Parr Lumber book drive for the Children's Book Bank

Parr Lumber is Hosting a Book Drive

A child from a low-income family enters first grade with an average of only 25 hours of one-to-one picture book reading. Compare this with 1,000 to 1,700 hours for a child from a typical middle-class home. That’s why from now until August 30th, Parr Lumber is collecting used and new books at our Portland metro area stores (see list below). The books will be given to the Children’s Book Bank. The donated books will then be distributed to children whom normally cannot afford books.

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Energy Trust of Oregon

Get Cash Back for Upgrading Your Home

It’s been cold lately, right? Thanks to PGE, now is your chance to do something about it. The company is offering cash incentives on qualifying high-efficiency appliances, water heating, weatherization, heating and solar installations. If you’re a PGE customer, you’re eligible for cash back-incentives and free services from Energy Trust to help make your home more energy efficient and comfortable. Incentives range from $35 for qualifying freezers and water heaters up to $5,000 for solar electric systems.

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Parr Lumber's mobile site

We’ve gone mobile

We rolled out a mobile version of our website several months ago. Even though we submitted a sitemap for the mobile version of our site, Google still has not indexed it yet. So if you want to get to our mobile site, go to this web address: (continue reading for more info about the new site).

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Parr Traeger Grill - Bacon Explosion Breakfast Meatloaf Recipe

Make Bacon Explode with Smoky Flavor This Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday. This year, how about grilling something special for good old dad? Cooking is actually very easy with a Traeger Grill and you don’t even need to babysit it. Just relax with the family until the food is ready to eat. Continue reading and we’ll share our sensational bacon explosion breakfast meatloaf recipe. It’s delicious and will make dads everywhere happy!

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Earth Day

Be Green with Earth Day Labels

It’s Earth Day. Today there are events all around the world focusing on our planet and how to be more green. We all need to do our part to help preserve our environment for our children and their kids. Being the outstanding person you are, we at Parr know that you also want to help save the Earth for future generations. One way you can help is by looking for green labels and certifications. There are no such things as Earth Day labels, but there are many eco-friendly products with labels or certifications for Energy Star, Greenguard, Green Seal, SCS, SFI, and EPA WaterSense.

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March Madness - Parr Lumber

Sweet 16, Oregon Ducks to play #1 seed Louisville Cardinals

The first week of March Madness is over and the Oregon Ducks are still in the Big Dance. This Friday, the Ducks will take on the Louisville Cardinals at 4:15 pm. The game will be televised live on CBS. The other Pac-12 team in the Sweet 16 is the Arizona Wildcats. They will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes tonight. That game will be televised on TBS at 4:47 pm. On another note, don’t forget to enter our March Madness contest. You can win $250 or a collegiate jacket. Remember, you can enter daily to increase your chances of winning.

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