Community of Dreams

Just this last week, the 2017 NW Natural Street of Dreams in Happy Valley opened to the public. We couldn’t be prouder to be a host city!

If you’re unfamiliar with the event, the Street of Dreams has been organized by the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland since 1975. Each year, they gather a few select builders to design and construct spacious homes with the latest technology and amenities we’d all love. Before the homes are occupied, they remain open for visitors to tour and dream about new possibilities for their own home.

The City of Happy Valley was host to the Street of Dreams in 2014. Following the success of that event, we were approached last year by the organizers to accommodate another event in the new neighborhood known as Mitchell Park, near 129th Avenue and King Road.

We are honored to once again be selected to host the NW Natural Street of Dreams. This further signifies that Happy Valley is a great place to live. The event is a wonderful opportunity for Happy Valley restaurants and businesses to attract new customers and for the city to showcase our local parks, recreational spaces, and livable community.

The extended cold and wet winter provided an extra challenge for this year’s builders and it took a lot of work to get the site ready and homes built in time for the show. But, as you will soon see, the homes turned out beautiful and showcase the quality and innovation visitors have come to expect.

The event is open daily from 10 am – 9 pm until Sunday, August 27th. I encourage you to enjoy the show, and maybe take in one of their fun events.

While Mitchell Park will be forever known as the 2017 Street of Dreams, Happy Valley will always be the Community of Dreams.

For more information on the Street of Dreams, visit

Lori DeRemer