Where To Find 4th of July Independence Day Fireworks in Portland 2015 Events

2015 Where to Find 4th Of July Independence Day Fireworks Around Portland

4th of July Fireworks in Portland Oregon

Every year since 2011 I’ve been posting about where folks can find 4th of July Fireworks in the Portland Area.  Well . . . it’s that time of year where folks plan on seeing 4th of July Fireworks in the Portland Area.  This is the guide to 4th of July Independence Day Fireworks and event for 2015.

And, as with years’ past, here is your handy-Yankee Doodle- dandy guide on Where to Find 4th of July Independence Day Fireworks Around Portland 2015.

4th of July Fireworks Events in Portland, Oregon and 4th of July at Fort Vancouver

Fort Vancouver 4th of July Fireworks 2015

We’re HOT this year.  Temperatures for our Portland Metro area – which includes Vancouver – is expected to reach 104° 

2015 4th of July fireworks are ON at Fort Vancouver.  Get your tickets now for the 2015 Fort Vancouver 4th of July Fireworks display which will use state of the art fireworks synchronized to music.  The 2015 4th of July Fireworks will be located in Pearson Field.

Check the MAP on HOW TO GET to Fort Vancouver for 4th of July Fireworks

St. Paul’s Rodeo and 4th of July Fireworks 

This is their 80th Annual event.  Watch the bucking broncos, then when sun sets, a good old fashioned 4th of July fireworks display!  “Where Respect is Earned” This is the 80th Annual St. Paul’s Rodeo and 4th of July Fireworks running July 1st – 5th 2015.

Calendar your 4th of July St. Paul’s Rodeo events ~ 10:00 a.m. the Parade starts and then all day long the fun continues!

 

2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival and Firework Display

View 4th of July Fireworks in the Downtown Area of Portland.  Waterfront Homes for Sale in Lake Oswego

Take the MAX and attend the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival.  In it’s 28th year, it’s the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi!  Once the sun sets on July 4th the fireworks begin.  This events runs July 2nd through July 5th.

What a line up at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival:  Gregg Allman, Macy Gray, Sammy “Duck” Holmes (should fit right in!), Charmaine Neville, The Paladins, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, Jelly Bread, Stone Foxes, Con Brio, Rosie Ledet, Lazer Lloyd  . . . the line-up is AMAZING this year!  

View Artists Performing at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blue Festival

Folks on the waterfront on July 4th in their boats listening to the blues that are wafting from the Waterfront Blues Festival.  This is a great 4th of July tradition.

Oaks Park 4th of July Fireworks

July 4th Fireworks at Oaks Park Begins at 10:00am

Pepsi Fireworks Spectacular
When Sat., July 4, 10am ~ All Day
Description: Gates 10:00 AM-12:00 AM
Gate Fees:  Check Oaks Park
Join us for Portland’s best 4th of July celebration! All picnic spaces first come, first served. No alcohol or personal fireworks; bags and coolers will be checked.

4th of July Events in Hillsboro

* The C.A.T. Walk and Fun Run 5K – In its 12th year, this 5K walk/run 4th of July event in Hillsboro is a testimony to the community’s resolve to help fight all forms of cancer.  This annual family friendly event is a prelude to the largest 4th of July parade in Oregon (the famous Hillsboro Rotary Parade). Participants will be treated to three events: a Kids’ Dash, competitive 5k run, 5k walk”and a health fair.

* The annual 4th of July Paradesponsored by the Rotary Club since 1926! I have to be honest here, the Rotary Club’s website SUCKS!!  The site is extremely  hard to navigate and you have to dig for information on this grand event.  Please don’t let this distract you from planning on the 2014  4th of July Parade Event in Hillsboro.

Memorial-Day-640x4734th of July Fireworks in Tigard

* Tigard High School You’re Invited to an Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.  Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th of July and Fireworks begin at dusk.

Where: Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Road

When:  Saturday July 4, 2014 (Gates open at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dusk)

What: A family event featuring:

  • Clowns, live music, kids’ games, police and fire vehicles
  • Concession stands offering light snacks for sale

4th of July Fireworks in Lake Oswego

* Lake Oswego  – 4th of July in Lake Oswego is packed all day long with events!  Starting off at 7:00 a.m. a Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Lake Oswego Lions Club, then at 10:00 a.m. the Lake Oswego Star Spangled Parade, BBQ at Milliennium Park, Lake Corporation Boat Parade and finally at 9:45 p.m. Lake Oswego will have their wonderful 4th of July fireworks display for the 4th of July Independence Day celebration.

4th of July Events Around the Portland Metro Area

 

* Molalla BuckerooRodeo, carnival rides, barbeques and of course . . . 4th of July Fireworks.  This all day event is starts at 9:30 a.m. for a giant street parade, the rodeo starts at 8:00 p.m. and 4th of July Fireworks at the Molalla Buckeroo start at dusk.  Molalla Buckeroo events Begin July 2nd and Bronco Bust until July 5th!

4th of July Events and Fireworks at The Oregon Coast

* Astoria – There are events throughout the 4th of July all day long including a parade and then at dusk watch 4th of July Fireworks along the Columbia River brought to you by the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce

Coos Bay ~ Depoe Bay ~ Brookings ~ Gold Beach ~ Bandon

4th of July Events for the Coast

 

* Manzanita – 4th of July events begin at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, a parade at 1:00 p.m., FREE BBQ after the parade courtesy of Nehelem Bay Winery and 4th of July Fireworks on the beach at 10:00 p.m. 

* Seaside “Painting the Beach and Lighting the Sky” a great 4th of July Fireworks show on the West Coast.  Staring off at 11:00 a.m. with a parade, then an old fashioned social and the Fireworks display TONS of other good stuff going on at the Beach Visit the Oregon Coast

Where to Find 4th of July 2015 Fireworks Map

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Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor
Principal Broker/Owner

Buyers Agent Portland LLC

Direct: 503.810.7192

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Portland OR “America’s Best Downtowns” According to Forbes

America’s Best Downtown Portland Oregon

Forbes Magazine recently gave the nod to Downtown Portland Oregon as being one of America’s Best Downtowns.  I could not agree any more! Downtown Portland is truly a wonderful place.

When it comes to cities, Portland, Ore., is a unique urban playground of high-end culture, green living and DIY arts scenes. But for a taste of Portland’s best, natives point to the city’s downtown area. There’s independent live theater, beautiful parks, the largest independent and used bookstore in the country and some of the best doughnut shops on the Pacific Coast (not to mention a plethora of Portland’s celebrated food trucks). ~~ John Giuffo, Contributor Forbes

Normally, I can’t stand the “lists” of the Best Places to Live, or the Best Places to Retire.  There’s typically a 10 top and that makes me wonder what about all the other GREAT PLACES in America to live?

Lifestyles Across America is a great portal for all things best, but I digress.

Portland, Ore.

Although Portland is well known as a city that is friendly to bicyclists, it also has a walkable and attractive downtown that offers a wide variety of cultural options and commercial options. There’s a vibrant and active arts scene, great food on both the high and low ends, the country’s best selection of locally-sourced craft beers, an attractive and popular riverside park, and Powell’s, the largest and one of the best independent bookstores in the country. And while you can, with some effort walk around much of Portland’s relatively small downtowns, its best to mike (sic) like a local and rent a bike“ you’ll get around more effectively, see more of the area, and get a little exercise  all good things in the greenest of America’s 50 Greenest Cities ~~ Forbes

America’s Best Downtown Portland OR

Portland, Ore has one of the best Downtowns in America.  I know, because I live here and I love Downtown Portland!  I’ve always felt Portland’s Downtown was clean, safe, charming, quaint and very reminiscent of some European city centers such as Amsterdam.

Here’s a few topics left off the list of America’s Best Downtowns:

More about Downtown Portland being one of America’s Best Downtowns

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Property for Sale in Downtown Portland

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,019 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,810 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 1
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  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,019 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 92
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  3. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,060 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 98
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,786 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 37
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  5. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,720 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 89
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  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,137 sq ft
    Year built: 1965
    Parking spots: 1
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  7. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,876 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 91
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  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 851 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 1
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  9. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 5,606 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,810 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 2
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  10. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,688 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,627 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 1
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  12. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,210 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 1
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  13. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,664 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 91
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  14. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,621 sq ft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 93
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  15. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 6,627 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,976 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 66
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  16. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 348 sq ft
    Year built: 1924
    Walk Score®: 100
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  17. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,512 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Walk Score®: 7
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  18. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,026 sq ft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 4
    Walk Score®: 89
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  19. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 4,377 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Walk Score®: 98
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  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,038 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 563 sq ft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 97
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  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,402 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,613 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,174 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 95
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  6. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 300 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Walk Score®: 97
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  7. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,280 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 7 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 10,393 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1904
    Parking spots: 4
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  9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,299 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 1
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  10. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,492 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 1
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  11. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 895 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 1
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  12. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 778 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 1
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  13. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,032 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 1
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  14. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 714 sq ft
    Year built: 1911
    Parking spots: 1
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  15. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,978 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 86
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Are You Thinking of Moving to Portland? 10 Good Reason to Move to Portland

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Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor
Principal Broker/Owner

Buyers Agent Portland LLC
Direct: 503.810.7192

Buyers Agent Portland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time

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The Alphabet Blocks in Portland

Where are the Alphabet Blocks in Portland?

Located in Portland’s NW section, the Alphabet Blocks in Portland are a group of streets beginning north of Burnside and continue heading north, alphabetically.

The Portland Alphabet Blocks is an ubur-trendy area known for restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, bookstores, second hand thrifts, pubs, pubs and more pubs.

 

The Alphabet Historic District, an area zoned for historic preservation running roughly from NW 24th Ave. to NW 2nd Ave., and from NW Vaughn St. to W Burnside St. It is named for the alphabetical progression of street names in the area and in 2000 was added to the National Register of Historic Places – Wikipedia

The Alphabet Blocks located in the NW District of Portland comprises:

  • NW 23rd Ave is dubbed “Trendy-Third”, this major shopping street is lined with swanky clothing boutiques and other upscale retail, mixed with cafes and restaurants. This area is also known as Uptown (particularly its southern end near W Burnside St.) and includes Nob Hill (centered on NW 23rd Ave. and NW Lovejoy St.).
  • NW 21st Ave. The neighborhood’s other main commercial district is a dining and entertainment destination, with popular restaurants, an independent film theater, and numerous bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

How Did Portland Alphabet Blocks Come to Be?

Maybe . . . and I’m only taking a guess . . . for the ease of locating  an address.

Let’s take an address, any address 2105 NW Hoyt, for example.  The Portland City Planners of yore developed a nice block/address identifying system.

  • Burnside St. is a great divider.  Burnside dissects Portland north and south.
  • The Willamette River is the other great divider. It dissects Portland east and west.

“B” is for Beginning the Alphabet Blocks

Portland Alphabet Blocks begins with “B” for “Burnside

I think Alder might be the missing “A” block, but it doesn’t run the length of Portland as Burnside St.

Portland is Divided Into Five Quadrants

NW Portland : Streets NORTH of the Burnside and WEST of the Willamette river

SW Portland : Streets SOUTH of the Burnside and WEST of the river

NE Portland : Streets NORTH of the Burnside and EAST of the river

SE Portland : Streets SOUTH of the Burnside and EAST of the river

N Portland : Streets NORTH of Burnside and EAST of the COLUMBIA RIVER

 

So Exactly Where Are Portland’s Alphabet Blocks?

The Alphabet Blocks in Portland are located on the NORTHWEST side of Burnside St.

Alder (which doesn’t run / transverse the City as Burnside), Burnside, Couch (pronounced COO-ch), Davis, Everett, Flanders, Glisan, Hoyt, Irving, Johnson, Kearney, Lovejoy, Marshall, Northrup, Overton, Pettygrove, Quimby, Raleigh, Savier, Thurman, Upshur, Vaughn, Wilson . . . and X Y Z apparently didn’t exist in those days of yore — since we don’t have any more Alphabet Block street names for those renegade letters.

How Do the Street Numbers Come Into “Play” with the Alphabet Blocks?

Using the Willamette River as the starting point, all streets running perpendicular to the river are numbered.  Beginning with FIRST AVE. — Both on the EAST and WEST sides of the River.

SW First Ave. is WEST of Burnside, one block up from the river, southside.

2105 NW Hoyt is 21 blocks WEST of the river, north side of Burnside

Easy as ABC, 123 . . .

Map of the Alphabet Blocks in Portland NW District

 
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Current Homes for Sale in the Aphabet Blocks

  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,123 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 2001
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The Alphabet Blocks are Located in Zip Code 97209

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,038 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 563 sq ft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 97
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  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,402 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,613 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,174 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 95
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  6. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 300 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Walk Score®: 97
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  7. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,280 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 7 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 10,393 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1904
    Parking spots: 4
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  9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,299 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 1
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  10. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,492 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 1
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  11. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 895 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 1
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  12. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 778 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 1
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See all Real estate in the 97209 zip code.
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Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
Buyers Agent Portland LLC
14845 SW Murray Scholls Blvd, #110-518
Beaverton, OR 97007

Direct: 503.810.7192

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Cherry Blossoms In Portland — Walking Along Waterfront Park

Cherry Blossoms in Portland -- Waterfront Park

Cherry Blossoms Along Waterfront Park in Portland

There’s nothing better than taking a stroll on Sunday and seeing the Cherry Blossoms in Portland.
Waterfront Park is located on the West Bank of the Willamette River in the heart of Downtown Portland. There’s always something to do at Waterfront Park — even if it’s nothing but taking a stroll, walking your dog, jogging, biking, or just plain people watching. [Read more…]

Happy New Year Events Portland 2015

Happy-New-Year-2015It’s that time of year again . . . year end and the beginning of a NEW YEAR ~ 2015
Time to plan your New Year’s Even Events in Portland Oregon
Time to Auld Lang Syne, out with the old in with the New Year. The Portland area will have a lot events heralding in the New Year.
What will you be doing New Year’s Eve? How about some of these events: [Read more…]