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 […]

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)

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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 […]