Welcome to The Northwest Journal

A stream of stories that invite you to explore captivating people and places.

Kindred Matters

Bringing Fostered Siblings Together

Research has demonstrated time and time again that youth with strong connections to family (whether it be biological, foster, friends that are like family, etc…) are much more successful as they age out of the system and enter adulthood,” said Parker. “We aim to support those connections with our work, and therefore create better outcomes for kids whose life circumstances are out of their own control.


Juilan Brogi

Originally from the UK, Julian Brogi graduated from the University of Exeter in the Southwest of England. Falling in love with Oregon in 1996, Brogi became a real estate broker for Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. Brogi fulfilled his lifelong dream of living on the coast five years ago when he moved to Lincoln City. He currently lives there and is renovating a beautiful 1954 beach house. In his free time, Julian is an accomplished photographer who uses his skills behind the camera to enhance his abilities as a broker.

HS Grad Starts Art Business During COVID-19

Paige Gordon

For the month of July, Paige Gordon is premiering her artwork at the downtown office of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty in Bend, Oregon. Read on to see how this 2020 high school grad turned self quarantine during a pandemic into an opportunity to grow as an artist and as a businesswoman.

Bend Artist Spotlight

Shinyeon Jeon

Shinyeon is a talented artist, writer, and teacher from Seoul, South Korea, who now lives in Bend, Oregon. Shinyeon received her B.F.A in Oriental Painting from the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and continued her education, earning an M.F.A in Studio Art from Towson University in 2007.

INSIDE Brasada Ranch

Your Summer Sanctuary

If you didn’t already know, Brasada Ranch is a massive 1,800 acre resort that rivals some of the best around the world. It has already been named Oregon’s top resort destination by The Oregonian, as well as being ranked #1 in Condé Nast’s list of Pacific Northwest resorts.



Despite a potentially high cost, we can all agree that a well-equipped firefighting force is important, not just to keep the firefighters safe, but to also ensure that the general population is protected from wildfires, which have been increasing in size and severity. Not only is the average wildfire season three and a half months longer than it was a few decades ago, but the number of annual large fires in the West has tripled — burning six times as many acres on average.



The town of Hood River is situated right on the Columbia River Gorge and aside from an active beer and wine scene, this humble town boasts the impressive title of “the windsurfing capital of the world.”

While there are a few places on earth that also lay claim to that disputed title, any professional windsurfer will tell you that Hood River is definitely a strong contender. The high cliff walls that snake around the gorge create extremely windy areas of water that become near perfect for windsurfing.

425 Metro - New PDX Condos

boutique condo project in Woodlawn

A brand new, modern condo project has just hit the heart of Portland. Located on the corner of NE Bryant and MLK, these sleek single level condos are ready for sale and start at just $399,900.

The units offer views of the surrounding city and are perfect for entertaining guests. These condos have the potential to become social destinations, with their open entertaining spaces, large glass windows, and generous, inviting areas. Whether you want to entertain parents at a child’s birthday party, or your boss at cocktail hour, you’ll never regret having a space that is designed to impress.


Exploring the sandy expanse of the Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is a unique stretch of coastline in that it is not known for any warm water or swimming spots. However, a beach doesn’t have to be swimmable just to be fun. Our own coastline is actually home to the largest expanse of sand dunes in all of North America.

The Rhythm of Real Estate


Where does life take you after touring with some top musicians like Keith Urban and Reba McEntire? For bassist Joeie Canaday, the tour ended up in Bend, Oregon.


Smaller U.S. Cities Have Become Real Estate Hot Spots, and Interested Buyers Should Act Quickly

By Alanna Schubach, Mansion Global
The Covid-19 pandemic has motivated many American buyers to turn from dense urban centers to smaller cities and suburbs. On the west coast, smaller cities like Bend, Oregon are seeing an influx of buyers from the Bay Area, Seattle and Portland looking to escape big city living, especially now that they can work from anywhere.


Owner, and CEO of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Deb Tebbs, has been invited to join the board of directors for the local American Red Cross organization.  See how she was inspired to take action and support the Red Cross by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which, according to the Executive Director of the Central & Eastern Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross, Nadine McCrindle, caused one of the largest blood shortages in American history. 

Portland Artist Spotlight

Laura Janes

Laura Janes is a fine artist specializing in painting natural forms. Her work is informed by the raw, organic beauty of the mountains, deserts and oceans. She draws inspiration from elements found in the natural world, including desert plants, trees, water, and rocks.


Minear Ranch Estates

Purchased in 1903, the Minear Ranch Estates have represented the beauty and potential of Southern Oregon for over a century. Every plot of land was chosen and designed with every potential family in mind, with some plots granting amazing views, and others, more privacy.

Activism Through Art

Social Artists are Transforming Portland

Socially active artists have taken to the streets of Portland, Oregon, to showcase their work. And their subject matter? The Black Lives Matter movement, Pride Month, George Floyd, and much more. With paint canister in hand and a city for a canvas, a new generation of activists have turned to art during a time of social and political upheaval to spread their message, as well as some color, throughout Portland. 

OFF THE GRID LIVING with broker meg cummings

Three Rivers Recreation

Three Rivers Recreation Area is an OFF-THE-GRID gated 4,000 acre private community with 600 properties. Amenities include a private marina, sand beach with swim area, boat ramps, rec hall, paved air strip, atv/motorcycle riding, desert golf course, and a gun range.

And…The drive to Three Rivers Recreation Area is simply AMAZING!

Oregon Coast Artist Spotlight

Linda Gebhart

Linda Gebhart taught math at the junior high, high school and community college level for 25 years. Before retirement from the Portland area, she imagined her next adventure. Where and what would she do? Four years ago, Linda traveled to Italy as a retirement celebration. She came home to rent a place in Cannon Beach for a year, just to see…


Merritt Richardson

Merritt Richardson was recently a featured artist at the Lake Oswego office of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty.

Take a Virtual Vacation!

5 Incredible Places to go Virtually

Staying home doesn’t mean that you can’t still be well traveled; from UNESCO World Heritage sites like Machu Picchu to world-class zoos and aquariums, here are five incredible places you can visit right now from the comfort of your own home.

Interactive Map of Oregon’s
Most Beautiful Places