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South Park Blocks (Travel Portland) BY BRIAN LIBBY South Park Blocks Walking Tour This eleven-block portion of the downtown area was first platted and donated to the City of Portland in 1852, transforming a fire break parcel into the most...

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Jupiter NEXT (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY In a recent Portland Tribune column, I had the opportunity to write about and review the Jupiter NEXT project (an expansion of the existing Jupiter Hotel next door) by Works Progress Architecture. I...

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Heartline (Amanda Lucier) BY BRIAN LIBBY A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to write a New York Times article about the new Heartline development in the Pearl District, designed by Seattle architecture firm Mithun for developer Security Properties....

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12 West building (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Midtown and West End walking tour Explore downtown between the South Park Blocks and I-405, an area filled with iconic buildings as well as numerous lesser-known architectural gems. Attendees on this Architectural...

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Zidell Marine, 2016 (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY As David Bee's new film makes clear, the banks of the Willamette River just south of downtown have seen a century-long transition from industrial development to public space and private real estate...

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Conceptual rendering of the new Sullivan's Crossing pedestrian bridge (PBOT) BY BRIAN LIBBY Old Town Tour With a streetscape reminiscent of New York’s famed SoHo, Old Town contains one of the largest collections of cast-iron fronted buildings in the US,...

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Viking Pavilion at dusk (Pete Eckert) BY BRIAN LIBBY From concert halls and arenas to stadiums and amphitheaters, I've always had an outsize interest in and affection for the spaces where we come together. Be it for a basketball game,...

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Skylab Architecture's Yard (Stephen Miller) BY BRIAN LIBBY Ladd's Addition Tour Enjoy a stroll through this leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches, and businesses, not to mention yours truly for the past 18 years. This National Register Historic...

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Rendering of Platform project (Allied Works) BY BRIAN LIBBY The drought is over. A whopping eighteen years after completing its last entirely ground-up new construction project in central-city Portland, the 2281 NW Glisan building just of 23rd Avenue, a building...

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The mass-timber Carbon 12 building (Andrew Pogue) BY BRIAN LIBBY Seeing the History for the Trees Just as we celebrate and preserve historic buildings, Portlanders also celebrate and preserve the city's trees, although not always for the same reasons. From...

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Myrtle Drive residence by John Storrs (Drew Nasto) BY BRIAN LIBBY For the past few years, Restore Oregon's annual Mid-Century Modern Tour has been devoted to the work of one architect each year. In the past, major names of the...

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Flex (Jeremy Bittermann) BY BRIAN LIBBY In a recent Portland Tribune column, I wrote about the Flex building on 82nd Avenue by Lever Architecture. But what's really of interest to me these days is the movement that Flex is a...

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Baghdad Theater interior, 1927 (Oregon Encyclopedia) BY BRIAN LIBBY Living Future unConference The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Composed of leading...

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Risa Boyer (Risa Boyer Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY Our continuing series on local architects' influences and favorites continues with Risa Boyer Leritz, whose firm, Risa Boyer Architecture, celebrates a decade in Portland this year after being founded in Los Angeles...

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An event at Design Week Portland 2017 (Ian J. Whitmore) BY BRIAN LIBBY Note: With Design Week Portland in full swing, there are far more events happening than we can realistically offer in one post. For a full list of...

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Design Week Portland director Tsilli Pines (Richard Darbonne) BY BRIAN LIBBY For one week each April, most members of Portland's design community probably don't get much rest. Design Week Portland, taking place from April 14-21 this year, is a city-wide...

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Carrie Strickland (Works Progress Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY A couple weeks ago when I visited Works Progress Architecture founding principal Carrie Strickland at the firm's Southeast Portland offices, change seemed to be in the air. It happened to be the...

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US Custom House (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Beaux Arts Portland Walking Tour This downtown Architectural Heritage Center tour explores the influence of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris on Portland architecture of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Attendees will...

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Billie Faircloth lecturing in Portland (Timothy Niou) BY BRIAN LIBBY Although Billie Faircloth admitted she had not spent much time in the Pacific Northwest before last Thursday's lecture in Portland, the architect, who directs research at Philadelphia firm Kieran Timberlake,...

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Kyle Anderson and Phil Beyl (GBD Architects) BY BRIAN LIBBY In September of 2004, Portland's GBD Architects received word from the US Green Building Council that one of the firm's downtown projects, Museum Place, had received a LEED [Leadership in...

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Blagen Block, NW First Avenue (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Walking Tour: Cast Iron and Classics in Downtown Portland This walk along First, Second and Third Avenues from Salmon Street to Oak Street features some of the best surviving examples...

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A classroom at Walter Kraxberger Middle School (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY I arrived at Kraxberger Middle School in suburban Gladstone yesterday in a good mood despite the relatively early-morning hour and the pouring rain. This old brick mid-century school...

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Portland Scottish Rite Temple, 1903 (Portland Valley Scottish Rite) BY BRIAN LIBBY Docomomo Oregon Modern Mixer Rescheduled after last week's snow, this is a free social networking event for Docomomo (which stands for documentation and conservation of the modern movement)...

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A house on SE Elliott Avenue (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last year I wrote a series of posts about the 20th anniversary of my arrival in Portland from New York City in 1997 (after growing up in McMinnville, Oregon)....

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Rendering of Neuberger Hall renovation (Portland State University/Hacker) BY BRIAN LIBBY Hidden Alphabet District Walking Tour Most people experience this historic neighborhood, also know locally as Nob Hill, strolling down 23rd or 21st Avenue, enjoying the high-density chic that this...

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William Whidden, A.E. Doyle, Pietro Belluschi (Oregon Encyclopedia) BY BRIAN LIBBY A couple weeks ago I gave a talk at the Multnomah Athletic Club about the Northwest Regional style of modern architecture: the homes designed by local architects like John...

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"Lightfall" by Fieldwork Design & Architecture and Solus, Inc. (Brian Libby) BRIAN LIBBY I just love the Portland Winter Light Festival. Last weekend brought the third iteration of the event, and it was abundantly clear that I'm not alone in...

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"Helianthus Enorme" by Chad Gaetz (Portland Winter Light Festival) BY BRIAN LIBBY Portland Winter Light Festival 2018 The Portland Winter Light Festival is an outdoor event that celebrates winter and community through illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, stunning kinetic fire...

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Downtown Portland and Mt. Hood (Ron Cooper) BY BRIAN LIBBY In a pair of recent newspaper editorials, and in public testimony to City Council, a contingent of Portlanders is sounding an alarm. The phrase used in a Portland Tribune op-ed...

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A young Robert Frasca (ZGF Architects) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last week brought the news that one of the most significant Portland architects of our time had passed away: Robert Frasca, FAIA. Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Frasca came to...

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