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Survey Ninja – 100 blogs

  Welcome to my 100th blog. Most people go their entire lives without having the need to hire a surveyor. In my blogs and on our website I … Read More


  Why is a pair of pants called a pair? It is not a pair, it is a one. Seems pretty simple doesn’t it? Want … Read More

Jedi Planner V Survey Ninja

  Jedi Planner – vegetarian Survey Ninja – vegetables are what food eats Jedi Planner – one dog – WB Wells mascot Survey Ninja – … Read More

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association’s (APA) national certification. The AICP exam covers history, ethics and practical skills used … Read More

What is Planning?

Here at W.B. Wells though, when we talk about planning we are usually talking about land use planning. How does a new residential or commercial development influence the existing state of a place? Read More


  ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, condominium plats…. Yes they can. Fence surveys, foundation surveys, partition plats…. Yes they can. Property line adjustments, subdivision plats, topographic … Read More

Jedi Planner

Our land use planner trained at Dagobah University under the tutelage of a little green guy. After returning to Earth he easily passed the AICP … Read More

The six P's

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance Before you even start your project, you need to plan ahead. To avoid costly delays, follow the six P’s. … Read More

Lot and Lot of Record

  The definitions of lot and lot of record from City of Portland’s Zoning Code: Lot – A legally defined piece of land other than … Read More

Portland Maps, a Wealth of Information

Many of the cities and counties within our region have user-friendly websites that allow someone to look up a piece of property to see the … Read More

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Who Is W.B. Wells?

In 1924, after graduating from Stanford University, Willard B. Wells founded W.B. Wells & Assoc. Inc in Portland, Oregon. Willard’s philosophy was to provide a quality product for a reasonable fee. We still follow Willard’s philosophy today.
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