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Plant Lovers Ranchalo Paradise in Montavilla

By Alyssa Isenstein Krueger, May 15, 2024

1126 NE 69TH AVE , Portland 97213

$450,000 (Sold)

  • 2 Bed
  • Bath
  • 874 sqft.

Portland, 97213

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  • Built in 1950
  • 874 sqft
  • $514.87/sqft
  • County: Multnomah

1126 NE 69th Ave. , Portland 97213


2 Bed |1 Bath | 754 sq. ft. | Built 1950

MLS# 24001208 | Taxes: $4,037 | Lot Size: .12 Acre



This delightful Montavilla mid-century ranchalow packs a punch with its smart floor plan, location, and updated spaces that retain the vintage charm. The heart of this rock solid adorable home is a brick mid-century fireplace set into a homey knotty pine wall. Both bedrooms are spacious and bright and the updated bathroom is perfected tranquility. The newer kitchen is mid-century period perfect and cleverly designed to be a 5 butt kitchen if the need arises. It’s both spacious and cozy with tons of cabinet space and countertops, with room for a full size table for friends and loved ones to gather around.

Sliding doors in the kitchen are a portal into a magic land of earthly delights beginning with the covered patio draped in fragrant jasmine and outfitted with a hard-wired heater and chandelier for a 4-season outdoor living room. The lush backyard is a plant lover’s and pollinator’s paradise. Full of native and drought tolerant plants, it’s a low maintenance urban sanctuary and wildlife habitat serenaded by songbirds and frequented by iridescent hummingbirds. Raised beds and paths lead to intimate spaces beckoning exploration and relaxation. Established perennial edibles include raspberries, asparagus, figs, marionberries, strawberries, olives and herbs. And the best part is with the irrigation system it’s easy to just set it and forget it. The attached garage has a utility/laundry room and a loft space that’s perfect for storage and has potential to be creatively transformed into an office or bonus space.

The home also features central a/c, a newer furnace, newer windows, newer electric panel, updated plumbing, an 8 HES and more. Sewer is cast iron, no oil tank and low radon.


Alyssa Isenstein Krueger

Broker | OR


I am living the dream. Working as a real estate broker in my home town brings this native Portland gal joy beyond measure. Check Out My Reviews! I took the round-about-road towards this career. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in NY two decades ago with a degree in liberal arts/creative writing, I returned to my hometown of PDX and got a job in a legendary record store of days gone by, worked as a music and culture writer for Portland’s oldest weekly publication while pursuing a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University. Armed with my masters degree, I moved into the realm of affordable housing, community development, and urban planning, and then rounded the corner with a long stay in arts management then back around the bend when I got my real estate license and went to work for a non-profit housing builder at the cusp of the market crash in 2007. In the time between that market crash and the ensuing madness, I’ve stayed on top of the market like a dog guarding a bone. Using a magical combination of experience, instinct, and market data, I know what homes are worth, I know how to write a terrific offer, and I know how to help a seller market a home and receive and accept a great offer. Mutual trust and tender relationship building is the basis and foundation of my real estate practice. I use my skills as an active listener, creative solution finder and ace negotiator to get my clients the best price on a home, win the multiple offer roulette, and have as smooth and easy transaction as possible. Timely and responsive communication is the most important aspect of building trust and I don’t take that part lightly.  I am a stickler for details and nothing pleases me more than guiding a client through the home buying or selling process (and sometimes both at the same time). My role is one of advocate, advisor, partner, transaction organizer, and counselor. I am a partner broker with Portland Housing Center and relish the opportunity to work with eager first time home buyers. I have a knack for seeing the potential in almost any home and love to help clients see past what is and help them envision what can be. I have a decade of first-hand experience renovating and caressing my bungalow in Ladd’s Addition and had the honor of having my own home featured in a story in the Oregonian’s Homes and Gardens section. I can feel the love for any and almost all homes, but my heart goes all aflutter when entering a museum quality time capsule house -- the solid mid-century ones with the original pink or green tiled bathrooms, those charming early 1900’s farmhouses with the original kitchen cabinets and fir countertops, the cozy bungalows with the built-ins still intact. When I’m not working with clients, you’ll find me hanging with my two boys, Kalman and Saul, and my husband Robert, a Fine Art Conservator with his own business, Cascadia Art Conservation Center.  Retired racing greyhounds have been my constant companions since 1997, and our family includes Peanut the greyhound, Pinto the South Korean Italian greyhound, our 2 cats Spaghetti and Will, and our chickens, Rosie, Lil' Peck, Penelope and Nugget. I am an obsessive gardener/plant fiend and love that we live in a climate where I can grow eucalyptus trees (I have 3 in my yard including a couple I started from seed) alongside blueberry bushes (6 in my yard). Given some free time, you’ll find me junking at an estate sale, dreaming of high brow junk, low brow art, making things, sewing, reading and dreaming of tropical locales.  
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