Category: neighborhood guide

1266 N Yachats River Rd

So excited about my newest listing! Just look at this gorgeous meadow and barn!

This property offers the dream a self-sustaining homestead. Located in the sought-after Yachats River Valley, the Siuslaw National Forest is your neighbor on three sides. A rustic cabin and yurt offer housing for farmhands or income potential.

There are multiple original homestead outbuildings, a green house, gardens, chicken and duck coops, established fruit trees and berries, gorgeous meadows, a treehouse platform, meditation hut, and a magical cedar grove. Four acres of farmland, sixty acres of land in total.

Located just 9.5 miles from the beach and charming town of Yachats.

I’ve created a very detailed site for it, so I will link you there. Visit the web site many more photos!

Guide to Yachats, Oregon

Yachats is a beautiful coastal town with an amazing community!

City of Yachats web site

Yachats Commons is home to many community events

GoYachats.com has great tourist information

local publications

community organizations

local radio stations

annual events

 

restaurants, cafes, bakeries

boutiques

stores for necessities

places to stay

treat yourself!

Overleaf spa

lesser known events of note

  • monthly open mic night at the Green Salmon! Stop by on the third Sunday of the month at 7pm.
  • Big Band Swing dance

 

If you have a Yachats business, event, or anything else of note – please contact me (larenleland at gmail) if you would like to be added to this list!

magical tea house in Seal Rock

I can’t say enough nice words about LaFaye Art Studios in Seal Rock, Oregon. If you need a breath of fresh air, you’ll find it at her art gallery and tea shop. (Located at 10949 NW Pacific Coast Hwy 101, Seal Rock, Oregon.)

Upon entering, rose petals were sprinkled on the floor to welcome guests.

Artist Aria La Faye recently posted to a Facebook community group that I’m part of that she was looking for inspiration. She asked local folks to upload photos of the Waldport Bridge for her to use in a painting. Many folks did and mine was chosen! The prize was a print of the finished piece!

She has done almost all of the art, with a small rotating spot for a visiting artist. In addition to selling art, flower arrangements, and tea at the shop, she’s also an accomplished children’s book illustrator. She is ridiculously talented!

If all of this is not enough to win your heart, meet Miss Alice Pudgekins, the store bunny. Bunny therapy and organic tea… a winning combination!

 

 

 

 

 

Montavilla

Montavilla is a Portland neighborhood that I’ve been hearing about quite a bit lately! Just on the East side of Mt. Tabor, it is still more affordable than inner Portland.

Fun fact: historically, the name, “Montavilla,” came about in the late 1800s from condensing “Mt. Tabor Villa.”

There are quite a number of restaurants and cafes in Montavilla, including Bui Natural Tofu, Bipartisan Cafe, Tanuki, The Observatory, Hungry Heart Bakery, Monti’s cafe, Wong’s King Chinese Restaurant, The Country Cat, Stark Street Pizza, Macau Chinese Seafood, Karma Cafe, Mojo Crepes, My Brother’s Crawfish, and Fillmore. Watch for posts that go into more depth about some of these!

Parks include Harrison Park, Berrydale Park, Montavilla City Park, and Rosemont Bluff Natural Area. Plus, it’s right next to Mt. Tabor, which is one of the best parks in Portland.

Here are some links if you’d like to learn more.

Berrydale Community Garden

Montavilla Community Center

Montavilla Farmer’s Market

Montavilla Neighborhood Association I recommend reading the history tab.

Montavilla Jazz Festival Look for this to happen in August.

Montavilla demographics provided by the City of Portland.

Know Thy Food co-op and Azure Standard

I attended an event this morning at Know Thy Food (KTF) co-op in SE Portland. I’d never been to the space before; it was small, cute, and welcoming.

You don’t have to be a member of KTF to enjoy shopping in the physical store space, but joining gives you access to their extensive online catalog. You can make orders ahead of time and pick them up once a week at the store. It takes a little more planning, perhaps, but in return you can shop from your own home and just stop by to pick things up that already gathered for you.

I was there today to learn more about Azure Standard, a food distribution company that has monthly drops at the co-op. They heavily focus on organic and health food. I’ve been curious about this sort of shopping for quite a while. Buying food in bulk from suppliers has cost benefits and more directly supports local economy and farmers.

I signed up to join both the KTF co-op and Azure Standard. I’m excited to start on this new adventure!

Example of product listings inside Azure Standard’s huge catalog:

catalog

 

Irwin Hodson

I recently had the good fortune to discover a printer called the Irwin Hodson Company. They were originally founded in 1894 (!) as the Ben C. Irwin Company. They’ve moved buildings during that time, but have been at their present location at SE 9th near Powell for over 70 years!

If you ever wondered where to get vintage metal signs produced — look no farther!

Touring the facility made my mind race with all the possibilities. Keep an eye out for an upcoming line of greeting cards and some large format macro photography.

Irwin Hodson also printed all of our posters, postcards, yard signs, and booklets for Tour de Hives.

The most fascinating thing about this place is the old machines they still have in working order, blended with gorgeous modern digital printers on a massive scale. They were kind and allowed me to snap photos! (Click on the below images to see them larger.)

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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

When I really want to give visitors a taste of that special Portland weirdness, I take them over to Rimsky’s for dessert and/or coffee. It’s not just a coffeehouse, it’s an experience not to be missed. Speaking of experiences, make sure to sneak upstairs to use the restroom at some point in your time there — it’s worth it!

Situated in an old Portland home, it feels like you’re sitting in the living room of a very extravagant neighbor. The interior is decorated with hanging photos, collages under glass tabletops, and very loud wallpaper.

Important to note is that it is a cash only establishment. The service can sometimes be a bit off, but sometimes it’s been great. There is often live-music performances, which are compensated solely by tip, so bring a little extra.

Also, most importantly — I should mention — the dessert is fantastic!

Here’s some historical information about it on Wikipedia.

Address:
707 Southeast 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

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