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Design Commission Approves Modera Davis in the Pearl

The designs for Modera Davis, a new project by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust, have been approved. The 12 story mixed-use building will be located at NW 10th and Davis in the Pearl District, and will include 204 apartments. Below-ground parking will include space for 145 vehicles and 308 bicycles. The original…

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The Abigail Affordable Housing Complex Opens for Business

The Abigail, an sustainability-focused affordable housing complex in the Pearl District, celebrated its grand opening last Friday, September 16. The 155 unit complex sits at 1650 N.W. 13th Ave. Of the 155 units, 128 are reserved for residents earning between 30 percent and 60 percent of the median family income and range in rent from $346…

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Vaux’s Swifts Are Back at Chapman Elementary!

The Vaux’s Swifts are making their annual migration through Portland once again. If you’re unfamiliar with the Vaux’s Swifts, this flock of birds uses the Chapman Elementary School chimney as an evening roost for approximately one month each year as they progress through their annual migration to Central and South America. Portlanders gather in Wallace…

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Framework Building Coming to the Pearl

Framework, a new building coming to the Pearl District in December 2017, is slated to be one of the tallest timber structures in the United States. The 12 story multi-use building will be made primarily of Cross Laminated Timber and other all-wood products, and will house residential, retail, and office space. Leverage Architecture, a Portland architectural…

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It’s Berry Season!

This weekend is the 6th Annual Oregon Berry festival! Held at the Ecotrust Event Space in the Pearl, the Berry Festival is made for berry lovers. Go on down to find the feshest berries around plus fresh berry vendors with berry products galore, berry themed food booths, cooking demonstrations, a children’s booth with…

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Is a New Bike Bridge Coming to NW Portland?

Last month Connect Oregon, a lottery-funded program designed to invest in Oregon’s transportation infrastructure, received 22 biking and walking project proposals for new off-road transportation investments. Of those, a $5.9 million biking-walking bridge connecting the Northwest District straight to the Steel Bridge via Flanders Street scored 3rd overall. Originally proposed back in 2008, the…

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