Not all calming oases are located in deserts. Some are on quiet streets like this one in NE Portland. The yard draws you to this home with a beautiful flowering dogwood and brick-framed entry. Inside it's bright and peaceful with a smart, efficient layout. The light-filled living room and dining room feel spacious, helped by the coved ceilings and hardwood floors. The kitchen is modern while the vintage bathroom holds it's charm. And just wait until you get to the basement. A second bathroom? Yes. Storage? Lots. High ceilings? Of course. The most amazing party room with built-in bar, vintage kitchen and fireplace?!? It's got that, too, and it's asking for a ping pong or air hockey table. Through the attached garage you'll find the back yard access where you can relax on the patio and watch your fig tree bloom. The location tops off the appeal of this home, just one block to Normandale Park, which includes a playground, ball fields and a fenced dog park. Fantastic access to the freeway and transit without the noise. This one is not to be missed.