credit in the month following the new tenant’s occupancy.  The applicant must advise the Manager with whom they apply that they were referred by you at the time applying.  We appreciate your tenancy and recommendation.