Group Unveils “Albina Vision” Plan to Restore Rose Quarter Neighborhood

A group of local citizens has announced an ambitious plan for a 30-acre section of the Rose Quarter. The plan aims to restore the area to a version of the largely residential neighborhood that existed 60 years ago, before it was razed to build the Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum. Backed by Rukaiyah Adams (chief investment officer…

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Plans Unveiled For “Missing Middle” Housing Project in Cully Neighborhood

The Hollywood Star News is reporting on a new development project slated for the Northeast Portland neighborhood of Cully. Located on a vacant site on NE 42nd and NE Portland Highway, the privately-funded 19-unit project will include 1 existing home, 8 two-bedroom apartments, and 10 lofted two-bedroom townhomes. The units will be priced for…

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Annual ADU Tour

Portland’s annual tour of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) is back! The Build Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour is taking place September 9th and 10th in Northeast and Southeast Portland. The two-day self-guided tour features 24 ADUs of all styles: detached “granny flats,” converted garages and basements, and more. The…

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Convention Center Hotel Breaks Ground

The new Convention Center Hotel broke ground last week in NE Portland. The 600-room, 32,000 square foot hotel will be located on the corner of NE Holladay St. and NE Martin Luther King Blvd. The $240 million hotel will be owned and operated by Hyatt Hotels Group and is being funded from…

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51-Unit Affordable Housing Building Breaks Ground

Central City Concern (CCC) has broken ground on a 51-unit affordable housing community in North Portland last week. Part of CCC’s “Housing is Health” initiative, the 51-unit apartment building will be named  Charlotte B. Rutherford Place – honoring one of Portland’s pioneering African American families – and will have 34 one-bedroom and 17…

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Tallest Timber Building in the US Approved for Construction

The tallest mass timber building in the US  has received approval by the Design Commission and is awaiting permits. The 11-story Framework building by Lever Architecture will be constructed using cross-laminated timber (CLT). CLT is a manufactured wood product consisting of layers of lumber-oriented set at right angles and glued to form structural panels.…

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