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Annie’s Urban Farm in North Portland quietly pecks for a new, garden-loving owner

People across the country looking for sustainable or ecologically based properties are being told about a Portland urban farm for sale before it’s widely listed.

The bluff-top property at 5929 N. Curtis Ave. in North Portland’s Overlook neighborhood has been nurtured into a self-sustaining, food-producing oasis known as Annie’s Urban Farm.

The seller, who was the executive director of the Portland Farmers Market system, would like to see the stewardship continue, says listing agent Neal Collins of Portland-based Latitude, Regenerative Real Estate.

“But once it hits the Multiple Listing Services,” he says, “the desirability of an oversized lot in a desirable neighborhood in Portland will sell the property no matter what.”

The asking price: $559,000.

Collins is aiming to attract a buyer who is an avid gardener or someone looking for a turnkey urban farm.

His targeted marketing describes an opportunity “where you can combine a business with your housing,” and perhaps build on the established farm-to-table operation and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) income, where people buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer.

The 5,500-square-foot lot has an integrated aquaponics system that can handle more than 40 largemouth bass, which provide nutrients for growing more than 150 different types of vegetables and herbs.

Staying with the property: Three hens that produce fresh eggs daily.

The traditional-style house, built in 1943 with 1,630 square-feet of living space, is surrounded by flowers carefully selected to attract pollinators. The outdoor seating areas have been used for farm-to-table dinner parties before gatherings were banned during the coronavirus pandemic.

The house has sustainable floors like bamboo, tile, and Marmoleum. There are modern appliances, white quartz countertops, IKEA cabinets and a farmhouse sink in the kitchen.

Two bedrooms and the bathroom also share the main level and there is an extra bedroom and storage and seeding starting space downstairs.

Also included in the sale:

  • Nine different fruit tree species
  • Five blueberry bushes and dozens of raspberries and strawberries
  • A work shed and a covered storage area
  • Enclosed outdoor composting toilet
  • Hot tub

— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

[email protected] | @janeteastman

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