Lisa and Alex


Hello, we’re Lisa & Alex!

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We met on a camping trip with a group of friends in 2008. On our first date, we picked raspberries on Sauvie Island and laughed ourselves to tears at a Mexican restaurant. It was the first of many Sunday adventures we shared. We fell in love and got married in 2015. There was a blood moon eclipse that cleared the dance floor.

We own a historic Craftsman home in NE Portland that we share with our sweet cat Milly, and our new puppy, Hero. Our home is full of laughter, goofy made-up songs, puzzles, books, great food, music, gardening, and art projects. We love cooking, reading together, hiking, traveling, walking to the farmer’s market, and spending time with our friends.

Until recently, Lisa owned one of the best tattoo studios in Portland. She sold the business and is currently looking for new opportunities in the creative community where she can put her many talents to use. Alex thinks Lisa is the most caring person he’s ever met. She’s a born organizer, and she uses her skills to bring joy to the people she loves. Whether it’s organizing a fundraiser for a friend in need, or planning a surprise party, Lisa goes out of her way to make life special for those around her.

Alex is a real estate agent who loves helping families find their dream homes. Alex is an avid reader, plays guitar and banjo, and records songs in our basement studio. Before real estate, Alex taught photography to kids. Lisa thinks Alex is kind, patient, smart, so funny and full of love. His friends and family know Alex can always be counted on for support. Lisa also loves that no matter what adventure she throws his way, Alex is always on board.

We have lived in Portland since the 1990s and have built a large community here. We have large extended families, with many nieces and nephews who are anxiously awaiting a new cousin to visit. Our parents are already knitting blankets and sending supplies! We love and support each other unconditionally. We value kindness, openness, creativity, and intellectual curiosity. We’re committed to teaching these values to our child, and raising our child to feel loved, nurtured, and supported.

We are so excited about becoming parents. There are many options for people like us who are not able to have children on our own. When we learned about open adoption, it was our first choice for growing our family. We have many friends and family members with non-traditional families (including adoption!) and we embrace the fact that loving families can be formed in a variety of ways.

You will be an important part of our child’s life, and your love will continue to nurture them. Our hearts are open to growing our family, and having you become a part of our family.

Thank you for considering us,
-Lisa & Alex

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