Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine OREGON LIFESTYLE & HOME MAGAZINE. WELCOME TO OREGON LIFESTYLE & HOME MAGAZINE. This monthly publication was created exclusively for and about the greater Portland area.

A private online magazine highlighting different articles such as home design and decor, Oregon wine country, local real estate trends, business spotlight, hometown heroes and more. We encourage you to contact us with any recommendations of articles for our upcoming issues. We would love to hear from you! Brought to you by Michelle Johnson of Park Place Real Estate. Please contact me at [email protected] or call me on my cell at 503-320-5141. You can also go to my website which is www.MichelleJohnsonHomes.com Licensed Oregon REALTOR® Park Place Real Estate 8880 SW Nimbus Ave, Ste C Beaverton OR 97008 Specializations: I specialize in residential real estate, celebrating over 10 years of trusted client service. My areas of specialties are the following. •Residential Real Estate Homes •Luxury Homes •Town-homes •Condominiums •New Construction •Relocation Services

Mission: Make it beautiful, fill it with love and memories and be proud to call it home!

How about "that" for a "V"-recovery!
09/08/2020

How about "that" for a "V"-recovery!

The National Association of Realtors Chief Economist says housing market activity is “now outperforming” 2019. He adds there will eventually be a vaccine which will boost the economy, so he projects home sales will rise 8% in 2021. ⠀

Realtor.com's Housing Market Recovery Index is now ahead of its pre-shutdown baseline nationwide. All four regions and 43 of the 50 largest markets are now above that recovery benchmark, surpassed pre-pandemic levels, and has regained the strength we remember from February of this year (See graph below):⠀

Reach out today if you’re ready to take advantage of this year’s record-breaking opportunities.

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." — Celia ThaxterHappy Labor Day!
09/07/2020

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." — Celia Thaxter

Happy Labor Day!

How fabulous is this hidden storage? Perfect for a long narrow hallway.via: @providencedesign
09/06/2020

How fabulous is this hidden storage? Perfect for a long narrow hallway.

via: @providencedesign

Beautiful!
09/04/2020

Beautiful!

The 2020 Homebuyer Wish List is Changing

The word “home” is taking on a whole new meaning this year, and buyers are starting to look for new features as they re-think their needs and what’s truly possible. Homes went from the place people returned to after work, to a place they can enjoy outdoor space like this 20-acre equestrian estate with breathtaking Mt Hood views newly listed with Cascade Sotheby's.

Message us today for more information about this remarkable property. We'd love to show it to you!

Offered at $2,000,000.

A socially distant day trip or Labor day weekend getaway to Newberg is the perfect antidote to cabin fever. And even tho...
09/02/2020
Socially Distant Weekend Getaway Ideas from Portland

A socially distant day trip or Labor day weekend getaway to Newberg is the perfect antidote to cabin fever. And even though it’s only 45 minutes from Portland, in Newberg, you'll feel like you've really gotten away from it all.

Cabin fever is real and now is the perfect time to mask up and get away to Newberg! It’s your easy and responsible weekend getaway in Oregon Wine Country. Just 40 minutes from Portland, you’ll feel a million miles away.

08/31/2020

Cannon Beach

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine's cover photo
08/28/2020

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine's cover photo

🍍Tropicale, A New Piña Colada Bar, Opens In PortlandThe opening menu highlights Climaco’s beloved piña coladas, both rum...
08/28/2020
Tropicale, A New Piña Colada Bar, Opens in Portland

🍍Tropicale, A New Piña Colada Bar, Opens In Portland

The opening menu highlights Climaco’s beloved piña coladas, both rum-laced and zero proof, served in a glass or a pineapple, and garnished with fresh grapefruit and a Salem cherry.

Walk-up cocktail window and pan-Latin American menu by Mexico native Alfredo Climaco evoke an island vacation Portland, Ore. (August 27, 2020) — Tropicale, a new walk-up cocktail bar ...

CANNON BEACH WINS AGAIN!The TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are in and Cannon Beach is named the 6th best beach in...
08/27/2020

CANNON BEACH WINS AGAIN!

The TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are in and Cannon Beach is named the 6th best beach in the United States! Yep, right in our own back yard. Wish you lived here? Call us today at 503.320.5141

Live. Love. Oregon.
08/09/2020

Live. Love. Oregon.

I spent most of this night running up and down the beautiful Oregon Coast at Cannon Beach chasing Comet NEOWISE trying time get the perfect shots. Now it was the milky way’s turn. I drove to the northern side of Haystack Rock and knew the Milky Way would be lining up with it very soon. Once I got out of the car and realized how soon, it was time to run again. I had just a few minutes to get my gear set up and take the shot. Jumping over the small waterways that flow into the ocean, I sprinted down to find my spot. Tripod down, camera set, lens focused, I grabbed one of my @lumecube 2.0’s and turned it on low light mode and pressed the shutter. Oops, forgot to make it ten seconds instead of two. Let’s try this again. With my trusty camera now set to 10 seconds, I pressed the shutter again and ran. Click... hold... ten, nine, eight.... breathe... seven, six, five.... not sure how many of you have had to try to sit still for a ten second exposure after sprinting but definitely try it lol four, three, two, one, *CLICK!* and this is how it turned out:

Shot on the @sonyalpha A7RIV with the @sigmaphoto 35mm f/1.2 Art lens. Lit with one @lumecube 2.0 on low light setting power 2.

#lestertsaiphotography #litbylume #capture4cubes #lumecube #discoverwithalpha #sigmaart #cannonbeach #cannonbeachoregon #oregoncoast #milkywaychasers #astrophotography #astrophotographer #creativelighting #pnwonderland #pnwadventurers #pnwadventures #pnwexplored #pnwexplorations #thatoregonlife #oregonexplored #oregonisbeautiful #pnwphotographer #pnwphotography #earthofficial #earthfocus #nationalgeographic #nightsky #nightskyphotography #starrynight #starrysky @ Cannon Beach, Oregon

Smith Rock State Park in the Deschutes County, Oregon.“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned...
08/06/2020

Smith Rock State Park in the Deschutes County, Oregon.

“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” - Nancy Newhall

The experts seem to agree that residential real estate is doing remarkably well. If you’re thinking of jumping into the ...
08/03/2020
Strength of the Housing Market - Experts Weigh-In

The experts seem to agree that residential real estate is doing remarkably well. If you’re thinking of jumping into the housing market (whether buying or selling), this may be the perfect time.

Even with all of that uncertainty of the pandemic, unemployment rate, and upcoming presidential election, the residential real estate market continues to show great resilience. Here’s a look at what...

Looking for a variation on the quintessential Oregon fireside treat?
07/28/2020

Looking for a variation on the quintessential Oregon fireside treat?

It's wine time! 🍷 A beautiful custom wine cellar for a home in Bend Oregon. Designed my our friends at Sommi Wine Cellar...
07/17/2020

It's wine time! 🍷

A beautiful custom wine cellar for a home in Bend Oregon. Designed my our friends at Sommi Wine Cellars

Michelle's Favorite Things - Sommi Wine Cellars

Just because you love old world wines, doesn’t mean you’re obligated to design a wine cellar that looks centuries old. With the right materials, finishes and styling, Sommi Wine Cellars can create a custom wine room that takes on the style of any home and its owners.⠀

website: www.SommiWineCellars.com

Slow down, eat pasta!A new Italian restaurant and market by Portland restaurateur Adam Berger, has opened on Northeast 2...
07/14/2020
Montelupo Italian Market Opens in Portland

Slow down, eat pasta!

A new Italian restaurant and market by Portland restaurateur Adam Berger, has opened on Northeast 28th Avenue at Flanders Street.

Montelupo Italian Market Opens in Portland New Restaurant and Market by Adam Berger on NE 28th Avenue Offers Fresh Pasta, Negroni Slushies and Ample Outdoor Seating Portland, Ore. (July...

07/11/2020
Michelle Johnson with Cascade Sotheby's

🔥HOT🔥 Portland Real Estate Market!

Portland Metro Hits Record Low Inventory⠀

Bidding wars intensify as Portland Metro experiences a record low months of inventory. If you’re thinking of selling, there’s no better time to sell than when demand is high and supply is low. It is exactly at that time when we will negotiate your best possible deal. Connect with us today - www.MichelleJohnsonHomes.com

Oh, the sweetness of an Oregon summer ♥️
07/11/2020

Oh, the sweetness of an Oregon summer ♥️

07/09/2020

You're welcome 😍

When Oregonian's are told "Take a Hike"...they reply...you bet!
06/21/2020

When Oregonian's are told "Take a Hike"...they reply...you bet!

You love Oregon...we do too!
06/20/2020
Glass-Bottom Kayaks Are Now a Thing at This Pristine Lake in Oregon

You love Oregon...we do too!

Kayaking and canoeing are among many favorite things to do when adventuring in Oregon, and a new startup company has taken kayaking to the next level. Journey with us to Wallowa Lake in eastern Oregon, where Jo Paddle recently launched their lighted, transparent kayaks. Wallowa Lake, one of the 7 wo...

Put this in your morning coffee!
06/18/2020

Put this in your morning coffee!

A way to do something unique, refreshing, and just downright charming with your photos by a fabulous female-founded busi...
06/10/2020
Michelle's Favorite Thing's—June 2020

A way to do something unique, refreshing, and just downright charming with your photos by a fabulous female-founded business.

A way to do something unique, refreshing, and just downright charming with your photos.Apps like Instagram have taught us to notice the beauty in our everyday lives. We’re taking pictures of these l...

Grilled Corn on the Cob is definitely something to get fired up about. It’s amazing how a little smoke and a little char...
06/05/2020

Grilled Corn on the Cob is definitely something to get fired up about. It’s amazing how a little smoke and a little char enhances the sweetness and brings out the true flavor of corn. Here are a few flavor variations to try this summer. 😎

Oregon offers everything from soaring mountains and lush, waterfall-filled greenery to renowned wineries and one of the ...
05/29/2020

Oregon offers everything from soaring mountains and lush, waterfall-filled greenery to renowned wineries and one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world – and, many of its highlights can be enjoyed on a relatively short weekend getaway.⠀

9 Best Weekend Getaways in Oregon⠀

📍Cannon Beach. Haystack Rock at sunset, Cannon Beach.⠀

📍Newport. Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon⠀

📍Astoria. Astoria, Oregon⠀

📍Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood⠀

📍Bend, Oregon⠀

📍Carlton Wine Country. Willamette Valley, Oregon⠀

📍Breitenbush Hot Springs, Willamette National Forest⠀

📍Seaside, Oregon⠀

📍Oregon Caves⠀

On Memorial Day, thank you to the men and women in our Military. Thank you for the freedoms we are so blessed to have be...
05/25/2020

On Memorial Day, thank you to the men and women in our Military. Thank you for the freedoms we are so blessed to have because of your service, and those who came before you. It isn't said often enough, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers always and not forgotten. God bless and watch over you.

One of the largest schools in Oregon is taking shape nicely. Live. Love. Sherwood.
05/18/2020

One of the largest schools in Oregon is taking shape nicely. Live. Love. Sherwood.

Here are a couple of pictures of the lacrosse field at the new Sherwood high school across the street from us (and one of our new upcoming listings😁). The school sits on 73 acres. The building will be approximately 350,000 sq ft and even includes a culinary department. Lots of people super excited about this new school!

Live. Love. Portland.
05/09/2020

Live. Love. Portland.

Portland Oregon

05/07/2020
Michelle Johnson with Cascade Sotheby's

Time to dream forward!

Cue the confetti, it's time to dream forward!⠀

At a press conference this morning, Governor Brown rolled out Oregon's plan for reopening counties and businesses that are looking to enter "Phase One" of reopening on May 15. We are here for you. Adapting to the challenges, transforming ourselves and improving to better service you.

05/05/2020
Michelle Johnson with Cascade Sotheby's

I am SO ready for a revitalizing nature soak, how about you?

Some Washington state parks reopened today for day-use recreation. Now we just need Oregon's Governor to re-open our parks. Oregon is one of the best states for outdoor adventure and revitalizing nature soaks!

I just published a fun article about how Oregon wineries are finding creative ways to interact online by offering intere...
04/29/2020

I just published a fun article about how Oregon wineries are finding creative ways to interact online by offering interesting tastings experiences and virtual happy hours during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. 🍷Virtual Cheers!

Article Link: https://bit.ly/virtualcheers

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine's cover photo
04/20/2020

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine's cover photo

When it comes to buying and selling homes safely in this new world....
04/09/2020

When it comes to buying and selling homes safely in this new world....

Today we are debuting our version of virtual showings / open house. Our videos simulate an actual showing by taking into consideration the buyers walking patterns when viewing in person. Take a look: https://bit.ly/SampleVirtualShowing

Let us know what you think!

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