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About Sage Landscapes

Welcome to Sage Landscapes, a premier landscaping company serving the Portland, Oregon area. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, we are proud to offer a wide range of landscaping services that are both innovative and functional.

At Sage Landscapes, we are passionate about bringing our clients’ outdoor spaces to life. We take great pride in our work and are committed to providing top-quality service to each and every one of our clients. Our team is made up of experienced and creative professionals who are dedicated to exceeding your expectations.

We understand that your outdoor space is an extension of your home, and we believe that it should be just as inviting and comfortable as your indoor spaces. Whether you are looking to create a relaxing outdoor oasis or a functional space for entertaining, we have the expertise and skills necessary to turn your vision into a reality.

Our team is fully licensed and insured, and we take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of our clients and their property. We are committed to using only the highest-quality materials and equipment in all of our projects, and we work tirelessly to ensure that every detail is perfect.

At Sage Landscapes, we take pride in our exceptional customer service and attention to detail. We have received over 50 5-star reviews from satisfied clients, and we are dedicated to maintaining our reputation as one of the leading landscaping companies in the Portland area.

Thank you for considering Sage Landscapes for your landscaping needs. We look forward to working with you to create the outdoor space of your dreams.

Matt Bowman Founder of Sage Landscapes
Matt Bowman Founder of Sage Landscapes


I spent my formative years in the backwoods of upstate New York where I observed the rhythms and cycles of nature and watched the stars come out each night over my quiet corner of the world. 

After my first job at a golf course, I started landscaping and tending greenhouses. I was struck by the scale, the waste, and the reliance on chemicals of these operations. So, I started at an organic farm near my house and had a great time working barefoot, sweating, and watching things grow. 

I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s in Education and immediately started a small business to combine my professional landscaping, farming, and teaching experiences.  Aside from gardening, carpentry, and design, I grew culinary mushrooms for the local market while convincing passerby that fresh food growing outside their door is awesome! 

In 2015, I moved to Oregon. Loving the long landscape season, I took a job and stayed, working my way up in three different landscape companies as I learned the plants and the industry here. Throughout all of this, I also studied and taught permaculture and forest gardening around the US and abroad.

Sage Landscapes was established as a way to share my love for the outdoors, fresh food, and backyard ecology. At the end of each project, I hope that our clients will love being outside as much as I do.

Kate Hamre Lead Designer at Sage Landscapes


I grew up in New England, where I was constantly fascinated by living things and the interconnectedness of the natural world around me.

I earned my M.S. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech, where I investigated complex phytoplankton ecology and became obsessed with good barbecue. A love of excellent food led me to organic gardening, and before long, I was a full-on plant freak.

Now, as a landscaper, I am able to combine my ecological knowledge with my interest in design. My favorite projects include edible landscapes, pollinator gardens, and water features. When I’m not landscaping, I’m gardening. On my 0.25-acre plot in SW Portland, I’m developing a small food forest, establishing an ambitious rainbow flower garden, and planting as many trees as will reasonably fit.