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David Columbus

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

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T 503-504-2421

As an Earth Advantage Principal Broker, David serves buyers and sellers alike with his 2o+ years of experience as a broker and developer. His experience includes residential, commercial, investment property, and multi-family housing, and he specializes in historic and mid-century homes. He is a consistent multi-million dollar producer for whom smart, personalized client service is key. Over 90 percent of his ongoing business is referred from satisfied clients.

In his past life, David worked in yacht delivery,  delivering privately-owned classic yachts from the East Coast to the Caribbean, transatlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea; his responsibilities ranged from captain to crew.

David holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Michigan University and attended the University of Nottingham, England where he studied Medieval West History and Victorian Literature. After graduating David moved to Chicago where he worked as a Eurodollar Futures Broker while teaching sailing at Northwestern University during his lunch breaks. David moved to Portland in 1999 and has never looked back.

In recent history (2015), David and his partner, of 17+ years, Grant, sailed their boat out the Columbia River, turned left and headed south, exploring the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast of Mexico for over nine months.

He is a strong supporter of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Basic Rights Oregon, p:ear, Urban Gleaners, Oregon Wild, Habitat for Humanity, Willamette River Keepers and is a member of Vancouver Lake Crew and the Rose City Yacht Club. He is also a licensed EMT and volunteer with Multnomah County Medical Reserve Corp.


What David’s clients have to say:

“Dear David,

Thank you so much for helping me land the house on SE 19th avenue.  I really appreciate your wit / cunning / diplomacy / persistence / hard work. I can’t imagine having done it without you.”


“Dear David –

Thank you so much for your excellent efforts in obtaining the “Yellow Building” and for an excellent champagne with which to toast this next adventure!

Happy New Year.  We look forward to future collaborations!”

–Meredith & DA Hilderbrand


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for everything!  We certainly appreciate all the time and effort into making our home purchase a possibility.  We are continuing our settling in process but want to have you over once things are more “together”…

Thanks for the champagne – it’s still chilling!”

–Sherry & Fred

“I would highly recommend David Columbus for your real estate agent.  On the recent sale of my home he was professional, informative,patient and hardworking.  I had no complaints about his performance.  He did what he said he would do and did it in a timely fashion.  He met all my expectations and in several instances exceeded them.  I attribute the good price and the quick sale to his expertise. I am one very satisfied client.”

–Mary E. Stolt, CPA


David's Blog Posts

North Tabor Craftsman Beauty

North Tabor Craftsman Beauty 451 NE 65th Avenue, Portland, OR 97213 Offered at $549,000 MLS# 17512651 | SQFT: 2,308  4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Tax: $4,750.12 North Tabor Craftsman in a great central Eastside location. This home has a great layout, three bedrooms up with a full bath, one bedroom or office on the main, an updated kitchen that communicates... More

Wonderful on Willamette 

Wonderful on Willamette 1834 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97217 OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 10/7 from 12–2pm & Sunday 10/8 from 1–3pm Wonderful Overlook neighborhood bungalow on Willamette. Close proximity to New Seasons, PCC Cascade and all the great stops on Killingsworth including Milk Glass Market, The Old Gold, Back Yard Social, Mio Sushi to name a... More

belmont goats

Meet your neighbors in Lents: The Belmont Goats. No, they’re not a folk band, but rather 14 real-live goats and Juniper, their pet hen. These kids were originally residing at “Goat Field,” two city blocks at the intersection of SE Belmont and Taylor Streets, and SE 11th and 10th. They were placed there in 2013... More

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