Innovative Metro Brokers Elizabeth Wren Shiffler and Tatiana Xenelis Pound the Pavement with Car-lite Housing Info

Portland Afoot

Wren Shiffler shares Portland Afoot neighborhood information with a Kenton resident.

Wren and Tatiana, two Prudential Northwest Properties Metro branch Brokers with a keen interest in selling “car-lite” housing, have partnered with local non-profit Portland Afoot to share helpful information about area neighborhoods.

By hand-delivering a two-page publication featuring an area’s WalkScore, access to Zipcars, nearby bike shops, bus frequency, bikeways, and other helpful information, the two are spreading the word about sustainable/low-impact living and meeting local residents and homeowners.

To learn more, or to suggest which area they should focus on next, contact Wren at or Tatiana at

Click here to read more.


Big thanks to Karla & Craig LaRowe and their supportive volunteers

A big “Thank You” to Clark County Northwest’s Karla LaRowe and her husband Craig for their generous donation to Transitional Youth of the net proceeds from their Movie Movers retail clearance sale on Sunday. Thanks also to our super volunteers who supported the efforts at the Hazel Dell sale: Lorre Jaffe, Cheryl Williams, Deanna & Torre Bryson, Teresa Litman, and Marjorie Summers. We appreciate your heart for helping our local homeless youth!

To learn more about Transitional Youth, visit

Our Metro Brokers Pitch In @ SCRAP

The Prudential Northwest Properties team at our Portland Metro branch is a community-minded group! Every month they volunteer to help out at SCRAP, a local creative reuse center in NE Portland.

Beth and Tim Help SCRAP

Prudential Northwest Properties Brokers Beth Hamilton and Tim Knight help sort at SCRAP

If you’re interested in joining the Metro volunteers, please contact Ally Knapp at 503-281-4040.  Way to give back, Metro!



Kudos to Jason Waugh, Forty Under 40 Award Winner!

Jason Waugh

Jason Waugh, Prudential Northwest Properties President & COO

Congratulations to Prudential Northwest Properties President Jason Waugh, a 2012 recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award!

Jason joins a short list of local business leaders under the age of 40 who are being recognized for their impressive accomplishments, community involvement and professional success. He will be honored at a special awards luncheon next month.

Jason, we’re very proud of you. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.

Click here for the complete list of award winners.

We’re Proud of Vicki Glasow and David Gasser

Vicki Glasow

Vicki Glasow, Clark County Association of REALTORS 2012 President

Vicki Glasow, a broker in our Clark County Northwest branch office, was recently sworn in as Clark County Association of REALTORS 2012 President. David Gasser, of the Columbia Tech Center branch, is now serving as CCAR Director.

Vicki and David, thank you both for the professionalism and dedication you bring to our industry and our company. You make us proud!

Read the Columbian article here.

Join Us for Our 20th Annual Ski Night @ Mt Hood Meadows on Feb 3rd!

Skiers, boarders and lodge-loungers … round up your friends and family and join us for Ski Night. The more, the merrier!

Ski Night

Ready to hit the slopes at Ski Night!

This is a great opportunity to get to know other members of the Prudential Northwest Properties & Columbia Mortgage team and have some fun slope side … or fireside!

Lift tickets are valid from 3:00 – 9:00. Take advantage of our group pricing on lift tickets, rentals and beginner lessons, and ride up on the FREE Columbia Mortgage Ski Bus too. A big shout-out to Columbia for sponsoring the bus once again!

Click here to download a registration form with all the details.

We hope you can join us on February 3rd. If you have any questions, please call Sandy at 503.350.7228 or email



Lake Oswego branch brings Christmas joy to local family

giftsIn an effort spearheaded by brokers Marilyn Mason and Steve Oleson, the Prudential Northwest Properties Lake Oswego branch office adopted a family in need for Christmas. Gifts of coats, shoes, toys, money, gift cards, food baskets, and clothing brought unexpected joy to four kids and their mother.

Here is an excerpt from a thank you note Steve received from the mother:  “We thank you all from the bottom of the hearts; I couldn’t have done this without you. It has been a very hard year financially as well as personally. Words cannot begin to describe how much your help was appreciated. Your gifts provided us with a delicious Christmas dinner, and left my children smiling. It is truly a blessing to have amazing people around like you.”

To everyone who participated in brightening the holidays for this family, and for so many others in the communities we serve, we thank you for your generosity. You make us proud.

Kudos to Newberg’s Beth Keyser for sharing the spirit of giving

Beth Keyser

Beth Keyser

When Prudential Northwest Properties real estate broker Beth Keyser heard about a local family whose home was burglarized shortly after they moved to Newberg, she jumped into action and organized a drive to help replace the items stolen.

The family had moved from New Jersey shortly after the father lost his job as a police officer and the mother lost her job as a county employee. Their youngest child has expensive medical needs, so Beth felt, “we can’t over bless them.” Word spread quickly throughout Newberg and local churches and strangers at the grocery store started donating … Santa even came into the picture and delivered a bag of goodies for the kids that filled up their whole living room with presents!

“That’s what Christmas is all about,” says Keyser, “it’s about helping and loving and sharing. My family has enough.”

Beth, thank you for making such a difference in the lives of this family, and for organizing such a wonderful community wide giving effort. You make us all very proud.

Happy holidays to all!

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