By Alyssa Isenstein Krueger, March 17, 2023

709 SW 16th Ave., #304

Portland, Oregon, 97205

Why buy a downtown condo at the Ritz Carlton for millions of dollars when you can have all the light, charm and spaciousness of this vintage charmer just a short jaunt away in Goose Hollow, for a fraction of the price.

Cozy and elegant, this Goose Hollow condominium is a joy to visit. This corner unit is one of the nicest units in the Hamilton Arms condo community. Walking into the lobby from the street, all the good vibes start flowing and continue through the ride to the 3rd floor on the old fashioned elevator with “ding” sounds worthy of Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.

Exit the elevator and down a hallway. When you reach the end, you’ll be right in front of Unit #304. The entryway to this unit is a private L shaped hallway with coat closet. Step through an arch and into an era of refined vintage sophistication and it’s hard to believe that you are in the middle of a City. Keeping with the vintage vibes, this unit features hardwood floors and picture rail molding everywhere. Topped off by gorgeous natural light and a fireplace, (non functional) and a darling and practical kitchen. Another small hallway sits off the living room where the bedroom and bathroom are, as well as a giant closet that connects from the living room and in the bedroom hallway.  The HOA is healthy and the building has all new plumbing.

The ultimate in urban living, there are MAX stops within a block of this building, plus secured bike parking in the basement.  If you have a car, no problem, you can rent a secure parking space at the Hotel deLuxe across the street. Laundry is shared, but no cost to residents to use. There are even little cubby’s outside the laundry room where laundry detergent and supplies can be stored.

Short-term rentals with a minimum of 30 days are allowed and no rent cap. HOA dues cover heat, hot water, water, laundry, trash, sewer, insurance and upkeep of common areas.

OFFERED AT $220,000

1 BEDROOM | 1 BATH | 679 SQ. FT. 

MLS# 23111752 | TAXES: $4,899 | HOA: $544

Alyssa Isenstein Krueger

Broker | OR


I am living the dream. Working as a real estate broker in my home town brings this native Portland gal joy beyond measure. Check Out My Reviews! I took the round-about-road towards this career. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in NY two decades ago with a degree in liberal arts/creative writing, I returned to my hometown of PDX and got a job in a legendary record store of days gone by, worked as a music and culture writer for Portland’s oldest weekly publication while pursuing a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University. Armed with my masters degree, I moved into the realm of affordable housing, community development, and urban planning, and then rounded the corner with a long stay in arts management then back around the bend when I got my real estate license and went to work for a non-profit housing builder at the cusp of the market crash in 2007. In the time between that market crash and the ensuing madness, I’ve stayed on top of the market like a dog guarding a bone. Using a magical combination of experience, instinct, and market data, I know what homes are worth, I know how to write a terrific offer, and I know how to help a seller market a home and receive and accept a great offer. Mutual trust and tender relationship building is the basis and foundation of my real estate practice. I use my skills as an active listener, creative solution finder and ace negotiator to get my clients the best price on a home, win the multiple offer roulette, and have as smooth and easy transaction as possible. Timely and responsive communication is the most important aspect of building trust and I don’t take that part lightly.  I am a stickler for details and nothing pleases me more than guiding a client through the home buying or selling process (and sometimes both at the same time). My role is one of advocate, advisor, partner, transaction organizer, and counselor. I am a partner broker with Portland Housing Center and relish the opportunity to work with eager first time home buyers. I have a knack for seeing the potential in almost any home and love to help clients see past what is and help them envision what can be. I have a decade of first-hand experience renovating and caressing my bungalow in Ladd’s Addition and had the honor of having my own home featured in a story in the Oregonian’s Homes and Gardens section. I can feel the love for any and almost all homes, but my heart goes all aflutter when entering a museum quality time capsule house -- the solid mid-century ones with the original pink or green tiled bathrooms, those charming early 1900’s farmhouses with the original kitchen cabinets and fir countertops, the cozy bungalows with the built-ins still intact. When I’m not working with clients, you’ll find me hanging with my two boys, Kalman and Saul, and my husband Robert, a Fine Art Conservator with his own business, Cascadia Art Conservation Center.  Retired racing greyhounds have been my constant companions since 1997, and our family includes Peanut the greyhound, Pinto the South Korean Italian greyhound, our 2 cats Spaghetti and Will, and our chickens, Rosie, Lil' Peck, Penelope and Nugget. I am an obsessive gardener/plant fiend and love that we live in a climate where I can grow eucalyptus trees (I have 3 in my yard including a couple I started from seed) alongside blueberry bushes (6 in my yard). Given some free time, you’ll find me junking at an estate sale, dreaming of high brow junk, low brow art, making things, sewing, reading and dreaming of tropical locales.  
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