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Rare Oasis on Springville Hill

By Aryne + Dulcinea, October 28, 2022

Rare Oasis on Springville Hill

8420 NW Whitney St, Portland, OR 97231

Offered at $659,000

   3 BEDROOM |  2 BATH |  1680 Sq Ft
MLS #22407349   | TAXES: $5,447

Your “country in the city” oasis awaits! Hidden gem perched atop Springville Hill adjacent to Forest Park. This light-filled home teeming with style and charm, sits on a spacious private lot with a two-car detached garage and new pavilion-style patio. Three bedrooms, two baths, a newly finished basement with backyard access, fresh exterior paint, and updates throughout make this the perfect home for your new ideas. Enjoy quiet country living, entertain, grow a garden, play ball, or hop over the St. John’s Bridge or down the hill for quick access to cafes, shops, movie theaters, and more! Don’t miss the magic of Springville Hill!


  • McMenamins St. Johns
  • Urban German Wursthaus
  • Forest Park + Hiking Trails
  • Tienda Santa Cruz
  • Pier Park
  • John Street Cafe
  • St. John’s Beer Porch
  • The Sparrow Bakery PDX
  • Storm Breaker Brewing
  • Ace Hardware St. Johns
  • Safeway
  • Cathedral City Park + Boat Ramp
  • Cathedral Coffee
  • Homegrown Smoker
  • The Great North Coffee
  • St. Johns Farmers Market
  • New Seasons Market – University Park
  • Banh Mi Up
  • Wonderwood Springs
  • Wildwood Trailhead at Germantown Road
  • Linnton Park
  • 5-10 Minute Drive: St. John’s, Sauvie Island, University of Portland
  • 10-15 Minute Drive: Portland State University, Pearl District, Alphabet District, Williams-Mississippi Corridor, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Oregon Zoo
  • 15-20 Minute Drive: OHSU, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, OMSI, Rose + Japanese Gardens, South Waterfront, Vancouver, Scappoose



  • Fresh exterior paint 2021
  • Central AC installed in 2021
  • New gutters and downspouts in 2021
  • New hot water heat pump in 2021
  • New plumbing to utility sink, kitchen, water heater and hose bib in 2021
  • New drainage plumbing to utility sink, kitchen and clawfoot tub in 2021
  • New interior plumbing installed in 2020
  • Seismic retrofit in 2020
  • New windows throughout 2020
  • New roof in 2019
  • New 200 amp electrical panel in 2018
  • Generator port installed 2018. Generator to convey with sale
  • New washer + dryer will convey with sale


  • 2 bedrooms + 1 full bath on the main floor
  • 1 bedroom + 1 full bath on the finished lower level
  • Large primary bedroom features an east facing nook under a large window with a serene view of the back yard and tree line plus a winter peek of the St. John’s Bridge
  • Lower level bedroom features custom wood built-ins and closet, large window with beautiful back yard view
  • Beautifully updated full baths 


  • Remodeled modern kitchen features stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and gas range
  • Ample storage options and plenty of space to chop, cook and create


  • Open and bright living and dining rooms with large window overlooks backyard and lush tree scape with a winter view of the majestic St. John’s Bridge
  • Beautiful wood floors


  • Full remodeled basement with lovely wood plank ceilings
  • Luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout
  • Bedroom, full bathroom, laundry room, storage and bonus spaces galore! 


  • Hallway access to easy staircase to attic storage space
  • Skylights and 2 windows for ventilation and natural light


  • Quintessential Pacific NW! Private oversized (.69 acre) property with large flat front yard and gently sloping backyard
  • 2 car driveway and 2 car garage with new beautiful automatic doors (2021) and clean, dry interior
  • Raised garden beds on NW side of property
  • Fruit and leafy trees galore! Apple, cherry, plum, pear, walnut, maple, Doug fir, silver birch, cedar, rhododendron, hawthorn
  • Fantastic cement patio with pavilion style roof behind the garage facing the back yard. The perfect spot for entertaining, playing, exercising, making art, listening to music, dining and relaxing
  • Rock path from driveway leads to charming front porch and entry
  • Garden shed in side yard
  • Access to Forest Park via neighborhood pathway
  • Dead end street, no through traffic


  • Right side boundary runs SW to SE and follows the existing fence line to the end of the wooden fence in the back corner of the lot
  • Front boundary runs NW to SW from the corner of the northern neighbor’s concrete slab all the way to the southern neighbor’s house
  • Back boundary runs NE to SE and extends from the corner of the southern neighbor’s fence through the trees to meet the north side boundary of the property.
  • Left side boundary runs NW to NE a few inches from the northern neighbor’s house and follows the tree line down the left side of the property.

About Us: Over the course of their professional partnership, Aryne + Dulcinea have helped hundreds of clients prosper in their new lives. During this time, they have prided themselves in their top-notch selling abilities, with homes outperforming market standards, consistently exceeding list price while most of their listings sell in under 7 days. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Aryne & Dulcinea will work in collaboration to guide you in investing in your future and reaching your real estate goals.

Aryne + Dulcinea

Earth Advantage Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Broker | ADU Specialists | OR


Aryne + Dulcinea are full-service, high-producing agents, who understand how to navigate the unique challenges facing the Portland real estate market. The secret to their success is in their professionalism and complementary skill sets. In 2012, Aryne + Dulcinea saw an opportunity to combine their creative and technical wisdom to create a values-driven, full-service agency unlike any other. Expert negotiators and project management mavens with a strong background in creative marketing, Aryne + Dulcinea serve as fierce advocates for their clients. Their passion for real estate relates closely to their commitment to the Portland way of life, which entails a dedication to sustainability and appreciation for all things local. As Earth Advantage Brokers and ADU Certified Specialists, Aryne + Dulcinea are savvy in all aspects of alternative living practices—from versatile housing additions, green building practices, and revenue-generating strategies. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Aryne & Dulcinea will work in collaboration to guide you in investing in your future and reaching you real estate goals.

Aryne greets working with clients throughout Portland with open arms. Licensed since 2005, she appreciates the ever shifting desires her clients have as they move through their real estate goals. Investigative genius on her side, Aryne will strive to bring you the results you desire.  When not working for you, Aryne is a constant cheerleader for her son and daughter’s pursuits on the basketball court and on the ballet stage! She practices yoga, hikes, loves to walk and explore Portland neighborhoods, reads, and delights in soaking up everything Portland has to offer! 

Dulcinea thrives on working with clients with a range of real estate goals.  Oregon born, with a design and an award-winning professional background, Dulcinea is steadfast when it comes to working for her clients and has a keen eye for properties that best serve client objectives. Licensed since 2013, Dulcinea works in and around Portland.  A mother of two and wife to her high school sweetie—in her free time she stays busy with her family, travel, community activism, exploring the outdoors, curating art shows, and dreaming big!

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