Working with Rachel and Alyssa to find their first home was so much fun! We spent a lot of time looking for the perfect house while they learned about new neighborhoods and narrowed down their list of wants and needs. After finding some homes they really liked in Portsmouth they started to fall for the neighborhood. Who knew there was so much to offer in this little pocket of North Portland!?! This secret neighborhood surrounded by the more notorious St. Johns, University Park and Kenton neighborhoods has no less than four parks (and Columbia Park has a pool!), community gardens, the Peninsula Crossing Trail and local favorites like New Seasons, Cha Cha Cha and Drunken Noodle.
There were a few things that were must haves like more space and open concept for entertaining, but the biggest was a yard for their two dogs to run around in and a deck for them to lounge on. Outdoor space is great for humans, but we all know it’s really about the dogs. After a couple of months of searching and waiting for the perfect house it all came together! An adorable Portsmouth Bungalow came on the market and it checked all of the boxes – there really wasn’t anything to wait for so Rachel and Alyssa went for it!
I’m so excited to watch these lovely ladies grow into their new home and to have them in my neighborhood!