Front of House

Portland, Oregon
Home for Sale

Ham-Friendly, Quiet Property
5 mins to I-5 Freeway, 15 mins to Downtown Portland
72 ft Motorized Telescopic Tower + Antennas Included

Portland, Oregon

Asking Price:
$700,000 – Includes Furnishings as described below, OR
$650,000 – unfurnished, except the custom desk in the ‘shack’

For More Pictures and Details, see below.

For any questions, use the Inquiry Form below.

Ham Haven!

Grid-tied, RFI suppressed, owned (not leased) 6kW net-zero solar-powered home in the heart of Portland, OR – one of the most livable cities in the US. Typical power bill: $15.00/mo.

Ham Highlights:

  • 72′ self-supporting, telescopic, fold-over US tower with motorized winch and gin pole, rigged with a rugged Sommer square-boom XP-507 multi-band beam.
  • 132′ inverted vee with apex at 65′.
  • All antennas are electrically switched by an Ameritron RCS4.
  • Icom 7300 with matching SP-38 speaker, Astron 25W (continuous) PS, Autek audio filter.

Home Highlights:

  • Forced gas furnace w/electrostatic air cleaner.
  • Central air conditioning.
  • Sprinkler system (front).
  • Natural gas fireplace w/multi-stage remote.
  • New higher-end wall-to-wall carpeting downstairs, with hardwood kitchen and entry flooring;  builder carpeting upstairs, in serviceable shape.
  • Mahogany deck.
  • Surround stereo system in family room, integrated with a 51-inch wall-mounted HD TV.
  • Roomy two-car garage w/opener.
  • 18K auto-switched gas generator can handle nearly the entire home. Additional back up 5K portable generator w/manual transfer switch.
  • 1Gb (current) – or higher Net speed is available.
  • Five security cameras send notifications to a tablet or phone with option to store video in the cloud.
  • Roof, good until at least 2035, has aluminum gutters with effective leaf screens.
  • Quality dining room table and hutch.
  • Wicker living room furnishings.
  • Low maintenance landscaping with cyclone-fenced, small back yard.
  • Sheltered Astroturf area for the pooch in wet weather – no muddy paws.
  • Master bath has a soaking tub, stall shower, toilet and two tiled basins. Other upstairs bath has a washlet (bidet), tub and shower.
  • Toilet and sink in the downstairs “mudroom.”
  • 3mm beautiful granite counter tops in kitchen and smaller bathrooms.

All bedrooms are upstairs: (Dimensions approximate)

Due to the office, this is essentially a two-bedroom home.

  • #1 is 11×13 w/single bed, dresser and end table.
  • #2, the master, is 15×18 w/King bed, dresser and two end tables.
  • #3 is the 11×11 shack/office.

Additional Information:

At 500 foot elevation, this pristine home is but five miles from downtown, with tower and yagi nearly impossible to erect now in the inner city. No building costs. No hassles dealing with permitting, inspections, earthquake specs (built to Los Angeles standards), zoning, hearings or objections. Move in and tune up! Tower is nearly dwarfed by tall trees. When nested it is nearly invisible.

Quiet, kid/dog friendly street dead ends at a heavily forested community park with creek, waterfall, playground and picnic tables. Hiking trails snake through southwest Portland and connect to nearby Tryon Creek State Park. Friendly neighbors, good schools, one of the lowest crime rates in the city.

Five minutes to I-5 freeway. Fifteen to thirty minutes from three major malls and factory outlet stores. Four minutes to Willamette River, 45-minutes to waterfalls in the famed Columbia River gorge. Ninety-minutes to the Pacific ocean, casinos and Mt. Hood skiing. Four hours to Seattle, six to British Columbia.

Built in 1990, the 1703 sq. ft. home sits on a 10K sq. ft. lot with a Tryon creek feeder stream in a ravine out back. Not a mini mansion. This is a basic, move-in ready home that would be comfortable for a couple or family with no more than two children.


Cash or approved financing $700K sale, complete with major furnishings listed above and appliances, dishes, glassware. Sell what you don’t need. If unfurnished, but for the custom desk remaining in the ‘shack’, the price is discounted to $650K.

No brokers, agents or contingencies, please. Will consider a possible trade for a newer furnished high-rise or comparable single-family fee-simple residence in Hawai’i. No condos. Prices are firm. Proof of financing required prior to showing.

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