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Richmond Neighborhood Guide

The Richmond neighborhood is located in southeast Portland and is bordered by the Hosford-Abernethy, Sunnyside, Mt. Tabor, South Tabor, and Creston-Kenilworth neighborhoods. The Richmond area also falls within the Portland neighborhood popularly referred to as the "Hawthorne District".


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Richmond Neighborhood Features


Whoever drew the border for the Richmond neighborhood probably also drew blood due to their tongue being so firmly planted in their cheek. Plain and simple, this neighborhood covers a lot of ground, both literally and in content. From the check cashing, strip mall aesthetic of Powell Boulevard to the insanely eclectic, hip Hawthorne District, you can find everything from smoky pool halls and porno to haute cuisine and $300.00 bowls.

Bisecting these two extremes as its name implies, Division Street likewise offers a cross section and appears to be gaining enviable urban renewal steam, complete with its own fair share of art galleries. But whereas other Portland neighborhoods might consistently and self-consciously aim the spotlight their own way - cue Alberta - Richmond is kickin' it covert ops style.

Kung Fu Bakery  A professional recording studio used by the likes of Capitol Records and artists such as Everclear, The Decemberists, The Shins, and Pink Martini is located in a building that sits on Division. There is no sign out front, and nothing marks the door more than a Chinese proverb.

Similarly on Division, a building with absolutely no outside clue is home to one of the most expensive, per capita stockpiles of coffee beans on the planet, belonging to none other than the growing coffee empire that is Stumptown. Not to be confused with Stumptown's original retail location down the street, this site is where the company stores its precious, internationally culled beans. They roast the coffee in a cast-iron, 1950's era roaster, checking the beans constantly for the sights, smells - and even sounds - of perfection. But you'd walk right by this operation and never know it. Again, no sign proclaims its presence. Stumptown doesn't even list its existence on its website.

Eugenio’s  Eugenio's is listed under "Restaurants & Bars," and it does certainly sell panini, pizza, soup, salad, beer, and wine. But according to owner, Eugene Gray, "Eugenio's is as much about the music as it is about the food."

Pok Pok With the plethora of Thai options available in Portland, one thing that definitely can set a restaurant apart is its offering of outdoor seating space. In the case of Pok Pok, they've taken it a step further. As theirs is located in front and to the side of the establishment, which itself is a converted house, there is something playful about the look and feel, like a block party about to go into high gear. The food is served from a small, satellite structure in what would be the driveway and is comprised of options like the lemongrass, garlic, pepper, and cilantro stuffed charcoal roasted game hen and the Carlton Farms pork loin skewers with peanut sauce.

Bluebird Guesthouse  Owner Chris Moehling shares his house with guests who want to pay a relatively nominal fee, spend a night or more and have access to a computer and cook-it-yourself kitchen. Bagels, English muffins, and coffee are laid out each morning, but Chris maintains that this isn't really a B&B 'cause it's all self-serve. The kitchen in general is self-serve, and all guests are welcome to store food in the fridge and cook it up on the stove. 

Richmond is one of the neighborhoods in the Hawthorne District. Check out our video of the Hawthorne District, featuring a song by local Portland band, Carcrashlander:

 

Richmond Neighborhood Parks

Clinton Park

Richmond Neighborhood Community Resources

Multnomah County Library

Richmond Day Care

Neighborhood Schools

Religious Organizations (churches, synagogues, places of worship, private schools)

Neighborhood Public Transit - bus routes, train stops, etc.

Richmond Neighborhood Association


Richmond Neighborhood Vibe

Urban, artsy, down-home, community minded, green and eco-conscious.  Anti-car, some even anti-establishment. This is a neighborhood of families and young urbanites. 

 


Richmond Neighborhood Stats

Richmond Zip Code 97214, 97206

Local Crime Stats

Census


Richmond Neighborhood Real Estate

Despite the strong occurrence of commercial activity in Richmond, the neighborhood is primarily residential. As with the urban Portland trend, this neighborhood is very eclectic. Richmond homes vary substantially in form and style and, significantly, landscaping. Stuff just loves to grow here, as in all of Portland, but walking the streets one gets the definite sense that any neighborhood association that exists has long ago given up trying to beat back nature. Sidewalks are often shared, and "manicured" is not exactly a word that springs to mind. But then again, "unkempt" doesn't either.
 

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Neighborhood Links

Zip Code 97214

Richmond On-line Community

Richmond Schools:

Abernethy Elementary School

Creston Elementary School

Grout Elementary School

Hosford Middle School

Mount Tabor Middle School

Franklin High School

Cleveland High School

Portland Public School Boundaries

Neighborhood Demographics and Census Statistics

Local Crime Stats

Census

Local Google Map

Neighborhood Boundary Map

Portland International Airport

Portland Police Bureau

Portland Off-Leash Dog Parks

TriMet - Interactive Maps and Schedules for Bus, Max and Streetcar


Maps - View Neighborhoods and Boundaries

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