About me

My name’s Richard Pope. I’m a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist practicing in Portland, Oregon. 

I’ve dedicated my career to the treatment of pain, injury, and sports related conditions. I also treat mental, emotional, and stress concerns; digestion and nutrition concerns; and neurological concerns. I’ve been practicing as a massage therapist since 2008, and as an acupuncturist since 2011.

My treatments are individually tailored, meaning that I draw from diverse techniques and traditions, combining them in a way that fits you as an individual with your particular health and wellness needs. My approach is holistic, meaning that I treat the entirety of a person, including physical, physiological, and energetic.

In addition to my passion for practicing medicine, I also have a passion for making medicine accessible. Please read the “Finances” section below for more information.

On a personal note, I enjoy exercise, creative writing, and studying Buddhism and Western Philosophy. I volunteer as the executive director of The People’s Colloquium, a nonprofit that supports free education in the arts and humanities. I’m also the organizer of Portland’s philosophy Meetup, which hosts numerous events in philosophy and related. The moments I cherish most are those spent with my family and friends both here in Portland and beyond—and, of course, those moments I share with my wife, Emily, whom I’m eternally devoted to in this lifetime and all upcoming. In November of 2021, we welcomed our first child into the world, a boy named Henry!

Schedule an Appointment

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I require a credit card to hold all appointment times. This card will be charged a $40 fee if an appointment is missed or cancelled without 24 hours notice.   

Location and Hours

Open Gate Acupuncture Clinic – 1011 E Burnside, Portland, Or, 97214

  • Sunday 12:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Monday, by appointment
  • Tuesday 12:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday 12:00PM – 9:00PM


It’s necessary for you to receive the care you need and deserve. Cost is a secondary concern. For this reason, I offer a sliding scale for those who pay at the time of service: $40 – $90/hour. I ask that my patients choose the rate that fits within their budget for this medicine, keeping in mind the recommendations I make regarding frequency of visits. No one is turned away for lack of financial resources.

I directly bill for Motor Vehicle Accidents and Workers Compensation Claims. I do not directly bill private medical insurance companies, but upon request, I can provide receipts with billing codes and treatment codes. My patients with private medical insurance submit these receipts for reimbursement, oftentimes successfully. Please contact your insurance company for details about your coverage.