Year: 2013

We are so proud to congratulate our team at Windsor Square Retirement Community in Marysville, WA! They are the winner of a 2013 Best of Marysville Award in the Apartment & Rental Apartment Operators category. This honor could not have happened without the exceptional teamwork this staff displays and their commitment to providing an exceptional… read more »

We love employees with hidden talents, which is why we were elated when we caught wind that Cary Johnson, HR Recruitment Specialist, was the most recent cover girl of Portland Community College‘s winter catalogue! Cary spends her work days managing one of the most critical tasks in the Guardian world: making sure that we’re attracting… read more »

This week we’re giving a shout-out to Angela Martin, Business Manager at Windsor Square Senior Apartments in Marysville, WA! Angela was recently selected to serve on the Snohomish County Council on Aging. The council works closely with local government to preserve dignity and independence for senior citizens. After an application process, Angela was selected as… read more »

Gloria Schultens (pictured at right) brought Sunrise Estates to life in 1977 along with her husband, Ray. Gloria Schultens, a long-time business and civic leader in The Dalles, Oregon, was honored at Sunrise Estates on October 24. The Sunrise Estates community center, a new addition from the community’s extensive renovation, was named after Mrs. Schultens… read more »

It’s no secret that Portland loves beer. With the highest number of microbreweries per capita, the Rose City is home to one of the most diverse collections of breweries you’ll find. Located in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, Coalition Brewing Company is a 10 barrel brewery and pub that is sure to please even the pickiest of… read more »

Autumn in Portland, Oregon means glorious colorful leaves, bountiful Saturday Market produce, and the beginning of crisp (ok, we mean cold) weather. Ask anyone who lives here and fall is one of those times that makes you glad to be a resident of the Rose City. Here are a few favorite fall activities suggested by… read more »

Check out this brand new video featuring our new community, Linden! See for yourself what life at Linden can be, right in the heart of Portland’s trendy East Side. To learn more about Linden, visit their Facebook page at or their blog at

Village Green Senior Apartments sits on Kingston’s beautiful waterfront and offers affordable living for seniors 62+. Waterfront living usually comes with a hefty price tag, but thanks to a local non-profit and an affordable housing developer, the quaint seaside town of Kingston, Washington will offer 35 brand new affordable apartments for independent seniors. Village Green… read more »

We are pleased to welcome new Chief Financial Officer Sandra (Sandy) Rankin to the Guardian team! As CFO, she oversees all company financial, accounting and IT functions and serves on the company‚Äôs executive management team. Sandy has been in the finance industry for over 25 years and brings extensive experience in the areas of corporate… read more »

Kah San Chako Haws | Portland, OR Kah San Chako Haws, an innovative affordable community in southeast Portland, was recently honored by the Modular Building Institute as Modular Building of the Week. With a compelling story of how it came to be, we’re proud to manage this community both for its forward-thinking take on affordable… read more »

Bridge Meadows | Portland, OR Leasing an apartment to someone is much more than a warm body paying rent. We as leasing professionals, community managers, and portfolio managers are effectively handing someone the keys to their home when they choose to lease an apartment at one of our communities. At Bridge Meadows (Portland, OR) the… read more »

We are proud to honor several Guardian communities who received Superior scores in this year’s Guardian Resident Survey! In partnership with SatisFacts Research and Survey Monkey, Guardian asked our residents to provide feedback on the operations, physical aspects, and staff performance at the community where they live. We will use this feedback to update our best… read more »

In 1973, a group of concerned citizens in the Eugene, Oregon area came together with a common goal: Improve access to housing for low-income citizens in their area. This group of individuals secured property, HUD (Housing & Urban Development) authorizations, and a mortgage that made the construction of Rainbow Village a reality. Four decades later,… read more »