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 […]

A stroll through Portland’s West End

James Cook, director of retail research in the Americas for JLL, has an interesting podcast called Where We Buy, “a show about the things we buy and the places we buy them.” In his most recent episode he explores Portland’s West End with Jonathan Ledesma, a partner with developer Project^. They talk about the challenges, […]

Podcast interview with Kevin Cavenaugh (and insight on his Fair-Haired Dumbbell)

//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=%2F%2Fhtml5-player.libsyn.com%2Fembed%2Fepisode%2Fid%2F4955246%2Fheight%2F90%2Ftheme%2Fcustom%2Fautoplay%2Fno%2Fautonext%2Fno%2Fthumbnail%2Fyes%2Fpreload%2Fno%2Fno_addthis%2Fno%2Fdirection%2Fforward%2Frender-playlist%2Fno%2Fcustom-color%2F88AA3C%2F&url=https%3A%2F%2Foembed.libsyn.com%2Fembed%3Fitem_id%3D4955246&image=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.libsyn.com%2Fsecure%2Fcontent%2F18728304&key=61d05c9d54e8455ea7a9677c366be814&type=text%2Fhtml&schema=libsyn&wmode=opaque I first learned about developer Kevin Cavenaugh’s work years ago when I was managing editor of a building trade magazine that focused on development, building techniques, and exciting topics like new siding and decking materials. (Kidding aside, I loved every minute of it.) His Box + One project was – at the time – revolutionary […]

Milwaukie Bay Park is back

OK, it really never went away but to the casual observer nothing much has been going on since the initial grand opening three years ago. Since then, the grass has yellowed and the geese have pretty much been chased away. Now, it’s ready for the next steps: the final design phase. It’s been a piecemeal process.  The […]