Richmond Neighborhood – Your New Home
The Lindley Team at Mortgage Express | 503.517.8641
Richmond, in Southeast Portland, is hard to classify. Lying between Hawthorne Street to the North and Powell Boulevard to the South, within its borders you’ll find a little bit of everything, from a rundown strip mall aesthetic to fancy galleries to quiet residential streets, and everything in between. The northern edge of Richmond is in the trendy Hawthorne district, and offers a number of small shops, restaurants, and coffee shops. Other parts of Richmond are home to strip malls and other signs of suburban sprawl.
Between these two extremes lies Division Street, an up-and-coming area with unique businesses housed in unassuming storefronts and warehouses. Restaurants in Richmond tend to be diverse; a favorite among locals is the Thai restaurant Pok Pok. Richmond Elementary School, which houses Portland’s Japanese Magnet Program, is located in the neighborhood. Known for second language education, it has a high number of English language learners. This is not a neighborhood school; as a magnet school, it brings in students from all over Portland.
The great thing about this part of town is that the walkability is so high. You can walk pretty much anywhere! Also the people who live in Richmond tend to be so friendly. This is the type of place where you just feel like making friends with people. The residential streets of Richmond offer a mix of expansive and modest homes, nearly all built many decades ago. Homes vary considerably, from colorful well-kept historic homes to smaller houses. Prices here tend to be average, and the homes tend to look fairly average on the outside; you won’t see manicured lawns, but few of the homes seem unkempt. Typical residents include families and singles in their 20s and 30s, giving Richmond a young, urban feeling.
- Bollywood Theater
Casual stop for Indian street-food classics, with old Bollywood films showing on a wall.
- Pok Pok
Creative Thai street food like fish-sauce wings & unique beverages served at a small, modern spot.
- Salt & Straw
Inventive flavors of ice cream made from organic, local ingredients dished out in a quaint parlor.
- Ava Gene’s
Italian eatery serving cocktails & upscale fare, including family-style options, in a chic space.
- Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Coffee bar chain offering house-roasted direct-trade coffee, along with brewing gear & whole beans
- Hopworks Urban Brewery
Kid-friendly brewpub decorated with salvaged bike parts serving organic-leaning pub grub & drinks.
The Lindley Team is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Richmond Neighborhood! We help families, couples, and individuals develop their financial “Story” in order to obtain residential home financing. The Tammi Lindley Team is proud to help you achieve your dreams of owning your own home, by offering various finance and loan options, and using our years of experience to make sure you are getting the best mortgage possible.
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