Blog Buyer Troutdale: The Gateway to the Gorge, Alright

Troutdale: The Gateway to the Gorge, Alright

By Gabrielle Enfield, December 16, 2019

Hi Readers!

Recently, I had the pleasure of helping my client Bill sell the Troutdale home he raised his family in. They spent 26 years there, and now it’s home to a young family who will be experiencing all the great things that area has to offer. Growing up here, I would spend just about every winter weekend driving through Troutdale on my way up to ski Mt. Hood. Raise your hand if you’ve skied the Glade! Nowadays (till my boys are old enough to shred), we love to head to Thousand Acre Park for our Boxer/Boston Terrier/Pit Bull Roz to romp. In the summer months, it’s great to stop by Sugar Pine Drive In for a sandwich or soft serve. On colder days or after a Gorge hike, be sure to stop into Tad’s Chick N Dump. Don’t forget to hit the outlet mall, their Pendleton store has some great scores, and they’ve just opened up a Columbia Outlet, too.

I love this little pit stop on the way to the Gorge or Mountain, and it’s also got a terrific quality of life for living – schools, restaurants, a charming downtown and beautiful parks nearby. If you are thinking of getting out of Dodge and want a slice of country living, call me. This Woodland gal will show you the ropes, and take you to the Sandy to skip rocks, too.


Till next time, high fives!






Gabrielle Enfield


Real estate can be a wild ride. It's important you find your wingwoman.

I understand the important decision of choosing an agent. It's a relationship for the long haul. My goal is to apply my myriad experiences, both personally and professionally, to help guide my client partners through a thoughtful, strategic, seamless and fun journey. Need an understanding of where to start, when it comes to getting ready to sell? I'll put my background in project management to work and let you know what needs to happen, complete with spreadsheets, if you're into it. Looking to purchase a vacation property and need it to generate rental income? I'll sharpen my pencil and make sure the numbers make sense. First-timer who needs a steady hand to help guide you through the real estate process? This Mama Bear's got you covered, and will be sure to point out what you need to look for. Moving to PDX and need a proxy to get to know Rose City? I'm a Pac NW native, and even with all its growth and change, this place still gives me butterflies. I grew up in Woodland, Washington, and am a proud resident of North Portland, where I'm raising my family. #boymom Before real estate, my career spans two decades of expertise I'm fortunate enough to apply every day. These experiences range from being a TV news anchor (visual storyteller) to helping develop some of the world's beloved brands (strategy and engagement). I was practically born with a tool belt on: my Dad is a retired custom home designer and builder, my uncle is an architect and my Grandpa was a Realtor and developer. I am an active listener, have a keen eye for "good bones",  and solving my clients' real estate needs in a creative and often unexpected way brings me joy. Plus, the lasting relationships formed are cherries on the sundae! Please give me a call - I'd love to see what it would be like to partner with you. For a look inside my everyday life, be sure to follow along on Instagram. High fives!
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