Steve Brian

Steve has made his career based on the concept that “service comes first.”

He has helped clients buy and sell homes on both sides of the river and has a strong understanding of what it takes to negotiate in a way that allows his clients to feel that their best interests are always at the forefront of the negotiation table. He has worked with first time buyers, upsizers, downsizers and investors alike, priding himself on being able to provide well-informed advice based on the current market and leaving the final decisions up to his clients!

After moving to Portland in 2002, Steve bounced around different neighborhoods on the Eastside of Portland and grew a love for straight shots of espresso.

He has now planted roots with his family in the Terra Linda neighborhood of NW Portland and is a sucker for a delicious beer on a hot, summer day from one of the many local breweries in Portland. When he’s not wearing his “Steve the Realtor” hat, he likes to spend time with his wife and two boys, taking trips to OMSI, The Zoo, or just putting on some mud boots and finding trails to explore.

“Service Comes First!”

Steve's Testimonials

Steve helped us find and purchase a home from across the country while we planned a move to Portland. He came highly recommended by a few of our friends and we were super impressed with his level of service. After helping us build a long list of homes to visit for each trip out West Steve carefully built a schedule to make sure we could hit each home and also provided in depth research about each property and the reputation of the builders. Steve was extremely knowledgeable about the area, extremely quick to respond to any requests, and did a fantastic job of helping us work through the purchasing process. I also want to highlight how patient and respectful he was about this being our decision and not pushing us in any specific direction to get the deal done and move on.

Beth P.

Steve helped us buy our first home. We were overwhelmed by the craziness of the market in Portland, but he led us through a somewhat stressful bidding process with grace and confidence. Steve was super responsive and was willing to take as much time as we needed to explain or talk through any step along the way. He was knowledgeable and patient and shared his honest opinions. A great network of contractors were on his speed dial, getting us through the inspection phase quickly and with solid information. He went above and beyond to work well with the listing agent, our mortgage broker, and even the sellers to insure the process would go smoothly and on schedule. Working with Steve is like working with a good friend. He has a great sense of humor and is honest and positive. These things are invaluable when buying a home.

Meredith K.

Steve's Articles


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EXCEPTIONAL WOODSTOCK AREA CRAFTSMAN $479,900 4884 SE Rural Street, Portland OR 97206 Gorgeous newer construction in...

Just Listed! Old Portland: Prairie-Style!

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5216 NE Mallory Ave Portland, OR 97211 With simplified Prairie Style details and high ceilings on...

More Ink than a Squid

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And twice the bite. But that’s a rather dark point to needle in on. And that’s...

Who Would Win in a Fight?

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The Sharpest Blade Cuts Deepest

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Parkside Living in Gladstone

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17490 Braden Ct. Gladstone, OR 97027 Oak tree-lined streets weave through this serene neighborhood, complete with...

The Mars Dilemma

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Our rocky, red neighbor named for the Roman god of war. That fiery little presence on...

Sonnet for a Cedar Tree

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  With love I look to you, great Cedar tree. Your roots go deep below, your...

Turnkey Entertainer’s Delight

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3903 SE Lambert Street PORTLAND, OREGON 97202 OFFERED AT $575,000 2 BEDROOM | 2 BATH |...


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2732 SE 43rd Ave PORTLAND, OREGON 97206 Dreamy front porch on a raised corner lot with...

In a World…

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…where men are gods and gods are monsters. A hero will arise… (Did you read that...

Just Listed: The Entertainer’s Dream

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1160 NW 100TH TERRACE PORTLAND, OR 97229 This meticulous Craftsman offers a wide-open kitchen that connects...

What is the Sound of One Hand Typing?

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(Turns out, pretty similar to two hands. Though slower, less rhythmic, and with far more taps...

Planning to ReTIRE

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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rethink. Repurpose. Retire. So you’ve got these slightly-used radial tires — not the...

This, That and Always the Other

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Is free will an illusion? Do we really have a choice? Or are our choices guided...

There’s No I in Steam

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Take a little water, add a little heat, confine it, give it a little time…(Nope, not...

JUST LISTED: Efficient Hawthorne Remodel

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1617 SE 51ST AVE PORTLAND, OR 97215 Be in the heart of it all with this...

Putting the “Terror” in “Terroir”

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Wineing and wailing! Moaning and Grünering! You find more than just the dregs left behind at...

Slow and Steady RV Only Way to Go

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“See the Turtle of Enormous Girth On his shell he holds the Earth. His thought is...

My Journey on the Oregon Trail

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The dangers are real and the risks are many. But through perseverance and sheer force of...

Community and Culture – Korean Society of Oregon

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  The Korean Society of Oregon is a non-profit community service organization established in 1967. This...


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1410 NW KEARNEY ST #817, Portland OR 97209 Overlooking the cityscape of The Pearl, this upper-level...


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616 SE 68th Ave, Portland OR 97215 3 bed | 2 bath | 2,065 sq. ft....

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