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MCM Neighborhood Argay Terrace

By Jennifer Johnston, October 4, 2018

“MCM” neighborhood Argay Terrace

1950 through the 1970’s, known as the Mid Century Era, Portlanders moved east in search of affordable and sturdy houses in the latest styles. Homebuilders Art Simonson and Gerhardt (Gay) Stabney saw this opportunity and created Argay Terrace.

Centrally located in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. Argay Terrace is bounded by the Columbia River on the north, NE 122nd Ave on the west, Interstate 84 on the south, and NE 148th Ave. on the east.

Wide and curving low-traffic streets give Argay Terrace an open feeling. Many homes also have stunning mountain and river views. It feels like walking down a movie set going back 50 years in time. They are filled with split level, split entry, and ranch style (one level, or with basement, or daylight basement) homes all built from the last 1950’s through approximately 1970.

Prices range from $300,000 on upwards of $500,000.

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Jennifer Johnston

Principal Broker licensed in OR & WA

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. Certified Relocation Specialist
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