I have been told by many people that “Portlanders don’t like outsiders”. Well I’m not from here.

I come from a place that rates high in food culture, architectural history, and questionable politics. It’s called Chicago and I miss it a lot and loved being born and raised there. That being said, I am not going back. I came here to Portland for a visit and couldn’t get it out of my mind. The proximity of Mt. Hood and all of its wonders, the food carts, the waterfalls, the Gorge…are just a few of the beautiful aspects of this state that spoke to me.

I moved here in July 2013.

The first year of living here I wondered if I would stay despite the aforementioned qualities of Portland and Oregon in general. The more I worked and had some introspective moments the more I realized, I’m staying because of the people. Portland and its people are nice. Plain old nice and proud. They are open and welcoming. They ask “What made you want to move here?” knowing that they want to share their reasons for living here. The air here is literally and figuratively clean. I’ve had multiple conversations with people about their love of Oregon and all it has to offer.

A LITTLE MORE…

I went to college for business, dropped out, went back and finished with a degree in healthcare. Then went back to finish my BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Finance. While working in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco I was always searching for more. I co-founded a sports uniform business that supplied basketball uniforms to approximately 45 schools throughout the city of Chicago. After selling my shares to the co-founder I obtained my REALTOR® license in Chicago in July of 2007. I became rookie of the year for my company and fell in love with all things real estate.

Now I’m here and have purposely waited to obtain my Portland REALTOR® license until I felt I could speak to clients about the neighborhoods, schools, personalities, and quirks of Portland. I want to share my knowledge and new found love for Portland and its people with others and help them find their LIVING ROOM.

Benedict's Testimonials

Benedict's Articles

From the mountains to Fairview

Benedict Samson

All photos courtesy of Rebekah Pierce and Catherine McDonald. My former co-workers from when I was...

GLADSTONE BEAUTY

Benedict Samson

  It used to be a running joke at the office.  Every time we did statistics...

The Mullet House

Benedict Samson

This is an interesting home: Built in 1922 it’s your standard small, maybe even a “tiny”...

Cabin in the City

Benedict Samson

Ryland and Margeaux called me to help with their search for a home and we looked...

Down and Dirty in Montavilla

Benedict Samson

  This beautiful and well maintained home is hiding a secret.  But first, let’s talk about...

Making the new neighbor

Benedict Samson

  If that title doesn’t make sense it soon will.  A friend of mine called me...

Feeling the love in Laurelhurst

Benedict Samson

  Touring homes in Laurelhurst this past summer was one of the highlights of my real...

Financeable Fixer

Benedict Samson

  Alexis and Donny.  You are the best!  I received a text from them saying “we’re...

Happy Valley Views!

Benedict Samson

  What more can I say about Matt and Stephanie?  Front line health care workers doing...

GET ME TO THE NORTH!

Benedict Samson

  Amber and James came to me back in January stating they were thinking about buying...

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

Benedict Samson

What a great learning experience!  In the midst of the Covid pandemic my sellers, both of...

Before and After today

Benedict Samson

As the isolation continues it seems like there is a little bit of light at the...

A Clean Slate in West Linn

Benedict Samson

  I had so many conflicting ideas before and while writing this blog.  I wanted it...

The Heart of Happy Valley

Benedict Samson

This home boasts 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms all over 3 floors.  At just around 3000...

Living the Dream!

Benedict Samson

    A friend of a friend called me to say she wanted to sell her...

The definition of laid back and easy.

Benedict Samson

    Last year I had helped Jesse and his partner buy a former church property. ...

New Neighbors

Benedict Samson

    I live in Richmond.  A neighborhood in SE Portland.  I’m close to the furthest...

Montana here we come!

Benedict Samson

  This was a tough one for me.  I say tough because we, as real estate...

Oregon City Quickie!

Benedict Samson

  This townhouse turned out to be a sale that real estate dreams are made of. ...

Hurry up and wait or just wait and hurry up?

Benedict Samson

  This is Danielle and Tyler.  They have been dating for a few years and decided...

Here we go again!

Benedict Samson

        I’m saying “here we go again” because I helped Donnie and Alexis...

Milwaukie Living!

Benedict Samson

  I met Clinton and Madeline by email.  Going through my messages there was a message...

Perfect Halloween home…Pillory included!

Benedict Samson

I received a call from an unknown number.  It was the daughter of a previous client...

This is my job?

Benedict Samson

This is my client Jillian (those are my kids).  She is an amazing person, as well...

Back in the Future!

Benedict Samson

The title is a reminder of where my career in Portland real estate started.  My first...

The Sumner Invasion

Benedict Samson

I really loved selling this home. The sellers were very meticulous yet laid back.  The home...

Oregon City Love

Benedict Samson

I received a random text from a co-worker from a previous job. “Hi Ben, my mother...

Quiet Living in Wood Village

Benedict Samson

$234,000 | 4bd | 2ba | 1559 sq ft | HOA: 310.00/month 23951 NE Aldercrest Circle...

Hidden Retreat in Cedar Mills

Benedict Samson

11990 SW Corby Dr unit 12 , Portland, OR 97225   2bd | 2ba |1128 sq...

East St. John’s Living

Benedict Samson

  6944 N. Armour St., Portland, OR 97203   Living in Portland is great!  Especially in...

Let’s have a pool party…in Portland?

Benedict Samson

          14715 SE Market Ct, Portland, OR 97233 This home, located in...

Contact Benedict