What’s the Best Fence for Small Dogs?

Wondering what’s the best fence for small dogs? The answer is right here at Pacific Fence & Wire! We love dogs at PF&W. During our long, nearly 100-year history, we’ve been proud to know some of the best pooches that ever fetched a stick. Large dogs, small dogs, medium-sized dogs … when it comes to our loyal companions, it’s important to have a fence that protects not only the property but the dog and passersby,…

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Split-Rail Fence in Portland, Oregon — and Abraham Lincoln in Illinois

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A split-rail fence is an absolutely stunning addition to any property. If you’re seeking advice on a split-rail fence in Portland, Oregon, then contact Pacific Fence & Wire. We’ve been in business for almost a century, and we can help you make the best fencing decision for you, your family, and your property. Our expert and friendly staff can assist you with most types of fencing in addition to fence fittings, gates, pipes, and other…

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What Is A Chain-Link Fence Made Of?

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Now here’s a question we’re surprised we don’t get more often: What is a chain-link fence made of? Everybody is familiar with the chain-link fence. We see them all over the place. They're in neighborhoods and business districts. They surround manufacturing plants in commercial and industrial areas on the outskirts of towns. So what are chain-link fences made out of? Typically they’re constructed with galvanized or LLDPE-coated steel wire. (Note: LLDPE stands for “linear low-density…

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Employee Appreciation Day

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On September 20th Pacific Fence ownership and management held an employee appreciation BBQ to express gratitude to all the employees that keep this place running.  We enjoyed a catered lunch by Slick's BBQ and received a surprise early day off. Thank you to All our Employees for your hard work and dedication to making us the BEST fence company on the west coast.

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Difference Between a Cantilever Gate and a Sliding Gate

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(Updated Sept. 4, 2020) Just as a square is a special kind of rectangle, a cantilever gate is a unique type of sliding gate. However, it differs from a typical gate with wheels in a few distinctive and interesting ways. We go over some of the differences below. In the meantime, if you have questions about gate frames, swing gates, rolling gates (and/or gate rollers), groove wheels, stainless steel gates, cantilever rollers, double tracks, guide…

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Create a Dog-Friendly Yard

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Dogs love to run on paths.
Dogs naturally patrol the perimeters of their territory. Installing a path keeps your dog happy and your yard looking good.

Is there such a thing as dog-proof landscaping? A picture-perfect lawn may not be attainable with an energetic dog on the loose. But a safe yard, one that’s comfortable for both human and canine family members, is definitely possible.


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5 Ornamental Touches for Your Garden

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A garden gnome atop a picket fence.
A gnome brings humor and fun into a garden.

Late winter is the ideal time to plan for yard and garden projects. The landscape may be dormant, but gardeners’ imaginations are fertile. While you’re thinking of new flowers and vegetables, don’t forget about the purely ornamental touches. The best gardens mix natural and manmade elements. Here are a few ideas to get you started.


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20 Ways to Repurpose Bicycles into Fences

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In Portland there are two things people love dearly: Bicycles and Recycling. So what happens when these two worlds collide? Check out the 20 photos below of bicycles magically repurposed into fences and gates. These bike fences are both creative and ingenious ways to put an old bicycle back to good use. Do you have a bike fence of your own? Send us your picture and we will include it in our list.

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