Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary spent part of her childhood in this modest but charming one-story bungalow, which is on the market in Portland, Oregon. It was built in 1910 and has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. I don’t know about you, but I can just imagine Ramona and Beezus hanging out on the front porch…
Beverly Cleary’s Childhood Home
The Oregonian says, “She famously used her childhood surroundings as inspiration for her books for children and young adults. The house on Hancock is just blocks from Klickitat Street, the fictional home of Henry Huggins and Ramona and Beezus Quimby.”
According to an article about the bungalow in Oregon Live, it’s near Beverly Cleary School and the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden at Grant Park: “Students at Cleary’s namesake school will be touring the house while it’s on the market, said listing agent Tracey Hicks of Dwell Realty.”
Beverly Cleary now lives in California. For more information about her and her books, visit her website. I also came across an interesting article about her life and the Yamhill farmhouse her family lived in before moving to Portland.
They’re asking $362,000 for the bungalow. Check the listing for more information.
Are you a fan of Beverly Cleary’s books? Did you have a favorite series or character when you were growing up? My son couldn’t get enough of the Mouse on the Motorcycle series, but I was more of a Ramona girl. 🙂