Friday, June 24, 2016

Absolute Best Value in Hillshire! $672,500

49 Hillshire Drive Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Commanding views await as you enter this lovely 4200’ NW contemporary home tucked up into a park-like setting in the heart of Westridge- one of LO’s most sought after neighborhoods.  It’s open, flowing floor plan with high ceilings, walls of windows, and southern exposure make it bright, light and sunny.  A beautiful sunroom off the kitchen is the perfect retreat for morning coffee or respite from the elements. The dramatic living room is open to the dining room with french doors out to the patio.  Entertaining guests is fun and easy with room for everyone including the lower level media/theater room.  Enjoy the backyard complete with an exquisite pool, hot tub, extensive decking, hot & cold shower, and grounds for raised beds. Award winning Lake Oswego schools!



  • 4193 Total Square Footage
  • 4 Bedroom, den, bonus room and loft
  • 2 full and 2 -1/2 Baths
  • Built in 1981
  • High ceilings, skylights, walls of windows
  • Beautiful hardwoods
  • Master suite with room to remodel into a modern retreat
  • Spacious kitchen with walk in pantry
  • Family room with built in storage/bar/sink
  • Formal dining room with french doors to the patio
  • Main floor office with beautiful views
  • Lower level media room or bonus room
  • 2 Car garage with storage closets and shelving
  • Glass enclosed sunroom
  • In-ground pool and hot tub
  • Outdoor hot/cold shower
  • Beautiful decks and grounds for summertime entertaining! 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rare One Bedroom Plus Den in the Heart of the Pearl District!

820 NW 12th Ave #502 Portland, OR 97209

Welcome to this sun filled Riverstone condo in the pearl! Unit 502 is one of the strongest floor plans in the building with one true master bedroom and a spacious den with french doors off the family room.  The kitchen is efficient and well maintained with an eating bar, new stainless frog and gas range. The family room has hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and easy access to the outdoor patio.  Enjoy morning coffee overlooking the courtyard! The master bedroom has a deep walk in closet and the sunlight pours in from three large wood windows. Located in the heart of the Pearl District, the Riverstone is a uniquely intimate pearl district residence with one of the most exquisite courtyards you will find!  Walk down to Piazza Italia, one of Portland favorite casual Italian bistro, or enjoy Lovejoy bakery right around the corner.  Hop on the Portland streetcar just steps from the entrance of the building. This is truly a find for those who seek residence in the heart of the pearl! Welcome home!


  • Built in 1999
  • One bedroom/ 1 bath plus spacious den
  • Gas fireplace
  • Hardwood floors
  • Kitchen with gas range, tiled countertops and backsplash
  • Eating bar with pendant lighting
  • Spacious Den w/ custom glass french doors
  • Large master bedroom with plantation shutters and walk-ins
  • Spacious deck overlooking east courtyard
  • Laundry closet with shelving for storage
  • Walk Score is 97- Daily errands do not require car
  • Transit Score is 85- convenient for most local trips
  • Biker’s Paradise-97- Flat as a pancake, excellent bike lanes
  • Reserved Parking unit is P-99
  • Storage unit is S-127
  • Managed by Kin Living HOA $347.46 per month

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sandcastles, Ships, and Dragons!

Tour the military ships 

From the colorful dragon boat races on the Willamette river to the creative sandcastles at the beach, there are many things to see and do this weekend from Portland to Cannon Beach. So put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore! 



See dozens of elaborate creations on the Pacific coast at the Sandcastle Contest in Cannon Beach for free! 



Sandcastle Contest at Cannon Beach



Watch 80 teams compete in a series of races on the Willamette River at Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race at Tom McCall Waterfront Park south of Hawthorne Bridge.



Dragon Boat Races



The 10 a.m. Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade has floral floats, marching bands, and optional indoor seating where it begins in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. To participate, register for the 9:30 a.m. Grand Floral Walk of 4.2 miles. Also, don’t forget tour the military ships during Fleet Week! 


Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade



Watch the Portland Timbers play San Antonio on Merlo Field at the University of Portland.





See 500 hot rods, classics, collector & custom cars, a burnout contest, vendors, a kids’ zone, and a beer garden with live music at Cruisin’ Sherwood.


Car Show in Sherwood



Enjoy strawberries, craft beer and wine, live music, hayrides, and farm animals at Berries, Brews & BBQs at French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul.


Berries, Brews & BBQs in St. Paul

Friday, June 3, 2016

Starlight Parade celebrates 40 years in the city of Portland!

Starlight Parade in downtown Portland

Don't miss the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade this Saturday! From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see it all! Join 325,000 spectators at the 8:30 p.m. parade, or wear a costume and run past them in the Starlight Run 5K that begins at the Lincoln High School track.  Check out these other fun events this weekend!

  • CityFair has carnival rides, exhibits, beer, a food fair, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets. June 2-5 & 9-12.
  • Youth Rodeo will have barrel racing, goat tying, bareback and saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, calf riding, and more!