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 […]

New timber building breaks ground in Central Eastside

Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners (UD+P) continue to transform the Central Eastside with District Office, a six-story mass timber creative office building located at 525 SE MLK Blvd. With construction underway, the project features ground floor retail, open office floorplates, generous ceiling heights and innovative, double-height indoor/outdoor deck spaces. Hacker Architects designed the […]

12 Portland skyscrapers that changed Portland; Small-scale manufacturing in Central Eastside; Booming South Downtown Milwaukie

The word skyscraper might be a stretch, regardless, this piece goes deep (or is that high?) on 12 Portland skyscrapers that changed the city for good (and bad).  I don’t normally recommend reading the comments from OregonLive but there’s a lively discussion on buildings missed (of course there’s the old-timer lamenting how much downtown has […]