Hood River, OR Real Estate News

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
 Hawk's Ridge - An Assisted Living Community in Hood River, OR Hawk's Ridge - An Assisted Living Community1795 8th StreetHood River, OR 97031541-387-4087     On The Heights in Hood River, at the corner of Pacific and 8th, sits Hawk's Ridge.  It is an assisted living community of seventy apartments.  There is a mix of studios and one bedrooms for residents. Hawk's Ridge website states "We offer a wide range of services designed to foster comfort and love. Our caring staff is dedicated to the preservation of dignity and independence that Hawks Ridge provides."  Hawk's Ridge Executive Director is Nino Cristoforo.   
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Speechless Sunday - Blossoms in Hood River   They may be few and far between, but the blossoms are starting around Hood River.      
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Speechless Sunday - A Country Bridge   I drive over it all the time, but only really noticed how cool this bridge is when I stopped to watch the river. It is right by Apple Valley Country Store on Tucker Road, south of Hood River.       If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call us at 541-716-4254 or 509-540-1309.  
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Part 5:  Hood River Blossom Festival... Apple Valley Rocks! I've saved just about the best for last of my Blossom Festival suggestions. Apple Valley is an absolute "not to be missed" Blossom Festival destination. Or visit any time, through early fall. Situated among picturesque orchards and towering evergreens, Apple Valley's setting is beautiful and so very "Oregon". In addition to the typical "fruit stand" fare, they also offer fresh baked goods like pies and they make the very best huckleberry milkshake anywhere. All that said, the thing that makes Apple Valley even more special is the barbeque. Right there, behind the Apple Valley Country Store, they cook up some of the best barbeque you'll find... serving cherry-wood smoked ribs, pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, all served with ...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Part 3:  Hood River Blossom Festival... Visit the Gorge White House! Here's another great idea to celebrate Blossom Fest this weekend in Hood River. No trip to Hood River is complete without a visit to The Gorge White House. The house is a gorgeous, historical Victorian on a 100 year old working farm. It features wines & craft beers of the Columbia River Gorge, seasonal local fruit, unique gorge gifts, fresh flowers, art, photography & more in an elegant, casual setting in the heart of the Hood River Valley. At last count, the Hood River Valley boasts it has 41 different wineries in the area and you can taste many of those in this one place. The Gorge White House can even host your special event, like weddings, parties, etc. The White House is on the National Registry of Historical Plac...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
The Friends of the Hood River County Library will meet at noon on April 12 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1140 Tucker Road, Hood River. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to help by volunteering and assisting the library as it reopens. Attend this meeting to see what you can do. For more info contact Pat Byrne at patb1227@gorge.net or Bette Lou Yenne at abyenne@gorge.net.   A little background: On July 1, 2010, the Hood River County Libary was closed indefinitely when a ballot measure to fund the library failed. But in true Hood River style, the community banded together and got a new measure placed on the November, 2010 ballot and it passed. Of course, the measure provides funds from property taxes, which won't be available until November, 2011. Our stalwart community w...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Speechless Sunday - Our Other Volcano: Mt. Adams   Mt. Hood seems to get all of the attention in Oregon, but Mt. Adams is just as impressive. There are many spots in Hood River County where you can see both Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams (to the Northeast) at the same time. I took this photo on Thursday from Tucker Rd., just across from the air museum.     If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your ...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Hood River's Best Bagel! I am a bit of a bagel snob... few live up to my expectations. Don't even suggest a grocery store bagel to me. I was thrilled to find bagels I adore right in the heart of Hood River. The Hood River Bagel Company has a huge selection of bagels: Plain, Whole Wheat, Asiago, Onion, Jalapeno-Cheddar, Tomato-Basil, Cinnamon-Raisin, Cinnamon-Sugar, Everything Plain & Whole Wheat, Sesame Plain & Whole Wheat, Poppy Seed & Salt. We also offer specialty bagels - Ham & Swiss & The Hottie. My favorites include blueberry, sunflower seed or Ham and Swiss. They also offer a full coffee selection from lattes to espressos and many in between. You can also get an incredible, gourmet breakfast or lunch sandwich, hot or cold. Click here for a full menu. You can dine in at the Bagel C...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Wordless Wednesday - Pine Grove's Rolling Orchards   This is the view yesterday looking across the Pine Grove area. Blossoms are still two or three weeks away. If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call us at 541-716-4254 or 509-540-1309.  
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Senator Jeff Merkley In Hood River Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley will be holding a Town Hall Meeting in Hood River County on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 5:00 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School Cafeteria, 1602 May St., Hood River www.merkley.senate.gov If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call us at 541-716-4254 or 509-540-1309.
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
2011 Bite Of The Gorge! The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum presents its annual "Bite of the Gorge" on Saturday, April 9th, 6 - 9 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Columbia Gorge Arts In Education. Sample the best of what chefs and wineries in the region have to offer. While you're there, explore the museum, filled with charming and breathtaking antique cars and airplanes.   If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, ...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Speechless Sunday - Dwindling Days to Play at Pine Grove Elementary As one of the victims of the school district's huge budget shortfall, Pine Grove Elementary School will be transfering it's students to Mid-Valley Elementary after this school year. Students at Pine Grove are enjoying their last few weeks in our beloved school.   If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOL...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Friday's Foto - Are You An Optimist, Pessimist Or The Leader? The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.  ~John Maxwell   Summer on the Columbia River in the town of Hood River...     If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call us at 541-716-4254 or 509-540-1309.
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
A Beautiful Girl Perfect For You? Meet Zoe! This week's spotlighted pet holds a special place in my heart. Mel and our boys came across her while hiking a couple weekends ago. They played with her a little and went on their way. The next day, she showed up at our house, dirty, underfed, but sweet and gentle. So Mel called the sheriff (animal control in our county) and he took her to the shelter. When no one claimed her during the waiting period, she was put up for adoption.  Mel still talks about going to get her, but we already have four dogs ourselves. Zoe is a SPAYED female German Shepherd, we're guessing around 1 year old. She is a beautiful dog and shows some of the typical German Shepherd family traits. This sweetie has a lot of energy, gets overly excited at seeing other dogs and...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Wordless Wednesday - The Town of Hood River, Oregon and Mt. Hood If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call us at 541-716-4254 or 509-540-1309.  
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Speechless Sunday - We Took A Chance! This is "Chance", one of our dogs we rescued from the animal shelter...   We urge everyone to consider a shelter dog before buying a pet from a breeder. In Hood River, visit the Hukari Animal Shelter at 3910 Heron Drive or visit Hood River Adopt A Dog online.   If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call us at 541-716-4254 or ...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Friday's Fotos - Hood River County Spring Break Hood River County School District had spring break this week... the perfect excuse to hit the pool at the Hood River Aquatic Center! If you are looking to sell or purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call us at 541-716-4254 or 509-540-1309.
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
This Big Lug Will Steal Your Heart... Meet Randall Randall is such a funny, goofy guy! Randall is a neutered male dog, approximately 3 years old, about 60 lbs, and is (our best guess) a pit/beagle mix. Despite the tough guy exterior, he is quite the marshmallow but is not too sure of how he should interact with people sometimes. It's obvious that he just craves love and affection.  Randall is big and strong, but doesn't have the best manners yet so he should go to a home without small children. He's going to be fairly easy to train as he's very food motivated. He's already got "sit" learned, but really needs to work on not jumping up. A little structure and lots of love will do wonders for this guy. The fee to adopt Randall is $180. He's in a foster home right now, so please call ahead ...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Hood River Reaches Out To Japan Hood River has a "sister city" in Japan named Tsuruta. The Hood River Sister City Committee holds an the annual event "Taste of Tsuruta" and this year has decided to donate all proceeds to the town of Tsuruta. Luckily, the town was not hard hit by the earthquake or tsunami, so the committee plans to give the funds to the town and let it decide where it will be best used, within it's own town, or in a neighboring area. The event will be held Saturday, April 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Hood Winery in Pine Grove. Coming to enjoy fabulous sushi, Japanese food and exquisite wine is a great way to help the disaster area. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for two, purchase at Hood River News or Cascade Travel. The Committee is also accepting donations for a silent ...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
It's Wy'east Middle School Outdoor School Thursday night I attended a parents' meeting at Wy'east for Outdoor School which will be held for all 6th graders in May. Before the meeting, I hadn't heard about it and was so excited at all I learned. The students will be going for two and a half days and two nights to the Brooks Memorial Environmental Learning Center where they will study animal, plant and stream analysis as part of their required curriculum. It's an incredible opportunity to experience the environment hands-on, unlike anything they could experience at school. And it's all in a fun, camp-like setting in the woods. The kids will be taught by some of their teachers, as well as learning center personnel. They will sleep in cabins, eat together in the dining hall and participate ...
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