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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Alberta Rose Theater Seeking Donations to Purchase Building

The Alberta Rose Theater in northeast Portland has the opportunity to purchase their building to “preserve a historic and important piece of Portland’s performing arts scene.” The theater is partnering with Premier Community Bank and has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $700,000 by September 1st. The mid-size theater venue is located on…

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Portland’s Hottest Neighborhoods

Every quarter the Portland Business Journal compiles and analyzes RMLS data to determine which Portland area zip codes had the most homes sold, the highest average sale price, and the fewest days on the market. Now they have combined these three categories to find the “hottest” neighborhoods for the first quarter of 2017.…

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80 Affordable Housing Units Coming to NE Portland

A five-story, 80-unit affordable housing project is slated to break ground in NE Portland later this spring. Portland nonprofit, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI) is developing the project (with Gerding Edlen, Colas Construction, and Carleton Hart Architecture) on the Grant Warehouse Site on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Cook and Ivy Streets. The…

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Expansion Planned for Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Campus

Big new additions are coming to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum campus in McMinnville. The campus is under new management; Utah-based Falls Event Center LLC purchased several of the museum buildings and surrounding land last summer. The sprawling campus which already includes a water park, vineyards, and a brand new event space, is now slated to add…

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