OregonLive Reviews Apartment Therapy

OregonLive Reviews Apartment Therapy

Lise Harwin
Nov 11, 2008

We've blogged The Oregonian (and the companion website, OregonLive) before, so it seems only fair that they turn the tables on AT. See what they got right -- and what they got very wrong -- below the jump!

First, the good news.

Overall, AT took home a rating of 2.5 stars, which makes the site just shy of excellent. Apart from citing its "creativity" and worthiness of squandering your time, reporter Ann Robinson loved the content, which she called, "beautiful rooms, funky furniture and glimpses into the lives of amateur interior designers." Also scoring high marks: house tours, Re-nest and fresh content.

On the downside, Robinson isn't crazy about the advertising, but admits it's not too "blinky-blinky." She also think it can be hard to navigate out of the slideshows.

But our one gripe with Robinson's write-up is her claim that there's nothing of regional interest. In actuality, AT:SF has one Portland blogger and one Seattle blogger. We've also got a part-time Oregonian over at Re-nest.

So, thanks for the review and the high marks for AT. But since we really are regional, any chance you can bump it up to three stars?

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