The Elizabeth Condominiums enjoy the abundant cultural and culinary offerings of the Pearl District, one of Portland’s most sought-after neighborhoods. World Foods Portland provides a variety of gourmet provisions, as well as grab-and-go options for patrons on the move; nab tickets to world class productions at Portland Center Stage, where entertainment is at the center of the hub; or indulge in Portland’s seasonal offerings at Trattoria Gallo Nero, where diners can find primo Italian cuisine just steps from this centrally-located building.
River Pig’s Ramzy Hattar is planning to open an 8,000 sq. ft. music lounge in the old Oba space. Hattar is planning to invite famous chefs to utilize the expansive kitchen. For more information click here.
Design Within Reach has opened their impressive Portland Studio in the Pearl. Located at 825 NW 13th Avenue, this is a definite upgrade from their old store but still features all of their modern classics. For more information visit their website.
1. Eat at Cultured Caveman’s brick and mortar 100% Paleo restaurant on N. Denver
2. Tour the galleries, shops and restaurants of NW Portland and the Pearl on First Thursday
3. On Friday at 5 PM, attend the Union/Pine pop Up shop at 525 SE Pine Street
1. Stop by World Foods, new this spring to the old Local Choice Produce Market space on NW Everett
2. Sign up for “In Praise of the Ponies: Kentucky Derby at the Library” at the Multnomah Whiskey Library on May 3rd to “experience Louisville drinks and culture while the 140th Run for the Roses broadcasts”
3. Try the new Reverend’s BBQ in Sellwood, one of the spring’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings, from the chef’s at Laurelhurst Market
Wood Partners LLC has broken ground on the Pearl District’s latest apartment project.
The apartment operator began construction on the $86 million, 281-unit project at Northwest 12th and Pettygrove this month after paying Hoyt Street Properties $7.55 million for the site in a deal that closed in February.
Hoyt Street sold the site to Wood Partners, a national multifamily developer and operator that is new to Portland. The Pearl project is its third in the Pacific Northwest.
Hoyt Street, which transformed a former rail yard into the heart of the Pearl District under an agreement with the city of Portland, teamed with Wood Partners when its longtime investor chose not to participate. Joe Weston feared Portland’s apartment market is in danger of becoming overbuilt.
Instead, Hoyt Street executives Tiffany Sweitzer and Clay Fowler joined Wood Partners for the project, with Prudential Financial and PNC Financial as investors.
"Now I get to watch someone else build it," said Sweitzer.
Boora Architects designed the unnamed project, which will consist of a five-story low-rise section with 63 units and a separate 16-story tower with 218 units. Anderson Construction is the general contractor.
The former will be complete by the second quarter of 2015 and the latter by the end of 2015.
“This project is similar to other projects that we are developing in core locations up and down the West Coast,” said Frank Middleton, Wood Partners’ Western Region director of development.
“We look forward to being a part of the Pearl District and working with the locals to hopefully bring something to the neighborhood that adds to an already vibrant community.”
The construction site is immediately west of Fields Park, the recently completed 3.2-acre park.
Located at 120 NW 10th Ave in the Pearl, Penzey’s Spices is the perfect place to purchase a gift for the chef in your family. They offer gift boxes full of heavily used spices, including: cinnamon sugar, pasta sprinkle and taco seasoning.
120 NW 10th Avenue