Rachel's Blog

Keep Your Chin Up- Portland Mural

By Rachel Richards | Mar 31, 2018

The Keep Your Chin Up mural at NE 21st and NE Alberta Street on the Aladdin Finishers building at 2127 NE Alberta was created in 2013 as a three way collaboration between artists Blaine Fontana, Jun Inoue, and Zach Yarrington. The wall was included as part of the inaugural year of Forest for the Trees, a unique […]

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Portland’s 1920’s Houses ~ Historical Integrity

By Rachel Richards | Dec 4, 2017

  Many homes in Portland were built in the 1920’s, and it is the homes that have kept original features that always seem to charm the most. These images are from homes I had the pleasure of showing clients just this past weekend here in NE Portland, Oregon. From glass doorknobs to tile, to those […]

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Helping Make Northeast Portland a Better Place

By Rachel Richards | Nov 11, 2017

Here in Northeast Portland, the Northeast Emergency Food Program (NEFP) provides not only food to those in need. The program also has a clothing closet which provides free clothing to men, women and children distributing nearly 50,000 items of clothing annually. In addition to food and clothing when other donations are received such as bedding, […]

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Self Expression ~ homes, art, and blogging

By Rachel Richards | Nov 1, 2017

I have wanted to have a blog for many years. Maybe because I love writing but mostly because I value expression! Forms of how one expresses oneself interest me and thus my passion for houses, interior and garden design, and real estate. Your home says a lot about who you are, so you can trust […]

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