Rethinking adaptive reuse; former hosiery now apartments; what will Portland look like?

Obsolete properties: Call it a comebackIf you haven’t heard, CCIM Institute predicts adaptive-reuse projects will make up a “greater percentage of investment activity than self-storage and other established noncore property types by 2023.” Old buildings, new livesDid we mention adaptive reuse? Forbes looks at projects that “breathe new life into dated or vacant buildings, bringing […]

Oregon endangered places; Towne Crier campaign reset; Portland’s most transformative buildings of 2018

Towne Crier campaign resetWe wrote about the Town Crier a couple month’s back and now it looks like they’ve reset their campaign into multiple phases. So, they’re re-launching the campaign under The Treasury, a community-based coffee shop within the Towne Crier building. From their NextSeed page: Highlighting and focusing on The Treasury in our NextSeed […]

October 2, 2018: Weekly design and building news

Voodoo Doughnut coming to Milwaukie/Oak Grove?That’s the rumor on the street. The Starbucks on McLoughlin (14620 SE McLoughlin Blvd. to be exact) is moving across the street making room for a huge space that includes the long-ago vacated Pizza Schmizza. And that’s where the new Voodoo would (apparently) go. We’re not convinced. The story behind […]

Event amplification: My Existential Crisis and Other Random Acts | Martha Schwartz

You might have already seen this event being promoted but just in case.  Portland Design Events is presenting Martha Schwartz of Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP)—a leading international design practice whose work focuses on activating and regenerating urban sites and city centers—with a two-part presentation on 9/13.  The first part will be about the work of […]