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St. Johns – Bungalows, Bridge, and Brews

By Gabrielle Enfield, September 10, 2021

Hi, Readers!

Today I closed on a sweet little bungalow on the edge of town in St. Johns – a neighborhood close to my heart, having lived in NoPo the past 13 years.

First things first – it’s St. Johns. Not St. John’s. Referencing it incorrectly is a dead giveaway you’re not from these parts. 😅

Next, St. Johns is probably best-known for the magnificent suspension bridge and scenic Cathedral Park. Jazz Fests, weddings, we even went to a musical rendition of Star Trek in the park one year… 🖖. What a place. I thought I’d share some info on the bridge itself, and its storied past. HERE is the Wiki link – fascinating stuff.

Stormbreaker Brewery on Lombard has some great burgers and a wide range of brews to choose from, including Kombucha. I’m sad they took their kale salad off the menu, but they do have a healthy kids’ menu and it’s got great outdoor seating options with super friendly service.

St. Johns is also one of the older neighborhoods in Portland, with turn of the century (or even older) homes and as such, you’ll find lots of charming, original bungalows. The house that sold today is one of the oldest in the neighborhood, dating back to the 1880’s 😱. Brian and Kelsey found me after I sold another home in the neighborhood, and they were ready to make a move back home to New Hampshire. This sweet home has balloon ceilings, a sunny yard, and Brian and Kelsey converted the garage into a superbadass gym. I’m grateful for them, and for having fellow Roomies Tracey Henkels and Jasmine Deathridge on the buyers’ side. Congrats all around! If you want to learn more about North Portland, have a house to sell or are thinking about buying, give me a call. We can go get a cuppa at SeeSee.

Till then, high fives!







Gabrielle Enfield

Broker | OR


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