With one Sunday Parkways event already under our belts, the heart of cycling event season is getting underway. Whether you’re a fair-weather cyclist or a year-round carfree advocate, or somewhere in between, it safe to say that pedaling in Portland peaks in these summer months. Between Pedalpalooza, Sunday Parkways, the Bridge Pedal, and the Good Sport Promotion rides (including the Petal Pedal), there are organized rides for everyone.My favorite remains the Sunday Parkways, although I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Twilight Criterium, the “Tiny Home Tour”, and Worst Day of the Year Ride. As we get more and more consecutive days of sun and the season gets into full bloom, I’d recommend tapping into these bike events as another way to see our beautiful town and meet some of the great people of Portland. As abundant as these events are, this is only scraping the surface of what really makes up Portland’s flourishing bike culture.If you’re coming to town, and would like some ideas for how to take advantage of Portland’s cycling culture or get around by bike, feel free to contact me. I love to ride, and I’ve worked with dozens of real estate clients who also love bikes and enjoy a lifestyle somewhere on the avid cyclist spectrum. I’m happy to be resource and get you connected with some of our great local bicycling resources. (If you’re out for Sunday Parkways, keep an eye out for a 6’8″ guy on a huge orange bike, and say “Hello.”)
It’s not uncommon to find homes with studio apartments in Portland. Some call them “granny flats,” in-law suites, or guest quarters, but the city identifies them as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). There dozens on the market at any given time (at various price points), but here’s a quick sampling of some of these properties that are currently on the market.
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You may recognize this building from:
- Natural Remodeling, the book by Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner
- Drugstore Cowboy, the 1989 Gus Van Sant film
- Portland City Walks, a walking guide book to Portland by Laura O. Foster
- Portland’s Green Home Tour ’06
AKA, “The New Orleans Building”
This architecturally distinct 1907 building has 24 units overlooking a wonderfully landscaped gated courtyard. This is a one bedroom condo nestled up in the quiet back corner with views of the West Hills and courtyard front porch for relaxing and outdoor dining. Beautiful wood floors, period moldings, porcelain tile counters, stained glass and clawfoot tub give the sense of timeless, enduring integrity. The floorplan includes an entry area to separate the space and an open flow from living to dining and kitchen spaces. The bonus space has been used as an office, a nursery, or a large walk-in closet.walkscore of 98 out of 100, try to think of something you can’t get to within minutes! Contact David, if you’d like to schedule your tour of the Irving Classic Condo or learn more about the great energy efficiency upgrades that have been completed. It is so hard to find period finishes like these with modern day efficiency!
Finding and choosing an articulate, professional, and savvy lender can improve your real estate experience. The financing portion of real estate transactions can be challenging, confusing, and alienating, or it can thoughtfully presented and masterfully executed. With the following lenders, I’ve seen clients experience great success. I don’t get any kickbacks by recommending them, but I do get peace of mind that my clients are receiving accurate, up-to-date information and excellent service.
- Aaron Nawrocki of Mortgage Advocates 503-445-9525 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dakota Gale of West Coast Mortgage 503-708-4932 email@example.com
- Anette Sieverson of Pacific Residential Mortgage Specialitsts 503-670-0525 firstname.lastname@example.org
- James Komro of Rose City Mortgage Specialists 503-680-4784 email@example.com
- Loren Pember of Riverside Mortgage Group 503-252-2401 firstname.lastname@example.org
*last updated May 2011