Portland’s median home price may be roughly double that of the United States, but even within our metro area there are big differences in what your money will buy, depending on what neighborhood you’re considering. In this series, we take a look at what the same price point will get you in different markets around the metro area. This week: Portland, West Linn, and Buxton, all priced around $650,000. Have a price point you’d like us to explore or a property you think we should feature? Get in touch at [email protected] 

Portland | $649,000

Location: 5477 NW 126th Terrace

Size: 4,815 square feet / 4 bed, 4 bath

Contact: Lisa La Centra at [email protected]

This 1940s home is built for entertaining, with plenty of period charm intact. Guests enter the front door into a cozy living room, one side flanked by a wooden mantel surrounded by built-in cabinetry with stained-glass panes; the other side is a brick fireplace also surrounded by wooden built-ins. The main floor also includes a second large living area that connects to the dining area and kitchen, a roomy main bedroom and bathroom, and an additional full bathroom. The top floor includes two other bedrooms, both with plenty of closet space. The bottom floor has the two final bathrooms, a large bedroom with an equally large closet, another living space, a large working space, and, finally, a music room or theater. Outside you’ll find a large back porch and a covered patio space below.


West Linn | $649,900

Location: 5375 Grove St

Size: 1,590 square feet / 3 bed, 2 bath

Contact: Peggy Williams at [email protected]

This West Linn home is surrounded by a white picket fence, and boasts a generous columned front porch. Inside, natural light spills into the living area and the dining room with tiled fireplace. A glass door leads to the back porch. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the main floor, as well. The upper floor is dedicated to the master bedroom and bathroom and large closet space with built-in organizers. Outside the home, next to the deck and fire pit, is a building outfitted to be an office space, perfect for working from home.


Buxton | $649,000

Location: 30310 NW Nowakowski Rd

Size: 3,456 square feet / 3 bed, 3.5 bath

Contact: Amy Munsey at [email protected]

This quiet country home sits on more than 10 acres near L. L. "Stub" Stewart State Park in Washington County, with plenty of windows affording views of the property. The main living area features a wood-burning stone fireplace that reaches two stories high and is located right next to the kitchen and den space. The upper level holds a loft area and the master bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom with wraparound mirrors and a glass door leading to the upper deck. The two other bedrooms are found on the lower level, along with another living space. Outside, there's a large deck that looks over the property, and a barn waiting to be filled with animals or hobbies.