Category Archives: Discover Portland

2016 Rummer House Tour

20160917_160940Today  I had the privilege to tour beautiful Rummer houses in the Oak Hills neighborhood.  This event was organized by Restore Oregon and featured six homes – currently lived in! – renovated/updated or not; I got to meet the proud owners who could tell all about their home.

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For people who do not know about Rummer homes, they are mid-century single level homes developed by Robert Rummer and inspired by Joe Eichler’s homes in California.  The story is quite interesting as Mr Rummer was in the insurance business before quitting his job to embark on this new adventure of building homes.  Rummer built 29 homes in the Oak Hills in 1967-68; his homes feature a simple vaulted and flat roof with a courtyard (enclosed or open-air) and glass window walls throughout to bring nature in.

The neat surprise came in when, in one of the homes, I got to meet Mr Robert Rummer and his wife Phyllis!

Yes… I was as giddy as I look on the photo… But hey, you don’t meet Mr Rummer every day!

Well, the rain did not stop us.  They were so many people touring these homes, it was quite special.

Thanks Restore Oregon and the home owners for making this happen.  It was awesome!

 

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.  Call, text or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

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5 Ideas for Mother’s Day 2016 In PDX

What will you do to celebrate the Mothers in your life?

Here are some ideas:

  1. For the foodie mom: Mother’s Day Brunch @ 23 Hoyt

Enjoy a 3-course menu to celebrate mom – Yum!  Reservation is recommended.

2. For the active mom: Run Mama Run

A light breakfast will get you started, followed by a fun kids’ run and then a 10k or 5k walk/run.  You will end this event with a brunch.  All starting at 8:30am at Mt Tabor Park.

3.  For the adventure mom: Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise

Although the brunch is sold out, there are seats available for dinner. Take her for an unforgettable cruise on the Portland Spirit or the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.  Reservation recommended!

4. For the musical mom: James and the Giant Peach

The Oregon Children’s Theater takes this beloved Roald Dahl’s classic to the stage in a musical way. Tickets available now!

My special celebration of Mother’s Day will be one of these events… Can you guess which one?  I can’t wait!  It will be fun!

 

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.

Call, text 503-459-2726 or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

 

Top 3 Light Displays In Portland This Season

Looking to get in the holiday spirit?  What better way than the holiday lights!  It is this time of year where lights go up and nights sparkle with colorful displays of holiday decorations!

Our family has its favorites; here are our top 3 this season!

#1: Zoo Lights (Nov. 27 to Jan. 3, 5pm to 9pm)

H_ZooLights-lawn-2015The Oregon Zoo Lights is a tradition that started back in 1988.  It is today a very popular attraction and you may want to consider buying your ticket in advance!

Good to know: there are “value nights” Monday through Thursday offering reduced admission, and discounts for Zoo members and Trimet users.  Make sure to check out these offers here.

#2: Winter Wonderland (Nov. 26 to Dec. 27th, closed Dec. 7th)

Winter Wonderland 2015This show is known as the “Largest Holiday Light Show of the Mississippi” and this 23rd edition is no exception.

The best part for us is that it is a drive-through light show: play some holiday music on the car radio, pack some hot chocolate and marshmallows and you have yourself a memory maker!

Times vary based on when you visit:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 5pm-9pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 5pm to 11pm

Make sure to visit their website for all pricing details, hours and special events!

#3: Peacock Lane (Dec. 15th to Dec. 31st, 6pm to 11pm)

This event is free to the public.  (Most of) the homeowners on Peacock Lane love to decorate their homes for the holidays!  Some do it with the help of professionals, some do it all on their own.  The result is a beautiful display of about a dozen homes oozing of holiday spirit!Peacock Lane

Peacock Lane is located between SE Stark St. and SE Belmont St.; it is one block East of SE 39th.  You may drive your car through the neighborhood but it is best appreciated on foot.  Also, know that three nights are reserved for pedestrians only: Friday Dec. 18th, Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th.

Organize your visit by checking their Facebook Page  and/or Twitter feed, as they will have the most up-to-date info.

So, which one will be your family favorite this holiday season?

-Marie