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Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA


Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area.

Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area.

In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services.

She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a Realtor seamless.

She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo’s Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance.

She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960’s time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.

Marisa's Testimonials

I was referred to Marisa by someone who knows Portland’s real estate and architecture industries well, and I’m so glad I was.. Right away, she zeroed in on the architectural and design styles I was seeking. With thoughtful questions and a load of market insight, she got me. And the results speak for itself - after a year of watching and trying to land a home in PDX, I ended up buying the first house we visited! She's magic. I'll return to her again and again.

Jill B.

Marisa's Articles

JUST LISTED: BEAUTIFUL NW REGIONAL MID-CENTURY MODERN CUSTOM HOME

Marisa Swenson

3620 NE LIBERTY STREET PORTLAND, OR 97211 A truly exceptional NW regional style mid-century modern home....

Event: Architectural Heritage Center Lecture on Architect Philip Johnson

Marisa Swenson

  If you love modern design, chances are you have heard of the Philip Johnson designed...

JUST LISTED: RUMMER BUILT MID-CENTURY MODERN SANCTUARY

Marisa Swenson

1961 PARK FOREST AVENUE LAKE OSWEGO, OR 97034 One of only a few Rummer homes that...

Events – DoCoMoMo‘s Jingle and Mingle Holiday Party

Marisa Swenson

Jingle and Mingle DoCoMoMo is hosting their famous Jingle and Mingle holiday party once again this...

JUST LISTED: RUMMER BUILT MID-CENTURY MODERN COURTYARD MODEL

Marisa Swenson

7095 SW 105TH AVENUE BEAVERTON, OR 97008 Unique and rare courtyard model built by Robert Rummer...

JUST LISTED: LUXE MID-CENTURY MASTERPIECE

Marisa Swenson

1620 SW DAVENPORT ST. PORTLAND, OR 97201 An exceptional mid-century home waiting for you to enjoy...

JUST LISTED: MID-CENTURY RETREAT

Marisa Swenson

2532 SW BERTHA BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97239 Mid century gem sits high up off the street...

Zaik Score

Marisa Swenson

I had the pleasure of helping my amazing buyers score one of the Saul Zaik designed...

JUST LISTED: MID-CENTURY HOME IN MAGNIFICENT MILWAUKIE

Marisa Swenson

5110 SE ALDERWAY AVE. PORTLAND OR 97267 Delightful Cliff May inspired mid-century modern home in magnificent...

Design Event – RAMS -Portland Film Premiere + Q&A

Marisa Swenson

The much anticipated documentary about famed designer Dieter Rams is coming this Fall. The creator/director Gary...

Events: Portland’s Masters of Modernism Tour

Marisa Swenson

The Architectural Heritage center is hosting a tour in downtown Portland highlighting some of our greatest...

Mid-Century Modern Dreams are Made of These

Marisa Swenson

Just sold – After many months of searching and many offers submitted my very sweet and...

Rummer of ’69

Marisa Swenson

Just sold – this lovely Rummer home built in 1969 has a new owner – I...

Event Feature – AFO’s Dine and Design Events

Marisa Swenson

The Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s Dine and Design events are back for the Summer and Fall....

Southwest Portland Mid-Century Peaceful Zen Oasis

Marisa Swenson

8407 SW Jamieson Rd PORTLAND, OR 97225 Breathe in and breathe out into this sensational custom...

JUST LISTED: RUMMER LOVIN’ – MIDCENTURY MODERN MARVEL

Marisa Swenson

13105 SW HEATHER CT., BEAVERTON, OR 97008 One of the most incredible Rummer’s to ever hit...

NEW ARRIVAL: DELIGHTFULLY STYLISH HOLLYBROOK RANCH

Marisa Swenson

2181 SW 7TH CT. GRESHAM, OR 97080 Stylishly updated ranch provides one level living with a...

JUST LISTED: Stunning Northwest Style Mid Century Modern

Marisa Swenson

2949 WESTVIEW CIRCLE LAKE OSWEGO, OR 97034 This home has been thoughtfully restored by owners who...

2018 MA+DS Portland Modern Home Tour

Marisa Swenson

The Modern Architect and Design Society is bringing their modern home tour back to Portland. This...

Crush on Camas

Marisa Swenson

My previous work life graced me a handful of great friends. Being involved in each others...

SPACIOUS BEAUTY IN ST. JOHN’S!

Marisa Swenson

9433 N Buchanan Ave, Portland OR 97203 5 bed | 3 bath | 2,970 sq. ft. Offered...

Design Week Portland Events

Marisa Swenson

Design Week is upon us here in Portland and there are some interesting events going on...

Exquisite Craftsman Bungalow in Kerns!

Marisa Swenson

3204 NE WASCO ST, PORTLAND OR 97232 4 BED | 2 BATH | 2,292 SQFT MLS#...

Gorgeous NW Regional Style Mid-Century

Marisa Swenson

10370 SW RIDGEVIEW LN, PORTLAND OR 97219 4 BED | 4.5 BATH | 4,593 SQFT MLS#...

Portland’s Mid Century Modern Market with Marisa Swenson

Marisa Swenson

Our broker Marisa Swenson sat down with 360 Modern Real Estate to discuss the mid-century market...

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Portland’s Mid Century Modern Market with Marisa Swenson

Marisa Swenson

Our broker Marisa Swenson sat down with 360 Modern Real Estate to discuss the mid-century market...

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