Landscaping in Portland Oregon: Simple-to-Complicated, when it’s your yard, the sky’s the limit!


If your yard were a blank canvas, what would you do?  In the Northwest, we have endless options and possibilities, and in the Portland, Oregon Area most of them are closer than you think.

When it comes to your yard do you …

… make it a dramatically stunning setting with crazy angles and lines and rocks and pavers and trees and grass and hills and valleys and waterfalls and tree houses and winding paths and lighted features and streams? 
… make it simple a simple shade tree with lots of soft, comfortable seating?
… do you go with an Asian theme, like you just walked into a painting?
… do you create a English Garden where you can wait for the sun?
Or, do you choose something in between. 

The best part about improving your yard's landscape is that it's your yard and the sky's the limit!

Contact us at Exstream Landscaping TODAY for your free consolation. It's easier than you think and it's lots of fun!

If you backyard looked like this, you’d stay home for the 4th too!


Your back yard is you oasis, your escape from the world. Let it be want you want it to be. If you live in the Portland Metro (Happy Valley, Clackamas, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard) area, you know the value of a relaxing backyard and you also know it doesn't have to happen overnight either, you can build it, Exstream Landscaping can help, one stone at a time, if needed! Check out our web site at for great Portland Lanscaping Ideas!

A great ground over idea for Portland, OR!


Great plant for the NW, lavender! Showy and colorful, lavender also smells amazing and adds gorgeous color and texture to planting beds, rock gardens and water features. Planted as a mass planting, lavender makes a striking display of fragrant summer blossoms. 

Additionally, lavender can be dried send used as a potpourri, in sachets or as a beautiful cut flower bouquet, filling your home with its luscious scent! Added to the oil of your choice lavender makes a soothing essential oil for tired achy muscles.


Portland Summer planting time is HERE!

575592_141674629350018_1269591208_nIf there was ever a great time to plant in our corner of the Pacific Northwest, that time is RIGHT NOW!  Flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, you name it, the growing season is upon Portland, and Exstream Landscaping has all of the best ideas. Give us a call, we've got the hook-up with the best places to buy your landscaping plants! Not only can we help you find the healthiest plants, grown from reputable and local nurseries such as D & J Retail Nursery off of Foster Road in Gresham, Oregon, but you can also find them at the BEST PRICES too!  Give them a call at (503) 661-5957 or just stop by during normal business hours.

Another tip that most people in our area don't know about is the best, local place to pick up items for your the pond. Water plants, pumps, fish, treatments, you name it, they got it and all the great ideas you need too. Check out Hughes Water Gardens in Tualitin, Oregon. It's the place to go no matter what type of pond you have or even you're even thinking about building one. 

In fact, if you're thinking about building a pond, let Exstream Landscaping know about it. Our experts can help you from planning to complete construction. Let us know, we can help!

Tree houses: An exciting addition to any Portland Landscape

Tree houseThe best Portland landscapes begin with imagination. If you can dream it, Exstream Landscaping can build it…this includes the kids too! So whether it's fighting pirates on the high seas, keeping watch over the yard for invading lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), setting up a boys or girls ONLY clubhouse for some wicked games of checkers or just gazing at the stars on a warm summer's night, a tree house is the perfect addition to your yard for fueling any child's imagination.

We build Treehouses for safety, we build them for fun and we build them with little or no impact to the tree! We can also build them for budget-minded parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles.

Call us today for a free consulation. We'd love to hear your ideas…and your child's!

Easy Fire pits for Portland Oregon create lasting memories!

StarkfirepitBLOGSome of my fondest memories include time spent with the family gathered around a fire!

In our family, we try to get together every year and enjoy stories, singing, guitar, marshmallows, s'more's, relaxing drinks and it always ends in laughter, good times and lots of memories.

Kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors, doesn't matter, we always have fun whenever we get together. No matter what the season, there is always fun to be had gathered round the fire

This year, whether you live in Portland or any of the surrounding areas (including Gresham, Clackamas, Tigard, Beaveron, Hillsboro or Milwaukee) you really should consider building a fire pit in your yard. They can range from quite simple to rather complex and are easy on any budget. Fire pits are lots of fun, easy to maintain and can be built for wood, gas or propane! 

If you are planning on building one this year, the sky's the limit! And be sure to check many of the great examples over at

Rock your Northwest landscape with a Rain Chain!

Rain chainRain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional, gutter downspouts for homes in the Portland area. Guiding rain water down chains or cups from the roof to the ground, rain chains transform a plain gutter downspout into a pleasing decorative feature.  Rain chains come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. They are an awesomly decorative way to manage the unlimited supply of water runnoff that we have here in the Pacific NW.

Rain chains can also be used to harvest rainwater for use in the garden or to make a stunning water feature, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Rain chian

Peroglas – a great landscape idea for Portland

Pergolas are a great addition to the Portland oregon landscape, especially with the warmer weather we've been having in the NW lately and spring has only just begun! There will be many more warmer months to come.

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A pergola is not only a lovely structure but it also serves as a quiet cool place to enjoy your yard in comfort and style.

Instant Patio in Portland, Oregon – A landscaper’s dream!

The photos sort of tell the story.

Pat on tractor 3 First you level the land, bring in fill dirt if necessary
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Pat compacting  Pat grading

​​compact, put pavers onto sand then brush sand into every crack and walla instant patio! 
Ok so it's not that easy.. But you get the gist! Call us today and get your patio started tomorrow!


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