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Prairie Spirit

By David Columbus, September 13, 2018

Portland is a very garden-friendly town. People take advantage of any amount of space they can in order to grow bee-friendly flowers, delicious veggies, and fresh herbs. Some people keep chickens in cute little coops and there are even the occasional urban beekeepers around. Entire stores are dedicated to homesteading and there is plenty of independent “prairie spirit” to go around. Neighbors share over-abundant zucchini and swap canning tips about tomato sauce and corn relish.

Sometimes though, your need a little more space. My clients recently relocated from their urban farm in North Portland to a full-on farm in Corbett. Talk about room to grow! The new place boasts incredible views and lots of light, as well as plenty of space for their farming dreams to come true.

David Columbus

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

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, and he specializes in historic and mid-century homes. 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. He is also a licensed EMT and volunteer with Multnomah County Medical Reserve Corp.
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David Columbus

Earth Advantage Principal Broker


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