I love living in the Portland area. I was born and raised here, except for spending college time in Denver, Colorado at Colorado Woman's College and Eugene, Oregon at the University of Oregon. I find that the quality of life here is a known entity that has had a strong impact towards the decision others make to move here. I have raised my 3 grown sons in this wonderful environment as well.
My oldest son and his wife graduated from the University of Arizona, and they, along with my absolutely extraordinary first grandchild, also live in the area. I am so fortunate that they do, as then I get to play 'Nonna' to the most darling granddaughter, Chloe, who is not quite a year old. And what a thrill that has been, having a grand daughter after raising my three sons.
My second son graduated from UC Berkley and continues to live in San Francisco. I don't mind him not living here, as San Francisco is absolutely one of my most favorite cities in the whole world, and I will find any excuse to hop down for a visit.
My third son is still attending Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. I have visited there also, and although it isn't the size and scope of Portland, it is delightful to "get away from it all" every once in a while.
I have a one year old Shih-Tzu puppy, Riley, who has an unbelievable amount of energy, fascination with ANYTHING that moves, and an unquenchable thirst for adventure. She keeps me laughing constantly. Such fun to have such young energy around.
In my spare time (do Realtors have spare time?) I travel to wherever for new sights, smells, sounds and adventures. Some day when I retire (do Realtors ever retire?), I hope to do lots of travelling to that place called "Wherever!" I also thoroughly enjoy golf, gardening, walking, cooking, entertaining family and friends, volunteer work , of course I have gobs of fun playing with my grand-daughter!!!!
I am blessed that my life has been rich with a wonderful family, close and dear friends, great health and a career that I love. This career has given me the opportunity to meet, get to know, and help guide some wonderful people that I would not have otherwise been fortunate to meet. I wish each and every one of you the very same blessings in your life.