Broken Top Community: A Favorite in Bend

Broken Top Community - Aerial View

Great Communities Don’t Just Happen by Chance!

Master planning a community is a true art form that takes true expertise and commitment. Successful communities do not just happen by chance, but are thoughtfully designed and laid out to capture the best views, celebrate the natural geography, enhance resident safety and provide residents with an abundance of amenities that will enhance their lifestyle; all culminating in a place that is celebrated for years and generations. Sonja Porter, a Broker with Cascade Sotheby’s...

categorized in About CSIR, Bend, Central Oregon, Tips


The Old House and the Sea

Ilwaco House

A historic home in Ilwaco exemplifies traditional craftsmanship

The history of Ilwaco, a small but active port on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, is built into an historic home that sits high on a hill. When the house was under construction in the early 1930s, a nearby Civil War-era fort was being decommissioned, and the staircase from the captain’s quarters was dismantled and rebuilt in the house. It’s just one detail in the house that is filled with character and history. That charm is what caught Richard Ellis’s eye almost...

categorized in About CSIR, Southwest Washington, Vancouver


Breakaway Lodge – A Unique Property with a Story All Its Own

Breakaway Lodge in Gearhart, OR

GEARHART, OR – Most of us have that one special memory from our youth about our time at summer camp. Such an experience still existed up until late August of this year, when Breakaway Lodge closed its doors for the last time. Operating under the Christian faith-based organization Young Life, the Breakaway Lodge, providing life-transforming experiences for young people, held its annual camp season from May-September for over 50 years. While many are saddened over its closing,...

categorized in About CSIR, Oregon Coast, Portland


The Morrigan Group knows the Coastal Community

Morrigan Yachats

LINCOLN CITY, OR – There’s no question that Lisa Morrigan, a Broker with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, has a true real estate pedigree. Her lineage dates back a generation, as her father was a real estate developer. It’s no wonder, Lisa has had no difficulty in establishing a robust client and referral base throughout the picturesque communities of coastal Oregon. As a Lincoln City resident, Lisa has extensive experience in coastal communities of Southshore,...

categorized in Oregon Coast, Uncategorized


Community Support a Family Affair for Julie Allen

Home Ownership

BEND, OR – Growing up in Ventura County, Julie Allen shares an affinity for the residents of her former California community. Julie, along with husband Geordan, are embarking on a rescue mission, trekking south near where the wildfires have devasted so many, to deliver supplies and donations to the evacuees from the Camp Fire in Paradise/Chico, and the Woolsey and Hill Fires in the Los Angeles vicinity and Ventura Counties. Hurriedly collecting items since the inception of...

categorized in About CSIR, Bend, Central Oregon


Cascade Sotheby’s Seizes Market Share in Farm, Ranch and Vineyard Division

Farm, Ranch & Vineyard

Brokerage Welcomes New Brokers Expert in Recreational Properties

Bend, OR – In 2017 Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty hit $1.3 billion in closed sales thanks in part to its robust growth and expansion in farm, ranch and vineyard properties. With growing demand from out-of-state buyers looking to Oregon’s farms, ranches and vineyards for spacious production and recreational properties, Cascade Sotheby’s Farm, Ranch and Vineyard division is booming: the division’s revenue has climbed from $122,165,000 in 2014 to over $200,000,000...

categorized in About CSIR, Bend, Central Oregon, Farm, Ranch & Vineyard


At Home in the Vines

Roco Winery

Rollin Soles and three decades of wine-making in the Willamette Valley

On his very first visit to Oregon, Rollin Soles fell in love with the Willamette Valley. “I knew in my heart that this is where I belonged.” That fateful trip happened almost four decades ago, in 1979. Soles was born and raised in Euless, Texas, and earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in enology and viticulture at the University of California at Davis. His love of the science of grape-growing and winemaking were firmly...

categorized in About CSIR, Central Oregon, Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, Portland, Tips


Third Thursday Art Walk Lake Oswego

Abstract Reorganization of Observations

Please join us Thursday, November 15th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102) from 4-7pm, to enjoy the Art of MaryAnn Puls. Host for the evening will be Broker Juli Martin, co-sponsor will be Academy Mortgage. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.     About MaryAnn Puls Visual artist, MaryAnn Puls uses an intuitive approach while working to create abstract paintings, drawings and assemblages. Her work expresses spontaneous...

categorized in Art, Lake Oswego, What to Do


Vandenborn and Blossey Helps Build a New Story

New Story

Bend, OR – The donations from the Sotheby's International Realty® network to New Story have already provided safe homes for families in Haiti, Bolivia, and El Salvadar with a new community underway in Mexico. Thanks to the collaborative effort of New Story and donors like Central Oregon Brokers  Natalie Vandenborn and Laura Blossey, families get to move out of their make-shift tent camps and into new, safe homes following earthquakes or other natural disasters. Vandenborn...

categorized in About CSIR, Bend, Central Oregon


First Thursday Art Walk in The Pearl

Please join us Thursday, December 6th at our Portland Pearl Office (1321 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR) from 5-8pm where we will be featuring the artwork of Laurie Balmuth. Our broker host for the evening will be Nettie Klein Lu, co-sponsor will be Academy Mortgage. Wine samples and light appetizers will be served. You can find more information at The Official site of Portland's Pearl District: Explore the Pearl.   Laurie Balmuth Bio Laurie Balmuth was born and...

categorized in Art, Portland, The Pearl, What to Do


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