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A single family home on Northeast 14th Place in the Vernon Neighborhood just sold for $590,000, a price that put it out of reach for most black residents and continues a trend of gentrification in the heart of Portland’s historic African-American community.

A single family home on Northeast 14th Place in the Vernon Neighborhood just sold for $590,000, a price that put it out of reach for most black residents and continues a trend of gentrification in the heart of Portland’s historic African-American community.

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