Head down to the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel Exhibit Hall this weekend for the Friends of Multnomah County Library Fall Used Book Sale! You can find gently used books, audiovisual materials, sheet music, comics, maps, and more - this sale is not to be missed! It is also Oregon's largest book sale.
The Friends of the Multnomah County Library advocate for and support the Multnomah County Public Library. The organization is committed to providing supplemental funding for library programs and services, and sponsoring activities which engage people who value the library. Read More
The Design Commission approved plans for a new office space at SW 3rd and Taylor. The building will be ten stories, and was designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects. While the majority of the building will be designated for office space, there will also be 9,530 sq ft of retail space incorporated. The building will also have two levels of underground automobile parking, as well as 124 bike parking spaces. Read More
The historic Morris Marks home that currently sits on SW 12th street may soon move to a lot between SW 6th and SW Broadway. Preservationists are working to finalize plans to demolish the foundation and move the home and move it to its new location, which is currently owned by Portland Parks and Recreation. It is currently vacant, but is full of historical value and is in good condition. Read More
The new Multnomah County Courthouse, which is to sit at the Hawthorne Bridgehead (where Veritable Quandry now stands), received advice form the Design Commission. The building will be L-shaped, and will be split primarily into a wing of courtrooms and a wing of staff offices. The building will replace the existing courthouse on 4th Avenue, which is seismically unsound. Read More
The design commission has approved the plans for a new 93 unit afforable housing complex to be located on NW 14th and Raleigh. 40 units in the 12-story building will be reserved for previously homeless individuals and families, and the remaining 53 will serve individuals and families making between 30-60% of the median household income in Portland. There will be 155 short term bike spaces and 15 parking spaces for automobiles. Read More