Searching for a place to finally lay down roots and to call home, I moved to Oregon with my family over a decade ago.

Arriving in Portland, we instantly fell in love with the vibrant neighborhoods, older homes, walkability, and amazing local music scene. We knew immediately that we had finally found our home. We settled down in inner SE where we’ve lived ever since.

While in California, I attended UC Davis where I earned a bachelors degree in Sociology and went on to work in social services for over five years, before I began a full time career raising my three daughters and giving back to my community.

Some of my volunteer commitments have included serving on several non-profit boards, working as the volunteer outreach coordinator for The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, and helping to coordinate fundraising events and develop community partners for local radio station KZME.

As a REALTOR®, I am absolutely committed to helping my clients not only find the perfect house, but also the right community for them to call home. I take great pride in the level of service I provide. This begins with educating my clients about the process of buying or selling a home, knowing current market conditions, representing their interest and serving as their trusted advisor/negotiator throughout the entire real estate transaction and beyond.

As a REALTOR®, I’ve been able to combine my passions of helping people, building community and my love for the places we call home.  Please let me know how I can help you!

Lisa's Testimonials

Lisa Avena went above and beyond when she sold my house. Lisa Avena went above and beyond when she sold my house. She was attentive to every detail, from staging, to photos and marketing, to coordinating the many contractors needed to complete the work requested by the buyers. If I had any questions, she was right there with answers. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.

Jennifer Vail

Lisa Avena is a true professional. I was a first time home seller and had no idea what to expect. I was completely overwhelmed. Lisa was incredible throughout the process! Lisa walked me through every step with care ensuring I understood all the complicated decisions I had ahead of me. Selling a house is a difficult thing to do, Lisa’s positive attitude and deep respect for my family echoed every step of the process. She is a caring individual who takes the time to get to know her clients hopes and desires and embraces them as her own in the work she does. I highly recommend Lisa to anyone buying or selling a home.

Beth Ann S.

Lisa is wonderful to work with. She helped guide us through all the ups, downs, and unexpected surprises that can come up when buying and selling a home. We have complete trust and faith in her abilities as an agent. We highly recommend working with Lisa.

Andy & David H.

Working with Lisa was an all-around great experience. She made the process of selling my home, easy and comfortable while also ensuring that things flowed as smoothly as possible. Lisa says that she loves being a realtor, and it shows!

Tracy B.

There may be a bunch of REALTORS® out there who can get the job done, but Lisa Avena is far beyond that. She's an extraordinary person which makes her a cut above her colleagues. She listened, informed and guided us through the process from looking at homes to picking up the keys. Lisa is an affable, insightful, and hard-working agent who is particularly sensitive to the complexities of all that goes into a successful real estate experience.

Bruce and Katie

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Just Listed! Sophisticated Division/Clinton Foursquare

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1734 SE Clinton St Portland, Oregon, 97202 Perfectly positioned in the highly sought-after Clinton/Division Community, this...

Just Listed! Single Level Ranch in Milwaukie

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11012 SE Wood Ave. Milwaukie, Oregon, 97222 Enjoy easy living in this single level Ranch style...

University Park Urban Oasis

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7161 N Westanna Ave Portland, Oregon, 97203 Charming University Park Bungalow perfectly situated on a park...

Just Listed! Contemporary Split Level Cutie!

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12543 SE Mall Street Portland, Oregon, 97236 Nestled amongst the trees on a quiet cul-de-sac, this...

Home Sweet Home in Argay Terrace

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I couldn’t be happier for this sweet family who finally got the keys to their new...

Spring Has Sprung in this Bright Mt. Scott-Arleta Ranch

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7306 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR 97206 Large windows and tasteful updates make this sweet Mt....

A Jade District Gem

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One of the pleasures of having a referral based business is being able to work with...

New Home, Best Life

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I  met Kim and Paul seven years ago when they first moved to Portland from Kansas....

The Power of Being Prepared

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Derrick and Sarah first reached out a few months ago to learn more about the home...

Just listed! Timeless Ladd’s Addition Dream Home

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1735 SE Locust Ave Portland, OR 97214 Straight-out-of-a-movie Craftsman in enchanting Ladd’s Addition. This special home...

Just listed! Sweet & Stately in Southeast

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4515 SE Franklin St Portland, OR 97206 Classic Cape Cod on a tree-lined Richmond street, just...

Just listed! Charming Portsmouth Bungalow

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5127 N Trenton St Portland, OR 97203 Sweet-yet-cool 1920s bungalow on a large lot between two...

Perfectly Positioned in Piedmont

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I first chatted with Thaun last year about getting into home ownership after several past clients ...

Buying Sight Unseen

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Leslie and Matthew were referred to me by dear friends. They’ve been living in a San...

Just Sold – Let’s Go Dutch

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  Just Sold! – Beautiful 1917 Dutch Colonial in Ladd’s Addition. Generous sized home with wonderful...

Rare Custom Retreat in Reed

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4605 SE 31st Ave Portland, OR 97202 Nestled on a lush lot in Reed, this custom-built...

Bob’s Journey

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I met Bob nearly nine years ago when my daughter started dating my now son-in-law. Bob...

Marvelous Piedmont Bungalow!

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6805 NE Rodney Ave Portland, OR 97211 Perfectly situated on a corner lot, this marvelous home...

Just Listed! Fabulous Condo with Panoramic Views

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320 NW Uptown Terrace #2B  Portland, OR 97210 Enjoy amazing unobstructed views from this fabulous NW...

Suburban Dreaming

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2215 NE 136th Ave Portland, OR 97230 The home suburban dreams are made of! Spacious single...


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Last closing of the year and beyond thrilled for these sweet folks. They were able to...

Passion for Community

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Congrats to this awesome first time home buyer tonight! I’m so grateful to have the opportunity...

The Power of Persistence

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I had the pleasure of meeting Allison and Rob prior to the COVID outbreak and the...

Tiny House, Big Lot

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Fernando reached out to me last summer while I was out of town helping my mom...

Just Listed! Charming Ladd’s Addition Craftsman!

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1630 SE Elliott Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97214 Step into this stunning craftsman filled with charm and...


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1740 NE Rosa Parks Way Portland, OR 97211 Limitless Possibilities & Income Potential! Custom-built home with...

In Search of the Perfect View Home

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Congrats to my wonderful clients who closed on this Mt. Tabor beauty today! It was going...

Just Listed! Charming Richmond Bungalow

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3804 SE Kelly St Portland, OR 97202 Charming Richmond Bungalow, conveniently located in the heart of...

Buying Sight Unseen During COVID

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I had the pleasure of meeting Linda a couple years ago.  At the time I was...

Laying Down Roots in Portland

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One of the greatest joys about the work I do is getting to play a small...

When All the Stars Align

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Sometimes everything comes together just as it should. I sold Ann’s home this last winter and...

The Dream of Homeownership

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Melissa and Travis certainly weren’t planning on buying their first home during a global pandemic when...

Keeping Your End Game in Sight

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Like so many first time buyers, Arianna and Matt wanted to find a home in a...

Homeownership Made Possible

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I’m honored to have been a part of these wonderful folks home buying process. Sierra and...

Make it Work Attitude

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I was fortunate enough to meet Amber through a friend/past client who sent her my way....

Blissful Bungalow Hideaway

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5112 SE Britton Ave Milwaukie, OR 97267 Adorable, retreat like Bungalow! This sweet home is move...

Happy Home in Happy Valley

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12295 SE 106th Ave Happy Valley, OR 97086 Great value in Happy Valley! Delightful home on...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Powell Butte Nature Park

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One of the best things about Portland is you can be out running errands and decide...

Picture Perfect 60’s Ranch – Just Listed!

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Picture Perfect 60’s Ranch – Just Listed! Just Listed – Adorable, turn key Ranch style home...

As Easy as a Walk in the Park

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I met my client Christie and her daughter Mary as a result of what they thought...

Navigating the Unconventional

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Real estate is one of those industries that will keep you on your toes and constantly...

Setting First Time Buyers up for Success

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I feel so fortunate when I have the opportunity to meet and work with first time...

Manifesting with Music

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About five years ago, I was lucky enough to catch a show at Mississippi Studios to...

Sweet Sunnyside/Belmont Bungalow

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Sweet Sunnyside/Belmont Bungalow Located in the heart of the Sunnyside/Belmont neighborhood, this lovingly maintained and updated...

Making Room to Write

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It’s been a pleasure working with my client Jennifer to help her find a home that...

Grandma got a condo in the Pearl!

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Helping families move closer to one another is one of the most rewarding aspects of my...

Just Sold: Turn-Key Concordia Townhome

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I received an email from Jeanne after a job transfer took her to Madison, Wi.. She...

Classic Foster-Powell Bungalow

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“Welcome home to this sweet Foster Powell bungalow! Tranquil yard and gardens await you on this...

Making the move to Kenton

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I first met Erin and Skip over four years ago when they purchased their first home...


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1215 NE 157th Ave, Portland OR 97230 3 bed | 1 bath | 2,109 sqft MLS#...

Helping Neighbors Buy a Home

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It’s a strange thing to sell a home to your neighbors because it most often means...

Investing in their future

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When I first met Natalie and Ryan I was impressed by how how well they had...


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2314 SE 105TH AVE, PORTLAND OR 97216 3 bed | 2 bath | 2,109 sq. ft....


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6940 SE 122nd Drive, Portland OR 97236 Across from Leach Botanical Gardens, this home is nestled on nearly...


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1636 SE Elliott Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 4 bed | 2 bath | 5,957 sq. ft....

Beautiful Bungalow in the Heart of Foster-Powell

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Come home to this lovingly maintained and updated 1907 Bungalow on tree lined street in the...

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