Homes for Sale at West Linn and Lake Oswego’s Average Price of $812,700

What should a home shopper expect to pay to buy into the West Linn-Lake Oswego area? The Regional Multiple Listing Service’s January housing report found the average sale price was $812,700.

That’s a big gap between usually close second West Portland, which came in at $699,900, according to Dustin Miller of Windermere Realty Trust in Lake Oswego.

The suburbs, which have long been attracting buyers who want more living and yard space, are even more valuable during COVID 19-driven confinement.

Years of declining inventory of Portland metro homes for sale have also been pushing prices higher to sellers’ benefit.

In this week’s real estate gallery, we look at residential properties for sale around $812,700.

19603 River Run Dr. in Lake Oswego is listed at $800,000.

The traditional-style house, built in 1981, has hardwood floors, a fireplace, sunroom, large upstairs bonus room, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,656 square feet of living space.

There is a two-car garage and a fenced yard plus a hot tub and an outbuilding.

“Fabulous neighborhood and home next to River Run Park,” says listing agent Sharon Loffelmacher of The Hasson Company.

See more homes for sale in the 97034 zip code

2815 S.W. Fairview Blvd. in Portland’s Arlington Heights neighborhood is listed at $800,000.

The remodeled midcentury modern house, built in 1956 on a 4,791-square-foot lot, has hardwood and laminate floors throughout, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,223 square feet of living space.

The kitchen has quartz slab counters, stainless-steel gas appliances and custom cabinets. The master bathroom has a custom tiled shower. A bonus area and wet bar are on the lower level with two bedrooms and a full bathroom.

The backyard has a tiered patio, shed and fire pit.

“Prime location just above Washington Park near the Rose Garden and Hoyt Arboretum,” says listing agent Marc Fox with Matthew Soukup of Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere.

See more homes for sale in the 97205 zip code

4846 Lower Dr. in Lake Oswego is listed at $812,900.

The traditional-style house, built in 2012 on a 6,534-square-foot lot, has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,655 square feet of living space.

The open-concept kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, tile backsplash and a center island. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with double vanity sinks and a garden tub.

“Create a private retreat in your backyard by adding lights and outdoor furniture … near Lake Oswego Swim Park,” says listing agent Jeff Knipe with Anna Scattarella of Knipe Realty ERA Powered.

See more homes for sale in the 97035 zip code

1001 N.W. Lovejoy St #208 in Portland’s Pearl District is listed at $815,000.

The contemporary condo, built in the 2006 Metropolitan Condominiums building, has hardwood floors, a fireplace, granite counters, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry room and 1,386 square feet of living space.

Homeowners association fees are $900 a month, which include 24-hour concierge service, a gym, conference space, wine locker rooms and a library. The deed comes with two adjacent parking spaces and a storage locker.

“Sophisticated apartment located on the courtyard, semi-private setting,” says listing agent Tim Walters of RE/MAX Equity Group.

See more homes for sale in the 97209 zip code

3904 Wellington Place in West Linn is listed at $829,000.

The traditional-style house, built in 1995 on 0.35 acres, has high ceilings, five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 4,129 square feet of living space.

There is a three-car garage and three decks.

“Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Barrington Heights, this stunning home boasts beautiful amenities throughout,” says listing agent Kathy Hart of eXp Realty.

See more homes for sale in the 97068 zip code

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Student Film Sheds Light on Lake Oswego’s History

Lakeridge High School grad Mya Gordon shares Lake Oswego’s history and her personal experience in film.

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PMG PHOTO: ASIA ALVAREZ ZELLER – Mya Gordon addresses the crowd at the Lakeridge Equity Council Open Session at Foothills Park.

The homegrown documentary “Lake ‘No Negro'” explores not only Lake Oswego’s racially-exclusive past and the present ideology insisting there is no problem, but also the changemakers in the community who insist there is.

Mya Gordon, the film’s creator, is a senior at Lakeridge High School. She’s the founder of the Equity Council at Lakeridge High School and the co-chair of the district’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Her involvement in equity work stems from the experiences she had when she first moved to Lake Oswego from New Jersey in the seventh grade.

“Growing up in Lake Oswego has been really difficult as a person of color,” Gordon said. “When I was younger I didn’t quite understand why.”

She said she felt alienated and different from everyone else and seeing that virtually no one else felt that way made her feel crazy. It wasn’t until she interacted with other people of color that she realized what she was feeling was valid.

“I kind of started to realize that I wasn’t alone,” Gordon said.

The documentary started out as a desire to tell a story about the racially-exclusive history of Lake Oswego. “Most people know about Lake Oswego’s history but they don’t pay attention to it,” Gordon said.

Gordon went to her AP U.S. history teacher, Karen Hoppes-Fischer, to hear her thoughts on the idea. Hoppes-Fischer helped her create an outline and get access to equipment.

She started by learning everything she could about black exclusion laws in Oregon and in Lake Oswego that gave the city the nickname “Lake No Negro.”

She said an earlier cut of the film included a lot more history, including the racial exclusion laws. She said though a lot of that information didn’t make it into the final product, it was helpful for her to wrap her head around the black exclusion laws that created an ideology that exists in Lake Oswego today.

She wanted to show that though Lake Oswego still has a long way to go in terms of equity and diversity, important steps have been made in recent years.

“I was hoping that people would recognize that there are people who are trying to make a difference in the community,” Gordon said.

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PMG FILE PHOTO – Lakeridge High School senior Mya Gordon wanted to share here story while also shedding light on Lake Oswego’s racist history in her new documentary.

Her involvement in the community made gathering interviews easy. Her interviews include Willie Poinsette, president and co-founder of Respond to Racism, Lake Oswego School District’s Director of Equity and Strategic Initiatives David Salerno Owens and LOSD School Board Chair Rob Wagner.

“Everyone had so much heart and so much to say,” Gordon said.

She said her goal was not to make a cinematic masterpiece — it was to tell an important story.

“At first I wasn’t going to put myself into the documentary. I didn’t even want to narrate it,” Gordon said.

Her teacher encouraged her, saying that it would be more powerful.

“I’m telling a story that is also my own, that is personal to me and personal to a lot of people,” Gordon said. “It was a story that needed to be shared … there are a lot of people in Lake Oswego who think that Lake Oswego doesn’t have a problem.”

Gordon said saying Lake Oswego has a problem doesn’t mean she doesn’t like Lake Oswego. In fact, it’s because she cares about Lake Oswego that she criticizes it.

“I do appreciate a lot of what Lake Oswego is,” she said.

She said when she felt isolated, she didn’t think anyone was advocating for her.

“I really wanted to make sure that students knew that someone was doing something,” Gordon said.

The documentary can be viewed here.

This article was written by Asia Alvarez Zeller. The source can be viewed, here.

Netflix Series, “Trinkets”, Brings Interest to the Beautiful State of Oregon

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Brianna Hildebrand as Elodie, Quintessa Swindell as Tabitha and Kiana Madeira as Moe in “Trinkets” Season 2. (Photo: Netflix) COURTESY OF NETFLIX

 Netflix series, “Trinkets”, reveals the story of three teenagers who all come from different neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon. The Netflix series addresses different struggles through the characters’ lives such as abuse, loss, social classes, and sexual curiosity. It covers complex matters yet includes amusement, diversity, and originality. “Trinkets” gained a lot of positive attention from viewers on Netflix and brought interest to Portland, Oregon. The executive producer and showrunner, Sarah Goldfinger, “loved Portland as a character” (❡6). She had visited Portland previously and decided to create the show all on location. “‘Portland is a very telegenic city,’ says Goldfinger. ‘Whether it means to be or not. Everywhere you look, there’s something interesting to see’” (❡8). “Trinkets” films in Oregon destinations such as Lake Oswego, Seaside, and Gladstone. The locations in Portland play a very significant role in the show, making the city an essential character; The show truly captures the beauty and diversity of Oregon.

Agent Website Photos-KristaThis blog post was written by Krista Pham, our intern.

The article that inspired this piece can be found, here.