Blog Education Curb Appeal Vol. 9: Portland’s Historic Laurelhurst Neighborhood

Curb Appeal Vol. 9: Portland’s Historic Laurelhurst Neighborhood

By Aryne + Dulcinea, January 10, 2019


The legacy of Portland’s historic Laurelhurst neighborhood began in 1850, when Congress passed the Donation Land Claim. This statute encouraged European immigrants to migrate west, providing a powerful incentive which granted eligible populations ownership of up to 640 acres of land. More than 7,400+ patents were issued, making it one of the most substantial public land sale policies in national history. Portland’s historic Laurelhurst neighborhood evolved as a direct result of this legislative initiative and was officially founded in 1909.  



One-hundred and ten years later, Laurelhurst is one of the most enviable and established neighborhoods in Portland. Of the approximately 4,600 Portlanders who reside in the area, more than 80% own their homes. Representing one of the highest percentages of home-ownership for any district city-wide, Portland’s historic Laurelhurst neighborhood is a consistently competitive market. Portland Monthly projects homes in this area sell for an average of $654,275 and last only 26 days on the market.



Exploring the tight-knit community will reveal an eclectic collection of architectural styles, meticulous gardens and dreamy public parks. The winding, tree-lined trees of Laurelhurst showcase a collection of homes impressive for both their stature and architectural styles. Here, you’ll find stately mansions, vintage Tudors and historic bungalows. Earning a Walk Score of 79, Laurelhurst provides easy access to 134 restaurants, bars and cafes.

Dinner: PambicheLaurelhurst MarketRestaurant Row
Portland Greek Festival, Christmas on Peacock Lane, Annual Laurelhurst Yard Sale,
Activities: Laurelhurst TheaterLaurelthirst PubHollywood Vintage Costume ShopMusic Millennium
Parks: Laurelhurst Park



Residents: 4,633
Median Age: 43
Under 18 years: 24%
18 to 64 years: 64.4%
65 years and over: 11.6%




Average Home: $$632,224

Average Home: $435,826
North Tabor

Average Home: $489,450

Average Home: $601,490


About Us:
Over the course of their professional partnership, Aryne + Dulcinea have helped over 200 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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