Amadeus Cafe

Don’t let the location of this restaurant fool you into driving by.  Inside this building sits the Amadeus Cafe. Amadeus used to be located down below the Salem Public Library, but moved down south when they needed more space. If you haven’t been into this restaurant you need to venture over here.  Open for lunch…

Let’s keep it that way.

Anyone following me on twitter or facebook knows that I just picked 40 pounds of strawberries with my family.  Oregon strawberries are amazingly sweet and we freeze them for smoothies and top french toast with them, which are great for kids for breakfast.   I make a fresh strawberry pie as part of the deal for…

Flatline in Keizer?

Of all the local mini-real estate markets in the Salem Oregon area, I’ve long talked about how Keizer was not as hard hit or as bad as some of the others, including Salem.  This continues to be true and in fact Keizer saw a small pop in median home price this month over last year’s…

Things to do with young kids

8. A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village. We locals call this the Gilbert House. They changed the name to Discovery Village a few years ago, but old names die hard. With the infamous “bubble room” this is a great place for kids. Trying to find something to keep 3 year olds occupied during our rainy months can…

Local Coffeehouses

You can go to any town in the US and find a Starbucks, but if you are moving to Salem Oregon, you’ll want to know about our local coffee houses.  Each has their own ambiance. French Press. A newcomer to the Salem Oregon scene, this coffee house just happens to have some awesome crepes to…

Is your agent listening?

I’m always chatting with real estate agents around the country to see, who is doing what in terms of new marketing. I’m always looking for new ideas to market my real estate listings here in the Salem area.  I was chatting with a really great Colts Neck, NJ real estate agent, Andrew Lenza about the…