Portland Real Estate

While everything in our blog could fall under the general category of Portland real estate, we decided to put Portland home types here as well as a wide variety of interesting and useful Portland real estate maps.

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Top Portland Home Design Trends in 2023

April 3, 2023

As we emerge from the dark winter months and begin to enjoy longer daylight hours, the seasonal shift often sheds new light on our living spaces, revealing areas in need of a refresh. Design trends often reflect what is happening in the world around us and the ways we interact with others and our environment. These shifts translate into how we live in and use our homes, informing our purchasing and décor choices. In the proudly nonconformist culture of Portland, décor is ultimately defined by personal taste and a celebration of originality. Yet trends can provide a glimpse into what is happening in the larger social sphere of our communities and even the world and serve as an inspiring palette...

What is an A-Frame Home in Portland?

February 13, 2023

With the renewed popularity of mid-century modern design – appearing in everything from furniture to architecture – it follows that the A-frame home style has recently made its way into the spotlight. A-frame houses rose to popularity in the 1950s and 60s after World War II during a time of economic growth that afforded the American middle class the luxury of owning a vacation home. The A-frame design was appealing for its simplicity and affordability, not to mention its sturdiness. It was also desirable in some areas for its suitability as a mountain retreat, with its steeply pitched roof naturally preventing snow accumulation. One of the most popular examples of A-frame architecture during this time period was the “Leisure House”...

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What is a Greek Revival Style Home in Portland?

January 6, 2023

Portland, Oregon is home to an eclectic variety of home styles, which adds to our city’s charm and provides options to suit any taste. One of the less common styles found here is the Greek Revival, rich in history both as a tribute to Neoclassical Greek architecture and as a glimpse into the founding ideals of our country. Let’s explore the fascinating history and defining characteristics of this classic style. How Greek Architecture Became Popular in the U.S. In 1758, a British architect named James Stuart traveled to Greece and became enamored with classical Greek architecture. He returned to England and published a book, bringing widespread awareness to this style outside of Greece for the first time. Although it did...

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What is an English Cottage Style Home in Portland?

November 14, 2022

We’ve written before about the many architectural styles you’ll find in Portland, and in this article, we’re adding another one to the list: the English Cottage. Inspired by the original cottages from England, these homes possess a welcoming feel that call up images of cozy comfort and charming whimsey. The grounds of these homes tend to be as important as the homes themselves with lush outdoor spaces created to allow for relaxing and communing with nature. See the full map of all English Cottage homes for sale in Portland. Characteristics of an English Cottage Style Home in Portland Exterior One of the first characteristics you’ll notice about English Cottage style homes is the dramatically sloped roofs (sometimes reaching almost to...

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6 Essential Portland, Oregon Maps

October 31, 2022

We rely on maps every day for a variety of reasons—to find our way around, to locate businesses, and more. Due to our technologically savvy world with virtually everything at our fingertips, we rarely rely on tangible maps anymore, but maps still serve a valuable function to our every day lives. Portland maps take many forms and serve a wide variety of purposes. Bottom line, we love Portland and we love maps! If you’ve lived in any of Portland’s neighborhoods for any length of time, you’ve probably learned the city well enough to navigate it without a map. But chances are, you’ve become accustomed to traversing its streets to accomplish your day-to-day tasks and the occasional social outing to your...

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What is a NW Contemporary Style Home in Portland?

October 26, 2022

Portland’s residential real estate is just as varied as its wide array of residents. No matter your aesthetic tastes, you’re sure to find home styles in Portland that speak to your wants and needs. A popular style in Portland is the NW Contemporary, sometimes known as NW Modern. This architectural style was derived from the International style, first developed in the 1920s and 1930s, then defined by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock, curators of the Museum of Modern Art, in 1932. Inspired by the International design movement, minimalist design, and Japanese architecture, American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, carved out a niche for himself by bringing his own flare and aesthetic to the design of this much-loved style that focuses on...

What is a Dutch Colonial Style Home in Portland?

October 14, 2022

Portland’s residential architectural styles run the gamut and represent the historic changes and building trends the city has seen since its establishment in the 1800s. Some styles are concentrated in certain area, while others are sprinkled across the city. One thing is for sure: Portland’s housing and real estate options are as varied in style and personality as its residents. Love a well-maintained Victorian? Always dreamed of living in a Mid-Century Modern? Want the coziness of a Bungalow? If you have a penchant for a particular architectural style, there’s a strong possibility you’ll be able to find it. See what we mean: take a look at the full map of all architectural styles for sale in Portland. We recently looked...

What is a Victorian Style Home in Portland?

August 31, 2022

Portland is full of old, historic homes, many of which were Victorians, some of the first to help establish the area as a city. There are also plenty of newer Victorians, designed and built during revival periods for those who love the romantic whimsy found in much of this style of architecture. Most of the features found in Victorians are attributed to the Victorian era, specifically (1837-1901) when Queen Victoria was in power. Her love of beautiful excess is evident in the features of this architectural style. Maybe one of the more pervasive styles in history, its reach extended all across the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and North America. What are the Features of a Victorian Style Home? Distinctive in...

What is an American Ranch Style Home in Portland?

July 4, 2022

Portland is known for its charming early and revival Craftsman, Bungalow, Foursquare, and Tudor style homes that mark the city’s early settlement days. Portland also has sections that are home to a fair amount of Ranch styles with their own historic place in Portland’s history, all of which give the Rose City its diverse personality. Did you know that Ranch style homes sell faster and for more than other home styles? Check out our research here. We thought we’d focus on this classic style and see what the real estate market has to offer. If you’re a fan of the Ranch, you’ll want to take a look at what’s available. We have the full map of all Portland ranch style...

Portland Real Estate Added to the Historic Registry in 2022

June 15, 2022

Each year the National Register of Historic Places adds to their list of buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts across the country to mark them for preservation in the interest of honoring the past and maintaining historical integrity. The Registry’s cut-off for eligibility is 50 years, so this means anything built or created from 1972 on is a prime candidate. Of course, there are other requirements than simply age that make a site, area, or building eligible. Properties submitted for consideration through a public nomination process must also be well-preserved, show architectural distinction, and have an important association with events, people, and trends in history. Portland is brimming with Registry listings, and over the past year, five more were added...