Headout: Tomorrow Changes

Ultra-modern architecture, then and now.

Hallock-McMillan Building Address: 237 SW Naito Parkway Known as: Downtown’s first and oldest commercial brick building. Year built: 1857 Architect: Absalom B. Hallock, who was Portland’s ��   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Report: Portland Buildings Not For The Birds

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This week the city of Portland will co-host an architects' and developers' forum on "bird-friendly building design." The subject is more interesting than you might think, at least as explained in draft report by the local Audubon Society (pdf).From the report: Today, collisions are estimated to account for the death of up to 1 billion birds annually in the US alone. At a time when 1 in 4 bird species ...   More
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Corey Pein

Downtown Building Wins Major Architecture Award

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The American Institute of Architects yesterday released a list of its top 10 green projects for 2012.Mercy Corps global headquarters on Southwest Naito Parkway near the Burnside Bridge, a $21.3 million project completed in 2009, was one of the buildings chosen for recognition.The project was completed primarily by Portland firms, including THA Architecture—whose principal partner Will Dann served ...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 COREY PEIN

Eyesore of the Week: Belmont and 39th Condos

Because curmudgeonry is fun!


Arts & Books
Portland has no shortage of beautiful buildings. From the stately arches of Central Library to the pleasingly asymmetrical windows of the 937 Condominiums, the city has been blessed with its share of good architecture. But who wants to write about things they like? That's for nerds like Bart King and Brian Libby. Nah, we're an alt-weekly here, and that means we love nothing more than to bitch about ...   More
Friday, February 25, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Eyesore of the Week: Artless Alleyway

Foster Alley Mural

Arts & Books
 There's nothing really egregious about this alley, between two buildings on Southeast Foster Road at 66th Avenue. This part of the city is full of narrow, muddy, unpaved alleys leading nowhere in particular. But this particular alley is the scene of a crime. No, not the tagging—that's just asshattery. What happened here is far worse.In 1999, an artists named Becky Bristol painted a pair of ...   More
Friday, March 4, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Here's What Portland's Newest Bridge Looks Like

Portland's Willamette riverscape is slotted to get its first major bridge makeover in 36 years. And beginning this Tuesday through the rest of this month, the public may check it out by going to City Hall to view a model of the stylish upgrade. The Architecture Foundation of Oregon, the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Portland Spaces Magazine are presenting the model ...   More
Monday, April 6, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

More Details on the Resurrection of Genoa

As first reported at Good Stuff NW and elaborated upon in the Oregonian, Genoa, Southeast Belmont's legendary, shuttered Italian restaurant, will reopen in November under new ownership and a little brother—an upscale cafe in the long-empty corner space adjacent to the restaurant. Wanna know what that will look like? Check out the land use review notice, which proposes moving the restaurant's ...   More
Monday, August 10, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE


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