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 […]

JLL Completes Sale of Indigo @ Twelve | West

Hot of the press (release): JLL’s Capital Markets experts today announced the sale of Indigo @ Twelve | West, a mixed-use property in the vibrant West End district of Portland, on behalf of an ownership group represented by Gerding Edlen and Downtown Development Group. Developed in 2009 by Gerding Edlen and designed by ZGF Architects, […]

Milwaukie mystery structure

Celebrate Milwaukie’s Facebook page posted an interesting pic of a half-built commercial structure. Looking like a cross between a building kit, a Q-Hut and a 1950s sci-fi movie spaceship, the modular structure is located on King Road just east of the Milwaukie line. What makes it even more intriguing is that, at one point, the location […]

Gerding Edlen will lead development of OMSI property

Yeah, it’s not exactly “small-scale” but it’s worth noting (and we’ll definitely be following and posting more) since it has the potential to completely change Central Eastside. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) announced today it has selected the master developer with whom it will partner on the development of its 18-acre riverfront […]

Next steps for Westmoreland church property: 31 townhomes

Last night, the SMILE Land Use Committee invited the developer to present their proposed conceptual framework to build 31 townhomes on the site of the Tenth Church of Christ Scientist at 5736 SE 17th Avenue. I attended it with Matt from SUM Design Studio + architecture (thanks for the heads-up, Matt!).  //cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fmaps%2Fembed%2Fv1%2Fstreetview%3Flocation%3D45.4812354%252C-122.6484451%26key%3DAIzaSyBctFF2JCjitURssT91Am-_ZWMzRaYBm4Q%26heading%3D99.97&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fmaps%2Fplace%2F5736%2BSE%2B17th%2BAve%2C%2BPortland%2C%2BOR%2B97202%2F%4045.4812354%2C-122.6484451%2C3a%2C75y%2C99.97h%2C89.71t%2Fdata%3D%213m7%211e1%213m5%211s4eD1T_LHiO43viEUAcwvow%212e0%215s20170801T000000%217i13312%218i6656%214m5%213m4%211s0x54950a9307bf0afd%3A0x7f48948c9b59fe01%218m2%213d45.4812234%214d-122.6478028&image=http%3A%2F%2Fmaps-api-ssl.google.com%2Fmaps%2Fapi%2Fstaticmap%3Fcenter%3D45.4812354%2C-122.6484451%26zoom%3D15%26size%3D250x250%26sensor%3Dfalse&key=61d05c9d54e8455ea7a9677c366be814&type=text%2Fhtml&schema=google&wmode=opaque Architect and developer Cody […]