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An Oasis in the City – Dahl Beach City Park

By James Peterson, September 4, 2020

We are all looking for ways to get away without getting away, and ways to be with people without being too close to them. While the sun is out, grab your people, a picnic basket, and a towel and head to Dahl Park in Gladstone. It is less than half an hour’s drive from SE Portland, and is the perfect beach escape without having to brave the traffic or the crowds of the Oregon Coast.

Refurbished in 2016, Dahl Park is large enough for you to stay socially distanced within your group as well as socially distanced from other people. It has ball fields, a community garden, picnic tables, a beach, and great fishing! You can spend the day laying around the park, or if you want to get a little more adventurous you can rent a kayak or stand up paddle board from Oregon Kayak Rental. Once you hop in (or on) your water conveyance of choice, you can paddle up north on the Willamette to Cedar Island Park – a 14 acre park only accessibly by water or by foot bridge from West Linn. Hop out and take a leisurely hike, or just sit quietly and enjoy the wildlife and solitude of this secluded park.

Photo courtesy of: https://mt.airbnb.com.mt/things-to-do/places/2156862

James Peterson

Broker | OR & WA

As a licensed real estate broker, James Peterson is passionate about connecting clients with the home that fits their needs, lifestyle and personality. James recognizes the uniqueness of the greater Portland market; its diverse neighborhoods, each with their own vibes and quirks, makes finding the ideal property for a client an exciting and rewarding challenge. James has a true passion for this vibrant city—its people, spaces, architecture, and communities. Combined with his love of design, attention to detail, and creative use of spaces, this passion allows him to bring joy to clients’ lives through real estate. James is also motivated by the nuances of the delicate art of negotiation, the hunt for the right property, and the thrill of closing a deal that satisfies both buyers and sellers. He has chosen to be a part of Living Room Realty, a Certified B Corporation, because it reflects his own values of responsibility and sustainability by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. His philosophy of excellence, enthusiasm, honesty and reliability, unites with his tireless drive to make him a truly dedicated real estate broker. James’ work philosophy has been broadened by his experience as a volunteer fire fighter, EMT, family grief counselor, ICU nurse, and anesthesia provider. Additionally, as the owner of JP Investment Properties LLC, James is experienced in the building and design aspect of the real estate market through construction and project management, home remodeling, and bringing investors and builders together on projects. A devoted family man, James has used this experience to renovate his own family dwelling through home remodeling and the addition of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) designed to enhance the space in which his family lives, works, and plays. James understands that finding time for play is, of course, an essential part of life. He is an outdoor enthusiast and reenergizes through backpacking and mountaineering; road, cyclocross, and mountain biking; snowboarding; and scuba diving. He also satisfies his creative urge through landscape design and gardening as well as craft brewing. For James, life is about finding balance, discovering harmony, and seeking joy amidst the many demands of modern society. It is this same balance, harmony, and joy that he strives to foster in the lives of his clients.
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