Oregon has more than 6,000 lakes and 112,000 miles of rivers and streams.

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Nicknamed "Bridgetown," Portland has 14 bridges in the metro area.

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Bull Run supplies 95% of Portland's drinking water with a 17 billion gallon trough.

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The Columbia River is the fourth largest river in North America, flowing 1,243 miles to sea.

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Michael Knapp

NMLS ID #110919

Loan Advisor
Company NMLS ID #1850

Licensed in Oregon and Washington

Those who know Michael Knapp describe him as creative, energetic, honest, and authentic…

Raised and educated in Oregon, Michael obtained his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. He entered the finance business in 1996 and quickly became a top producing broker. He is a member of:

  • The dynamic, global network called Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
  • Regional 80/20 Club of Mortgage Professionals.
  • Supports The National Board of Mortgage Brokers
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for Bridge Meadows, an organization based in Portland, Oregon focused on developing and sustaining intergenerational neighborhoods for adoptive families of foster children.
  • Co-creator for the World Salmon Council


Michael’s philosophy on life is to engage on all levels.  In addition to community involvement, Michael is an advocate for personal education, development, and balance for himself and employees. When not hard at work, you’ll find him sampling the culinary creations throughout his beloved city of Portland or “chasing Steelhead” on one of his favorite Pacific Northwest waterways.

Tara Carlisle

NMLS# 293980

Office Manager

Licensed in OR

Since 1995, Tara has been providing exemplary service within the finance world. She entered the mortgage industry in 2001 and has been an essential part of the River Capital team since its inception.

Aside from making mortgage dreams come true, Tara leads a rich and active life, fully embracing all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Spending most Saturdays enjoying year around hiking adventures with her two black labs Cooper and Riley. As well as touring and tasting her way through wine country.


Our mission is to provide experiential education and encounters with Pacific wild salmon to connect students and adults with nature and empower community engagement.

Bridge Meadows has the mission of developing and sustaining intergenerational neighborhoods for adoptive families of foster children that promote permanency, community and caring relationships, while offering safety and meaningful purpose in the daily lives of older adults.

Korkers designs, develops and distributes all terrain footwear featuring patented adaptable traction so outdoor enthusiasts can optimize their traction performance for every terrain and weather condition both in and out of the water.

Nutcase is now a leading designer of helmets for bike fanatics, skate and snowboarders and people who want to stand out in the water.  Headquartered in Portland, Nutcase manages design innovation and booming international sales efforts across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

We acquire and develop urban property in a way that benefits our community, environment and our financial partners. 

We believe in using our skills and expertise to help you live better in your home by designing and crafting a personalized place that enriches your life while increasing your home’s quality and performance.

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