2019 Yearly Market Reports

Our 2019 Yearly Market Reports for Central Oregon, Portland Metro, Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, Southwest Washington, and Southern Oregon are here.

Our Market Reports offer an overview of trends, insight and existing market conditions in key communities throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The reports cover the history of key areas, communities, and sectors such as residential, residential with land, townhomes and condos, farm & ranch.

You can see all of our reports below or by visiting CascadeSothebysRealty.com/Market-Reports.

Central Oregon

Columbia River Gorge

Oregon Coast

Portland Metro

Southwest Washington

Southern Oregon


Cascade Living | December 2019

Enjoy our Cascade Living events and newsletter! We cover notable events and news happening in Central Oregon, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Columbia River Gorge, The Oregon Coast, and the Willamette Valley.

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Central Oregon
Columbia River Gorge
Oregon Coast
Portland
Southwest Washington
Willamette Valley


Unique Open House | Breakaway Lodge

Nestled in the heart of historic Gearhart, just blocks from the beach. Rare opportunity to own a charming and spacious property in a choice location. Operated as a lodge/retreat center the past fifty years, this unique, well-maintained facility on a prime lot is ready for your vision. Potential uses include nonprofit or corporate camps/retreats, school, daycare or private residence. Eleven sleeping rooms can be left alone or reconfigured to make a spacious master suite and guest rooms. Two private bathrooms accompany two communal ones, which have the possibility for spa-like features. Use the commercial-style kitchen as is or turn it into a culinary playground. A large dining hall features one of the two gas fireplaces. Garage has a carpeted room above for added use options.

This is the perfect family compound for generations to come. Consider shared ownership as well. Endless possibilities…just bring your ideas!

History:

 The Breakaway Lodge has been owned and operated by Young Life as a camp/retreat for the past 50 years. The Lodge was purchased in 1969 from the Episcopal Church of Oregon. The church had used the building as an educational retreat for young people. Originally known as The Convent of St. Margaret’s by the Sea, it was built in 1924 by the Society of Sisters of Holy Names. Each summer, the sisters traveled by train from Portland to Gearhart to stay at the retreat for a period of about ten days throughout the summer. The convent closed down each winter.

Located on the North Coast of Oregon, the lodge sits on a half-acre total acreage for this property, as the sale includes two tax lots is actually .92 acres, so just shy of an acre not a 1/2 acre in the middle of the small beach community of Gearhart. Access to the rugged and beautiful Oregon Coast and its sandy beaches is just a short walk away. The beach communities of Seaside and Cannon Beach are in close proximity and are used extensively by groups and for program activities. Accented by large decks and terraced gardens, the lodge has developed into a highly desirable retreat center. There is an outdoor, sand volleyball court, an outside basketball court, and an outdoor octoball courts – so 3, outdoor courts.  

For more information and details about The Breakaway Lodge or to set up a private showing, please contact Nicki Whittle or Sally Conrad or visit www.cascadesothebysrealty.com


Cascade Living | November 2019

Enjoy our Cascade Living events and newsletter! We cover notable events and news happening in Central Oregon, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Columbia River Gorge, The Oregon Coast, and The Willamette Valley.

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Central Oregon
Oregon Coast
Columbia River Gorge

Portland
SW Washington
Willamette Valley


This Is Home | A New Film by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

We proudly present our newest film – This is Home,  a stunning visual showcase of our commitment to local communities and our home here in the Pacific Northwest. Our brokers are real, authentic, and trustworthy. They have deep roots in the communities they serve, know the right places, the right tradesmen, and the right ways to help you. We honor the incredibly diverse lifestyles we serve throughout the region and our brokers are here to find what speaks to you. Whether that’s an oceanfront retreat, a high desert oasis, a high rise condo, or working ranch, we are your partner in fulfilling that dream.  Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty – where luxury is an experience, not a price point.

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Cascade Living | October 2019

Enjoy our Cascade Living events and newsletter! We cover notable events and news happening in Central Oregon, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Columbia River Gorge, The Oregon Coast, and The Willamette Valley.

Click below to see the newsletter for your region:
Central Oregon
Columbia River Gorge
Oregon Coast
Portland
Southwest Washington
Willamette Valley


12 Perfect Beach Cottages for Sale in Oregon Right Now

Some things are so quintessentially summer that it’s hard to separate the season from the sensation. The ease of cold water sipped straight from the garden hose; the way melted ice cream stays sticky between your fingers; the smell of sunscreen and sea air. We learn young about the magic of summer through 12 gloriously school-free weeks each year. That magic tends to dissipate later in life — typically somewhere between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on any given weekday. But just because we outgrow childhood, doesn’t mean we can’t discover new ways to enjoy the season of carefree living. 

The Perks of Coastal Living

There’s a reason people of all ages are flocking to coastal cities large and small all across the U.S. In fact, there’s a lot more than one. Not only does life along the sea’s edge offer myriad lifestyle and recreation opportunities, there are a number of health, environmental, and financial benefits to coastal living, as well. 

Wellbeing & Wealth 

The desire to reclaim that feeling of summer freedom is driving more and more people to invest in lifestyle properties, like coastal homes.  Buying a home on the Oregon Coast is not only a way to relive or even re-imagine those treasured summer moments, it’s also an opportunity to invest in income-generating rental properties which see high tourist rates throughout the year. Yes, summer is the fair-haired season for most beach dwellers, but year-round living and vacationing by the sea offers lifestyle perks and benefits that might surprise you. 

Here are a few spacious homes for sale on the Oregon and Washington coastlines. Each offers enough space to host small to larger groups, as well as quintessential ocean vibes that will make any traveler happy to rest a while on these shores. 

Craftsman Cottage with a Bar for Salty Sailors

Old-School Beach Cabin

The Cutest Beach Decor You’ve Ever Seen

Find Your Community

Activities like surfing, kiteboarding, fishing, and hiking are tremendously popular in these areas, which can help recent transplants meet new people and become established within the community, which can have an immensely positive impact on self-esteem and wellbeing. 

A Perfect Cottage in a Great Community

Lincoln City is a premier destination for visitors and residents interested in a broad range of activities and interests. All the essential seaside sports are here, as well as microbreweries, restaurants, a famous skate park, and outlet malls that are well known throughout the state, so finding something to do is easy for just about everyone. 

The Culture Connection 

Many coastal towns are known as hubs of culture and the arts, so you’ll often find festivals and special events throughout the year. Not to mention fresh seafood, beautiful wharfs, cute and kitschy shops — all of which are attractive tourist features, making them ideal when investing in an income-generating rental property. 

An Ocean-side Arts Hub

Homes for sale in Cannon Beach are sought out by everyone from marine efficianados to art and culture fans. This little town hosts a variety of events, like the Earth and Ocean Arts Festival, sandcastle building contests, and more. 

Environmental Advantages 

You can even live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle due to abundant local natural resources, especially water. Living coastal virtually eliminates the need to water outdoors and makes hobby farming and sustainability farming more efficient. Not to mention the fact that many people report feeling a great sense of ease and peace when near water. 

A Little House with a Lot of Beach

This Cannon Beach home is perfect for anyone looking for a low-maintenance home that allows you to walk straight from your living room onto the sand. If you want the benefits of living near water, it doesn’t get much closer than this, unless you’re an actual fish.

Accessible Price Points

Homes on the Oregon Coast range from very affordable to top-tier luxury, so there’s often a home to match every price point, depending on where you choose to purchase. The closer to the beach, the more you’ll likely pay, but there are some great options out there for those who don’t mind a little more space between their home and the waves. 

Well Priced and Well Placed

This home for sale in Lincoln City offers beach access at a relatively low price point. It’s a great option for anyone looking to buy a beach home for year-round living, vacationing, or to use as an income property. 

High-End at a Mid-Range Price

For brilliant views and beach access, this well-priced home in Depoe Bay is one you’ve got to experience in person. The home features windows in all the right places, as well as beach access only a few steps down the pathway. 

Worth Every Penny

If you want to sip your morning coffee over views of an endless ocean horizon, this home for sale in Gleneden Beach gives you million-dollar vistas at a discount. 

There’s More to Sea

Find your perfect coastal vacation home, rental property on the Oregon Coast, or charming seaside home for everyday living by exploring our favorite beach houses for sale right now. You’re also welcome to explore all our listings right here. If you’re just not done looking at beach homes for sale on the Oregon Coast, here are a few more to tide you over. 

Open Spaces & High Ceilings

A Woodland Charmer

Hillside Gem



Follow the Tasty Trail

It’s no surprise that the Oregon Coast is a destination for food lovers. Flavors arise from the forest, the sea, the farms and the markets along the scenic coastline. Fresh, tasty, authentic and delicious are just some of the words that come to mind.

Sharing these culinary riches with visitors to the coast is the goal behind the North Coast Food Trail, launched in 2018.

The trail isn’t literally a trail, but more like a map, or perhaps a menu, guiding visitors’ way from succulent sip to tasty bite, and suggesting food-related experiences along the way.

The communities of Cannon Beach, the Tillamook Coast and Lincoln City came together to create the trail. From restaurants to cooking schools, farms to farmers market, and even lodging and retail, the trail helps you navigate the northern Oregon Coast with no danger of going hungry.

Here are a few food trail highlights to check out along your next northern Oregon Coast adventure.

Nehalem Bay Winery
Nehalem
Wine tasting, wine sales and special events are held in this historic location year-round.

Kelly’s Brighton Marina
Rockaway Beach
Here’s your chance to catch your own meal. Net a Dungeness crab from Kelly’s dock or a rental boat, and they’ll cook it up for you and your hungry team.

de Garde Brewing
Tillamook
Wild fermented, barrel-aged beers are in a trendy little tasting room in the heart of Tillamook.

Tillamook Creamery
Tillamook
This recently rebuilt headquarters of Tillamook’s famous dairy products is a grand destination full of cheese to taste, exhibits to learn from and a viewing deck into the factory itself.

EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School and Restaurant
Cannon Beach
Owners Bob Neroni and Lenore Emery admit that teaching the craft of cooking is one of the most satisfying experiences of their career. Sign up for a class with homework that you can eat.

Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market
Lincoln City
Since 1949, Barnacle Bill’s has offered high quality seafood, sourced locally on the Oregon Coast, and caught and harvested by two commercial fishing vessels.

The Bay House Restaurant
Lincoln City
One of just three AAA four-diamond restaurants in Oregon, the Bay House serves meals of local, organic and sustainably grown foods from their waterfront location.

Oregon Coast Seafood Festivals

Newport Seafood and Wine Festival
February 21-24, 2019
Newport

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival
March 7-10, 2019
Cannon Beach

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival
April 26-28, 2019
Astoria

 

Written by Kim Cooper Findling


Cascade Living | Spreading Color and Cheer

When Kathy Deggendorfer was a child, her family owned a beach house in the Taft district of Lincoln City. The time they spent together there and the charms of the ocean were appealing, but to Deggendorfer, the best part of the beach house was what was down the street. “The coolest thing was that there was an art supply store nearby,” she recalled. “I loved visiting that art supply store.”

Deggendorfer’s earliest artistic efforts were to gather rocks and paint them with model paint. Those days at the beach were the beginning of her lifelong, self-taught career as an artist.

Deggendorfer earned a degree in Medieval English with a minor in Italian from the University of Oregon, but soon her interests returned to creating art. “A degree in Medieval English will make you become an artist, apparently,” she laughed. Since the late 1990s, she’s worked primarily as an artist, based in Sisters, Oregon.

Deggendorfer’s original watercolor paintings are easily recognizable due to her tendencies towards vibrant colors, cheerful themes and playful qualities. “There is a lot of angst in the world,” she said. “But my paintbrush won’t go there. There is also joy. Why not record it?”

The natural world, people at play, fishing, camping, dogs, mountains and flowers—these are the themes that turn up again and again in Deggendorfer’s work. “I love patterning,” she said. “As a member of a clothing manufacturing company, it’s all about pattern and color.”

Deggendorfer’s mother is Gert Boyle, the former president and current chairman of the board of Oregon giant Columbia Sportswear. Deggendorfer’s sister and brother are still a part of the family business, which Gert Boyle’s father founded in 1938.

While Deggendorfer doesn’t live in the Portland area and work with the company, as her family members do, the business is still in her blood. She is driven to get her creations out into the marketplace. Much of her work manifests from original paintings into usable products. Her imagery has been transferred to tiles, fabrics, greeting cards and coffee mugs. “I’m from a manufacturing family—I have to go to product,” she said.

Among other things, this approach means that her art is experienced by more people than if she concentrated on only original paintings. Her coffee mugs are held in the hands of hundreds of people each morning; her greeting cards are cheerful finds in mailboxes every day. Larger projects have come her way, too. “My hand-painted tiles have been an entre into public art,” she said. Deggendorfer’s designs grace tile installations in several Portland hospitals including the Casey Eye Institute, First Street Park in Sisters and a large bank in California. “The permanency is greater,” she said of the opportunity to create commissioned work for public display. “Plus, it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with other artists, which is what really rings my bell.”

Fabric is another recent avenue for her work. Maywood Studios, in Portland, began creating lines of fabric from Deggendorfer’s art in 2016. “When you design fabric, an element of a painting can morph,” she explained. Maywood’s designers deconstruct a painting into sub-designs, which are grouped into a collection of fabric ideal for quilt making. One line, called Quilter’s Road Trip, found some fame on a Facebook page called RV Quilters. “It was a win,” said Deggendorfer. “With the help of social media, I became the Kim Kardashian of quilting for a while.”

Art is Deggendorfer’s first love, but philanthropy is never far behind. She has an active presence in the Sisters community and a long history of giving back. She purchased the building that houses her art studio in order to open it up to other artists as an art collective. In 2002, she launched the Roundhouse Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Sisters. The foundation took on a new layer recently, with the purchase of Pine Mountain Ranch, a 100 -year-old working ranch west of Sisters on Whychus Creek.

The ranch is home to several historic buildings, including a 1920s era dairy barn, as well as one of the last three round barns in the state of Oregon. “It’s a retreat space, a place to serve as home to artistic partnerships,” she said. Artists of all types are invited to apply for residencies—six creative artists have been hosted thus far.

As with her aspirations for her art, Deggendorfer is modest, patient and realistic—while also being incredibly determined—about her goals for the ranch and the foundation. “I don’t really know what Pine Mountain Ranch is yet,” she said. “All I can do is make this place where people can create, and talk to each other.”

As the ranch morphs and develops, Deggendorfer will keep getting her cheerful works of art out into the world, too. “Someone told me recently that drinking out of one of my mugs makes them so happy each morning. What better thing could an artist ask for?”

Written by Kim Cooper Findling


Cascade Sotheby's Brokers Give Back for the Holidays

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty agents/brokers are involved with several different charities. From boot and sock drives to canned food to warm clothes for veterans, our “Team Blue” family likes to give back!

Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast Holiday Food Drive
Our Oregon Coast Brokers continued to give back this holiday by sponsoring local food drives. Offices in Gearhart, Cannon Beach, Lincoln City and Manzanita opened their doors and held festive open houses to gather contributions for the Oregon Food Bank and local food pantries such as the North County Food Bank whose primary purpose is to provide food assistance to people in need from Twin Rocks to the Clatsop County line.
Oregon Coast - Open House
Much fun was had by all as visitors enjoyed refreshments and donated while viewing unique and special property listings from around the world.

Portland

Shauna Dingman Gives Back
Our brokers in the Portland Metro area have contributed to several different charities, including the following:
Chelsea’s Closet: Donated money for their “Rolling Closet of Costumes for Terminally ill children”.
Friends of Trees: Planted trees at the Tualatin River Greenway Trail
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: The world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Oregon Food Bank: Collected food donations and also helped sort and package frozen foods at the on site location.
Oregon Food Bank
Make A Wish: Raised money and participated in Walk for wishes
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels: Has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 34 meal sites in the greater Portland Area
Together We Rise: Collected donations and filled 15 duffle bags with personal hygiene, toiletries, water bottles, and school supplies for foster care children.
LO Moms - Giving Tree
Additionally, our Lake Oswego office is contributing to the Moms Club GIVING TREE. This year all toy donations go to the Women’s Shelter in Wilsonville.

Central Oregon

Our main office in Bend has several different ways to give back this season including:
Bend Boot Challenge: Because warm feet are happy feet! Step up to the challenge and let’s make sure all Central Oregon kids have happy feet this winter.
Bend Food Project: A sustainable process to collect donated food and deliver to food pantries in the City of Bend Oregon.
Finance of America Sock Drive: Bring a new pair of socks to help local families in need.
Heart of Oregon: Empowering a generation of young people to believe in themselves and achieve self-sufficiency.
Operation Warm a Veteran: A community partnership serving Central Oregon Veterans Outreach and Homeless Veterans.
Operation Warm a Veteran
Rotary’s Polio Plus: In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children.
Sisters Kiwanis Club: An organization for men and women who want to improve their communities through participation in service projects of LOCAL, national and international importance
Youth Build: Unleashing the intelligence and positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives.
The Ladd Group gives back to the following:
DESCHUTES LAND TRUST: Conserving land for wildlife, scenic views and communities.
BETHLEHEM INN: A community-supported emergency shelter that provides a warm, safe place to sleep, nourishing meals, and case management services for adults and children experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon.
DESCHUTES RIVER CONSERVANCY: Restoring Streamflow and and improving water quality in the Deschutes basin.
SPARROW CLUBS: Sparrow Clubs not only provides financial and emotional support for children and their families in medical need, but also empowers kids (elementary to college age) to help others through charitable service in their communities.
HEALTHY BEGINNINGS: Healthy Beginnings believes that all children should enter kindergarten healthy and prepared to learn. Our work fosters healthy, nurtured children, families and communities by bringing accessible physical, developmental and behavioral screenings to children from birth through age five.
STREET DOG HERO: Our Mission is to help street dogs around the world. Street dogs are taken into rescue all around the world, treated and prepared for adoption into loving homes in the Pacific Northwest.