Portraits of Portland: Rachel

Portraits of Portland is a series of photos featuring people I love and admire in Portland.

Living in Portland, I’ve had the honor of meeting some of the most badass, creative, humblest people I’ve ever met. Unapologetic and unfiltered, these people inspired me to do the same.

Here are their portraits.


Two years ago, Rachel and I started going to a breakfast spot to talk, draw, and read. It became a tradition that I look forward to - not because I always love a good chill breakfast, but because Rachel remains to be one of the most wonderful people I know. In the past year, I’ve seen her overcome moments of uncertainty with a quiet yet steadfast resilience. We’ve seen each other in so many cycles: new jobs, breakups, friendships, everything really - and she has always been kind, vulnerable, and supportive.

I’m so proud of her and so grateful to be her friend.

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