Portland Real Estate News: Week of June 28, 2019

Renovation of The Portland Building last fall.

Renovation of The Portland Building last fall.

Remember that home I posted about earlier in the week? Abandoned for years but with tons of potential? Already an offer. Guess that’s not surprising. 

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The popular and bustling Curiosities Vintage Mall in Beaverton (housed in a super-boss mid-century building) was threatened with demolition for a parking lot last week. 

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Also last week, Lime scooters came to downtown Milwaukie. Pilot program. I’d say 50% of people want them and others don’t. Just like anything else. 

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Have you been following the Portland Building’s “renovation”? It’s starting to become a bit um complicated. Brian Libby from Portland Architecture writes for CityLab that the work being done on it is “so extensive, it may be de-listed from the National Register of Historic Places.” 

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Metro and TriMet are exploring the feasibility of a MAX tunnel under downtown Portland. An initial study (undertaken last year by TriMet) indicated that a “tunnel underneath the central city could save MAX Blue and Red line riders close to 15 minutes. “