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Explore Foster-Powell

By David Columbus, September 17, 2021

I just helped my buyers into a lovely home in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Working on this transaction reminded me of just how cool this area is. Foster-Powell is bordered on the north by Powell Blvd., 82nd Ave. to the east and Foster Rd. diagonally on the south-west side.  Foster-Powell is a great place to find affordable family home with 27 homes currently listed at a median list price of $499,500.

photo credit: City of Portland

A wonderful family feature of this neighborhood is Essex Park on 79th and Center St. The park has great amenities including:

  • Accessible Play Area
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Picnic Table
  • Playground
  • Paths (Paved)
  • Baseball Field
  • Splash Pad
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Backboard
  • Tennis Court (Lighted)
photo credit: Portland Mercado

Another wonderful feature of the Foster-Powell neighborhood is the Portland Mercado. The mercado is an incubator model and economic development initiative of Portland non-profit Hacienda CDC, provides affordable retail space for businesses to launch and grow, and is a hub for Latino culture in Portland.

Featured photo credit :

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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