Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekend Fun!

Why not make the most of the rest of your spring break?  There's still time to enjoy your time off with these weekend activities:

House & Outdoor Living Show 

This comprehensive and expansive home show brings together homeowners and the area's top remodeling and building experts at the Oregon Convention Center this weekend. See the latest innovations and design trends! Experts will be showcasing everything for the home including the latest in cabinetry and countertops, sunrooms and additions, flooring, basement refinishing, waterproofing, smart home automation, energy efficient windows and exterior products, as well as the newest ideas pertaining to landscape installations.

Whale Watching Weekend at the Oregon Coast

People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Now is a great time to watch the gray whales travel north on their way toward Alaska. The first surge swims by in late March and you can watch the north-bound whales all the way until June. The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites this week! 

Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center

Friday, March 24, 2017

Beautiful Blooms - The Best Flower Festivals in Oregon

There is nothing like the vivid colors of 40 acres of tulip fields each spring at the iconic Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest in Woodburn, which opens today and goes through April 30th. Fresh tulips and daffodils, food, kids activities, and daily wine tasting from the Wooden Shoe Vineyards are just some of the festival’s offerings to kick off a season full of beautiful blooms. In fact, Oregon will also soon be covered in peonies, irises, dahlias, lavender, rhododendrons, roses and more!  Be sure to check out all the best Flower Festivals happening in the next six months around our beautiful state.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Time to Sign Up for Summer Camps!

Now is a great time to sign up your kids for summer fun! With so many great camp choices in the Portland metro area, it’s easy to find one that appeals to your child’s interests. Check out the Metro Parent 2017 Summer Camp Guide to find more information on popular camps. Also, be sure to check out the NW Kids Summer Camp Expo on April 8th at OMSI from 10am-5pm! 

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry offers indoor and outdoor camps focusing on math, earth and space science, life science, physical science, technology, and skill building. 


At Oregon Zoo summer camps, children 4 years old to youth entering eighth grade connect with the natural world through hands-on experiences and fun learning. Each week-long camp includes a lot of learning and fun, with crafts, songs, stories, snacks, animal visitors and in-depth tours of the zoo.

The Circuit offers award winning summer bouldering camps at all three locations. Sign your kids up to climb in a fun, social environment led by our experienced instructors where they will problem solve and build strength and confidence on and off the wall. 

Join Northwest Children's Theater and School for a summer filled with mysterious curses, mashed-up musicals, and the thrilling conclusion of the Star Wars trilogy... as told by William Shakespeare. See the schedule for full list of summer camps and classes.

Catlin Gabel Summer Camps offer a wide variety of integrated day camps and programs in arts, music, technology, robotics, writing, sports, outdoor adventures, and more! All camps are taught by accomplished and dedicated teachers on their beautiful 67-acre campus in Southwest Portland. Sessions are open to all children in the Portland metro area, from preschool through 12th grade.

Saturday Academy offers classes and camps in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. From TAG Challenge Camp to Club Med: Medical Careers to Game Development Camp to Geek Chic: Computer Camp for Girls to EcoChallenge Camp they have a camp for you. 

Plus, many more!  Check out the 2017 Summer Camp Guide!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Home Maintenance Tasks for March

Spring is just around the corner! With signs of life popping up around the yard, it's time to start assessing the damages of winter and get your home in shape for the warmer months ahead. Here's a handy list of Home Maintenance Tasks for you or your local professional to tackle in March! 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Meticulous 5BD-4.1BA Stunner in Raleigh Hills! $1,075,000

6765 SW Parkwest Lane Portland, OR 97225

Welcome to this exquisite like new home with a spacious and private yard, in the heart of established Raleigh Hills.  Centrally located near OES, Jesuit and Catlin Gable, this home shines!  Total quality throughout, evident as built by Pevznar Homes, enjoy one of the most spacious kitchens you will find including Thermador and Bosch built-in appliances.  With over 4300 square feet, 5 bedrooms, an upstairs bonus room, and 4.5 baths, there is room for the whole family!  Guests will have their own privacy in the main floor suite.  Backyard entertaining flows easily from the kitchen out to the covered back patio with plumbed-in gas for year round grilling.  The landscaping is simply stunning and easy to maintain with front and backyard sprinkler systems, mature plantings and modern hardscape. Enjoy the cul-de-sac setting located within this mature Raleigh Park neighborhood-a rare find of new construction inside of this classic SW area. The three car garage, exquisite curb appeal and fully fenced yard round out this great find!

Built in 2016, like new and meticulous!
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths with 4338’
Great room floor plan with high ceilings
Quartz/Thermador/Bosch Kitchen
Guest suite on the main floor
Master suite with huge his/hers closets. 
Covered patio and generous hardscape for entertaining
Cul-De-Sac, 3 Car Garage