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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

Scanning Providence

  WB Wells performed a 3D laser scan on the Providence Health and Services Critical Care Renovation. Laser scanning can produce detailed three dimensional images … 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


  Cavalia is coming to Portland in November. What is Cavalia? It is a multi-media performance featuring riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers, musicians and of course, … Read More

Types of Land Use Planning Procedures

Most jurisdictions break up their land use applications into categories or types. For example, within the City of Portland, land use procedures can either be … 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

Sherlock Holmes could find your property corners

  Sherlock can find anything, but his traveling expenses would kill you. Why hire us instead? Why it’s elementary, my dear Watson. We have the … Read More


  Boldly go where no one has gone before! What is infill development? See infill SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER. There is a significant amount of … Read More

Ladies Sasquatch Auxiliary Drill Team

  The Ladies Sasquatch Auxiliary Drill Team (LSADT) should not be confused with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Drill Team. Although their displays are similar, … 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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