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  January 19 – Snow falls Miami, Florida for the only time in its history. February 11 – A 44lb-9oz lobster is caught off Nova … Read More


  1978 – MCMLXXVIII January 15 – The Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl XII March 1 – Charlie Chaplin’s remains are stolen April 1 – … Read More

Wright Brothers Day

On this day in 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright made history by taking the first documented human flight. Of course prior to inventing the flying … 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


  Native Americans celebrated the end of harvest season. The Europeans also held festivals for the end of the harvest season. Thanksgiving in American originated … 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

Leif Erikson Day

  October 9th is Leif Erikson Day. What has that got to do with surveying? Ummmm……. Leif Erikson was a surveyor? Actually, no. Leif was … Read More

W.B. Wells Mascot

You might wonder if W.B. Wells has a mascot, or maybe you have never wondered this. Either way, W.B. Wells does indeed have a mascot; … Read More

We love Kelly Allen

  With the patience of a saint, the compassion of the Dalai Lama and the fortitude of ……. something that has a lot of fortitude-ness; … 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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