Blog Buyer From Orcas Island to Alameda

From Orcas Island to Alameda

By Kris Vogt, July 29, 2019

When Jessica & Joel visited Portland last year to see if this was the big city they wanted to move to once they decided to leave Orcas Islands, it didn’t take long to know Portland would be their new home.  Within 2 hours of being in Portland they were invited to join a “kid rock crew” they still don’t know what that means but just being invited felt like they had met the cool kids.  Portlands diversity and beauty helped make the transition from the San Juan Islands an easy one.

They found the sweetest stucco house on the edge of Alameda neighborhood that feels a little slower paced than a lot of the Eastside homes we looked at.  That coupled with the proximity of so many amazing local breweries, they knew they this was home.  They miss the sounds of Donkeys braying on the island but they love all the new big city sounds which are more pleasant than the donkeys ~Mostly.

Kris Vogt


Kris Vogt has got her finger on Portland’s pulse. Born and raised in the city, she’s lived all over town, and currently resides in the Division/Clinton neighborhood. Her favorite aspects of the local scene range from the great outdoors to the boundless culinary and entertainment opportunities. Whether you are new in town or a current resident yourself, Kris’s love for her hometown is infectious. Prior to real estate, Kris worked in the entertainment industry in LA as a stylist. Upon her return to PDX she worked as a producer in some of the top creative agencies in the city. Kris and her husband rehabbed a few homes, and in bringing her own flair to the process, she decided to combine her passion and love of community into a real estate career.  Kris works  with investors, buyers and sellers here in Portland and wants to hear what others love about Portland and help them find their happy place.
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