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New Pocket Listing – A Rare Marshall Wells Loft Penthouse

This unit is urban loft living at its finest!

Priced at $719,900

Marshall Wells Loft Penthouse with south facing view, original timber beams, soaring fir ceilings, exposed duct work and custom built ins. 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom loft is 2 levels with a private deck with views of the city and West Hills. Comes with 2 deeded parking spaces and a deeded storage unit. Historic building with tax abatement until 2016.

Square Feet: 1,641 // Bedrooms: 2 // Bathrooms: 2 // Property Taxes: $433/year // HOA Dues: $738/month // Parking: 2 Deeded parking spaces

Contact me to schedule a showing!

Laurie Gilmer
Principal Broker
Think Real Estate

Verde Cocina Restaurant Review

I first encountered Verde Cocina at the Farmers Market.  With their huge outdoor, smooth grills, they were making roasted veggies stuffed inside homemade tortillas with a gorgeous mole sauce. The veggies were all ones in season including red onion, kale, turnips, and beets. Their first cafe opened in SW Portland in the Hillsdale neighborhood.  I was excited a few months ago to note that they were opening a second cafe in the Pearl District and went for brunch yesterday.

Verde Cocina focuses on local, organic ingredients and their flavors shine through.  I ordered a veggie bowl that had a choice of brown rice or quinoa.  It was loaded with roasted onion, potatoes, turnips, and more. A garbanzo bean mash was mixed in with the rice and it was served with fresh, homemade tortillas.  It was delicious.  So fresh but also flavorful.  Kellie had the pork Gringas with Mole and the 3 corn tortillas were stuffed with slow roasted and shredded pork.  She loved the dish and had enough left over for lunch the next day.

They have a pretty extensive (although I have certainly seen more at other local restaurants) tequila list which they offer in 1/2 oz and 1 oz pours.  All their tequila shots come with their homemade sangria.

I would definitely recommend Verde Cocina for their authentic, flavorful food.  Every bite of this delicious and healthy food made me so happy that this reasonably priced restaurant was now in my neighborhood!

524 NW 14th (between Glisan and Hoyt)

Verde Cocina


Local Choice Market Opens In Pearl


Local Choice Market

Local Choice Market

Many Pearl residents  (myself included) have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Local Choice Market (I know I have). It is a locally owned market focusing on supplying consumers with local produce, meat, seafood, and grocery items. They have a coffee and wine bar, Farmatherapy bar (smoothie and juice bar), and deli. They support locally sourced food and local suppliers first and then if items are not available locally, they will support non-local items only if available in good supply, excellent quality and at reasonable prices from local suppliers.

So we set out to check out the market today.  Great looking space with tables for deli items, beer and wine bar, and windows that will roll up during the summer.  Nice spacious layout and great customer service. My complaints would be there they were really lacking in inventory.  No beans, rice, tofu, pet supplies, and pretty much most “middle aisles” items.  I was looking for a sauce like, Cafe Yumm sauce (since that is local) but nothing.  Also, prices were pretty high.  Salad dressing that I get at Zupans for $5.50 was $7.50, granola for $13.50, and hummus for $7.  I certainly will pay more to support local brands, but these prices are more an occasional splurge vs. doing my regular shopping.  Kellie had a bowl of Chicken Minestrone soup for $6 but said it was mostly broth and some finely shaved veges.

We will certainly go back and I do think that more inventory will come in.  I certainly want it to be a success but I hope they are able to balance special items and more reasonably priced goods.

Local Choice Produce Market

830 NW Everett Street
Portland, OR 97209



Local Choice Market


MON – SAT 7am – 9pm
SUN – 8am – 6pm