50 Local Portland Gifts Under $50: 2023

We’ve lost so many small businesses since the beginning of the pandemic, and our local artisans and entrepreneurs continue to heroically hang in there to stay afloat (hands up if at least one of your favorite small businesses has shuttered in the past 6 months). Let’s give them the boost they need while scoring super fucking cool gifts that our friends and family will actually love…

Bosom Buddies: Your Questions Answered by My Breast Reduction Surgeon

Lauren Goche

While many realtors choose to keep their personal lives under wraps, I’ve never been one to shy away from sensitive topics — consider me an open book, my friends. If you’ve been following me on social media, you already know that about a year and a half ago, I went through a life-changing experience: breast […]

7 Essential Lessons Learned with My Business Coach

Hey there, fabulous folks!  We’re about to take a trip down memory lane to a time when my business was boomin’, but I was on the brink of burnout. When, out of the mist glides the mystical, magical, financial fairy-godmother — Dana Corey. My business coach! I joined forces with Dana two years ago, and […]

Powerful Results, Without The Patriarchy: How I Negotiate 

middle finger to the patriarchy

Are you ready to ditch all the patriarchal bullshit around negotiation? I’ve navigated the BS and redefined myself as a negotiator, in real estate and everyday life, throughout my career. Hell — this shaped my philosophy as a realtor. Imagine life if blunt threats and aggressive tactics weren’t normal negotiation tactics used to get what […]

50 Local Portland Gifts Under $50: 2022

$50 sure doesn’t stretch as far as it did when I first started these posts pre-pandemic, huh? But don’t worry, I’ve got you. After scouring the Internet and pounding the pavement, I’ve rustled up 50 bangin’ holiday gifting ideas for under $50 that are mostly local(ish) AND will cover everyone on your gift list…

50 Local Portland Gifts Under $50: 2021

One of the silver linings of living through a 2+ year (and ongoing) global pandemic is that we’ve all doubled down on shopping local. Yes, our neighborhood small businesses have been struggling – and sadly, we’ve lost a few – but so many of them continue to hang on, and that’s because of you. Seriously! By choosing to spend your money down the street, you’re helping a gutsy entrepreneur stay afloat during the most difficult economical challenge in modern history. Don’t stop now.

50 Local Portland Gifts Under $50

If you know me, you know I’m a big time supporter of shopping local. This came about initially because of the creative endeavors of my friends and family…but when I became a realtor, turns out I attracted industrious, artistic, entrepreneurial clients as well. Soon I was surrounded by hardworking, authentic folk making a living making […]

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Whew…fuck! Does anyone else feel like they’ve been completely put through the wringer this week? Between juggling two brand new listings, a kitchen remodel in my own home, and just LIFE stuff, I (like you) have been pummeled with anxiety-inducing articles, and “Breaking News!” alerts on the coronavirus…and we’ve only just begun. Fortunately we live […]