Awarded Willamette Week's "Best of Portland" 2005!

At Bluebird 58, we are committed to providing a healthy, sustainable and affordable living environment. Our living spaces feature environmentally friendly and non or low-toxic paints, finishes, and materials. Wherever possible, we have utilized recycled or low-energy use materials.

All units are clean, remodeled two bedroom, single level living spaces. This quiet end-street location is directly adjacent to a calming agricultural preserve.

The community is made up of friendly neighbors who share 'green' values. People sometimes ask if we're an 'intentional community' or a 'co-housing community' -- we aren't either one of those. We do have occasional --optional-- gatherings to foster connection and community.

Low toxic/No toxic Features:

Non-toxic paint -- Best paint Zero VOC [bath, living room, bedrooms] Safecoat Zero VOC [kitchen]

Original Douglas Fir flooring with new low-toxic finish -- Safecoat BP finish and seal

Reclaimed Douglas Fir baseboards in bath with new low-toxic finish -- Safecoat BP finish and seal

New linoleum in kitchen and bathroom. Linoleum is a natural material made of linseed oil, pine rosin, wood or cork flour, limestone and pigments

Kitchen, Bedroom, Living Room baseboards made from 100% recycled wood

100% cotton canvas Roman shades and vegetable-dyed cotton curtains

Hypoallergenic attic insulation

Native-oriented biodiverse pesticide-free landscaping

Sustainable Living Features:

45 foot by 15 foot community organic raised-bed gardening plot framed with sustainable lumber

Composting provides fertilizer for organic gardening and landscaping in a 15'x3' covered compost pile plus worm bin.

1500 gallon rainwater cachement system -- for irrigation, not drinking!

Reclaimed wood used wherever possible

Full recycling

Energy Saving/Cost Saving Features:

Energy-efficient Refrigerator/Freezers

High efficiency warm white CF lighting

Low cost gas heating

Digital programmable thermostats (lowers heating costs by up to 55%)

Dual pane windows

On site storage space available

Laundry facilities on site

Other Goodies:

Unique like-minded sustainable community lifestyle

Covered secure bike storage

Entry wall built using natural building materials (Earth bag/Cob)

On site manager, repair hotline

New kitchen counters, new kitchen hardware and plumbing, and recycled stainless steel sinks

New one-piece showers -- no bathtub, though, they wouldn't fit!

Brentwood-Darlington Park just one block away

Bus 19 stops 300 feet away

Easy access to Reed College, Rhododendron Gardens, Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, Joseph Lane and Woodmere Elementary schools, Mt. Scott Recreation Center & Pool, Trader Joe's/Limbo, and Woodstock Library

Good food within walking distance - Japanese, Thai, Mexican, American, pubs, coffee shops...

Sound like a great place to live? Contact us to schedule a showing.