Our house was built in 2002. It is a 2000 SQF home. We have made it into 2 Bedrooms: A very large master with a walk-in closet and a private bath room and a smaller one across from a bathroom with a rocking chair and a desk. We have a recreation room, home office, and open living room with player piano and gas fireplace. We have a very large back yard for children or dogs. Our kitchen is lovely and spacious. The recreation room is easly made into large, private 3rd bedroom upon request. We also have a huge film library collection ranging from early American films to modern films consisting of approximately 350 DVD and VHS titles with 3 TVs in available for watching.
We live in a quiet, enclosed neighborhood with a forested area. we are close to two major freeways. Minutes from grocery store, Starbucks and video rentals. We are on The WA side of the beautiful Columbia River and only 15 minutes away from Portland International Airport as well as downtown Portland, Oregon, one of the top 10 cities to visit, eat in, and listen to live music in the US. We spend our evenings in Portland enjoying their delicious restaurants and amazing theatre. We are also 1 Hr from Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline Lodge for some of the Northwest's best skiing and snow boarding (year round). There is an abundance of local hiking (especially around Mt. St. Helens) and we are 40 min from the amazing Multnomah Falls waterfall that you can climb to the top of. Downtown portland offers free max train rides. Once downtown you can see a wonderful Jazz club - Jimmy Mack's, the Portland Art museum, live theater, one of the biggest new and used bookstores on the west coast - Powell's Books and a lot more. Our community is rich with entertainment, outdoor adventure, natural beauty, while our home is a peaceful and tranquil escape from every day life. 2.5 hours from Downtown Seattle, WA.
Portland, Oregon, in the news:
No. 2, Cooking Light's 20 Best Cities Awards — Cooking Light (January-February 2007)
Visiting Asia Without Crossing the Pacific in Portland, Ore. — New York Times (December)
Frommer's Top Travel Destinations for 2007 — (November)
No. 10 Best Arts City in America — AmericanStyle (June)
Best Place to Live in the U.S. — Men’s Journal (April)
"Welcome to the playland for adults." — Men’s Journal (April)
Best Walking Town in America — Prevention (April)
Best Cycling City in the U.S. — Bicycling (March)
No. 3, “Top 10 Cities for Independent Moviemakers” — MovieMaker Magazine (Winter)
"Rare Gay Destinations, First Stop: Portland" — Cybersocket (August)
“In Oregon's metropolis, the arts, night life and fashion are thriv
I am a music teacher at a local high school in Vancouver, WA. I teach Jazz Band, Concert Band, Orchestra and Guitar. I have taught for the the past 9 years . My wife and I love the theatre, as it was where we 1st met. We do a lot of volunteer work with local theatres in downtown Portland. My wife and I also run our own business which she runs from home. We interview people for their life story, edit them and then put them on DVD, adding music and photos for the families. We have a daughter who is 12 years old . She is a swimmer and performs in her school choir. We also have a 7 pound dog that is named Jimminy Cricket. My wife and I both grew up in southern California. We have a great passion for travel and are trying to share a diverse world with our daughter. We have many chances for vacation time as I am a teacher and have time off when my daughter does.