Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Things to do in Medford Oregon

To view my original blogpost, please check April of 2013. The original blog may contain more links to the various sites.

Please check back periodically, as I do update this list.
Please comment questions of other events, or corrections.

EventsApplegate Uncorked Wine Event (Jacksonville) twice yearlyArt in BloomBattle of the Bones (Central Point)Brews, Burgers & BluegrassCheese & Wine Tasting (Central Point)Color RunFermentation CelebrationGolf TournamentsGrape Fair (Talent)Jacksonville Wine CruiseLavender FestivalMud RunOysters & Ales Blowout (Jacksonville)Southern Oregon Craft Brew FestivalSouthern Oregon Grape FestivalRelay for LifeRoam the RogueA Taste of Ashland (Ashland)Taste of SummerVintage Fair at BarnstormerWild Rogue Relay

Family Type CentersABKBatting CagesFamily Fun CenterGo KartsKid Time! Discovery ExperienceRock Climbing GymTrampoline Park - IndoorYMCA

FestivalsBritt Festival (Jacksonville)Pear Blossom FestivalShakespeare Festival (Ashland)

Indoor ActivitiesABK   (see Family Type Centers)Bowling AlleysLava Lanes - Roxy Ann BowlingCraterian TheaterGame Nights   (see 4 Daughters or EdenVale)Fitness GymsHarry & David Factory TourHockey GamesIce Skating RinkKaraoke Line DancingLive Theater   (see Craterian Theater)Movie TheaterNerf WarsParks & Recreation (see Santo Center)Plays   (see Craterian Theater)Rock Climbing   (see Family Type Centers)Rogue Valley Mall   (see Shopping)Santo Center Stand Up Comedy   (see Craterian Theater)Trivia NightsYMCA   (see Family Type Centers)Zumba

Outdoor ActivitiesBeaches - Crescent City, CA - Brookings - Gold BeachBoatingCamping - Tent & RVCyclingDirt BikingDriving RangeEmigrant Lake Recreational AreaEmigrant Lake Water SlideFarmer's & Grower's MarketsFishingFlying KitesGolf - Bear Creek Golf Course - Centennial Golf Club - Eagle Point Gold Club (Eagle Point) - Quail Point Golf Course - Rogue Valley Country Club - Stewart Meadows Golf Course - Stone Ridge Golf Course (Eagle Point)Gun Club  (see shooting ranges below)Harry & David Sports ParkHikingJet Boat Tours - Hellgate Jetboat Excursions - Klamath River Jet Boat Tours (Crescent City, CA / Klamath, CA)KayakingMount AshlandMount Bachelor (near Bend)Mountain BikingOcean   (see Beaches)Oregon Caves National MonumentRafting / TubingShooting Ranges - Medford Gun Club - Medford Rifle & Pistol ClubUS Cellular Community ParkWild Cat Park (Cave Junction)

Leisure Golf   (see Outdoor Activities)Shopping  (see Shopping)Spa'sWineries   (see Wineries)

ParksDoc Griffin Park (Jacksonville - also a seasonal splash park)Dog ParkDon Jones Memorial Park (Central Point - also a seasonal splash park)Holmes ParkSkateboard Park (Medford and Central Point)WaterWorks Park (Redding, CA)

Restaurants   (not a comprehensive list - recommend Yelp)4 Daughter's Irish Pub -IrishBack Porch Bar & Grill (Jacksonville)Bambu -Thai fusionBella Union (Jacksonville) - ItalianBuffalo Wild Wings -Wings, BBQ, Sports BarButtercloud Bakery -Bakery, biscuit sandwichesC Street Bistro  (Jacksonville) -SandwichesCapers -ItalianCicily's Italian Restaurant -ItalianDowntown Market -Sandwiches, soups, salads rotating menuGogi's Restaurant (Jacksonville) -AmericanHabaneros -MexicanHawaiian Hut (Central Point)India Palace - IndianJasper's -BurgersJefferson Spirits -American fusionKaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub -Pizza, saladsLark's Home KitchenLittle Brown Jug (Talent)Liquid Assets Wine Bar (Ashland) -Wine, saladsLuigi's Italian SandwichesMisoya Bistro -Japanese fusionOh Osaka's -JapaneseOlive Garden -Italian
Onyx (Jacksonville)Pita Pit -pita wrapsPho Pomodori -ItalianPorter's -AmericanRed Lobster -SeafoodRed Robin -Burgers, saladsSam's Snack Shack -SandwichesSenor Sam's -MexicanSooRah Korean Cuisine Sweet Tea Express -Southern, comfort foodTexas Roadhouse -American bbqThai Bistro -ThaiWhiskey River Cafe & Lounge (Central Point)Wild River Brewing & PizzaYellow Baske Restaurant (Central Point)Zen Zen -Thai

Wineries2Hawk Vineyard & WineryAcademy of WineAgate Ridge VineyardBridgeview Vineyards & WineryCaprice VineyardsCliff Creek CellarsCowhorn Vineyard & GardenCricket Hill WineryDancin VineyardDaisy Creek VineyardDel Rio VineyardsDevitt WineryEdenVale WineryFiaso WineryFlying High Vineyard (Ruch)Folin CellarsJohn Michael Champagne CellarsKriselle CellarsLedger David CellarsLongSword VineyardMadrone Mountain Tasting RoomPaschal WineryPebblestone CellarsPlaisance RanchQuady North Tasting RoomRed Lily VineyardsRosella's Vineyard & WineryRoxy Ann WinerySchmidt Family VineyardsSerra VineyardsSoloro VineyardSouth Stage CellarsStoneRiver VineyardTroon VineyardUmpqua Valley Wine Tasting RoomValley View WineryWild WinesWoolridge Creek

Coffee & TeaBad Ass Coffee CompanyCentral Point PerkDutch Bro'sGood BeanHuman BeanLimestone CoffeeMellelo'sPeet's CoffeeStarbucks

Bars & Night Life4 DaughtersThe Bohemian ClubBrickroome (Ashland)
The Edge NightclubGranite Taphouse (Ashland)Howiee's on FrontHowiee's on MainLiquid Assets Wine Bar (Ashland) - (see Restaurants)The Office Gentleman's ClubRocky Tonk

Monday, July 18, 2016

Review of Onyx Restaurant in Jacksonville, OR

One of my Clients told me about this new place thats "so good" I figured I'd give it a try the next time I went out. That just happened to be the next day... however, I've been there 3 more times since, haha.

It's a little difficult to find if you've never been to the Nunan Estate before.
My first impression was good! It's very well thought out, tastefully decorated and just an enjoyable atmosphere.
I've sat in the main dining room twice, once near the stage. There was a guitarist playing, and he did a wonderful job. The style of the music fit our dining experience well. It was rather loud though, and you couldn't hear much at all from those in your party. I would like it to a little quieter next time.
I sat outside twice. Even if its windy, or breezy, the building shields you from the breeze and its really mellow, and easy to enjoy ones meal.

For entree's, I've had the ribeye, the prawn scampi, the salmon, and the ribs.
Plus I've had all three salads, the caesar, house and foggy beat.
And for dessert the monkey bread, and the chocolate cake.

The ribeye was AMAZING! I'm not a plate-licker, but oh goodness, I asked my friend if it would be rude to lick my plate, she said no, but I still refrained. Hands down, the best ribeye I've ever had. Ever. The mashed potato's were freaking awesome! I liked to soak up the sauce on the plate with the mash, and wow!
The ribs were fantastic as well. They're more on the sweet side, so it was a little much for me, personally because I'm not a fan of sweet... but they hit the spot.
Prawn scampi was generous in prawns and packed full of flavor. Every bite was just a punch of steamy, melted pecorino cheese and herbs. It's making my mouth water typing this.
Adult Mac n Cheese is very good, but it is nearly identical in flavor to the prawn scampi, minus the herbs and prawns. The price difference isn't that much, so I would order the prawn scampi from here on out, because then I get prawns. =)
The salmon was delicious. To me, salmon is just eh, but it sounded so good and I saw it come out before we had ordered, so I decided to go with that. It's so yummy, full of flavor and the sauce that comes drizzled on the plate it tasty for your rice.

I'm absolutely not a fan of beets, but my husband very much is, so we ordered the foggy beat salad. Wow, they don't skimp on the beets. There were so, so many beets, lol. I scooted them to his side of the plate and enjoyed the rest of the salad. They were too ehavy handed on the balsamic, but the salad overall was good. I'd order it again if with my husband, and would ask for some of the balsamic on the side.
The house salad is my favorite. The dressing is very light, and not overwhelming at all. It's quite large and really reasonably priced, $6, Onyx hour only $3. Very flavorful. light and yummy.
The caesar salad is very good too, it has a very good dressing, and is good in size. I wasn't a huge fan of the rye croutons though.

The monkey bread is amazing! The fact it comes with banana flavored ice cream, funny in concept, but it really overwhelms the robust flavor of the bread. I would not get the ice cream the next time I order it.
The chocolate cake was probably one of the best desserts I've ever had. It was really small, so it's not some big ole slab of triple decker cake. It's small, and when you cut into it, it just melts in your mouth. The center is just ooey gooey fudge like cake. There are like... 5-6 different flavors of sauce on the plate, fudge, strawberry, blood orange, raspberry and lemon. I think I might be missing one or two.

The water is flavored with cucumber. The selection of beer on tap is good, but its rather small. The wine menu is alright. It's quite limited but there are several locals like Valley View and Quady North. They have a full bar as well, with some tasty drinks being served up.

The bathrooms are clean, the restaurant is clean. The atmosphere is again, very enjoyable. The waitstaff are all very friendable, personable and do a good job. When they are very busy, its a bit slow moving, but not frustratingly so. Parking is ample, but you should really enter from the northern entrance and exit the southern. I'm guessing there is handicap parking above the restaurant, because there is a driveway up there and some vehicles were parked there, but I have not verified this information.

I should mention the food prices, in my opinion are very reasonable. Burger is $10, ribs $18, ribeye $24, salad $6-$9. Chocolate cake $6 (I think). Monkey bread $8 (I think). For the flavor and the portion, you are seriously getting a killer deal!

All in all, I have recommended many, many people here already. I've been there 4 times, and I will continue to go. I absolutely love the food. I can't really stand bland food, and therefore have really become a regular at a handful of places in the area that serve up flavorful food. Mario, the head Chef and the Owner does an excellent job, and is very nice in all our conversations.

I highly recommend you try it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Your Beautiful Home Awaits in Eagle Point, OR

54 Greenmoor Dr, Eagle Point, Southern Oregon

This stunning and immaculate 4 bedroom home features a reverse floor plan, with the master suite on the second floor, and the additional bedroom's on the main floor. Four true bedroom's, however one has french doors that would make a splendid den, library, bonus room, or craft room.

Master suite has vaulted ceiling's, a ceiling fan, and beautiful view's of the Valley and lower Table Rock Mountain. 
Large master bath with a walk-in shower and soaking tub, his & her vanities with a makeup bar, and private water closet. And of course a walk-in closet with built-in's. 

The expansive living room features high vaulted ceilings with a ceiling fan, and high-end automatic window treatment's, luxurious carpet and a natural gas fireplace. 

Incredibly large kitchen with more than enough storage, a walk-in pantry and a built-in desk. 
With a natural gas range/oven, travertine floor's and 
a large kitchen island with bar this truly is a cook's dream kitchen! 

Formal dining room with natural hardwood flooring, and french door's leading to the engineered deck, with benches, a fountain and lush, mature landscaping with a timed sprinkler, and drip systems. Enjoy deer and wild turkey's year round in your backyard. 

Oversized attached 2 car garage completely finished with security door to RV / boat parking.

This home is located in a gorgeous Neighborhood in Eagle Point near Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Enjoy the serenity of the suburban location with a short distance to restaurant's, shops and the great outdoors! 

Within an hour of Lake of the Wood's, Applegate Lake and Lost Creek Reservoir, 
enjoy both the City life and Country life at once.

Upgraded fixtures and amenities throughout the home add class and sophistication 
to the already above-grade craftsmanship.

Four bedroom, 2 generous bathroom's, 2,655 sqft on .23 acres in Eagle Point, Oregon 
for the shocking price of $365,000.

Featured exclusively by RE/MAX Ideal Brokers with Elizabeth Powell
541-690-9913        EPowell@remax.net

Friday, June 19, 2015

Community Outreach Committee - Building the Realtor Brand through Community Involvement

     As many of you know, not only am I active as a Realtor, but I'm also active in our Community in various capacities.
     I have now been appointed as Chair of the Community Outreach Committee within RVAR. This is a brand new committee, spearheaded by yours truly to help grow and strengthen the REALTOR brand and the real estate industry as a whole through Community Involvement. Mostly designed for Realtors, we will be volunteering our time, resources and monetary gifts for various causes, in some cases partnering with worthy organization's within our Community. It is our goal to harness our Agent's ability to give back in an effort to not only improve our Neighborhood's but to improve our overall reputation as salespeople.

     Again, this is a brand new endeavor and though I have experience in various volunteer organization's, I have yet to develop and implement so many goals on such a large scale before. I started with 2 other Appointee's on my Committee and we have been able to build a team of approximately 11 people. We all have the desire to give back, and many of us already volunteer in various ways. We have several Member's who volunteer with Hearts for a Mission, the Maslow Project, Habitat for Humanity, CASA, and Homeless Shelter's.

    We are building our target demographic of whom to serve, but there are so many area's that are in need of service, we have yet to distinguish that clearly. We have also discussed numerous organization's we'd love to work with and volunteer with; as well as discussed tons and tons of ways to give back through donating time, and donating funds.

     This is a very exciting time for me, as I'm not only able to help those in need, and help strengthen my Community, but I'm also able to help other Agent's get more involved in our town and build stronger bonds with other's. It's extremely important to me that all Agent's from all Brokerage's partner and work together.

     Many people, Agent's and non-Agent's don't understand that what we do is Sell Houses For People, To People. In our day to day career's, we do complete against one another for Client's, it's sad but true. But at the same time, we're all Partner's. We all work together. Once an Agent has a Client, let's say a Buyer, and they write an offer for another Agent's house, for their Seller, those 2 Agent's and everyone else involved (escrow, title, lender, assistant's, principal broker's, transaction coordinator's, inspector's, contractor's, etc), EVERYONE is working together to sell 1 house. I usually tell my Client's there are between 15 and 30 people interacting per transaction.

     So please, everyone share your thoughts, and comments on what you'd like to see in YOUR Community. What types of scholarship's, donation's, clean-up's, whatever!

     We have 1,100 Agent's in the Rogue Valley who are Member's of the RVAR. Put us to work for you.. outside of buying and selling your homes of course ;)  !!
     I'm a Member of the Selection Committee for the Habitat for Humanity, where we process and screen applicant's applying for a Habitat Home.

     Elizabeth "Elle" Powell

     I also sit as an Advisory Director for RVAR (the Rogue Valley Association of Realtor's), where we discuss and decide on matters concerning our industry within the Rogue Valley (Medford- Grants Pass- Ashland- Jacksonville- Central Point- other Sister Cities). We deal with new member education, ongoing education, realtor involvement, finances, and so much more.

     Also, I'm a Member of YPN, aka the Young Professional's Network that is mostly real estate related. We bring awareness to the real estate industry, but mostly we make real estate agent's aware of varying industry standards, real estate related policies, bills and laws being proposed.

     I'm a Member of Medford Chamber of CommerceWESO (Women's Entrepreneur's of Southern Oregon and WCR (Women's Council of Realtor's), ASWA (American Society of Women Accountant's), and NABE (National Association of Business Economics), and attend as many events as I can for each organization I'm affiliated with.

     I previously sat as a City Commissioner for the City of Medford on the Site Plan and Architectural Committee processing, reviewing and revising applications for building and growth within the City of Medford.

     Elizabeth "Elle" Powell

Monday, May 25, 2015

For Sale in Central Point, OR - 1324 Pheasant Way

Well Maintained Home in Desirable Location 
Newly Listed For Sale

1324 Pheasant Way, Eastern Central Point, OR

Built in 2002
1,297 sqft
0.12 Acres
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Attached 2 Car Garage
City Water and City Sewer

Forced Heating and Air
Vaulted and Coffered Ceilings
Hardwood, Carpet and Laminate Flooring
Fully Fenced Backyard
Timed Sprinkler & Drip System


Front Patio
Fully Landscaped

Vaulted Ceilings
Ceiling Fan
Lots of Natural Sunlight

Semi Open Layout
Newly Professionally Cleaned Carpets

Spacious Dining Area
Sliding Door for More Light

Water Filtration System with Brand New Filter
Hardwood Flooring
Plenty of Kitchen Storage
Range / Oven, Refrig, Microwave Included

Master Suite
Coffered Ceilings
Warmer Paint Colors
Walk-In Closet
Private Bath w/ Pocket Door

Fully Fenced 0.12 Acres with Sprinkler & Drip Systems
Generous Patio
Flowering Lilac
Space for Dog Run on Side of House

Located in Green Valley & Hidden Grove HOA
Access to:
Covered Picnic Area
Tennis Court
Basketball Court
Playing Field
$70 per month

Across the street from Don Jones Memorial Park
Large Play Structure, Swings, etc
Seasonal Splash Park (starts in May)
Immense Playing Field
Multiple Lighted Tennis Courts
Lighted Basketball Courts
Memorial for Fallen Veterans
2 Gazebo's
Dogs Allowed

Central Point, Oregon
City Data (maps, populace stat's)
Informative What To Do in CP fb Page

Please view this blog. It has a long list of the fun stuff to do in the Rogue Valley 
(Central Point is within minutes from numerous Town's with plenty of concerts, shows, wineries, restaurants, and much more!)

Monday, April 27, 2015

New Client Review - yippee!

It's been said that "you shouldn't trust an Agent who boasts about their reviews"; but honestly I think that's only said by people who have poor reviews. It isn't egotistical to want people to know you're good at your job. In my career, it's vital people know you're excellent at what you do. I deal with huge transactions that affect my Client's life directly for the rest of their life. If I screw up, they may pay the price.
It is essential I know what I'm doing. It is essential my Client trust me, and I trust them. It is of the utmost importance that they know I'm knowledgable, ethical, transparent, and experienced dealing with multiple people in multiple levels (lending, escrow, assistants, other Agent's, and more) and many thousands of dollars of cash and contracts that legally bind my Client's to a commitment for an extended length of time.

So YES; when I receive an award, an accolade or an awesome review - I BOAST ABOUT IT.

Here's one I received today from my Client, Lorraine. She's totally awesome, I absolutely love her and I will continue to communicate with her and spend time with her.
I have a very high conversion rate from Client to Friend, and that to me, is important. I truly value my Client's and truly care about their real estate dreams, and real estate success.
Once I close on your house, I don't disappear... unless you want me to.. but you won't! ;)

How likely are you to recommend Elizabeth Powell?
highly likely
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Summary of their experience
Elle was my realtor when I needed to buy my home in Oregon, after I sold my home in AZ. I contacted her shortly before arriving in OR. and with only about 1 week to find the perfect home. ..time was of the essence... she dedicated every day, I mean from 9 a.m to whenever we were done, listing after listing...until I found it... she negotiated the price and was on it till it closed. . She is totally dedicated to her clients. . I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home. ..and I'm sure she would work just as hard to sell someone's home.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gorgeous Home For Sale - Eagle Point, Oregon

Greenmoor Estates in Eagle Point, OR

Beautiful Home Lovingly Maintained Featuring: 
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom's
2,655 square feet
0.23 of an Acre
Built in 2004
Attached 2 Car Garage, Extra Deep & Extra Wide
RV or Boat Parking
Partially Fenced 
Fully Landscaped - Sprinkler & Drip System
City Water and City Sewer
Natural Gas Appliances
Unbelievable Price of $369,990

Engineered wooden deck will last much longer than natural wood, with little maintenance required.
French doors to back deck.
Canned lighting, with solar powered lights around pathways.

Beautiful 2 tiered fountain.
Built in L-shaped bench.
Mature landscaping requiring little watering on spray & drip system.
In ground sprinklers for back lawn and some foliage. 
Fenced on both sides of the home.
No back fence to allow deer, wild turkeys and squirrels to meander. 
No Neighbor's looking into your windows, or backyard.

Sprawling living room with:
Vaulted Ceilings
Ceiling Fan
Natural Gas Fireplace
Views of Table Rock Plateau's, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, with Territorial and Valley views too
Higher End Levolar blinds

Partially Open Floor Plan allows for entertaining without the echo
Excellent and Desirable Layout

Travertine Stone Flooring 
Granite Countertops
Under Mounted Sink
Stainless Steel Appliances (all included)

Built-in Desk
Walk-in Pantry
Ceramic Sink
Extensive Kitchen Shelving and Cupboards with plentiful storage
Lots of Natural Light

The Master Suite alone is located on the second floor showcasing 
french doors, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan, and walk-in closet. 

The Master Bath has his and her sink vanities, with built-in make up vanity, 
large walk-in shower, and oversized jetted tub.

Gorgeous views of the magnificent Table Rock Plateau's, famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, along with Valley and Territorial views make this one Master Suite you want to wake up in every day.

Incredible amount of Finished Storage above the garage with full sized door access.  

Formal Dining Room 
Coffered Ceiling
Natural Hardwood Floors
French Doors Open to Back Deck
Lots of Natural Light

This gorgeous home has been well maintained and lovingly cared for; and it shows. 
The flooring, countertops and paint are all in excellent condition. 

Three bedroom's are on the main floor, 
one of which features french doors that would make an excellent den or office.

Two closets; a coat closet and 
a large storage area that can be utilized in a variety of ways 
(it was once a smart wine cellar/wine storage room). 

Separate Laundry Room with plenty of shelving. 

Spend Your evenings watching the sunset from your front patio,
or the deer graze in your backyard. 

$369,990 to fulfill your dream home needs!

Elizabeth "Elle" Powell
RE/MAX Ideal Brokers, Inc
Medford, OR 97504

541-690-9913  : cell
541-618-5303  : direct