First Friday in Bend with Rod Frederick

We are thrilled to be displaying the work of Rod Frederick for January’s First Friday event in Bend, OR. Wildlife painter Rod Frederick is a native Oregonian, born in Salem and raised mostly in the Portland area. Coming from a family of outdoor enthusiasts, much time was spent hiking and camping throughout the lush Pacific Northwest. Art and creativity were also very important to the family so it was a natural step for Rod to attend Willamette University and graduate with a degree in art and a minor in biology. After college, a constant curiosity of the bigger world led him to expand outside of the Northwest. The quest for new painting subjects has taken Rod on adventures in Central and South America as well as Europe and Africa.

Travel is exciting but I always feel at home in the mountains of the Northwest. Central Oregon has been my home since 1987 and the inspiration never stops.

In a “traditional realist” style, Rod typically paints with oils on Belgian linen. He often applies thin glazes on top of bolder forms to achieve a play of light, depth, and atmosphere. His paintings have been featured in several books including “Return Of The Peregrine,” “Owls Of North America,” and “The Best Of Wildlife Art.” His work has been chosen for inclusion in Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum’s annual “Birds In Art” exhibition over a dozen times. Recently Rod’s painting of a Kit Fox was selected by Oregon Department Of Fish and Wildlife as the 2013 Habitat Stamp image. Rod’s paintings have been published as limited edition prints by The Greenwich Workshop since 1983.
Please join brokers Brandon and Jodi Kearney January 1, from 5-8PM at our Downtown Bend location (821 NW Wall Street) for art, wine and appetizers!


1746 Northwest Wild Rye – Bend, Oregon

Carol Osgood and Korren Bower present our Extraordinary Home of the Day, located at 1746 Northwest Wild Rye in Bend, Oregon. This property is an old world masterpiece with twenty first century innovations. Perched high above the Deschutes National forest, with breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountain Range, this meticulously appointed palace has the finest in European craftsmanship and elegance; however still retains while retaining its warmth and livability. A mere ten minutes from the center of Bend, 40 minutes from Mt Bachelor and situated on 1.09 acres, this home will take your breath away. For more information, please contact Carol Osgood at 541.419.0843 and Korren Bower at 541.504.3839. MLS #201509645.

About the community

North Rim is a unique, exclusive 200 hundred acre private community with spectacular one-acre home sites beautifully situated on the northern face of Awbrey Butte. The community offers stunning views of the Cascade Mountains, Deschutes River and the serene high desert landscape. Situated on the Northwest side of Bend, North Rim is minutes from downtown Bend, restaurants, schools and local amenities. For the outdoor enthusiasts many of Central Oregon‘s favorite activities are just outside the gates such as world class snowsports, bike trails, hiking, and championship level golf courses. Within the gates of North Rim residence and guests can enjoy the clubhouse, park and tennis courts.

About the brokers

A native Oregonian raised in the Portland area, Carol has lived and worked in Central Oregon for over 35 years, and has a great familiarity with the region and all of Oregon. Ranked in the top 1% nationally with Coldwell Banker Morris for many years, Carol is now associated with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty to provide you with the best level of service and marketing reach available in the region. Carol has served on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Association of Realtors and has been recognized by the Central Oregon Board of Realtors as one of the top agents in the area.
Korren is an Oregon Realtor in the truest sense. From the age of six, she was attending open houses, showings, offer presentations and closings with her dad in her hometown of Portland. She met her husband at the University of Oregon, and the two Duck alumni moved to more promising real estate in Bend in 2003. It was here that Korren began representing a builder/developer while starting a family with two young sons (Mason & Brayden) and two dogs. Over the past decade, Korren has become a member of the National Association of Realtors, and a member of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors, where she served as the 2009/2010 PR Chair and on the Board of Directors.


Announcing Jane Lee

Jane Lee, Broker
Jane Lee, Broker

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to announce that Jane Lee has joined our team in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Real estate veteran

Jane is a ten year real estate veteran whose professional approach begins with client communication – making them her top priority.

I enjoy working with both buyers and sellers, providing the same quality service at all price ranges.

Jane is a Portland native and raised her family in Lake Oswego. Before becoming a real estate professional, Jane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She also was a licensed massage therapist for 19 years. When not focusing on helping her clients buy or sell homes, Jane enjoys gardening, reading, sewing and staying in shape by playing tennis and doing Jazzercise.
We look forward to having Jane on our team and know her local knowledge of Lake Oswego will be a huge benefit to clients. Jane can be reached at jane.lee@cascadesir.com.


Happy Holidays

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.  We wish you all peace and happiness in the coming new year. Thank you to our clients, our brokers and business partners for making 2015 such a success.


Bend Area Named “Boomtown”

The top ten boomtowns of 2015 were recently named by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York. Metrics used to determine boomtowns were the rate at which people moved to the city, minus the residents who left, as well as GDP growth and unemployment rates. After analyzing 575 cities in the United States, Bend, Oregon was ranked number four.
The study says, “everyone wants to live in Bend. Or at least, a lot of people do,” and according to the U.S. Census Bureau data, “the city’s net migration rate is 2.2%, the highest in the country.” To those who live in Bend, or have ever had the chance to visit, they know the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities are a huge draw. Couple that with the quality of life and city’s strong economy and you can understand why 3,600 more people moved to Bend in 2014 than those who left.
Rounding out the top three boomtowns on the list are: Loveland, Colorado; Richardson, Texas and McKinney, Texas. Details on the study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found here.


38650 Beulah Reed Road – Manzanita, Oregon

Meadow and Corey Davis present our Extraordinary Home of the Day, located at 38650 Beulah Reed Road in Manzanita, Oregon. Crashing surf below, eagles soaring past the rugged cliffs of Neahkahnie, and miles of sweeping coastline greet your senses from this magnificent oceanfront property. Over one and a quarter acre elevated and private site is the setting for a delightful, architect-designed home. An exceptional opportunity, this location offers the very rare combination of views both south, down the coast, and north along the cliffs. For more information, please contact Meadow Davis at 503.812.9543 and Corey Davis at 503.457.6290. MLS #15223121.

About the community

Manzanita beach is one of the most spectacular beaches on the North Oregon Coast that brings in visitors from all over to enjoy the beauty. The beach is a popular destination for running, walking, playing, families, dogs, windsurfers, kite boarders, and surfers. Nehalem Bay State Park offers hiking, boating, horseback riding, clamming, fishing, and crabbing. Manzanita’s downtown features charming shops, restaurants, several grocery stores, banking, and full service hardware and lumber. Manzanita also provides a beautiful golf course which winds through dunes, neighborhoods, a small lake and is nearly beachside. It is 2,192 yards, a par 32 and has 9 holes.

About the brokers

Meadow

I was born and raised here on the North Oregon coast. I grew up in Cannon Beach and Neahkahnie. After graduating from the University of Oregon and Clark Honors College with a B.A. in Spanish, I returned to Cannon Beach with my husband and we spent ten years building his business, starting our family, and involving ourselves in the community. Although we have enjoyed extensive travel, as well as six years living in Santa Cruz, California recently, the incredible natural beauty and wonderful communities of the Oregon coast have always lured us home. I now live in wonderful Manzanita with my husband, daughter, and our dog. We enjoy (year ‘round!) adventures outdoors: walking the beaches, hiking the trails, boating, assisting with my daughter’s equestrian competitions, Stand Up Paddling the bays, and just being surrounded by the bounty of this incredible corner of the world. My entire life has been steeped in art, architecture, and building. Interest in the aesthetics of home design coupled with my love of the land of this area drew me to a career in Real Estate. I have deep rooted knowledge of this area, including smaller details such as microclimates and community nuances. As your Real Estate Broker, I offer you the extensive marketing value of working in The Sotheby’s International Realty brand along side my personal, local service and expertise. I would love to help you realize your dream here on the North Oregon coast.

Corey

The day I graduated from Portland State in ‘91, I moved to Cannon Beach. Together with my amazing wife Meadow, who I proposed to in Manzanita, we started our family and business careers. I began working in construction and became a General Contractor building custom homes for Meadow’s father, Tom Ayres, an architect in Neahkahnie/Manzanita. My hobby at the time was the recreational designing and manufacturing of custom surfboards. The board hobby took off, became a business, and I have pursued it for the last 20+ years. Meadow and I founded and ran a surf start up for a decade. We were then invited to move to Santa Cruz, California to join a top international surf company. I worked between Santa Cruz, Shenzhen, and Bangkok. When that company was acquired, I was recruited to join an Australian competitor and work remotely between the US, Australia, Thailand, China and Taiwan. Together, with a small team, we grew the Australian company to be the largest international manufacturer and distributor of surfboards globally. During that time, with the opportunity to work remotely from any location, we chose to come home and base from Manzanita. Manzanita is truly a wonderful place to live. I have since retired from international action sports with the exception of some consulting work, and now work along side Meadow , a successful Manzanita and Neahkahnie broker, in our wonderful home town. Together, Meadow and I offer a unique perspective on home ownership and the benefits of living in Manzanita and Neahkahnie. With our experience in business, travel and this beautiful area, we are in a unique position to assist with your transactions.


Announcing Susan Pitarro

Susan Pitarro, Broker
Susan Pitarro, Broker

Welcome Susan

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Susan Pitarro has joined our Bend, Oregon team.

20+ years of experience

Susan came to Central Oregon with 20+ years of experience in the Real Estate and Home buying industry.
She believes that no one will work harder than her, to find just the right property for each client. Susan recently received her Certified Buyer Representative certification and her Senior Real Estate Specialist designation and will be completing her GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) this spring. Susan is also a member of the: National Association of Realtors, Oregon Association of Realtors, Central Oregon Association of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors.
We look forward to working with Susan and having her on of the Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty team. Susan can be reached at susan.pitarro@cascadesir.com.


11159 SW Riverwood Road – Dunthorpe

Lisa Mehlhoff presents our Extraordinary Home of the Day, located at 11159 SW Riverwood Road in Portland, Oregon. This property is a rare opportunity to build on the coveted Riverwood street in Dunthorpe. You’ll get lost in the .73 acre tranquil setting of mature trees that has been thoughtfully landscaped with native vegetation. This secluded lot features a stunning pond, natural stream and a three-car garage with adjacent studio still on the property; a must see to begin your dream home. For more information, please contact Lisa Mehlhoff at 503.490.4888. MLS #15299485.

About the community

Although officially an unincorporated area, Dunthorpe is usually treated as another of Portland’s neighborhoods or outlying suburbs. Dunthorpe is mostly hemmed in by the Willamette River and by busy Highway 43, stretching from Lake Oswego to the south and Portland to the north. Just like its neighbor LO, Dunthorpe is an affluent community with large, beautiful houses and wild areas. Its homes and streets sit half in Clackamas County and half in Multnomah County, and its properties are zoned to mandate half-acre lot size at a minimum. Dunthorpe contains within its embrace Lewis & Clark College and Law School as well as gorgeous, rambling Tyron Creek State Natural Area. Technically a state park, Tryon Creek boasts miles of wilderness trails for hikers, cyclists and horseback riders, and is home to wildlife such as coyotes, brush rabbits, raccoons and endangered salamanders.
Dunthorpe is situated on the Willamette River’s west side, on 13 acres of which sits the Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop’s Close. Created at the turn of the century by a Scottish couple, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kerr, and designed by Central Park architect Frederick Law Olmstead, the garden now showcases curated paths, magnolia trees, streams, rock gardens, rhododendrons and much more. Although the area originally only contained an elementary school, it now provides Kindergarten through 12th grade education for its inhabitants. Located next to the river, Dunthorpe is convenient to many water sports as well as walking along accessible parts of the waterfront.

About the broker

I am a Pacific Northwest native, having lived in the area my entire life, except for the few fun, but short, years I lived in Pullman, Washington while earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from WSU. I then returned and worked as an educator, teaching eighth grade science for over ten years. Along the way I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Technology.
Not only am I professional, highly organized and conscientious, I strive to provide outstanding customer service. I am always responsive to my clients’ needs and go above and beyond what is expected of the average real estate agent. I bring the same passion to real estate that I brought to teaching our community’s children. I am an expert in the Portland area and possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. I know the many different neighborhoods and their respective characters.
I can help my clients find the neighborhood that fits their wants as well as their needs. I pay attention to the changes being made in the different neighborhoods, from the opening of a great new restaurant to a developer’s proposal for a variance to construct multifamily units in a primarily detached single family neighborhood. You need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am that person, and I am eager to serve you.


Announcing Alice Fairbairn

Alice Fairbairn, Broker
Alice Fairbairn, Broker

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Alice Fairbairn has joined our team in Bend, Oregon.
With the real estate market ever-changing, it is Alice’s mission to guide, educate and empower clients to move through the complex world of real estate. She will listen to client’s concerns and help them make decisions confidently, while giving them the support they need.

Communication is extremely important, so I keep my clients up to date every step of the way. I will provide you piece of mind with my commitment and creative solutions to tackle problems, if they arise.

When you work with Alice, not only do you get her dedication, knowledge and expertise, but you will also receive the support of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, which has a history and legacy unlike any other real estate brand. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and Alice will provide you with extraordinary service in all price points.
Alice looks forward to helping clients learn about market conditions, schools, the community, and providing concierge services that extends into the experience of home ownership. We are so excited to have her a part of the Cascade Sotheby’s International Team and look forward to continued success together. Alice can be reached at alice.fairbairn@cascadesir.com.


Third Thursday with Lynne Wintermute

We are excited to have artist Lynne Wintermute for Lake Oswego’s Third Thursday. As a native Oregonian, Lynne has always appreciated the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She is a Portland local, educated at Linfield College and the Museum Art School and has studied with many local and national artists over the years, continuing to perfect her craft.
Wintermute’s inspiration is all around her, from ocean sunsets to the forest and rivers; the colors of Oregon come through with passion, in her paintings. Preferring to work on larger canvases or board surfaces, Lynne paints primarily  with acrylic on canvas, using hundreds of layers of paint in each piece. She employs an alcohol dissolve technique, to pull color and texture from under layers. While most of her work is on commission, Lynne’s pieces can be seen at galleries and shows throughout the Northwest.

December 17th, 4-7pm

Please join us Thursday, December 17th from 4-7PM at our Lake Oswego office in Lake View Village (310 N. State Street) for art, live music, wine and appetizers! Lucky Me, Mela! and Sur La Table will also be hosting wine tastings and you can get a complimentary photo with Santa in the Five Spice lobby.