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Oregonians are weird creatures, won’t you become one?

Many people think of Oregon that has a lot of rain and yes we do, but, mainly during the winter months and this year was an extra wet year. We had record amounts in April, May and June this year averaging 25 days of rain in each of those months. It actually pushed our fresh fruits and vegetables back a little. We are just getting our blueberries and strawberries in now and they normally show up in the beginning of June.

But, as much as we complain about the rain being her too long, we will also complain about the sun being here too long also. We really like an even mix of sun and rain. We like the rain as it keeps our part of the country green. But, we also like to have the sun, so we can play out in it and enjoy the green that God has given us.

So, as we hideaway and lose our tans during the winter, during the summer months we find ways to remind ourselves of how much fun the rain was and we say to ourselves. Boy, can’t wait until it cools off and the rain returns. But, we seem to find ways to remind ourselves how much fun a good mud puddle can be even if we have to make it ourselves.

Oregonians make their own fun

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Comment balloon 14 commentsRespect Realty LLC • August 11 2010 03:14AM


Good Morning Todd,

Thanks for the post. Have a great day.

Posted by Patrick White, Driven to bring New Yorkers home (Home Driven Realty, Inc) almost 10 years ago


Two responses:


A good Oregonian learns to walk between the drops.


Let it RAIN.   Actively.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) almost 10 years ago

Todd, I don't think that complaining about the weather is limited to Oregon.  In fact, places with perfect weather have people that complain also!

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 10 years ago

Todd, I think that folks EVERYWHERE like to talk about the weather.  It's just one of those things we all do. 

Good post about Oregon though and I especially like the signature portion of your posts where you offer the free MLS search.  Does this result in lots of folks signing up to your CRM?

Posted by Kent Dills, Real Estate 817-495-8028, Bellingham, Washington (Broker, Dills Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Todd, i have a good friend who lives in Eugene & we went to visit a number of years ago in June & the weather was great then...but the pollen killed one of my kids & we decided we couldn't move there.  It's great country...there's nothing like a mud puddle

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

I tell my husband all the time that we are moving to the Pacific Northwest!  I LOVE the rain, hate the sun - always thought it would the perfect place for me.  That's a GREAT picture to go with this post!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 10 years ago


A lot of rain sounds like a welcome change from the relentless heat wave.  I was drenched showing properties yesterday and meeting contractors.  I'd rather get wet by raindrops!

Now the offer to become weird, well, I doubt Oregon has cornered that market:-)

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

Whether your in Oregon experiencing the rain or other parts of the country where it is incredibly hot (my hometown) I think everyone should enjoy a good mud puddle now and again.

Posted by Home Loan Search.Online (Home Loan Search Online) almost 10 years ago


I absolutely LOVE this picture.  She is absolutely a sweetheart in her pink boots.  One thing is for sure, I love your beautiful Oregon.  I am not sure about the Rain necessary to get it that green.  For now, I guess I will just have to visit more often...

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) almost 10 years ago

I love having a variety of seasons/weather types around here...great picture and post!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 10 years ago

I won't become an Oregonian, Not until you learn to pump your own gas =)
My Wednesday's need to be much longer!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) almost 10 years ago

Todd, we have had an exceedingly hot summer here.  Really no relief since early May.  We actually look forward to those overcast, rainy days to get some relief from the sun and heat.  I can't wait for the gently breezes of the fall.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

I grew up in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.  Rain would evaporate before reaching the ground.  Retirees would paint their gravel green to simulate grass.  Storms would bring flash floods that would leave the ground dry again the next day.

Ever since I moved to the verdant landscape of western Oregon I have welcomed the rain that makes everything green.  In Arizona, a little rain would force everyone indoors.  In western Oregon, the misty rain is a minor inconvenience.  It's nice to enjoy four mild seasons.  Bring on the rain!

Posted by Retired from ActiveRain almost 10 years ago

I do love the fact that my dad was able to capture this shot as it really shows the innocence of children. 

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

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