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Staying Connected

By Steve Brian, November 13, 2019

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

Assuming you don’t need to stop for gas. Or maybe a snack. Oh! And what if you’re listening to a song you’re really into and you’d rather meander a little to enjoy your jam?

So maybe the shortest, non-snackiest, least musical distance between two points is a straight line.

Point A is where you start. The beginning. It is your center, your home base, your root. It represents the past, the where you’ve been, the foundation.

Point B is where you finish. The end. It is your intention, your hope, your will made manifest. It represents the future, the where you wish to be, the aspiration.

But what about that line?

That line between is the journey. It is your transition through time. It is your path, your progress, your presence. It is your present, both a gift and the moment between past and future.

So why not take the most enjoyable, snackiest, most musical adventure you can each time. Meander a little. Wander. Bend and twist that straight line between two points into something delightfully curvilinear. Or if you absolutely must go straight between points A and B, acknowledge the lines that connect them.

The Bridges of Portland each connect in their own unique and splendid ways; and they do so with strength and varied beauty. So next time you travel over any of them on your way from A to B, notice them. Appreciate those straight lines and your presence in the present.


Steve Brian


Steve has made his career based on the concept that “service comes first.” He has helped clients buy and sell homes on both sides of the river and has a strong understanding of what it takes to negotiate in a way that allows his clients to feel that their best interests are always at the forefront of the negotiation table. He has worked with first time buyers, upsizers, downsizers and investors alike, priding himself on being able to provide well-informed advice based on the current market and leaving the final decisions up to his clients! After moving to Portland in 2002, Steve bounced around different neighborhoods on the Eastside of Portland and grew a love for straight shots of espresso. He has now planted roots with his family in the Terra Linda neighborhood of NW Portland and is a sucker for a delicious beer on a hot, summer day from one of the many local breweries in Portland. When he’s not wearing his “Steve the Realtor” hat, he likes to spend time with his wife and two boys, taking trips to OMSI, The Zoo, or just putting on some mud boots and finding trails to explore. "Service Comes First!"
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