Blog Buyer The End of the Milwaukie Era.

The End of the Milwaukie Era.

By Reg Martocci, June 24, 2019

When my friends, Chey and Naomi, sold their North Portland house to find a house in the burbs I thought they were nuts until we found this mid-century in Milwaukie with an pool.  It was a time capsule of 60’s well built perfection with a spacious open floor plan and a party basement.  We had so many parties and so much fun in this house the last few summers.

But when the seasons start to change the drive feels impossible and becomes less frequent from the friends.  Naomi was driving up to work in North Portland 5 days a week and was growing tired of the commute.  Most of our friends have kids now and it’s so hard to get together for spur of the moment hang outs with them so far away.

When they told me they were ready to sell and move back to North I was thrilled but also panicked because no one else has a pool.  They won’t be having their big 4th of July pool party this year but they are they have found a new home in Kenton!  More on that purchase soon, it’s been a giant project.

Reg Martocci


Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts my love affair with real estate began when I was 19 and owned my first triple-decker. Being a landlady at 19 quickly taught me  the importance of learning DIY skills to turn an old junky three-decker into a place someone would love to call home.  There is nothing more satisfying to me than watching a property transform.  Since then, I have been fascinated by the idea of home and the aesthetics that appeal to people and warm a space up. What is it about a space makes a person feel at home?  Is it an open floor plan? A garden? Hardwood floors or a south facing kitchen?  It is different for everyone and I would love the opportunity to help you find it. I graduated from Umass Amherst with a degree in Sustainable Living and Natural Health and naturally moved to Portland to find my people. Waiting tables and bartending all over Portland for the last 10 years has allowed me to really get to know many of the neighborhoods this beautiful city has to offer.  I've lived in and rented houses all over Alberta, Concordia, Hawthorne and Division until buying a house and settling in Kenton two years ago. If I'm not working you can bet that I'm somewhere in Oregon thrifting, at the river, working on my house, or catching happy hour with friends. Reg Martocci 508-340-1456 t 503-961-8224 f
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