Our Own Little Patch of Sky
Knock on wood because it hasn't closed yet, but we're buying our house! This lovely little yellow craftsman house built in 1908, where we've been living since we moved to Portland 4 years ago, will be our very own!!! I loved this house the very first time I saw it on Craigslist and decided to drive up to Portland from Eugene that afternoon to see it. That first morning as I drove up Hawthorne boulevard I marveled that this could be the street we lived next to, full of shops and restaurants and funky nooks and crannies. And the Baghdad theater!!! We would be neighbors with the Baghdad theater??! How fantastic!
Since then we've explored our neighborhood from head to toe and have personal favorite streets. I adore Division st, with its cozy eclectic mix of mom and pop shops and urban hipster hangouts. I also totally love Ash st. near the 28th and Burnside. As sweet as a street could be, tree-lined and chock full of Victorian houses, with views of the west hills to kill for.
You can't go wrong, no matter where you go around here! We're thrilled beyond measure to have a toe-hold in this place.
Our little house is at the foot of Mt. Tabor, that marvelous urban volcano covered in pine trees and castle-like reservoirs. Perched at the base, our front porch looking across the river to downtown --
I'm in love!
I would personally like to thank Mr. President Obama for the "new deal" he's giving us first-time home buyers. Because of that, yes we could.