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The Sellwood neighborhood is located on the southeast side of Portland and is settled on a bluff that looks straight out to the Willamette River. Part of Sellwood was originally nicknamed Antique Row, due to the number of antique shops speckled along SE 13th. The antique shops are still there, but the neighborhood has filled in with every type of business a community like this would want. Walking through Sellwood reminds me of strolling through a European Village.

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Due to the strong real estate market, walkability and charm, Sellwood is now filled with cafes, restaurants, and all sorts of businesses. A favorite restaurant of mine is Portofino on SE 13th; Italian cuisine that also has a fantastic weekend brunch. One common thread throughout many of these bustling neighborhood communities is our locally owned New Seasons Grocery Store. The store has placed themselves in urban neighborhoods that have great livability! The new Orange Line of the light rail as well as the new Tilikum Bridge will now tie this neighborhood to the rest of the city.

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Sellwood is filled with parks, they  include the Riverfront Park right on the Willamette river, Sellwood Park which is my favorite spot to play  tennis in the city. (You can be hitting balls and watching the boats on the river at the same time) and Oaks Park which many people forget is right in Sellwood. Oaks Park has been around for so long most people don’t even think about it. It was established in 1905, and was known as the Coney Island of the NW back then. Fun fact it is 1 of the 10 oldest amusement parks in the country! Even though it is so old it is still actually a great little amusement park for the family on those days you are trying to find something to do.

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The real estate market has gone gang Busters in Sellwood. This area of town has been known for its Victorian and Craftsman homes, you will not find many English styles in Sellwood.  When walking down the streets you can tell that there is a lot of pride in home ownership. Friendly people throughout. It’s a part of town many want to live in and gravitate towards because of that happy welcoming feel.  Who doesn’t enjoy being waved to and smiled at every block?

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Susie and Duffy the Real Estate Dog

Susie Hunt Moran is a Real Estate Broker with Windermere Stellar and has called PDX home for over 35 years. She is a Portland home expert and can be found working all over town with her Westie, Duffy the Real Estate Dog, always loyal by her side.

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Susie and Duffy the Real Estate Dog

Susie is a Real Estate Broker with Windermere Stellar and has called PDX home for over 35 years. She resides in Colonial Heights, a fantastic close-in SE neighborhood. She has a deep appreciation for the many styles of homes and micro-cultures that exist on both the East and West side of the city and is a wealth of information on life in PDX.  Susie and her team are truly Portland experts who work all over the city.

She will be sharing some of her great knowledge about Portland, OR neighborhoods with us — keep an eye out or subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss out!

To see more of Duffy on Instagram, search for duffytherealestatedog or if you are looking for a great Realtor, connect with Susie here.

Home sales in Househappy’s hometown of Portland have remained steady over the past few years, even as they lagged elsewhere. Northeast Portland is a particularly hot market, and droves of people are moving from other parts of town (and even other parts of the country) just to live there.

This English-style house on Househappy is a prime example of what people love about living in NE Portland. The house itself has gorgeous period details but has been updated with modern conveniences, and is located on a charming street near the Beaumont neighborhood’s trendy shops and restaurants, as well as great schools. To learn more about this house, check out its listing on Househappy.

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We love Househappy’s home state of Oregon and we love Design*Sponge, so when we saw that they did a roundup of the state’s best homes, you can bet we were excited. Many of the homes that made the list are in Portland, too, so we’re definitely a little envious of these digs.

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Epic. That’s the only word to describe Coopers Hall, an urban taproom in Portland, Oregon.

Housed in a former auto garage, the 8,000-square-foot winery/taproom includes 44 wines—making it the most extensive on-tap wine program in the country, according to The Oregonian.

Coopers Hall is taking full advantage of the state’s recently-passed bill in the state that allows restaurants, wine shops, grocery stores and taprooms to sell on-tap wine to go in refillable bottles. The project was spearheaded by the same developer team that brought the Ace Hotel to downtown Portland. (Read more about it here.)

We can’t wait to belly up to the bar.

 

 

 

If you’ve ever visited Portland, Oregon, then you know how serious we are about coffee. With so many roasters, brewers, and baristas in this town, it takes a lot to impress.

Enter the Ratio Coffee Brewer. Mark Hellweg, founder of Clive Coffee, came up with the concept after listening to his customers complain about low-quality plastic machines. So he developed a design-forward coffee maker that marries the delicious results of a fussy pour-over with the one-button ease of a machine.

The aesthetic is warmly modern; die cast nickel-plated aluminum contrasts with Oregon black walnut and borosilicate glass. Though the machine isn’t inexpensive (retailing at $480), it’s built to last a lifetime.

The first batch of Ratio brewers sold out earlier this year and the second series is on sale now.

Images: © Clive Coffee

H/T: Remodelista

 

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