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Sweet Life in OC: Sippin’ and Splashin’

By David Columbus, August 8, 2019

Summer means lengthy river floats, sunny patios, tasty grilled things, and delicious beverages with friends. Oregon City is a great little hot spot in the suburbs and boasts some of the best swimming holes around.

Float down the Clackamette River, work on your tan at High Rocks, swim and splash down at Meldrum Bar. Grab your kayak, paddleboard, or just a good ol’ fashioned tube and soak in the summer sun(USE THAT SPF PLEASE) in whatever way best suits your mood.

Woo all that swimmin’s got me hankerin’ for a cold beer! Get your grub on up at Oregon City Brewing, where you can get top-notch NW brewed beers to wash down the Olympia Provisions snackage going on next door.

All in all, an excellent day. Dang, I love OC.

David Columbus

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist


As an Earth Advantage Principal Broker, David serves buyers and sellers alike with his 20+ years of experience as a broker and investor. His experience includes residential, commercial, investment property, and multi-family housing. He is a consistent multi-million dollar producer for whom smart, personalized client service is key. Over 90 percent of his ongoing business is referred from satisfied clients. In his past life, David worked in yacht delivery, delivering privately-owned classic yachts from the East Coast to the Caribbean, transatlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea; his responsibilities ranged from captain to crew. David holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Michigan University and attended the University of Nottingham, England where he studied Medieval West History and Victorian Literature. After graduating David moved to Chicago where he worked as a Eurodollar Futures Broker while teaching sailing at Northwestern University during his lunch breaks. David moved to Portland in 1999 and has never looked back. In recent history (2015), David and his partner, of 17+ years, Grant, sailed their boat out the Columbia River, turned left, and headed south, exploring the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast of Mexico for over nine months. He is a strong supporter of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Basic Rights Oregon, p:ear, Urban Gleaners, Oregon Wild, Habitat for Humanity, Willamette River Keepers and is a member of Vancouver Lake Crew and the Rose City Yacht Club.
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