While I focus on the Portland area, it's sometimes interesting to see how Portland compares to other Oregon and SW Washington areas. Here's a look at the first quarter 2013 closed sales compared with 2012. Multnomah County is up 11%, at neither the top nor the bottom of the range. Clackamas is a little better (12%) and Washington is not so hot (3%). It was a surpise to see Deschutes actually down 14%.