Jennifer Johnston has been a Real Estate Broker since 2001, and is a proud resident of Portland’s University Park, living in the house that her mother grew up in.

She understands the power of home and putting down roots. Being a native of the Portland metro area, she received the benefits of learning about great neighborhoods, trends and hot spots. She is a 5 star rated agent on Zillow, Trulia and Yelp and multiple years 5 star award winner with Portland Monthly Magazine and is a recipient of 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Portland award.

Jennifer’s goal is to have synergy with her clients.

She wants you feel like you are house hunting or house selling with a trusted and experienced friend, and that your journey will be stress-free and as agreeable as possible. Jennifer believes in spending quality time with her clients and really getting to know how they love to live, so she can help serve them and find them their new home.

In addition to providing residential real estate services to her clients, Jennifer’s background experiences are artistic and entrepreneurial. She started and ran a restaurant guide for several years after leaving a Program Manager position at NIKE. She developed and organized the International Gourmet Dinner Club, a dinner club which consists of individuals expanding their culinary palette and cooking skills while making new friends who are also passionate about food through monthly theme dinners.

When time allows, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music from the 70’s and 80’s and doing something that releases some creative energy. Her paintings have been shown in galleries, commissioned by local collectors and she is a major donor for Cascade Aids Project.

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Jennifer's Testimonials

I did not know Jennifer Johnston until I saw a flyer from her regarding the Portland neighborhood where my husband and I owned a rental. (We live in a different city.) after seeing the flyer, we contacted Jennifer for additional information. She impressed us with her real estate knowledge, and all of our interactions since then have been excellent—timely, professional, and effective. We were not familiar with the real estate market in Portland and relied on her good judgment. She helped us find local resources for needed repairs and, most importantly, marketed the house successfully. She knew the right price and the likely type of buyer. She was responsive to our expectations, but honest in her appraisals. I can't imagine having found a better match for us. We recommend her to others without hesitation.

Joan T.

I contacted Jennifer after beginning to feel that the original realtor I’d selected in Portland wasn’t taking my interest in a house seriously. I'm SO glad I made the switch! The first thing Jennifer did was arrange a face-to-face meeting to determine exactly what my priorities and means were, and on the first day she started sending me much better listings than I'd been seeing for the last three months out of the other agent. She's very knowledgeable, she really listens, she thinks creatively, and at least in my case I feel like she understood what I was looking for in a house better than maybe even I did. Plus, she communicates rapidly and well, and she's totally on the ball about alerting her clients to new listings. That said, she's not at all pushy. When I set my heart on a major fixer-upper in a weird section of town - with "great potential" - she gently suggested that I might be biting off more than I could chew. She was totally right I'm in a house that's absolutely perfect for me now, and I owe that to her. She was invaluable all the way through the process, from search to inspection to contractor quotes to closing. Oh, and she got me 10.6% off the asking price in a tight seller's market. That's pretty great! This is my third home purchase, and by far she's been the best purchasing realtor I've had the pleasure to do business with. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Cynthia O.

Jennifer's Articles

Urban Living In Historic St Johns

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SOLD + CLOSED 7550 N Burlington Ave Portland, OR  – $239,900 Urban living in historic St. Johns....

McMinnville MCM Fixer

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SOLD + CLOSED! 550 NE Newby St McMinnville, OR Located just a few blocks from 3rd...

Sold: Great Buy in Gladstone

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SOLD + CLOSED! Welcome to Gladstone Leanne + Tom!!! I just had the pleasure of working...

SOLD! Fishers Creek in Vancouver, WA

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SOLD + CLOSED! Welcome home to Fishers Creek Devin! I just had the pleasure of working...

Top Oregon Music Festivals to attend in 2019

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Here are the top Oregon Music Festivals. Below are a few music festivals coming in 2019...

Portland Population + Housing Boom

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Portland metro is set for a population and housing boom over the next 20 years. Majority...

Happy Hayhurst Bungalow

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In early August, I received a call from Robert and Kathryn.  A delightful couple who had...

Sweet two suite townhouse

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Dianna and Carri had a clear vision of what they wanted in a new home.  As...

Small house, development opportunity

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Leah dreamt of development. Be it an ADU or a house. My client Leah wanted to...

Smart Home, Smart Move

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Technology is changing the way you use and view the world around you, and the same...

Wine Country Farmhouse in Forest Grove

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No money down, no problem

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Today, in addition to keys to a new home, my buyers also got $2,909 at closing....

MCM Neighborhood Argay Terrace

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“MCM” neighborhood Argay Terrace 1950 through the 1970’s, known as the Mid Century Era, Portlanders moved...

JUST LISTED: One Owner Tri-Level

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CHARMING CUL DE SAC TRI-LEVEL Offered at $349,900 This one owner tri-level home has been been filled...

Grandma’s Gateway Ranch

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11136 NE HANCOCK ST OFFERED AT $319,900 Grandma’s cul-de-sac ranch is loaded with potential. It awaits...

Orenco Oasis Near Intel

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CONTEMPORARY 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE NEAR INTEL HQ Offered at $389,900 This gorgeous contemporary style 2 bedroom...

Multigenerational Living Spin

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Multigenerational living is becoming common Julie B. and her family have put a spin on it....

Itty bitty teenie tiny home

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Tiny homes are hot. For adults and kids. Meet five year-old Wallace. He just got his...


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Welcome to Miller Time! Three year old Miller and his dad Nate have a new home....

Cutie on the cul de sac

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CHARMING CUTIE ON THE CUL DE SAC Offered at $349,900 Built in 2015 by a customer...


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CHARMING CAPE COD WITH ADU POTENTIAL  Offered at $589,900 Well maintained Piedmont corner lot Cape Cod....

Dinosaurs, candle-making, and midcentury charm!

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Talk about making room to live! My dear clients Skylar and Trevor decided to make the...

JUST LISTED: Modern Zen Paradise

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MODERN ZEN PARADISE  623 SW Orchid St | Offered at $739,900 MLS# 18127153 | Beds: 3 | Baths:...

JUST LISTED: LEED Certified Craftsman Home in Arbor Lodge

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LEED CERTIFIED CRAFTSMAN IN ARBOR LODGE Offered at $674,900 MLS# 18689158 | 7057 N Omaha Ave Beds:...

Moving forward

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Sometimes life throws you a serious curveball and your entire life changes in a moment. After...

An investment in retirement

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My clients were looking for a creative way to supplement their retirement and this lovely home...

JUST LISTED: True Entertainers Delight at 1.295M

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JUST LISTED: True Entertainers Delight 6408 SW Burlingame Place | MLS# 18258278 Beds: 5 | Baths: 4.1...

Historic 1913 Craftsman

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HISTORIC + RESTORED PIEDMONT CRAFTSMAN  5616 N Commercial Ave. Portland, OR 97217 Elegant and stately craftsman...

My Crossfit Crush

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I have a crush on CrossFit! I never thought I would be the girl to say...

5 Minute Bike ride to U of P

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CRAFTSMAN CHARACTER WITH MODERN AMENITIES 8888 N Portsmouth Ave. Portland, OR 97203 Craftsman character with modern...

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