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New Walking Tour Explores History of Laurelhurst

By Erika George & Kari McGee, September 17, 2019

The Laurelhurst neighborhood is one of the most iconic ‘hoods in Portland. At one point or another, every Portlander has visited a park, restaurant or shop in Laurelhurst. For those of us who call the area home, there is an enormous amount of neighborhood pride for our beautiful corner of the city. We’re thrilled to share with you a new walking tour of the Laurelhurst neighborhood, created by Grant High School student and Girl Scout Amelia Shields. 

The tour is available in both print and audio formats on the Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association website. Transplants and seasoned Portlanders alike will learn something new in this tour.

“I was interested in learning more about the history of the neighborhood, and I wanted other members of the community to be able to experience the rich history of the neighborhood and feel connected to it,” said Amelia.

Be honest – how many of us whiled away our teenage years watching MTV and wandering around a mall? We’re so inspired by teens like Amelia, who are building leadership skills and improving their communities. She created this tour for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, the highest level award a Girl Scout can earn. It requires a minimum of 80 leadership hours on a project to better the community. 

Well done, Amelia!

Kari + Erika

Principal Broker | Broker-Esquire

The HouseLovePDX Team fuses comprehensive real estate knowledge and legal expertise in the dynamic landscape of Portland, Oregon.

Realtor Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an eight year Portand Monthly 5-star realtor, and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market since 2005. Erika and Kari are also certified iRep™ agents and can help you evaluate the new iBuyer instant offer options in the greater Portland area. Regardless of the market or your particular circumstances, these highly skilled real estate agents will ensure that your goals become your reality. WHAT WE KNOW We know that real estate is not a one size fits all endeavor. It’s easy to find real estate data on the internet these days, but it’s what we do with the data that counts. HouseLovePDX provides a thoughtful and proactive analysis of current market data for every one of our clients: We know that small details can make a big difference. We consider factors you may not be aware of when buying a house, selling a condo or planning an ADU. From open permits to missing credits on escrow statements, these issues can cost you money. Let us guide you through the real estate process, from big picture dreams about your future home to the nitty gritty of contract negotiation. We know that your “why” often comes before your “how” in real estate. We take extra time with our clients to fully understand all the reasons why you want to make a move to, from or within the Portland area. We use this insight as the key to develop a comprehensive plan for you. Don’t be surprised if we start our meetings by delving deep into your real estate knowledge, your past experiences, your goals and your dreams! WHAT WE LOVE It’s a privilege to help a client sell a beloved home and move on to the next chapter of life. We love seeing Portland, neighborhood by neighborhood, through the eyes of someone who is new to the area and full of excitement. As Northwest natives who grew up together (we’re cousins!), our love for Portland runs deep. And we adore the the moment when a buyer walks into a house and we all know it’s the one: aka HouseLove! We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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