Next Portland on TwentyTwenty

We like Next Portland. It’s the Iain MacKenzie hobby-cum-essential reading about multi-family residential, retail, cultural buildings, hotels and other large projects happening in the City of Portland. For those of you who are just as excited about floor plans and elevations as you are renderings — we are in that camp — TwentyTwenty is featured Under Construction on Next Portland, LINK: The seven story building is arranged in a Z-shaped plan, intended to reduce the scale from the street and to emphasize views to both Mt. Hood and downtown Portland. An amenity deck with seating, a fire pit and barbecues…

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Hollywood Star and Portland Tribune report on TwentyTwenty

Ted Perkins from the Hollywood Star spoke to PHK Development’s Pat Kessi earlier this month to discuss the project’s inspiration, progress, timeline, and what makes Sullivan’s Gulch so great:  “The Gulch is a gem of a neighborhood with great walkability and ease of transportation,” said Kessi. “You’re literally twenty minutes away from anywhere in the city that you’d want to be and you can walk in any direction to find a great meal on Sandy or Broadway or toward downtown.” READ MORE Meanwhile, the Portland Tribune’s Jules Rogers caught up with the team to talk TwentyTwenty, condos vs apartments, and…

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Oregonian: Portland prices push higher in February

Home prices in Portland have continued to grow, according to The Oregonian’s Elliot Njus: Portland-area home prices push higher in February. The annual growth in metro home prices peaked in mid-2016 and has since slowed, but prices continue to rise: Home prices jumped 6.7 percent in February compared with a year earlier, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index, the smallest annual jump since October 2014. The Portland metro saw prices climb 0.4 percent during the month. For the full story, click HERE.

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Portland Ranks #6 on Best Places to Live in 2018

Portland earned the #6 ranking on U.S. News & World Report‘s 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2018. That’s a 26-spot jump over 2017. The Oregonian‘s Elliot Njus take, “a new survey suggests [Portland is] still the place everyone wants to be.” The Business Journal‘s Andy Giegerich wrote, “U.S. News & World Report has some nice things to say about Portland.” One of the areas that Portland scored low was housing costs, which is why we are excited that Urban One Bedrooms at TwentyTwenty start well below Portland’s median home price of $349,675. SaveSave

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Architect David Keltner at Design Week Portland

David Keltner of Hacker Architects, which designed TwentyTwenty, will sit on a panel called One City: Many Futures at Design Week Portland on Monday, April 16. While Keltner is not slated to discuss TwentyTwenty specifically, it is a good opportunity to learn more about one of the people shaping its design, and to engage in a broader discussion on Portland’s evolving perspective on architecture. The event will explore: …soon-to-be built buildings and landscapes, big and small, that will shape the urban landscape…From radical new work space to the first highrise school west of the Mississippi to an Oregon take on the doric column,…

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Eater Heat Index

Of course we read Eater! We are on the lookout for which restaurants and bars nearby TwentyTwenty are making the Eater Heat Indices, and the latest results are in. Of Portland’s 31 Essential Bars, Spring 2018, approximately 10 are within a five minute cab, rideshare or bike trip including Hale Pele, Bar Vivant, Bar Casa Vale, and the Rum Club. While over on the The Hottest Restaurants in Portland, March 2018, we count two out of nine listings nearby, including Stoopid Burger and Sammich.

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Conceptual Rendering of Future Sullivan’s Crossing

One feature that will connect future TwentyTwenty pedestrians and cyclists to even more of Portland is Sullivan’s Crossing. Haven’t heard of it? Here is a project description: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is planning to construct a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Interstate 84 and the Union Pacific Railroad to better connect the rapidly growing Lloyd and Central Eastside Industrial districts. The bridge, called for in the Central City 2035 Plan as part of a larger “Green Loop,” will provide a safer, more convenient connection for people walking and cycling between the two bustling areas. The bridge will…

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