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May 5, 2005, 4:47 AM
Portland Projects
Under Construction, Approved, Proposed, Stale Proposals, Recent Cancellations
Check this post for frequent updates... Updated Late July 2006
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Please reply with updates, corrections, additions, comments etc.
List has slowly expanded from being just Central City Portland to surrounding neighborhoods & suburbs... could especially use some help with these areas


Benson Tower
Under Construction
26 stories - 143 condominiums
Downtown/West End - SW 11th & Clay St
Completion: Early 2007
Architects: MCA Architects
Developers: Weston Investments

The Metropolitan
Under Construction
19 stories (225 ft) - 121 condominiums
Pearl District/Hoyt Yards - NW 10th & Lovejoy St
Completion: Fall 2007
Architects: BOORA
Developers: Hoyt Street Properties

The Wyatt (Cronin Block)
Under Construction
15 stories - 244 condominiums
Pearl District/Hoyt Yards - NW 13th & Marshall St.
Completion: 2007/8
Architects: Fletcher Farr Ayotte Architects
Developers: Robert Ball

The Casey
Under Construction
16 stories - 61 condominiums
Pearl District - NW 12th & Everett St.
Completion: 2007?
Architects: GBD Architects
Developers: Gerding/Edlen
Platinum LEED

Waterfront Pearl
Under Construction
Twin 10 story towers - 192 condominiums
Pearl District/Waterfront - NW Naito Parkway & NW 9th St
Completion: 2007?
Architects: Soren Rasmussen Architects
Developers: Waterfront Pearl LP (Naito Properties LLC/Grancorp Holdings LLC/Pemcor Development Corp)

The Strand
Under Construction
13 story tower and twin 11 story towers - 221 condominiums
RiverPlace - SW River Parkway
Completion: Winter 2007
Architects: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Developers: RiverPlace Partners (Onder Development Co./Willams & Dame Development Inc.)

The Civic
Under Construction
16 stories - 261 condominiums (plus 6 story - 140 apartment bldg)
Stadium District - SW 18th & Morrison St.
Completion: 2007
Developers: Gerding/Edlin Development Co?

The Westerly
Under Construction
14 stories - 104 units
NW Portland - NW Westover & Everett St
Completion: Early 2008
Architects: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Developers: Williams & Dame/Onder Development Co.
LEED rated

The Vaux
Under Construction
4 stories - 145 condominiums
NW Portland - NW 24th & Savier St.
Architects: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Completion: Summer 2006

Under Construction
104 townhouses, 91 brownstones, 2 condominium towers
NW Portland - NW Naito Parkway
Completion: 2006-2009?

Madison Place
Under Construction
5 story office condominium building - 7 office units
Downtown/West End - SW 11th Ave. & Main Street
Architect: GBD Architects
Developer: Sockeye Development
Completion: Fall 2006

Meier & Frank Department Store Renovation & Marriott Renaissance Hotel Project
Under Renovation
16 stories (existing historic department store building)
Downtown - SW 5th Ave & SW Morrison St
Completion: Spring 2008
Architects: SERA Architects
Developers/Clients: May Department Stores/Marriott Hotels

Portland Armory 'Bob and Diana Gerding Theater'
Under Renovation
Historic Armory converted to Performing Arts Theater
Pearl District/Brewery Blocks - NW 11th Ave. & Davis St.
Completion: Fall 2006
Architects: GBD Architects
Developers: Gerding/Edlin
Platinum LEED

'937 Condos'
Under Construction
16 stories (170 ft) - 114 condominiums
Pearl District - NW 10th Ave. & Glisan St.
Architects: Holst & Ankrom Moisan
Developer: Jeff Wenker
Silver LEED
Completion: 2008

The Encore
Under Construction
16 stories (175 ft) - 176 residential units
Pearl District - NW 9th & Overton
Architects: BOORA
Developer: Hoyt Street Properties
Completion: 2008

Atwater Place (Block 34)
Under Construction
22 stories - 212 condominiums
South Waterfront - SW River Parkway & Gaines St.
Completion: Winter 2008
Architects: Thomas Hacker Architects
Developers: River Campus Investors
Silver LEED

John Ross (Block 35)
Under Construction
35 stories (325 ft) - 268 condominiums
South Waterfront - SW Bond Ave. & Gaines St.
Completion: Summer 2007
Architects: TVA Architects
Developer: River Campus Investors

Block 38
Under Construction
30 stories (325 ft) - 279 condominiums
South Waterfront - SW River Parkway & SW Gaines St.
Completion: Summer 2008?
Architects: GBD Architects
Developers: River Campus Investors

The Meriwether
Under Construction
Twin towers: 24 stories + 21 stories - 246 condominiums
South Waterfront - SW Curry St. & SW River Parkway
Completion: Summer 2006
Developers: River Campus Investors

OHSU Center for Health and Healing (OHSU Building One)
Under Construction
16 stories - medical space & labs
South Waterfront - SW Gibbs St. & SW Bond Ave.
Completion: Late Summer 2006
Architects: GBD Architects
Developers/Client: OHSU

Aerial Tram
Under Construction
South Waterfront to Marquam Hill (OHSU)
Architects: Angélil/Graham/Pfenninger/Scholland & Doppelmayr-CTEC
Completion: Dec 2006

Crane Building
Under Renovation
6 stories (existing) + 1 added, 32 apartments
Pearl District - NW 14th & Irving St.
Architects: SERA Architects
Completion: Late 2006/2007?

Block 90
Under Renovation
3 stories (existing) + 1 added - 12 condominiums + salon school
Pearl District - NW 13th Ave & Flanders St.
Completion: Summer 2006

The Jefferson
Under Construction
5 stories - 52 condominiums
Goose Hollow - SW 18th Ave. & Jefferson St
Completion: 2007

University of Oregon Portland Location
Under Renovation
Existing Building
Old Town - W. Burnside/1st Ave.

The Harrison
Under Extensive Renovation
Existing 26 story Apartment Tower with Townhouses
South Auditorium District - SW Harrison & 4th
Completion: 2007

Meranti Lofts
Under Construction
11 units
44th and Division
Completion: Spring 2006

Under Construction
16 units
45th and Hawthorne
Completion: November 2006

Wygant Lofts
Under Construction
? residential units
N. Williams & Wygant
Architects: David Spitzer
Developer: Wygant Lofts LLC
Completion: Summer/Fall 2006

Columbian Newspaper Building - Vancouver, WA
6 stories - 118,000 sq ft office building
Downtown Vancouver - W. 6th Street
Architects: GBD Architects
Developer/Client: Scott Campbell & Columbian Publishing
Completion: Summer 2007

Salpare Bay
Under Construction
Seven 4 story buildings + marina
Jantzen Beach/Tomahawk Island/Columbia River - N. Tomahawk Island Drive


Ladd Tower
22 stories - 191 condominiums & church services
Downtown - SW Park St & SW Jefferson
Completion: Late 2008
Architects: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Developers/Client: First Christian Church/Opus Northwest

ZGF Tower (working name)
22 stories - condominiums, ZGF Partnership headquarters office
Downtown/West End - SW 12th Ave. & SW Washington St.
Completion: 2008/9
Architects: ZGF Partnership
Developers: Goodman & Gerding/Edlin
Old Design (when it was 31 stories):

First & Main
Proposed - Currently in Design
15 stories - 325,000 sq ft office
Downtown - SW 1st Ave. & SW Main St.
Architects: GBD Architects
Developers: Equity Office
LEED Silver or Gold
Completion: 2009

St. Stephen's Church Tower
Proposed/Current Status Unknown
16 stories - low-income apartments (13 floors) & church functions (3 floors)
Downtown/West End - SW Clay St. & SW 13th Ave.
Architects: LRS Architects
Developer: St. Stephen's Church
Completion: ??

Pearl Safeway Mixed Use Project (2 Blocks)
Proposed (likely Fall 2006 start date)
16 story apartment tower + 8 story office tower over Safeway supermarket
Pearl District - NW 13th & Lovejoy
Architects: GGLO Architects
Developers: Al Solheim/Unico Properties
Completion: 2008/9
More Info: http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=120095

Block 46
20 stories (plus two 3 & 5 story bldgs) - condominiums
South Waterfront - SW Lowell St. & SW Bond Ave.
Architects: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Completion: 2008/9
More Info: http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=123729

Block 41
24 stories - 244 condominiums
South Waterfront - SW Abernethy St. & River Parkway
Completion: ??

Oak Tower
Proposed/Possibly Delayed
31 stories - 219 condominiums
Downtown/Old Town - SW 3rd Ave. & SW Oak St.
Architects: MulvannyG2/Gary Larson
Developers: Tramwell Crow Residential/Portland Development Commission
Completion: 2008/9

The Alexan
Proposed/Possibly Delayed
22 stories (230 ft) - apartments (# of units undecided)
South Waterfront - SW Moody & SW Gaines St.
Completion: ??
Architects: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Developers: Tramwell Crow Residential

SW Fifth/Washington
Proposed Renovation
Existing Building - Conversion to Office Condos
Downtown - SW 5th/Washington
Architects: Fletcher Farr Ayotte

'The Manhattan'
30? story residential tower
West End/Stadium District - SW 14th & Alder
Architects: LRS Architects

The Delano (Salmon Street Tower)
22 stories (255-ft) - 93 condominium units
Downtown/West End - SW 10th & Salmon
Completion: 2008?
Architects: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Developers: Capstone Partners
More Info: http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=123729

The Allegra
Proposed/Possible Dispute?
21 stories (250 ft) - 228 condominiums
Goose Hollow/Stadium District - SW 18th & Salmon St.
Architects: Sienna Architects
Developers: M. David Paul (California Development Group) & TriMet (plus possibly Melvin Mark Development Co.)
Completion: 2008?
LEED likely
www.siennaarchitecture.com (rendering available here)

The Pacifica at Riverscape
8 story condominium building
NW Portland - NW Front & 18th
Completion: 2008-2009?

Pearl 8-story Mixed Use Tower
Proposed - Early Design Process
8 stories - approx. 248 residential units
Pearl District - NW 15th & Lovejoy St.
Architects: Myhre Group Architects
Completion: 2009?

7-story Building - Machine Works Block
7 stories (100 ft) - office, retail
Pearl District - NW 14th/Northrup
Architects: Stan Chesshir Architect
Completion: 2009?
More info: http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?a=123053&c=42446

1700 SW 4th Ave. (part of proposed Montgomery Blocks - 4 Block Development)
16 story tower - 353 condominiums
South Auditorium District - SW Fourth Ave/Fifth & Montgomery
Architects: GBD & Thomas Hacker
Developers: Gerding/Edlin
Completion: 2009+

321 NW Glisan
Existing 7 story warehouse - conversion to residential and office (with some warehouse function remaining)
Old Town/Chinatown - NW Glisan & 3rd Ave.
Architects: EDA Architects
Completion: 2008?

'Seven Condominiums'
7 story condominium building
Pearl District/Northwest Portland - NW 16th/Davis St.
Architects: BOORA

Station Place 2-story office Building
2 story office building - 42,000 sq ft office
Pearl District - NW 9th & Marshall

Public Market
Proposed/Status Unknown due to change of plans
Central gourmet public market
Old Town - W. Burnside St. & SW 1st Ave.
Completion: unknown, possibly 2009-2010

Burnside & E. 6th
6? story office building
Central Eastside - Burnside & E. 6th

Burnside Bridgehead
Major redevlopment of 5 blocks, bldgs ranging from low-rises to high-rises
Central Eastside - E. Burnside St. & NE Grand Ave.
Completion: 2009/10

Vancouver's Riverwest (4 Block Development)
4 block redevelopment including (twin 12 stories) 200 apartments, (7 story) 120,000 sq ft office, 75-85 room hotel, 15,000 sq ft retail, possible 90,000 sq ft library
Downtown Vancouver - Evergreen & C Street
Developer: Killian Pacific
Completion: 2010?

Convention Center Hotel
23 floors - 600 hotel rooms
Lloyd District - NE Holladay St. & NE Grand Ave.
Completion: 2008+

Clinton Street Lofts
Southeast Portland - Clinton Street
Architects: Holst
Developer: Rapaport

Mississippi Lofts
4 story condominium building
North Mississippi Ave. - 4138 N. Mississippi Ave.
Architects: Michael Willis Architects

Kurisu Building
4 story condominium building
North Mississippi Ave.
Architects: Holst
LEED Platinum

NE 7th/Knott
3 stories
Northeast Portland - NE 7th/Knott
Architects: Holst

Alberta Building
65-ft condominium building
Alberta Street - NE 20th/Alberta
Architect: Saj Jivanjee

Backbridge Station
??? unit condominium building
Fremont Street - 1 N. Fremont Street
Developer: Kaiser Group

Backbridge Lofts
40 unit condominium building
Williams/Vancouver St. - 3410 N. Williams Street
Developer: Kaiser Group

Fremont Lofts
9 story residential building & flex studio space
North Portland - N. Cook & Albina St.
Developer: Kaiser Group

SE 23rd & Belmont
5 story residential building
Belmont Street - SE Portland
Architect: Ankrom Moisan

Hollywood Whole Foods
5 story building - residential with ground floor retail
Hollywood District - NE 45th & Sandy Blvd.

Rumored Proposals

Broadway Tower - SW Broadway & Columbia Tower (Former Chevron Station Lot) - Tom Moyer
460-ft SW 10th & Morrison Tower (SmartPark Garage site) - Gerding/Edlin
SW 10th & Washington Block (Full Block Surface Lot)
Station Place Parcel at NW 9th & Naito
32-story North Broadway Tower (North of Rose Quarter) - Weston Investments
Mercy Corp Old Town Headquarters

Stale Proposal/Delayed/Inactive

Jumptown Project
Stale Proposal
10 stories - 110 condominiums + NW Jazz Museum
Rose Quarter - NE Broadway & NE Weidler St.
Completion: 2008
Architects: Ken Yeang
Developers: Jumptown LLC
Platinum LEED

One Waterfront Place
Inactive/Stale Proposal (awaiting tenant, active since 2001)
12 stories - office
Pearl District/Waterfront - NW Naito Parkway

100 Columbia
Cancelled (awaiting tenant, active since 2002)
15 stories - office
Downtown - SW Columbia St. & SW 1st Ave.

Cascadian Tower
27 then 17 stories
Lloyd District - NE MLK & Holladay St.

Ashforth-Pacific Superblock
Stale Proposal/Likely Cancelled
Residential, Office, Urban Retail Plaza
Lloyd District - NE 9th & Multnomah
Proposed 2001-2003
rendering see www.gbdarchitects.com ->our work->mixed-use->ashforth superblock

Fire Station 1
Main Fire Station & Headquarters
Old Town - NW 1st & Davis St.

Could only place 10 pushpins on the map, so I divided it into 3:
High Rise Projects only (8+ stories (high rise by Portland standards))

Pearl, Rose Quarter High Rise Projects (http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=45.531575~-122.678983&style=h&lvl=16&scene=952332&sp=aN.45.530343_-122.681859_The%20Metropolitan_~aN.45.531064_-122.684026_The%20Cronin%20Block_~aN.45.532537_-122.680979_Block%2019_~aN.45.526795_-122.680700_937%20Condos_~aN.45.525307_-122.683361_The%20Casey_~aN.45.532733_-122.678661_Waterfront%20Pearl_~aN.45.530358_-122.684755_Pearl%20Safeway%20Project_~aN.45.530463_-122.683854_Unico%20Apartment%20Tower_~aN.45.539541_-122.689390_Riverscape%20Tower_~aN.45.534612_-122.668705_JumpTown%20Tower_)

West End (Downtown), Old Town, Stadium, Uptown High Rise Projects (http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=45.521503~-122.685764&style=h&lvl=16&scene=952332&sp=aN.45.522225_-122.683682_ZGF%20Tower_~aN.45.521052_-122.673597_Oak%20Tower_~aN.45.522556_-122.690313_The%20Civic_~aN.45.520165_-122.690806_Butler%20Block_~aN.45.516527_-122.684498_The%20Eliot_~aN.45.514708_-122.685742_The%20Benson%20Tower_~aN.45.517790_-122.682910_Salmon%20Street%20Tower_~aN.45.515264_-122.682159_1300%20Park_~aN.45.515715_-122.687438_St.%20Stephen%27s%20Tower_~aN.45.524841_-122.700033_The%20Westerly_)

South Waterfront, RiverPlace, Office Core (Downtown) High Rise Projects (http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=45.510618~-122.679627&style=h&lvl=16&scene=952332&sp=aN.45.508046_-122.673104_The%20Strand_~aN.45.497323_-122.669005_The%20Meriwether_~aN.45.496797_-122.670121_The%20John%20Ross_~aN.45.496661_-122.668984_Atwater%20Place_~aN.45.496090_-122.671344_The%20Alexan_~aN.45.494165_-122.671473_Block%2046_~aN.45.495127_-122.669113_Block%2041_~aN.45.496030_-122.670143_Block%2038_~aN.45.498903_-122.671173_OHSU%20Bldg%201_~aN.45.514918_-122.675593_First%20%26%20Main_)

Portland Projects (Major Private & Public Investments) as of January 6, 2006

Please feel free to add to or question list.

Bold names are high rise towers
Green highlighted names are LEED buildings (probably not all listed)

Under Construction:
Downtown including the West End:
'Benson Tower' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=77755) - 26-story tower - 143 condominiums - Spring 2007 - SW 11th & Clay
'Eliot Tower' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=62282) - 18-story tower - 223 condominiums - Spring 2006 - SW 10th/11th & Jefferson 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=85064) 3rd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=83075)
First Presbyterian Church Underground Garage & Plaza (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=82256) - SW 12th & Morrison

Pearl District including the Brewery Blocks:
'The Metropolitan' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=82167) 19-story condominium tower - Summer 2007 - NW 10th & Lovejoy 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=90866) 3rd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=75880)
'The Cronin' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=94933) - 15-story condominium tower - 250 units - 175 feet - Summer 2007 - NW 12th & Marshall 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=79793)
'The Casey' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=77126) - 16-story, 52 unit condominium tower - NW 12th & Everett
'Waterfront Pearl' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=66668) - Two 10-story condominium towers - 1200 NW Naito Pkwy - Summer 2007 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=76825)
'Riverscape' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=94650) - 195 townhouses (late 2005/early 2006)
'Crane Building' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=87725) - Warehouse conversion to condominiums - NW 14th & Irving
Portland Armory Theater - Conversion to Theater for 'Portland Center Stage' - Spring 2006
Bridgeport Brewery & Brewpub Renovation - Spring 2006

'The Strand' - Two 11-story + One 13-story condominium towers + townhouses - 250 units - Spring 2007

NW Portland/Nob Hill including Uptown:
Thurman Street Lofts (http://www.thurmanstreetlofts.com/) - 4-story loft building, 16 units (December 2005)
'The Vaux' - 4-story condominium building - Summer 2006 - NW 24th & Raliegh
Cambridge Condos & Townhouses (www.cambridgecondos.com) - 5-story building - 73 units
Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital - NW 20th & Pettygrove
NW 20th & Pettygrove Townhouse Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=81659) January 2006

South Waterfront/North Macadam/River Blocks:
'Atwater Place' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=73969) (Block 34) - 28-story condominium tower - 226 ft high - 309 units - Fall 2007
'John Ross' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=86898) (Block 35) - 35-story, 325 ft condominium tower - 268 units - Summer 2007
'The Meriwether' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=73228) - 21-story + 24-story towers, 246 condominiums - Spring 2006
'OHSU Building One' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=92560) - 16-story tower, 400,000 sq ft of educational office, research laboratories, outpatient practice, wellness center - Summer 2006 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=84425)
OHSU Aerial Tram (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=82240) (SoWa to Marquam Hill) - Sept. 30, 2006
Portland Streetcar Gibbs Extension - RiverPlace to SoWa - 0.6 mile Extension - Opening Fall 2006

Stadium District
'The Civic' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=81701) - 16-story condominium tower + 6-story apartment building - Summer 2007

East Side:
'Andria Condominiums' (http://www.andriacondominiums.com/images/Drawing-colage.jpg) - SE 42nd & Belmont - 4 story building, 27 condominiums
Hollywood Station TOD (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=85200) - 24 hr Fitness complex
'The Standpoint' (http://www.boora.com/portfolio/taylor_street_center/the_standpoint/taylor_st_01.jpg) - SE 12th & Taylor - 4 story building, condomiums (Aug 2005?)
'New Columbia' - North Portland - 850 unit development of single family, townhouses and "stacked flats"
Interstate Ave. New Seasons Supermarket (North Portland)
'The Trolley Barn' Sellwood District townhouse project
11 story Providence Hospital cancer center

PSU University District:
'PSU NW Center for Engineering, Science & Technology' - SW 4th & Harrison - 5 story classroom/laboratory building

Marquam Hill/OHSU Campus:
OHSU Patient Care Facility
OHSU Biomedical Research Building

Outer Eastside & Airport
'The Elements' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=94660) Gateway Station Transit-Oriented Development 14-Building Complex 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=69431) 3rd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=93033)
'Cascade Station' Retail Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=90871) (Airport)
IKEA - CascadeStation (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=93032) location (Airport area) 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=87612)
Banfield Pet Hospital HQ NE 82nd Ave. (NE Portland)
887 NE 102nd Avenue and NE Pacific (Gateway) - 4-story retail and office building
Columbia Knoll - NE Portland: 82nd & Sandy - 118 apartments + 205 senior housing units

Portland Misc.:
'Big Pipe' Sewer Project (Pearl, Downtown, Riverplace, SoWa)

Outside Portland:
St. Vincent's Hospital Expansion near Sunset TC (Suburbs: Cedar Hill/Washington Co.)
Clackamas Town Center - Suburbs: Clackamas - Extensive Mall Renovation + Expansion
Washington Square - Suburbs: Washington Co. - Extensive Mall Renovation + Expansion
Sunset (26) Freeway Widening & Expansion (Portland/Suburbs: Cedar Hill)
Jackson School Road/Sunset Hwy interchange (Suburbs: Washington Co.)
I-205 widening project (Portland/Suburbs: Clackamas)
'Villebois' (Suburbs: Wilsonville) 580-acre, 2400 unit housing development

In Development/Serious Planning (Likely to happen) :
Downtown including the West End:
Unnamed West End Tower (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=94234) - 29-story, 325 foot Mixed Use Tower (office, retail, hotel, condo) - SW 12th & Washington 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?threadid=89313)
'Madison Place' - 5-story office-condominium building
'Oak Tower' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=90844) - 26-story luxury apartment building - 168 units - SW 3rd & Oak 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=85307)
Midtown Park Block Underground Parking Garage with City Park above (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=84457)
'First & Main' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=91386) 15-story office tower - SW 1st & Main
Downtown 'Meier & Frank' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=72867) (to become Macy's in Fall 2006) department store renovation, floors 1-5 (2007) 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=83057)
Downtown Marriott Renaissance Hotel - floors 6-14 of 'Meier & Frank/Macy's' department store (2007)
'1300 Park' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=94932) - 22-story condominium tower, 170 units & First Christian Church's church services - April 2008 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=82256)
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Tower (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=82256) - 18-story church services + affordable housing tower
Mallory Hotel (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=93435) historic hotel renovation - Fall 2006
Downtown SmartPark Garage renovation - SW 10th & Yamhill
Transit Mall renovation + Light Rail addition (Old Town/Chinatown, Downtown, Univ. District) - 2009
Burnside/Couch Couplet + Street Improvements (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=89680) - made into two one-way streets and traffic calmed - 2013?
Ladd Carriage House project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=78817) moved, renovated and given a new use

Pearl District including the Brewery Blocks:
'Block 90' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=94648) Reed/Harris Bldg Penthouses & Aveda Salon Academy - NW 13th & Everett 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=75143)
Pearl District Safeway Supermarket and Condominium Towers (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=81447) - one 9-story office tower + one 17-story apartment tower - NW 14th & Lovejoy 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=83591) 3rd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=81446)
'Riverscape Tower' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=90869) 14-story condominium tower - 240 ft 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=81603)
'The Yards at Union Station' Phase III - Affordable Apartment Building - Naito Parkway
US Customs House Hotel - NW Broadway & Everett

NW Portland/Nob Hill including Uptown:
'The Westerly' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=90867) 14-story condominium tower
Apple Store (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=88091) - storefront building - NW 23rd Ave.

South Waterfront/North Macadam/River Blocks:
'The Alexan' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=71794) (Block 39) - 23-story apartment tower - 220 units 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=84119)
'Block 38' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=92707) 31-story condominium tower - 325 feet, 305 units2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=91013) 3rd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=87854)

Stadium District/Goose Hollow:
'The Jefferson' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=94244) - 5-story condominium building, 52 units - SW 18th & Jefferson

Old Town/Chinatown:
New Main Fire Station 'Fire Station 1' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=88587) - NW 1st & Davis
'Union Gospel Mission LifeChange Center' - W. Burnside & 2nd - 5 story transition housing/homeless shelter building

Inner Eastside:
Grand Central Bowl (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=90718) - retail and refurbished bowling alley (SE Portland)
JumpTown Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=91937) - 10-story (maybe 15 stories), 110-unit condominium tower, NW Jazz Museum (Rose Quarter) 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=80384)


Outside Portland:
VancouverCenter 9-story office & condo bldg
Washington County Commuter Rail Line (Suburbs: Washington Co.) (2008-2009)
'I-205 MAX' Light Rail Transit Line (SE Portland/Suburbs: Clackamas) (2009)
'Beaverton Round' parking garage (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=93087) (Suburbs: Beaverton)
new Sauvie Island Bridge
'The Columbian Newspaper' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=86328) 6-story office building - mid-2007 (Downtown Vancouver)


Proposed (Idea Stage, Studying Feasability)
New Multnomah County Courthouse, 58 courtrooms
Zell Bros./Mercantile/Virginia Cafe Block Mixed Use Mid-Rise Project
Downtown Nordstrom store renovation/expansion
Midtown Blocks Proposal, specialty retail corridor (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=73659)
Development around foot of Morrison Bridge along Naito Parkway
Development of Goodman's Downtown Parking Lots
1/4 block residential tower by new PSU housing (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=84612) - 1951 SW 6th Ave.
Jasmine Tree Block by PSU
Jefferson West redevelopment in West End

Pearl District:
'Machine Works' - Warehouse Renovation + Conversion to retail+office - NW 14th & Northrup
Pearl Athletic Field Park (3rd Park) - NW Overton & 11th - 2 block park including Boardwalk along 10th Ave.
'Centennial Mills' - renovation - possible Maritime Museum?
170 foot, 16-story residential tower (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=95575) - NW 10th & Glisan (Metropolitan Presort Bldg) 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=91282)
16-story, 177-unit residential tower (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=95549) - NW 10th & Overton 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=90118)

Stadium District:
'Butler Block' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=95622) - 19-story tower, proposals 200 units - SW 18th & Salmon

NW Portland:
Linnton Condominium Building (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=68653) - NW Portland - likely 3 to 5 story
NW 18th & Front (3 8-story or 1 8-story and 1 16-story) (NW Portland)
Nob Hill 6-8 seperate Parking Garages (Nob Hill)

South Waterfront:
OGI/OHSU medical research campus on Schnitzer donated land south of Marquam Bridge (North Macadam/SoWa, RiverPlace)
Block 46 One 20-story, Two 6-story condominium towers - SW Lowell & Bond/Moody
Block 41 (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=95243) 24-story, 244 unit residential tower - SW Abernethy & River Parkway
South Waterfront Park (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=82357)

Lloyd District:
Convention Center 'Headquarters Hotel' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=64688) - 800 rooms
'Lloyd Crossing Catalyst Project' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=83534) - MLK/Grand & MAX line (Lloyd District)

Old Town/Chinatown:
Public Market with conversion of old Fire Dept. (Old Town)
Univ. of Oregon Portland Center

East Side:
'Burnside Bridgehead' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=60530) (Central Eastside)
Willamette Industrial Area & Swan Island Urban Renewal Area (North Portland)
Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation Interpretive Center - new home for 3 steam locomotives - next to OMSI
Portland Streetcar East Side Line (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=62152) (Central Eastside, Lloyd District, Rose Quarter, SE Portland)
Bury I-5 on East Bank - unlikely for a long time (Central Eastside)Ross Island Park (South Portland/SoWa/Sellwood)
New Sellwood Bridge (Sellwood, Johns Landing)
Portland Public Schools Site by Broadway Bridge (possible high rise neighborhood or ballpark)

Outside Portland:
Beaverton Six 8-story condominium towers by Nike (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=81444)
Oregon City "lifestyle-center" shopping center (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=83430) (Suburbs: Oregon City)
St. Johns Bridge lighting
Sunrise Corridor Limited Access Highway (Suburbs: Clackamas, Damascus, Boring)
Portland Streetcar to Lake Oswego (SoWa, Johns Landing, Dunthorpe, Suburbs: Lake Oswego)
Milwaukee MAX line incl. Caruthers St. LRT Bridge (SE Portland, Sellwood, Suburbs: Milwaukie)
New I-5 Columbia River Bridge (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=69435) (North Portland/Jantzen Beach/Suburbs: Vancouver, WA)
Beaverton former Westgate theater site (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=91595)
105th & Halsey Tower (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=81802) 9-story residential tower

Major League Baseball Stadium (various possible sites, only if MLB team awarded to PDX)


On Hold, Delayed or Cancelled:
Killingsworth Station (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=92374) - North Portland - 6 story building, 108 units (condominiums, townhouses, affordable housing) (cancelled) 2nd Thread on Project (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=81992)
'One Waterfront Place' (http://www.boora.com/portfolio/winkler/onewaterfront/onewaterfront_01.jpg) - Pearl/Waterfront - 12 stories - 256,000 sq ft office building (on hold)
100 Columbia (http://www.100columbia.com/images/rendering.jpg) - Downtown - 15 stories - 315,000 sq ft office building (on hold or cancelled)
Roosevelt Tower (http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=155651) - West End/Downtown - 21 stories - 121 condominiums (on hold or cancelled)
Cascadian Tower (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=80696) - Lloyd District - 17 stories - condos (on hold or cancelled)
'Two Main' (http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=102272) - Downtown - 16 stories - approx. 400,000 sq ft office building (on hold or cancelled)
SW 1st & Morrison - Downtown - 20 story office building (cancelled)
Pearl Block (www.pearlblock.com) - Pearl District - 10 story 137,000 sq ft Class A office building (cancelled in excavation process; site redeveloped, see Burlington Tower)

Just Completed:

Eliot Tower
Just Completed
18 stories - 223 condominiums
Downtown/West End - SW 10th & Jefferson St.
Completion: Spring 2006
Architects: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership/Ankrom Moisan Architects
Developers: Carroll Investments

'10th Avenue Market' retail conversion of existing single level bldgs - NW 10th & Davis
NW 23rd & Flanders Retail Bldg - William Sonoma HomePioneer Courthouse (http://www.serapdx.com/images/prj/00000093.jpg) - Historic Courthouse Renovation
'The Sitka' (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=92965) - 5-story affordable apartment building, 210 units - Summer 2006 - NW 11th & Northrup
Portland Art Museum Masonic Temple Expansion - Downtown -Historic Renovation and Museum Expansion
St. John's Bridge reconstruction (North Portland)
NE 1620 Broadway - Irvington - 6 story condominum building with 30,000 sq ft retail (Spring 2005)
'Tanner Springs Park' (formerly 'North Park Square') - NW Marshall & 10th - Full Block Park - August 2005
'The Pinnacle' (http://hoytstreetrealty.com/communities/ThePi49_pic2_2637.jpg) - Pearl District - 14 story condominum tower, 176 units - Summer 2005 - NW 10th & Northrup
Governor Hotel renovations (Downtown)
Bridgeport Village - Suburbs: Tigard/Tualatin - 400,000 sq ft lifestyle shopping center (May 2005)
'The Louisa' - Pearl/Brewery Blocks - 16 story Apartment Tower (Spring 2005)
'Belmont Street Lofts' - SE 35th & Belmont - 4 story building, 27 condominiums (2004/2005?)
'The Elizabeth' (http://pics.hs1.com/picture.html?mls=RMLS&listingid=5012474&picnum=1&scale=f) - Pearl District - 15 story tower, 175 condominiums/lofts (2005)
'The Henry' - Pearl District/Brewery Blocks - 15 story tower, 123 condominiums (2004)
'Park Place' (http://hoytstreetrealty.com/communities/ParkP47_pic2_1000.jpg) - Pearl District - 13 story tower + 3 story townhouse building, 124 condominiums & townhouses (2004)
'Museum Place' (http://www.howardswright.com/images/img_b_museum0703.jpg) + Downtown Safeway Supermarket (http://www.metropolismag.com/html/sustainable/case/safewaygreengrocer.html) - Downtown/West End - 8 story building, 128 apartments + 12 rental townhouses (2004)
'10th & Hoyt' Apartments - Pearl District - 6 story building, 178 apartments (2004)
'The Edge' Lofts (http://www.edgelofts.com/images/page2.image.jpg) + REI Store 10 story building, 125 condominiums (2004)
new Lloyd district Apt. Bldg (2004)
'8 NW 8th' (http://www.serapdx.com/images/prj/00000005.jpg) - Downtown/North Park Blocks - 12 story tower, 180 affordable apartments + transition housing (2004)
'The Avenue Lofts' (http://www.serapdx.com/images/prj/00000153.jpg) - Pearl District - 8 story warehouse building conversion to condominiums/lofts, 166 condominiums (2004)
'Streets of Tanasbourne' - Suburbs: Hillsboro/Tanasbourne - 340,000 sq ft lifestyle shopping center (2004)
url=http://www.sauvieillustration.com/images/lexis_.jpg]'The Lexis'[/url] - Pearl District - 7 story building, 139 apartments (2004)
'The Burlington' - Pearl District - 10 story tower, 163 apartments (2005)
Renovation of Beaverton Mall now Cedar Hills Crossing (2004) 16 screen theater
'Lovejoy Square' Retail Project (former McClaskey Wine Distibutor Bldg.) (2004)
Portland Streetcar to RiverPlace (2005)
'Station Place' - Pearl District - 14 story tower, 176 apartments (2005)
Pearl SmartPark Garage (2004)
ActivSpace Building (NW 17th & Raleigh) (2005)
Interstate Fred Meyer Supermarket (2004)
The Embassy (historic condo conversion) (2004)
The Envoy (historic condo conversion) (2004)
Pacific Tower - Chinatown - 15 story tower (2003)
Mosaic Condos (2003)

Links go back to active threads from July 1, 2005 to Present

May 5, 2005, 5:32 AM
Isn't Block 39 supposed to be 23 stories? And somewhere I thought someone referred to 'The Classic' as 'The Metropolitan'. No? Also, I think the 18th/Jefferson project is about to start construction (where did I hear this?). The permit process is active, anyway.

Anyway, nice, extensive list.

May 5, 2005, 6:01 AM

May 5, 2005, 6:02 AM
An impressive list. Enough projects that we should see pictures of from forumers.

May 5, 2005, 4:23 PM
All these are in the serious development phase.

Block 39 (SoWa) - Between SW Bond and Moody on Gaines St
a 23-story, 226-foot high tower located on a 5- story podium occupying the full block site. Total of 309
apartments, ground floor retail, and 3 1/2 levels of above
grade parking

1215 NW Everett Street - 1/4 block in the Pearl.
15-story, concrete frame structure, with glass curtain wall.
The first floor retail. Floors 2 through 15 will be 57 condos. 4 levels of underground parking. This project will be pursuing a LEED gold rating by exploring ground source heating and cooling, solar
panels, eco roof, rain water reuse, grey water reuse, etc.

887 NE 102nd Avenue and NE Pacific (Gateway) - 4-story retail and office building - This is not part of the Gateway Transit Center redvelopment.

The Blitz Haus - ?? - Saw an ad for it in the paper the other day. The rendering looked like an old single story warehouse with new condos on top. Maybe 5-8 storys probably somewhere in the Pearl by the Brewery Blocks.

Jul 18, 2005, 9:36 PM
Whoops... Don't know how this one didn't get put in the right place.

Jul 18, 2005, 10:29 PM
Wow, there is a LOT going on in Portland! I would've never guessed! Yay Portland!

Jul 28, 2005, 6:08 PM
Man, this thread is screaming for some renderings... Where's the love Portland peeps?

Sep 3, 2005, 5:17 AM
^^It's been a slow week over in the NW Forum and as I was aimlessly wandering through the pages I found myself here, so I figured I could post a little sumpin sumpin...

All these guys are currently under construction except the last one...

John Ross

Benson Tower, a huge damn hole in the ground

The Strand

Waterfront Pearl



I'll post more for ya later...

Sep 3, 2005, 8:56 PM
A couple more

Eliot Tower, already 10 stories or so

Riverscape, not sure if it's started or not

The Civic, overlooking the ballpark

and the Meriwether

our first condo towers in the SoWa district that will resemble this

Oct 2, 2005, 5:13 PM

Oct 18, 2005, 7:10 PM
Atwater Place

The Casey (could be Oregon's first LEED Platinum building)

Oct 18, 2005, 7:13 PM
Cronin Block

Oct 25, 2005, 8:46 PM
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I've been trying to add some of the new construction into the already established list and tried to research some of the holes in data. I'm still far from finished as you can see. But here is my living list of Portland buildings. Please let me know if I have any duplicates or wrong information.

Rank Building Ht in ft. Floors Status Built Use Address
1 Wells Fargo Center 546 41 Built 1972 Off 1300 SW 5th Ave
2 US Bancorp Tower 536 43 Built 1983 Off 111 SW 5th Ave
3 KOIN Center 509 35 Built 1984 Off 222 SW Columbia St
4 PacWest Center 413 30 Built 1984 Off 1211 SW 5th Ave
5 St. Johns Bridge 401 Built 1931
6 Freemont Bridge 381 Built 1973
7 Fox Tower 367 27 Built 2000 Off 805 SW Broadway
8 Standard Insurance Center 364 27 Built 1971 Off 900 SW 5th Ave
9 John Ross Tower 325 31 Const 2007 Res SW Pennyover & SW River Parkway
10 South Waterfront Block 38 325 31 Prop Res SW Gaines & SW Bond
11 ZGF Tower 325 29 Prop Res SW 12th & Stark
12 Congress Center 318 23 Built 1980 Off 1001 SW 5th Ave
13 Mark O Hatfield US Courthouse 315 16 Built 1997 Off 1000 SW 3rd Ave
14 ODS Tower 306 24 Built 1999 Off 601 SW 2nd Ave
15 1000 Broadway 286 23 Built 1991 Off 1000 SW Broadway
16 Lloyd Center Tower 286 20 Built 1988 Off 825 NE Multnomah
17 Portland Plaza 270 25 Built 1974 Res 1500 SW 5th
18 One Main Place 267 20 Built 1980 Off 101 SW Main St
19 Federal Office Building 267 18 Built 1975 Off
20 Union Bank Building 267 15 Built 1969 Off 707 SW Washington St
21 Benson Tower 260 27 Const 2007 Res
22 Portland Center Apartments 1 254 25 Built 1966 Res 200 SW Harrison St
23 200 Market 254 19 Built 1973 Off 200 SW Market St
24 Meriwether Tower West 250 24 Const 2006 Res
25 OHSU River Campus 1 250 16 Const 2006 Med
26 Portland Center Apartments 3 244 24 Built 1966 Res 200 SW Harrison St
27 Portland Center Apartments 2 244 24 Built 1966 Res 200 SW Harrison St
28 Liberty Centre 244 18 Built 1997 Off 650 NE Holladay St
29 Bank of America Center 244 18 Built 1987 Off 121 SW Morrison St
30 Kaiser Permanente Building 242 16 Built 1974 Off 500 NE Multnomah St
31 Lloyd 700 Building 240 16 Built 1970 Off 700 NE Multnomah St
32 Hilton Portland Hotel 239 22 Built 1963 Hot 921 SW 6th Ave
33 Benjamin Franklin Plaza 234 20 Built 1974 Off 1 SW Columbia St
34 Pioneer Tower 233 17 Built 1990 Off 888 SW 5th Ave
35 Portland Building 233 15 Built 1982 Off 1120 SW 5th Ave
36 Portland Marriot City Center 231 20 Built 1999 Hot 520 SW Broadway
37 World Trade Center 1 228 17 Built 1975 Off 121 SW Salmon St
38 Atwater Place 225 23 Prop Res
39 The Metropolitan 225 19 Const 2007 Res
40 Block 39 SoWa 223 23 Prop Res
41 Meriwether Tower East 220 21 Const 2006 Res
42 Standard Plaza 220 16 Built 1962 Off 1100 SW 6th Ave
43 Pacific First Center 219 16 Built 1981 Off 851 SW 6th
44 Public Service Building 218 15 Built 1927
45 Oregon Convention Center 208 Built 1990
46 American Bank Building 203 15 Built 1913 Off
47 One Waterfront Place 195 12 Prop Off
48 Meier & Frank Building 193 14 Built 1932 Rtl
49 Yeon Building 192 15 Built 1906
50 Commonwealth Building 192 13 Built 1948 Off 421 SW 6th Ave
51 Cascade Building 185 12 Built 1926 Off
52 511 Building 183 14 Built 1957
53 Historic US Bank Block 183 12 Built 1907 Off 300 SW 6th Ave
54 One Pacific Square 180 13 Built 1983 Off 220 SW 2nd Ave
55 First Presbyterian Church 180 3 Built 1887 Chu
56 The Louisa 175 16 Built 2005 Res
57 The Casey 175 15 Const Res
58 The Copeland 175 15 Const Res
59 The Pinnacle 175 14 Built 2005 Res
60 Weatherly Building 175 12 Built 1928 Off
61 Portland Marriot Downtown 166 16 Built 1980 Hot
62 Hawthorne Bridge 165 Built 1910
63 Oregon National Bank Building 159 12 Built 1910 Off
64 Jackson Tower 159 12 Built 1911 Off
65 Fifth Avenue Suites Hotel 156 10 Built 1912 Hot
66 Terminal Sales Building 153 13 Built 1926 Off
67 Loyalty Buildling 153 12 Built 1929
68 Brewery Block 4 153 10 Built 2003 Off 1125 NW Couch St
69 24th Place 150 14 Const 2007 Res
70 Montgomery Park 150 10 Built 1921 Off 2701 NW Vaughn St
71 Benson Hotel 149 12 Built 1913 Hot
72 Union Station Tower 149 7 Built 1896
73 1201 Lloyd Building 142 11 Built 2002 Off 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd
74 Medical Dental Building 140 10 Built 1926 Med
75 Portland Towers 137 13 Built 1951
76 Board of Trade Tower 133 11 Built 1911
77 King Towers 120 12 Built 1951 Res
78 Waterfront Pearl South 100 10 Const Res
79 Waterfront Pearl North 100 10 Const Res
80 Oak Tower 26 Prop Res
81 1300 Park Avenue 22 Prop Res 1300 Park Ave
82 735 St Clair 22 Built Res
83 Hilton Executive Tower 20 Built 2002 Hot
84 Eliot Tower 18 Const 2006 Res
85 The Westin Portland 18 Built 1999 Hot
86 Ione Plaza 17 Built Res 1717 SW Park
87 Clay Towers 17 Built 1980 Res
88 The Civic 16 Const Res
89 Holladay Park Plaza 16 Built 1967 1300 NE 16th Ave
90 The Elizabeth 16 Built 2005 Res
91 Goose Hollow 16 Built Res
92 The Fontaine 16 Built Res
93 Paramount WestCoast Hotel 15 Built 2000 Hot
94 Columbia Square 15 Built 1980
95 The Henry 15 Built 2004 Res 1025 NW Couch St
96 Pacific Tower 15 Built
97 Calaroga Terrace 15 Built Res
98 The Essex House 14 Built 1992
99 Justice Center 14 Built 1120 SW 2nd Ave
100 Station Place 14 Built 2005 Res
101 1605 NE 45th Ave 14 Built Res
102 OHSU Hospital 14 Built 1953 Med
103 The Strand East Tower 13 Const Res
104 The Strand West Tower 13 Const Res
105 Stevens Building 13 Built 1914 812 SW Washington St
106 St Vincents Medical Center 13 Built 1971 Med
107 Southpark Square 13 Built
108 Park Place Condominiums 13 Built 2003 Res
109 Terwilliger Plaza 12 Built 1962 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd
110 State Office Building 12 Built 1992 Off
111 Spalding Building 12 Built 1910
112 Marshall Union Manor 12 Built 1972
113 Vista St Clair 12 Built Res
114 The 620 Building 12 Built 1910
115 OHSU Hatfield Research 12 Built Med 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
116 The Danmore 12 Built 2005 Res 8 NW 8th Ave
117 The Gregory 12 Built Res
118 The Strand North Tower 11 Const Res
119 Park Plaza Apartments 11 Built 1954 Res
120 Executive Building 11 Built 1957
121 Crown Plaza 11 Built 1971
122 400 Sixth Avenue 11 Built 1958 400 SW 6th Ave
123 315 Fifth Avenue Building 11 Built 1983
124 Washington Park Condominiums 11 Built Res
125 Pioneer Park Building 10 Built 1922
126 Parkside Building 10 Built 1982
127 Fifth Avenue Building 10 Built 2000
128 Brewery Block 2 10 Built 2003 Off 1120 NW Couch St
129 Burlington Tower 10 Built Res 900 NW Lovejoy St
130 The Edge 10 Built Res
131 2323 SW Park Place 10 Built Res
132 Legends Condominiums 10 Built Res
133 Holiday Inn 10 Built Hot
134 Embassy Suites 9 Built 1912 Hot 319 SW Pine St
135 Marshall Wells Lofts 9 Built Res
136 PDX Air Traffic Control Tower Built
137 Steel Bridge Built 1912

Oct 25, 2005, 9:09 PM
^ Or if you have any information that I'm missing, including the address, which is the best way to eliminate duplicates.

Oct 27, 2005, 7:36 PM
Isn't there a new OHSU bioscience building that is just being completed up on the hill?

Oct 27, 2005, 7:39 PM
Just approved, Oak Tower

almost approved, The Alexan

Oct 27, 2005, 8:18 PM
Yes, that project is finishing up this month. I didn't include it on the list as it was under 10 stories, but with the height per floor ratio of hospitals, I probably should reconsider. Plus, I think it has 4-5 floors of daylight basement off the North side of the hill. It is a project for my company, but not one of mine.

Oct 27, 2005, 8:32 PM
the building looked HUGE and tall from the Ross Island Bridge, and I really like the left wall (from the bridge) that slants inward. Is this the building the tram is going to be attached to?

Oct 27, 2005, 8:47 PM
^ The biomed Building that we worked on is the one on the North side of the Hill, tucked behind the Doctor's Pavillion from your vantage point coming across the RI Bridge. The Blue/Green building with the cantilevered edge is the Patient Care Facility. That one is also about 8 floors above the road and almost 8 below down the hillside. And yes, this is the one that the platform will be attached to. I agree it is a great addition to the OHSU campus.

Oct 27, 2005, 9:25 PM
Than I guess I haven't seen the new BioMed building, I had no idea two buildings were going up, up there...

Oct 28, 2005, 2:36 PM
From the website, it's 7 floors above grade with 4 floors below, but exposed to the North side.


Oct 30, 2005, 3:20 PM
I wonder what the elevation of those buildings are? specifically the top floors.

Oct 31, 2005, 5:51 AM
We need a new tallest!!!! Little tiny Providence, RI has a 520 footer (35 stories) just about to begin construction which would rank about number 3 on the Portland list. Its an all residential tower.

Oct 31, 2005, 5:48 PM
^I agree, and with the strong condo market here and the new Goodman blocks open...plus new building proposals coming in at 325 feet in SoWa and just out of the Pearl, I think we might see a few 450 to 500 footers in the core. With a Portland company building those huge towers in Bellevue it would be nice if they brought those designs home...

anyone have any insight as to whether or not there is even one on anyone's drawing boards?

Nov 9, 2005, 7:42 PM
New SoWa tower, block 38

Dr Nevergold
Nov 13, 2005, 11:01 PM
I really find Portland an amazing study, so much good is going on up there. Its really nice to see all the developments with renderings.

Nov 28, 2005, 8:34 PM
New Block 38 rendering in the SoWa District

Dec 3, 2005, 6:04 PM
That is an awesome building.

Dec 8, 2005, 3:19 PM
Hi Forumers-

Thought I'd share this site where the Pearl is being used as a model for a former industrial area of downtown Buffalo, NY. It has great bones, but is slowly allowing demolition of historical industrial buildings even as the area starts to catch the loft boom.

Here is the complex coming down in the name of 'progress':



Here is the Pearl slide show:


Unfortunately a historic grain silo is being torn down for a casino complex. It has many of us howling in protest to deaf ears. Portland any many other cities have shown that development and preservation are not only compatible, but create a much more interesting neighborhood. Anyone wishing to share why this is a bad idea on the site, please feel free. Buffalonians need to start "getting it."

Dec 10, 2005, 11:02 PM
thats great to see Buffalo following the Pearl district model because i think Buffalo has a tremendous amount of unrealized potential and the warehouse district is very similar to what the Pearl district used to be. one major component to the success of the pearl and many other cities (like Providence) that gets overlooked are developers with a vision beyond just maximum return on investment, the developers with this vision look and care about the environment on the street, how to keep vitality going all day and well into the night, open space, green components in the buildings and putting parking underground. many developers will see these things as unnecessary and a waste of money but developers with a vision realize doing the "right thing" actually makes them more money by creating a very desirable neighborhood and addresses which people are willing to pay a lot of money for.

another city that buffalo might want to look at is Tacoma, WA which has really turned itself around by investing in a lot of public infrastructure and facilities which in turn is now attracting private investment.

Dec 12, 2005, 6:59 PM
new Atwater Place rendering

Dec 13, 2005, 7:42 AM
while Atwater may not be too groundbreaking, I find the design clean and attractive. It will surely be another great addition to the SoWa. Oh, and I hope I'm not reposting a pic, but Ankrom Moisan Assoicated Architects, my old pdx employer, updated its website www.amaa.com and there are some renderings of the Alexan proposed for the SoWa as well...


this may be just a larger pic of the renderings seen earlier but here ya go!

James Bond Agent 007
Dec 13, 2005, 7:51 AM
New Block 38 rendering in the SoWa District
Wow, that's cool!!:tup:

Dec 20, 2005, 9:13 PM
early rendering of new WestEnd multi-purpose tower

Development - The 30-story structure in Portland would hold a hotel, apartments, offices and retail space
Friday, December 16, 2005
The Oregonian
Developers unveiled on Thursday a slender, glassy design for a 30-story tower that they said would light up downtown's western skyline and extend the Pearl District south.

The unnamed high-rise would place a hotel, apartments, offices and retail under one roof, covered in a quilt of transparent, translucent and patterned glass. The half-block tower would rise 325 feet from the sidewalk behind Jake's Famous Crawfish restaurant.

"We want it to be a glass building, but not a glass-enclosed building," said Eugene Sandoval, a designer with Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, known as ZGF.

If it were built today, the tower would be the eighth-tallest building in Portland.

Thursday marked the first public presentation of the new headquarters for the ZGF architecture firm. The architects took center stage before the Portland Design Commission at a design advice request -- an informal hearing intended to prompt early discussion of major new developments in the central city.

The development team members said they are happy about having four uses under one roof, though the mix forced a few engineering and design compromises that contravene city codes. While acknowledging the difficulties and seeking more details about the building's relationship with its neighbors, the design panel applauded the use of glass and a design that could enliven a rough area.

"It's going to be an engaging building on the street and on the skyline if it continues to be developed this way," Commissioner Tim Eddy said.

The half-block development would erase a surface parking lot and require removal of a small green building housing Kesone Thai Cuisine at the southwest corner of the block, bounded by Southwest 12th and 13th avenues, and Stark and Washington streets. It also would require removing a 30-foot-wide building between Jake's and American Apparel store, making an open corridor leading to the hotel's entrance off Southwest Stark.

The apartment entrance would be on Southwest 13th, giving the entrance a location with a view of the Whole Foods Market and other Pearl District residential amenities, Sandoval said.

Southwest 13th veers to the southwest at the site, so the entrance also marks an important terminus of the view from Northwest 13th Avenue in the Pearl District south to the site, commissioners said.

"I don't think anything will be in front of that view, ever," said Commissioner Lloyd Lindley, an urban designer and landscape architect.

Michael McCulloch, design commission chairman, asked the architects for more depictions of how the building would relate to Jake's and buildings several blocks in each direction, many of which are shorter and historic.

"You want to look at this as an overall composition," McCulloch said.

The ZGF firm said it is hoping to show off its talents and values in the new building.

The design experiments with glass, which presents another pressure. On one hand, designers want a building that uses at least 30 percent less energy than the state building code requires -- which ordinarily would call for using less glass and more masonry or concrete.

They also want to maximize the glass to allow passers-by to see the desks in offices, decorations in apartments and shades in hotel space -- making it a more engaging space.

"You don't want to create an opaque vessel" like the 200 Market Building downtown, a black box, said Larry Bruton, a ZGF partner. "It's a totally dead building because you don't see what's going on inside it."

A representative of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects said the group wanted to see how plans for terra cotta on the north side of the building, rising to the 12th floor of the hotel, would relate to the rest of the building.

Commissioners said they hoped the team would have more details on color and the potential transparency of the glass in meetings in the next few months.

Andrew Jansky, an engineer on the commission, called for a greater break from the tradition of a mostly boxy form.

"I'm still looking for some projects that can bend the laws of physics," Jansky said. "Maybe there are some things back on the drawing board that can be even more compelling than this."

Dylan Rivera: 503-221-8532; dylanrivera@news.oregonian.com

Dec 20, 2005, 11:25 PM
That's a pretty nice facade treatment on an otherwise boring shape. I like it. Does anyone know if the fat side or the skinny side faces the Willamette? In my opinion that will make or break this building from traditional views of the skyline.

Dec 21, 2005, 4:48 PM
The skinny side (to the right on the photo) will face the Willamette.

Dec 21, 2005, 5:36 PM
That'll make it then. I can't wait to see more renderings, especially of the north side with the terra cotta going up to the twelfth floor.

Dec 24, 2005, 11:40 AM
That'll make it then. I can't wait to see more renderings, especially of the north side with the terra cotta going up to the twelfth floor. I hope it will be visable from the Willamette

Jan 3, 2006, 11:42 PM
That building (at least in that rendering) reminds me of a smaller version of Seattle's WaMu tower in a way.... from that angle at least. Hopefully a better rendering comes out soon!

Jan 6, 2006, 4:36 PM
^new West End Glass Tower tower renderings


Jan 6, 2006, 5:04 PM
Nice. That rooftop patio area should have some kickass views.

Jan 6, 2006, 7:42 PM
i've been updating the first post in this thread (the big list), if you click on the name of the building it will link you to the thread about the building from the NW forum, also the ones in bold are towers (10+ stories)

Jan 10, 2006, 7:21 PM
under contruction, 1/4 block Casey Condo

Jan 27, 2006, 1:07 AM
updated with renderings

Jan 27, 2006, 2:14 AM
Very nice. Portland has some great designs coming out, and the developers and architects don't need higher height limits to get the job done right. ;)

Jan 27, 2006, 3:16 AM
holy poop, we have so much going on over the next 5 years. A couple of them I hadnt even heard of.

I am really interested in the Jumptown Project, that should really stand out in the Lloyd district.

Jan 27, 2006, 4:07 AM
I have heard, from sources I probably shouldn't name, that the ZGF tower is pretty much a done deal and that the plan is to have it completed by the end of *2007*. That seems pretty aggressive, to me. But no complaints here!

Jan 27, 2006, 9:08 AM
How are building height limits in portland defined? Seems like a few buildings there touch 325ish feet.

Jan 27, 2006, 4:18 PM
yeah theres only 2 or 3 that hit 325ft, it would be nice if we could get a new tallest... we have yet to pass the 50 story mark but have a couple 40+'s

considering a major building takes about 2 years to build i would imagine they'd be starting pretty soon to meet the late 2007 deadline for the zgf bldg, btw what is the working name for the zgf bldg?

i agree jumptown is one of the most promising buildings on the drawing boards

my guess is that by june 2006 the following should be underway: 1300 park, oak tower, zgf tower, M&F project, the westerly, pearl safeway project, sowa block 38, maybe butler & jumptown.

Jan 29, 2006, 1:12 AM
Speaking of the Pearl Safeway project. Are their any renderings yet? From what I understand it will be ~17 story condo tower on the 12th-13th and Lovejoy Block and a 9 story office, parking, safeway building on the 13th-14th block.

Jan 31, 2006, 1:26 AM
Thank you for those photos and listings, pdxstreetcar. I can't believe all of that is going on in my little home town. I'll be passing thru PDX on AMTRAK next month on my way to a neice's wedding in Seattle. I'll be doing the same in July for another neice's Seattle wedding. So all I'll be seeing of PDX will be what I can take in from the lounge car as we're passing thru. I really want to plan a week's vacation in Portland just to see all that's changed in a mere 8 years. It's amazing!

Feb 1, 2006, 7:19 PM
additional renderings of The Civic, under construction

Feb 1, 2006, 7:21 PM
Salpare Bay, an $100 million condo complex to be built on the Columbia River


Feb 1, 2006, 11:17 PM
^ Or if you have any information that I'm missing, including the address, which is the best way to eliminate duplicates.
CouvScott, I have to admit I don't visit this site every day and living in the sticks I just have dial up. But you asked if anyone had info to add to your handy list of both built and being or to-be-built structures in Portland to let you know. For 4 years in the mid-60's I walked from my home on NE 16th and Stanton to Central Catholic High School on SE Stark and 24th. During that time I walked past both the Fontaine and Holladay Park Plaza as they were being built. I know it was a long long time ago but I remember the Fontaine was built first - probably 1965/66 - and it was 17 stories. The Holladay Park Plaza was built about a year later and it was 16 stories. That's all the info I can give you. I have no idea how many feet tall they are.

Feb 6, 2006, 7:04 PM
Back from the dead, Roosevelt Tower...or now known as Salmon Street Tower

Feb 7, 2006, 12:28 AM
is Salpare Bay under construction? i saw some construction east of I-5 near the expo center and right on the columbia was this it?

Feb 7, 2006, 1:33 AM

I believe that is a Residence Inn by Marriott. They have had one planned there for some time.

Feb 7, 2006, 1:51 AM
Thanks, I'll update the list with these.

Feb 7, 2006, 2:37 AM
That Salmon Street is cool. Not a show-stopper but cool still.

Feb 7, 2006, 6:31 AM
thats the old 2002 design of the building although the new one will be identical in size and height

Feb 7, 2006, 8:08 PM
is Salpare Bay under construction? i saw some construction east of I-5 near the expo center and right on the columbia was this it?

I'm not sure if the new Marriott Courtyard was approved yet, I also heard talk of another condo development possibly going up in the area, but a hotel would make more sense seeing how busy with traffic it is.

Salpare Bay is going up on Hayden/Tomahawk Island I think.

Feb 7, 2006, 10:31 PM
I'm not sure if the new Marriott Courtyard was approved yet, I also heard talk of another condo development possibly going up in the area, but a hotel would make more sense seeing how busy with traffic it is.

They must have gotten approval quietly since it is up and framed already. I verified with the Courtyard that it is a Residence Inn going up.

Feb 8, 2006, 1:10 AM
jeebus...that went under my radar. Makes me wonder if that area can be pulled together to become something nice...since it is the gateway to Oregon, would be nice if there was a plan.

Feb 8, 2006, 6:19 PM
thats the old 2002 design of the building although the new one will be identical in size and height

Cool. Anxious to see the new design.

Feb 9, 2006, 7:09 PM
CouvScott, I have to admit I don't visit this site every day and living in the sticks I just have dial up. But you asked if anyone had info to add to your handy list of both built and being or to-be-built structures in Portland to let you know. For 4 years in the mid-60's I walked from my home on NE 16th and Stanton to Central Catholic High School on SE Stark and 24th. During that time I walked past both the Fontaine and Holladay Park Plaza as they were being built. I know it was a long long time ago but I remember the Fontaine was built first - probably 1965/66 - and it was 17 stories. The Holladay Park Plaza was built about a year later and it was 16 stories. That's all the info I can give you. I have no idea how many feet tall they are.

Cool, thanks for the info. I have updated my personal spreadsheet, but have not edited that list online yet (partly because I haven't taken the time to learn how to edit a post). But the list is up to 147 buildings now and I'm sure I have missed a building or two along the way. I'm also trying to learn how to submit drawings so that I can give the Vancouver diagram something to look at, but only have had a few spare moments lately as work has been crazy.

Feb 13, 2006, 7:05 PM
new color renderings of The Casey [under construction]



Feb 14, 2006, 5:09 AM

a nice link for a live web cam for south waterfront

Feb 14, 2006, 10:46 PM
I was searching online for more renderings of what looks to be a stunning project here in Portland, and I found this website: http://www.jumptown.net

Feb 15, 2006, 2:11 AM
thanks for posting the link, i hadnt seen it

this is a project many of us at the NW forum have a real interest in

Feb 27, 2006, 8:57 PM
I'm really liking the Civic.... cool location!

Mar 1, 2006, 1:11 AM
I just got back from visiting Portland this weekend and Wow! I had no idea so much construction was going on there. My in-laws live west of Portland in Banks and are not fans of big cities, but this this weekend, just for me, we went to downtown Portland. It was my first time there and not just driving past and it was incredible.

My father in-law hates traffic so we took the MAX in from Hillsborough. We saw alot of the sites there. But I was surprised at all the consruction. I fell in love with Portland and am seriously considering moving there. (my wife already wants to move since her family is here)

And now reading this thread about all the projects blows my mind. I usually spend all my time in the Vegas thread so I get tunnel vision thinking Las Vegas is the only city going through a high rise boom. Good job in keeping this thread updated. I wish I knew more about Portland to add some things but for now I'm content in reading and learning about this great city.:)

Mar 1, 2006, 6:20 PM
Glad you enjoyed the city. It really is as good living here as it is to visit, if not better. Check out our South Waterfront and Pearl threads in the highrise section too. They are more detailed about the two major areas on each end of downtown that are seeing the most growth.

der Reisender
Apr 7, 2006, 1:39 AM
There are a couple more I didnt see on the list:

Meranti Lofts (U/C)
44th and Division
11 units, completion this spring

45th and Hawthorne
16 units, completion November 06

Sorry, havent quite figured out how to post images, but they can be seen on the respective sites. The H45 looks likely to begin soon, the site was fenced off and it looked like early work had begun. I think H45 will be good infill for the neighborhood, the Meranti seems somewhat out of scale but I'll take it over 11 McMansions on virgin land

Apr 9, 2006, 4:38 PM
Yeah I dont have too much outside of the city center, I'll add those to the list. I'd love it if I could get some help with info on projects in the east side neighborhoods.

Apr 11, 2006, 7:35 PM

Apr 11, 2006, 8:00 PM
^^^ sorry, that is the Crane Tower, not the Water Tower.

Apr 12, 2006, 2:24 AM
As of April 11, 2006

der Reisender
Apr 28, 2006, 1:22 AM
found a new one while biking around:

Beaumont Village Lofts
3525 NE 50th (50th/Fremont)

Will be 3 floors with 24 units and 4,400 sq feet of retail facing on to Fremont. From the looks of it, they have been doing foundation work on the fenced-off site, so its U/C. nice to see more development in the eastside neighborhoods

May 11, 2006, 2:56 PM

May 13, 2006, 5:47 PM
portland portland. great pics. i've never been to the west coast but i think i would have to make a visit to portland specifically for that jumptown project. it looks novel, cool, and green. and who doesn't enjoy fascinating architecture that contributes to the health of the earth.

May 15, 2006, 3:13 AM
Dieselpolo, unfortunately it looks like the Jumptown project is on indefiante hold. The area they were planning it for is a triangle block between busy streets that I don't think penciled out.

Definately visit for the other projects, the Tram, SOWA, Elliot Tower, Pearl and the Portland Art Museum expansion (my personal favorite) are worth checking out.

May 16, 2006, 5:20 AM
Anyone have any word on the proposed ZGF Tower?

bvpcvm? You seemed to have the inside word earlier in the thread.

May 18, 2006, 8:19 PM
latest rendering

High on the South Park Blocks
Development - Another construction crane is soon to rise on the central skyline, this time for the 21-story Ladd Tower condos
Thursday, May 18, 2006
The Oregonian

A forthcoming building will bring the first substantial new housing to the South Park Blocks since the late 1980s.

But unlike the thick midrise apartment buildings of the '80s, the early 21st century is bringing . . .

What else? High-rise condominiums.

Construction will start this fall on the Ladd Tower, a 21-story condo building rising above Southwest Jefferson Street and Park Avenue.

It will be among at least 16 high-rise condominium towers planned or being built in and near downtown, including four in the South Waterfront development.

Distinguishing the Ladd Tower project are its location -- where it will soar above the park blocks' elm trees -- and its focus on historic preservation. The Ladd Carriage House and the First Christian Church building on the block will survive, even as the development adds 20,000 square feet of space for church activities and four floors of parking.

The Ladd Carriage House, built in 1883, is considered one of the most important historic buildings downtown. It's the last remnant of the mansion of William S. Ladd, Portland's fourth mayor and one of the city's foremost businessmen and philanthropists.

"Of all the things that I've been involved with, the fact that I'm participating in a project like the Ladd Carriage House preservation, I get real tripped up about that," said John Carroll, one of two developers on the project.

The Ladd Tower is the latest example of developers leveraging private projects that serve public goals with robust condominium demand. In a complex venture next to PGE Park, the Housing Authority of Portland sold land for a condo tower to Gerding/Edlen Development Co., generating proceeds to build an affordable housing complex on the authority's remaining adjacent land.

The Ladd Tower will realize some of the city's longstanding aims of providing more housing downtown and along the string of parks. The tower will contain about 190 condos.

More high-rise development could be forthcoming if Tom Moyer decides to build condos on a former gas station site at Southwest Broadway and Columbia Street.

Even as the Ladd Tower project protects two historic structures, its architecture has met with some resistance from city planners, who had hoped for more historically authentic design.

The First Christian Church owns the entire block, bounded by Jefferson, Columbia, Broadway and Park. It hired Minneapolis-based Opus Northwest to help build parking spaces for its bustling congregation.

For about a year, the church expected to demolish or relocate the Ladd Carriage House, which houses offices, to make way for new office space and underground parking. One relocation bid, to the Lair Hill neighborhood, fell apart when developers realized the move would require temporarily cutting power lines along more than 20 city blocks and severing the Portland Streetcar line .

Partner's suggestion

Opus partnered with Carroll, of Portland, who suggested keeping the carriage house on-site and installing church facilities in a three-story pedestal at the base of the new building. The carriage house will be relocated to a parking lot at Southwest 10th and Columbia for the first phase of construction before being returned to its original site.

Carroll said he wants the pedestal to help the 240-foot tower fit in with the historic buildings on the block. So he had Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects of Portland design a historic-looking stone structure that would serve as a muscular base for the tall glassy tower.

The construction of a building that looks old strikes some in the architectural field as the wrong way to go.

"Replica buildings can only mimic bygone times and rarely do it as well," said Edward Vaivoda, of Yost Grube Hall Architecture of Portland. "Placing a contemporary building beside an historic structure can be a significant design challenge."

Vaivoda and other critics commended the preservation of the Carriage House, but some lamented the use of an "institutional-looking" base, with arches and thick stones separated by heavy lines of mortar.

Steve Poland, an architect with Ankrom Moisan, said the firm was trying to give the three stories a modern update of a historic look. The design is based in part on the Public Service building, a historic structure best known for first-floor tenant Niketown.

"It's not something that an architect working on their own normally would come up with," Poland said. "We tend to start with trying to keep a consistency of style. The great thing about working with John Carroll is he's very concerned about context, and a lot of modern architects don't give that much prominence in their design."

Say over design

The Portland Design Commission, which has final say over the design and at least one more public meeting this summer, was not entirely happy with a first design draft last month, said commissioner Jeff Stuhr, an architect with Holst Architecture.

"People were underwhelmed with the base as it stood and by the design," Stuhr said. "It was too middle-of-the-road. It needed to be more abstracted or more historical. My own feeling is it was neither one nor the other."

City Planning Director Gil Kelley agreed with the commission. Ladd Tower is an important addition to downtown that will help enliven the park blocks, Kelley said.

But Kelley lamented the loss of the Rosefriend Apartments, a red 1910 building that the developers say must go. Carroll said he is working with Rejuvenation housewares retailer and the Bosco-Milligan Foundation to preserve artifacts in the building, putting some up for sale and preserving the entrance for use in a courtyard on Broadway.

Kelley said the development team should think about mimicking the Rosefriend, rather than the Public Service building, which he said looks like a bank.

"They might want to take some of their design cues from that because it's residential," Kelley said. "There's an urban affinity about that building that doesn't appear in their designs, which is much more monumental architecture."

Dylan Rivera: 503-221-8532; dylanrivera@news.oregonian.com

Jun 26, 2006, 6:44 PM
has block 38 started construction yet?


Jun 26, 2006, 6:46 PM
Yes, they started last month. Pile driving is 3/4 complete.

Jun 26, 2006, 6:48 PM
^ ausome!

Jul 25, 2006, 1:12 AM
Just updated... please post any updates, additions or corrections

Jul 25, 2006, 2:11 AM
Some construction pics:
you can see most of the developtment in the south waterfront in this picture taken by awg
the john ross
the meriweather(move ins started in april the two towers are almost done)
there are two towers but i could only find a picture of one you can kinda see the second one in the second picture
atwater place
ohsu building(done in september i think)
the metropolitan(this pic by couvscott)
the benson(by couvscott again)
the strand(there are three towers but you can't see all of them in this pic
the tram
upper station
intermediate tower is now 197 feet tall
lower station

Jul 25, 2006, 6:37 PM
nice work PDXstreetcar...I like seeing a majority of the renderings with the projects, instead of just a list.

Good stuff Dougall, glad to have you back, it was quite last week!

Jul 25, 2006, 7:45 PM
thanks for noticing i was gone, i am now trying to go down to the south waterfront every sunday to get some pics. last sunday i saw at least two maybe even three other people taking pictures but i haven't seen anyone posting them. i think we need to recruit to get these guys into the forum or something

Jul 25, 2006, 8:49 PM
^I, uhumm, drive into SoWa every Sunday to look, usually forgetting the camera, but the last three weeks I haven't been driving at all, feeling the cost of gas, and my emissions, hurt my pocket book and the air. I decided to start a one month 'truck diet' going without to see if it can be done. I'm actually enjoying the extra money, time to read the paper on the bus, and that feeling that I am doing something proactive as I've finally mastered recycling. But I'm not diggin carrying home $50 of groceries up 10 blocks.

Anyway I'm dying to get down there soon enough on a Sunday. I'll start asking, are you Dougall, no, okay...are you Dougall? :haha:

Jul 25, 2006, 11:12 PM
lol you be able to find me because i will be screaming "wheres markdaman" at the top of my lungs, i might get a lot of strange looks be it will be worth it. I feel guilty driving too but i figure its only a short time until the streetcar line opens. when does the gibbs stop open anyway?
btw i just keep my camera with me all the time becuase you never know when you are going to run into a good picture. this little philosphy or whatever has payed off too

Jul 26, 2006, 3:06 PM
btw i just keep my camera with me all the time becuase you never know when you are going to run into a good picture. this little philosphy or whatever has payed off too

You aren't the first person on this board to tell me that. I should learn.

The Gibbs stop opens in the fall I believe, about the same time as the OHSU building but before the Aerial Tram begins operation in December.

i will be screaming "wheres markdaman" at the top of my lungs, i might get a lot of strange looks be it will be worth it

Until the overzealous security guards from the Meriwether takes it upon themselves to remove the crazy from the district.:haha:

Well I look forward to meeting my fellow forumer at some undetermined date in the future! In fact, since we all are taking pics or checking out SoWa it shouldn't be too difficult to arrange a Portland forumer meet-up. We've tried a couple times but it never gels. So if it is some informal, I'll be in SoWa at blank time on a blank Sunday, we can just see who ends up there.

Jul 26, 2006, 5:05 PM
it would be cool to meet up at a open house at the meriweather, if they let us check out the rooms we would just go to the balcony and take some pics. I wonder if the meriweather is still having open houses or we might have to wait until the john ross is complete

Jul 26, 2006, 5:45 PM
ooooh a John Ross open house :slob:

Jul 27, 2006, 2:32 AM
Hey pdxstreetcar,

Don't forget the rumored Beam proposal on SE Water and Yamhill.


Jul 31, 2006, 2:09 AM
the benson
John Ross
Atwater Place
The Meriweather

Aug 1, 2006, 12:49 AM
I found these two projects on the amazing world wide web today:
Broadway Tower: i coundted 34 floors and there are 6 below ground levels the website mentioned this would be one of the tallest buildings in portland
And block 27 in the south waterfront
the website if anyone is interested
click on current projects

Aug 1, 2006, 4:41 PM
Portland's West End is a traditionally low rise area sporting the multiple blocks long South Park Blocks, home to the Portland Downtown Farmer's Market, the Portland Art Museum, Portland's gay friendly Stark Street, and several turn of the 20th century churches, the area has recently seen a growth spurt. Not being developed like the SoWa or Pearl, where one developer controls blocks of property, the West End is getting a very individualistic feel. With Portland State University to the South, and the tony Pearl District's Brewery Blocks to the north, as well as the Portland Streetcar sweeping down the spine of the neighborhood, the West End has the potential to become a signature Portland development. The height limits could also potentially lead to Portland's new tallest being located in the district. With it's new developments changing Portland's skyline, this thread can track the neighborhoods development.

Current projects in the district as of August 2006

The recently completed Eliot


Benson Tower (under construction)


ZGF Tower (in approval process)

Ladd Tower (in approval process, to break ground Fall 2006)

Montgomery Blocks (several block redevelopment)



Broadway Tower (recently introduced)