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!

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01/12/2021

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine's cover photo

01/12/2021
Mitch Rossell

Starting our day with this...I hope it brings some peace to your day.

It's crazy how fast this song has entered the world. We just wrote it a little over a week ago, and after posting it on TikTok and watching it blow up, it's now officially out. Now, I have a HUGE favor to ask y'all...I'm thinking if we REALLY get behind this, maybe, just maybe, we can get radio to pay attention and give it a shot.

Y'all think we can get it to #1 on the iTunes chart? It's a tall order, but I believe we can do it. So, if this message moves you, and you can spare $1, would you mind going and downloading it? It would mean a lot to me.

Either way, I hope this song moves you and blesses you. It's been a tough year, but I believe in us. God bless y'all.

mitch

Market Alert: 2021 opens with a new record low for mortgage rates.The average 30-year mortgage hit an all-time low of 2....
01/07/2021

Market Alert: 2021 opens with a new record low for mortgage rates.

The average 30-year mortgage hit an all-time low of 2.65 percent this week, according to data from Freddie Mac released this morning.

Michelle Johnson Oregon Realtor
12/05/2020

Michelle Johnson Oregon Realtor

Stay Fit At Home—Who says you have to go to a gym to get exercise? Or even venture outside the house? From virtual training to live streaming, luxury at-home fitness is on the rise.

Learn how to turn your home into the ultimate workout destination by visiting this blog article - https://bit.ly/2L0Nf9v

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12/01/2020

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine's cover photo

11/25/2020
Michelle Johnson Oregon Realtor

Sherwood—The Sweet Life.

This new Sherwood high school sits on 73 acres. The building is approximately 350,000 sq ft and includes a 600-seat performing arts center, seven sports fields, and a remarkable football complex.

Looking to move to Sherwood? We live, sell, know Sherwood.

Visit: www.LiveinSherwood.com | #Sherwood

Eye swoon ♥️
11/22/2020

Eye swoon ♥️

We are loving this space?
11/19/2020

We are loving this space?

Inspired Spaces // Bringing Relaxation Home⠀

Our living spaces greatly influence our physical health – as well as our emotional state of mind. So it will continue to be important to create environments that stimulate relaxation at home. When the world is full of uncertainty, having a space that feels like you can escape with both a fun and relaxing vibe like this space by Cornerstone Construction, is sure to be a prerequisite of home design moving into 2021.⠀

Photo credit: Cornerstone Construction / www.cstoneconstruction.com

Forbes magazine reports housing is in a “full-fledged boom.”
11/09/2020

Forbes magazine reports housing is in a “full-fledged boom.”

NATIONAL MARKET UPDATE

The post-lockdown home-buying boom isn't slowing down. The National Association of Realtors listing site reports homes sold faster in October than September for the first time in 9 years as low-interest rates drove pent-up buyer demand.

Forbes magazine reports housing is in a “full-fledged boom.” Last quarter saw $1.1 trillion in mortgages issued, the most in 14 years, while in September, the number of people buying new homes hit a 14-year high!

In addition, residential construction spending went up 2.8% in September, to a level 10.1% higher than a year ago. These new homes should soon begin to relieve the inventory shortage many markets are experiencing.

www.MichelleJohnsonHomes.com

We love Brasada Ranch. Read more on my blog.
11/02/2020
Brasada Ranch—Home For The Holidays

We love Brasada Ranch. Read more on my blog.

The holiday season is a time spent with family and friends, cozying up around the fire after a day of family fun and enjoying your favorite holiday dishes together. At Brasada Ranch, that's exactly wh...

🍷The best part of Sherwood's wine country? You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the wines. From the novice to the afi...
10/31/2020

🍷The best part of Sherwood's wine country? You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the wines. From the novice to the aficionado, all are welcome to explore these fine Oregon wines. ⠀

Sherwood One-Day Wine Trail - https://bit.ly/3efp8yy

*** www.LiveinSherwood.com ***

10/22/2020

Bend Life // Benham Falls are rapids of the Deschutes River located between Sunriver and Bend, Oregon, United States. With a pitch of 22.5°, they are rated Class 5 for watercraft, and are the largest falls on the upper Deschutes.The falls were created by the eruption of nearby Lava Butte approximately 6,000 years ago. Video in link below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpgHuBhvqs/?igshid=vg3nwm2u8nio

There's going to be a lot of happy Oregon Seller's in 2021.
10/22/2020

There's going to be a lot of happy Oregon Seller's in 2021.

Home Values // Projected To Keep Rising⠀

Originally, many thought home prices would depreciate in 2020 due to the economic slowdown from the coronavirus. Instead, prices appreciated substantially. Over the next year, we will likely see home values rise even higher given the continued lack of inventory of homes for sale.⠀

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10/02/2020

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine's cover photo

10/02/2020

🍷Oregon Wine Harvest 2020🍷⠀

Nestled between Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range, the Willamette Valley is a promised land for Pinot noir. Who's heading out for a fall drive this weekend to sneak a peek at some of the magic? Video link below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CF2FdJAByP3/?igshid=11vvshctp3fts

Many Oregonians look forward to the last lingering days of summer with anticipation of approaching autumn ombré. As fall...
10/01/2020

Many Oregonians look forward to the last lingering days of summer with anticipation of approaching autumn ombré. As fall arrives, days shorten, temperatures cool, and intense sun softens.

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

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Hello! I'm a local artist working on miniatures made mostly from found or repurposed objects. Currently I'm working on a series of room dioramas representing rooms of a fictional ancestral home I call Forester Hall. I made the full house replica in miniature mostly out of clay and cardboard. If you would be interested in seeing my creations I would love to share some images with you...or you can see lots of photos on my Instagram at foresterhallhistory. I am only an amature miniaturist and am not selling my work...if that matters. Thank you. I look forward to hear from you. *in case you run a story on local artsy types.... ;) Edward Croft